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Gideon's Sword Audiobook

Gideon's Sword

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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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    Gecko129 26/07/2016
    Gecko129 26/07/2016 Member Since 2009
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    "Awesome as always!"

    I've read or listened to just about all of the Preston & Child books and I love them, this one does not disappoint. A great adventure and awesome twists. Well narrated, get it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ahb 03/05/2016
    ahb 03/05/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable but not Pendergast"

    I'm a big fan of the other Preston/Child hero - and so was excited to give this series a go. While the writing style and sense of adventure (and even some characters) are familiar - the hero didn't quite inspire me as much as I would have hoped. Having said that - there is good potential so I'll definitely be giving other Gideon titles a go. The audiobook edition was excellent so all in all good value.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    rovert 21/05/2013
    rovert 21/05/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "The start of a series?"

    Another good story by these two collaborators. An unusual start that took a few pages to understand what was happening. Started on the flight to Greece and finished on the beach.
    It took me two days to hear it all and it was a really good listen. Well orated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • TQ White II
    Minnesota
    12/04/14
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    "A Travesty"

    I cannot say whether I detest the story or the narrator more. They are both so awful that I quit the book. (Lest you think I'm superficial, I listened for three hours hoping it would get better. It didn't.)

    Some other reviewer complained that you are asked to believe the unbelievable in every chapter. I say it's worse. You are asked to listen to really stupid stuff. In one scene a prostitute who meets him for an afternoon cries when he won't continue the relationship. They didn't even have a conversation! It's just deus ex machina for the heck of it. It would never happen and makes no sense even in the context of the book.

    And every chapter, every episode has stuff like that. It is AWFUL.

    That these two hacks are rich, successful authors makes me despair for the mind and imagination of America.

    But, IT GETS WORSE!!

    The narrator 'acts', a crime in my opinion, but he 'acts' as if he's Saturday Night Live's 'Master Thespian'. Every voice is a child's impression, silly, trite, distracting. Lots of dopey accents and fake emotion. Worst of all, his idea of the protagonist (lame and poorly drawn as he is) is AWFUL. He sounds like the fifties actor who played Jimmy Olsen in the Superman show. The voice would only start to make sense if Gideon's favorite expletive was "Gosh, Miss Lane!"

    Please, do not contribute your money to this contemptible mess. It is an insult to your intelligence and degrades literature. It is a lazy, cynical, money-grubbing bit of exploitation. Don't be taken in.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kim the Music Lover
    USA
    08/11/15
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    "Good New Series by Preston and Child"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The story line is good, the characters interesting. The only problem was the narrator. He had a slow, staccato, way of reading that made me take notice that it was being read instead of performed. Also, they didn't need to have the sounds like music in the midst of the story.


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

    Yes. Preston and Child write good books with good plot-lines.that keep you wanting more.


    What three words best describe John Glover’s voice?

    staccato, lose attention, sounded like he was reading every word - flat


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but not like Preston and Childs other books.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a good book with poor narration. I will read the next one in the series because I love Preston and Child books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jayne McLaughlin
    Silver City, NM
    06/10/14
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    "Go ahead and try this one!"

    I don't know what some reviewers are upset about. This is an interesting new character that has adventures of his own, responding in his own way. I really enjoyed this book. Set Pendergast aside and give this a read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gibby
    21/06/17
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    "I liked it starting the next book now"

    Thought it was a pretty good story. I liked the narrator. going to start the 2nd book now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jac
    22/01/17
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    "Gideon is a whole new thought process"

    Gideon is tricky, aggravating, smart and really good. I love the Pendergast series, so I was hesitant to start the Gideon series. The main reason... I didn't want a copycat of Pendergast. Believe me, Gideon is in no way a copycat of Pendergast. Gideon is a completely different thought process, a great new idea. I found myself agreeing to and arguing with Gideon's ideas and plans. I usually don't argue out loud with a book or character in a book but Gideon is so male, that you can't help but argue with him. And by male, I don't mean anything bad but dang it, he can be downright aggravating. I couldn't decide if he was just really lucky or really smart. Since he aggravated me, I'm sticking with lucky... But it's not luck, it's just an out of the box thinking that will test your nerves at times. If a book can get that much aggravation out of me, it's a dang good book, because a lot of books are entertaining and interesting, but few are that exciting and aggravating that you get drawn in so well that you actually argue with the characters. Gideon is that good. If you like Pendergast and are looking for something along the same lines, do not look here. I can see now, why a lot of Pendergast fans would not find Gideon as good, because Gideon may be written by the same guys, but the authors went into a completely different thought process for Gideon, which is fantastic!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pamela
    03/09/16
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    "Pam Zimmerman Review"

    I was very disappointed with the narrator's voice and cadence. The story line was ok, but the voice was distracting and annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David H.
    19/08/16
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    "Excellent"

    I'm a fan of the Pendergast series. I tried this book based on that. I was very pleasantly surprised to find an even better level of writing. I think the new characters reinvigorated the writing team. This is the most enjoyable book I have read in a while. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J.C.D.
    03/07/16
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    "THE JOB OF REVENGE"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not really. It had all the action of a made for TV movie, but something was missing - probably a purpose.


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

    No. It was actually predictable.


    Which character – as performed by John Glover – was your favorite?

    Gideon. He was certainly confused for a man who was supposed to be so intelligent.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    THE LEGS - WHO HAS THE LEGS?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    29/05/16
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    "Really??? I like a little sci-fi, but come on!"

    Really??? I like a little sci-fi, but come on! It was so predictable & down-right lame!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CKDexter
    20/05/16
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    "Hokey and over the top but well written"

    This is a big old-fashioned Ian Fleming-ish adventure thriller with all the usual trappings idiosyncratic characters, over-the-top villains, rousing finale. But the writers know what they're doing. The prose is tight and clear. Plotting mostly good. Some convenient coincidences but all in all a good read. Some minor sticking points, Preston and Child habitually overuse the phrase "as if on cue" and the word "proffered." But that's just a minor quibble. I have to admit they really know how to write well. I'll be reading the next installments in the Gideon Crew series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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