Gideon's Sword : Gideon Crew

  • by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by John Glover
  • Series: Gideon Crew
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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....


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Pendergast fans beware

i bought extra credits in order to be able to buy this the minute it came out, which i did with enormous excitement. it bears absolutely no resemblance to the quirky, arcane books i've come to love from the authors, being a perfectly fine but rather formulaic --- to be honest, extremely formulaic --- ex thief goes on a spy job kind of thing. i understand that authors want to blaze new territory but i feel as if not only my favorite characters, pendergast et al, but my favorite authors, are gone...if you are looking for anything resembling the pendergast books or even the earlier preston/child books, this isn't it. john glover is a wonderful narrator, by the way. try THE SHERLOCKIAN, which is just grand
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- k. "karen"

How much disbelief are we expected to suspend?

Though not my usual favored genre of books, I have, nevertheless, read everything Preston and Child have written collectively and separately. I have liked some better than others, but I will not be reading any more from this series. At least twice per chapter the reader is asked to accept ridiculously clich├ęd and/or unlikely scenarios necessary to advance the storyline. I don't think I have ever rolled my eyes as much as I did while listening to this this clunker. Sadly, there is little sense of suspense simply because, after only a few chapters, the reader can already guess well in advance which hokey trick is about to be employed.

Perhaps the only thing worse than the writing in this story is the narration. For a brief moment, I honestly thought it was an electronically-generated narration. (Slightly smoother than Kindle's "text to speech" - but not by much.) Add to this the inclusion of annoying - and equally banal - musical "interludes" between key chapters, and the whole thing makes for a hot mess. The entire presentation plays to the lowest common denominator. (Thank goodness for the "Oriental Music" after a key chapter with an elderly Chinese woman and how would we *ever* have known how scary a neighborhood was without stereotypical hip-hop music?)

Count me out for future installments in this series and the same for anything narrated by John Glover.
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-22-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio