Gideon (Buckley-Archer)

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 859 ratings

Gideon the Cutpurse Publisher's Summary

The year is 1763. Gideon Seymour, cutpurse and gentleman, hides in dense underbrush from the villainous Tar Man. Suddenly the sky peels away like fabric and from the gaping hole fall two curious-looking children. Peter Schock and Kate Dyer have fallen straight from the 21st century, thanks to an experiment Kate's father was running with an antigravity machine. Before Gideon and the children have a chance to gather their wits, the Tar Man has taken off with the machine and Kate and Peter's only chance of getting home. Soon Gideon, Kate, and Peter are swept into a journey through 18th century London, over the routes of notorious highwaymen, and even into King George's palace and form a bond that, they hope, will stand strong in the face of unfathomable treachery.

Historical detail comes alive as debut author Linda Buckley-Archer weaves the 18th century trials of Gideon, Kate, and Peter with the modern-day worries of their parents and the wily investigator trying to piece together the children's disappearance. A time-travel tale in the tradition of Mark Twain with a touch of Back to the Future, the first audiobook of the Gideon trilogy introduces listeners to a modern genre all its own.

©2006 Linda Buckley-Archer. All rights reserved (P)2006 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Gideon the Cutpurse

    • By: Linda Buckley-Archer
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 508
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 357

    The year is 1763. Gideon Seymour, cutpurse and gentleman, hides in dense underbrush from the villainous Tar Man. Suddenly the sky peels away like fabric and from the gaping hole fall two curious-looking children. Peter Schock and Kate Dyer have fallen straight from the 21st century, thanks to an experiment Kate's father was running with an antigravity machine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Like Harry Potter, it's great lit for any age!

    • By Anne on 06-08-13

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 2

    • The Time Thief

    • Book Two in the Gideon Trilogy
    • By: Linda Buckley-Archer
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    An accident with an antigravity machine catapulted Peter Schock and Kate Dyer back to 1763. A bungled rescue attempt leaves Peter stranded in the 18th century while a terrifying villain, the Tar Man, takes his place and explodes onto 21st-century London.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Where is Gideon?

    • By Marie on 06-06-13

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 3

    • The Time Quake

    • Book Three in the Gideon Trilogy
    • By: Linda Buckley-Archer
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Abducted to 1763, Peter Schock and Kate Dyer begin to understand that history has reached a tipping point. The antigravity machine is in the hands of the cruel and ambitious Lord Luxon -- who has set his sights on the most valuable prize of all: America. He is determined to manipulate time to his advantage, no matter what the cost.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The whole series is an amazing listen.

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $31.93