Gideon Crew

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 8,177 ratings

Gideon's Sword Publisher's Summary

Introducing Gideon Crew: trickster, prodigy, master thief....

At 12, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.

At 24, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him.

Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.

But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills. Someone who has need of just such a renegade.

For Gideon, this operation may be only the beginning....

©2011 Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child (P)2011 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Gideon's Sword

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: John Glover
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,273
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,755
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,752

    At 12, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down. At 24, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him. Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • You've got to be kidding me. (Spoiler Alert)

    • By Larry on 02-21-12

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 2

    • Gideon's Corpse

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: David W. Collins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,386
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,232

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Yawn! Preston & Child can do MUCH BETTER!

    • By G.Monie on 07-24-13

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 3

    • The Lost Island

    • Gideon Crew, Book 3
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: David W. Collins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,389
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,256

    Gideon Crew, brilliant scientist, master thief, is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment - only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Superficial

    • By Eva Gannon on 09-26-14

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 4

    • Beyond the Ice Limit

    • A Gideon Crew Novel
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: David W. Collins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,754
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609

    Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite - the largest ever discovered - from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking - along with its unique cargo - to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite what I expected...

    • By Riconquer on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 5

    • The Pharaoh Key

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: David W. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,256
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,252

    Gideon Crew - brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer - is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I wanted to love it...

    • By Steve Manke on 06-15-18

    Regular price: $30.79