Review: Gideon’s Sword, Preston and Child

I know I missed Weekend Writing Warriors this weekend. Sorry about that! Here’s a review of one of my latest reads. I hope to be back on schedule next Sunday.


Gideon's Sword
Gideon’s Sword by Douglas Preston

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I listened to this audiobook because I’m a huge fan of the Pendergast series. But this was not at the level of that series. The main character was likable enough, and I felt like there was potential for him to grow. But the story lacked the level of suspense and plot twists I’m used to getting from Preston and Child.

One thing that bothered me is how the story started with one incident then went on to another like it was a separate story. The scenario of Gideon selected because of his talents by a top secretive group that’s been keeping tabs on him tested my ability to suspend my disbelief.

The story kept my attention enough to listen to on my commute, but only just so. I’ll read the next in this series, to see how it goes, but my expectations aren’t high.

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