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Gideon's Corpse Audiobook

Gideon's Corpse

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Publisher's Summary

A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff.

A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before.

Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack.

Ten days. And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse--far worse--than mere

©2012 Douglas Preston (P)2011 Hachette

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    Wallace 04-20-17
    Wallace 04-20-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Juvenile"

    The authors need to get a more credible voice of Gideon. His quaint dialogue with others is just not believable. Story lines is what keeps me listening. Otherwise, I wait to a time when I will no longer miss Pendergast.

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    MAG 01-19-17
    MAG 01-19-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Interesting twists and turns!"

    Gideon accomplishes the impossible through recklessness, luck, disguise and skill. Interesting twists. Fast paced. Lots of action. Some foul language. Similar to the authors' Pendergast Series, which I highly recommend, though Gideon is a more middle class character with some of Pendergast's flair for fine wine and cuisine. And the same haunted past. Well worth the read.

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    kellye 12-06-16
    kellye 12-06-16 Member Since 2015

    I adore stories and love to live in the tales I read!

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    "Pretty good action"

    I like the main character and supporting characters .I am a bit sorry it will not be a nice long series of books filled with the adventure I come to expect with these authors.

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    Amazon Customer 10-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Gideon comes alive"

    This is the second Gideon book that I have listened to. I really enjoy these authors especially the Prendergast series so I tried Gideon. Truthfully I was undecided about Gideon in the first book I was not sure if I really liked him. But in this book Gideon comes alive for me. I felt all his emotions and understood his logic. This is a great story. Enjoy

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    Christine M. Lumber 06-30-16
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    "Horrible narrator"

    This narrator was so horrible, I could only listen to an hour of the book. He made Gideon Crew sound like a whiny teenager.

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    CKDexter 05-25-16
    CKDexter 05-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Decent well written potboiler"

    With twinges of Ian Fleming, Sherlock Holmes, and a whiff of Odd Thomas, this series continues to hold my interest. Some of the plotting felt forced, as seems to be typical of these authors. But the prose is tight, and there's plenty of action.

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    Aimee 05-24-16
    Aimee 05-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "NEVER music!!!"

    Loved the voice reading, loved the story... only thing SERIOUSLY wrong with this reading is the music planted in randomly at chapter ends. HATE THAT!! ✌🏼️

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    Janice W. 05-20-16
    Janice W. 05-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting"

    Never dull. Story kept moving. No slow times. Enjoyed it veey much. Preparing to read the next in the series.

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    Curt Vancouver, WA 04-22-16
    Curt Vancouver, WA 04-22-16 Member Since 2005

    I love to be scared, does anyone write anything scary anymore? Maybe I have just become numb.

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    "The ride goes on"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Only if they had read the first book (or listened to in this case).


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, unlike a lot of authors out there, the plots and twists that Preston & Child put in were a surprise, and pleasant ones at that


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chainsaw fight


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, I was just entertained all the way through


    Any additional comments?

    I just finished this and am downloading the next book while writing this review. Can't wait.

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    Rebecca 04-18-16
    Rebecca 04-18-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Still not on par with Pendergast"

    Good, but slid backwards into blood and lust which usually covers a lack of sharp writing. Still interesting story though.

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