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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,581 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Narrator: David W. Collins Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gideon Crew Series Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781611139891
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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 far worse than mere Armageddon.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It’s the thrill of the ride that counts, and Gideon’s Corpse gives the reader a front seat.”

    Albuquerque Journal

  • “Narrator David Collins imbues Gideon with a quiet air of conviction that there must be a way to stop the impending disaster. Musical effects, used sparingly, help increase the suspense. Collins builds on the intensity, particularly in the moments that lead to the final showdown.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Once Crews is accused, the action zigzags like an out-of-control rocket toward a double-deceptive conclusion.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Gideon, an engaging fellow from the get-go, lives up to his initial promise, demonstrating an intelligence and resourcefulness that should endear him to adventure fans…The first novel Gideon’s Sword was a sort of shakedown cruise as the authors tried out a new character. If this follow-up is any indication, it should be smooth sailing from here on.”

    Booklist

  • “Like Michael Crichton, Preston and Child weave their stories at a thrilling pace…Preston and Child never fail to entertain. And Gideon’s Corpse is a thriller that ranks high among their many co-authored offerings to date.”

    BookReporter.com

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh Reinhard | 2/16/2014

    " It was ok. Nothing spectacular, but not horrible either. I definitely like the Pendergast series better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick | 2/15/2014

    " Meh...I was just really disappointed in this book. I found myself not believing in, or even caring about, any of the characters in the story. Also, the plot was stale, and way too convenient at times for my liking. Oh well, at least I know I still have Agent Pendergast to rely on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 2/14/2014

    " I don't know if I can commit to reading more by this duo. It's not quite cheesy enough to be entertaining like Clive Cussler, and it's certainly not good enough like Anne Perry to make me seek it out. MEH. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 2/9/2014

    " good book enjoyed it. not my favorite tho of these 2 authors. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sally | 2/4/2014

    " Since Preston and Child are among my favorite authors, I have read everything these guys have written, so I am not sure what is going on with these Gideon books. It is almost like someone else is writing under their name, ala Patterson. What makes all the Preston/Child books so enjoyable is the depth of research and development of the story line, yet the Gideon books were both very shallow and superficial, and just plain dumb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mel | 1/31/2014

    " As implausible as the Quran but much more entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 1/31/2014

    " Fast pace, but almost unrealistic amount of action. Fun summer read though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monique | 1/18/2014

    " Popcorn thriller! Good fun, quick read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley Dance | 1/6/2014

    " I really like the character of Gideon Crews and look forward to more adventures with him. I think the authors need to stop bringing up again and again how his father died. We get it. Besides that I enjoyed the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janette | 12/22/2013

    " Second book with this character...it got better as it went and is set up for the next one. I still like Pendergast better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 12/12/2013

    " Very good sophomore entry in this series. I am looking forward to the next installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 11/15/2013

    " I totally enjoyed the characters in this as well as the story. I look forward to the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Guebert | 10/18/2013

    " This book really moves. Great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 10/14/2013

    " Leave out some of the adjectives next time. I don't need to read about a "concave hole." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shantel U | 7/8/2013

    " Better than Gideon's Sword but still not sure why they are writing this series. Seems like such a boring character. Much prefer Agent Pendergast! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/14/2013

    " It's always fun to take romp with Preston and Childs. A quick fast paced read that will keep you turning the page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Threasa Jenkins | 11/6/2012

    " I loved this book, and the action is non-stop. It goes from a horseback escape to military missiles. You definitely won't be bored with Gideon. He's a great character, and I can't wait until book 3. Hurry up, Mr. Preston and Mr. Child. I love all your books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica Therivel | 9/23/2012

    " Life's too short to finish really bad books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 9/18/2012

    " Not their best work...predictable, not memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 7/7/2012

    " a page turner..not the best these two authors have written, but very entertaining!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 5/5/2012

    " A thriller/suspense novel about a possible nuclear terrorist act and the (mostly) lone man who tries to solve everything. Highly unbelievable, but quick and entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 3/31/2012

    " I am still not as big of a fan of Gideon as I am of Pendergast. But nevertheless, this was a good read. This second novel in the series was a bit faster-paced and kept me up late. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 3/5/2012

    " Gideon, our reluctant thief/hero ala Tommy Carmellini, confronts a supposed nuclear threat...in turn, is framed to be a fall guy...interesting twists throughout...decent summer read!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Stearman | 1/20/2012

    " Ya gotta love Preston and Child--another rollicking contemporary adventure, this time with a fresh new protagonist. I just can't seem to get enough of 'em! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/13/2012

    " Fast paced and action packed - read it in one day. Definitely enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 1/5/2012

    " Perfectly adequate for a fun read, but they're really phoning it in nowadays. Lots of things make no sense, but I sortof admire that they just don't care anymore, at least not enough to add a paragraph to fix it. "

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About the Author
Author Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. He and author Lincoln Child have cowritten numerous bestselling thrillers.

About the Narrator

David W. Collins began building his acting and voice-over career in San Francisco, performing in numerous radio spots, video games, national television commercials, and phone systems. Besides being an actor, Collins is also an award-winning sound designer, voice director, and composer in the video game industry, having received accolades for his work with the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Thrillville, and Monkey Island franchises.