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Gideon the Cutpurse1763Gideon Seymour thief and gentleman hides 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 falle. This was a fine read I made the mistake of reading one of the reviews on GoodReads before I started the book and that reader really blasted it I noticed that a lot of the reviews were either 5 stars or 1 It's hard for me to keep an open mind with that junk floating around ANYWay this IS a young adult historical science fiction story with some time travel The author handled it just fine except for a short paragraph far into the story where the characters start to discuss how things could get messed up and parallel universes and stuff just let it go The story is about Kate and Peter Peter's 12 Kate's 12 or older who have just met and before long are transported to 1736 or there abouts They are in the same area of England but a different century I thought there were plenty of 'era' comparisons a big complaint of the unhappy reviewer especially considering it wasn't written for adults There are good guys bad guys not so sure about guys family drama and even a dog The characters aren't particularly fleshed out but enough that you can get a feel for people and their circumstances One of the things I found funny on the cover it says 'For kids who love Harry Potter' Wow people are always trying to ride those coat tails This book doesn't come near the level of the HP series I think I will read the other 2 books in this Gideon series though so that's something I'd recommend it to anyone with 10 year olds or around that age for sure

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Free read ✓ Gideon the Cutpurse ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ä 1763Gideon Seymour thief and gentleman hides 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 twenty first cNd Kate's only chance of getting home Soon Gideon Peter and Kate are swept into a journey through eighteenth century London and form a bond that they hope will stand strong in the face of unfathomable treacher. Wow I just I was so not anticipating that this would be so bad I knew it wouldn't be my favorite book ever but I thought it would be a casual and entertaining read It was not First off it was really boring The author left NOTHING out even the most boring and mundane details that we really didn't need to know I found this book to be overly long I really disliked Kate All she did was cry over the silliest things and that really bugged me I just felt that it was a really weak woman character I also felt this way with Kate's Mother She wanted to help her kid but didn't do anything and never once did she try to console Sam who was supposedly heart broken All she did was sit around and be depressed What was that going to do I hated that the main characters Peter and Kate just went around freely telling AAAANNNNYYYOOONNNNEEE about what the future was like with the additude of tra la la We're idiots throughout the entire story but that never has an effect on anything Seriously when it came to talking about the future they didn't have a care in the world That was shocking to me These might be kids but they still should have had a little concern about how telling people from the past about the future may have effected things I really didn't like Dr Dryer not telling the inspector about his latest developments If he couldn't tell the inspector couldn't he at least have told Peter's parents so that they knew that they're son wasn't dead I felt like the Dryer's should have opened up to the Shock's a little in understanding The characters might have been kids but are you telling me that they knew nothing of 1700's living conditions I mean in school they spend ages in the 1700's and they teach you LOADS about that time period So if Kate knew who created the first dictionary wouldn't she know about the conditions of old prisons She's supposed to be really smart and really decisive but I saw neither of those traits Really I didn't like this book at all I didn't like the plot characters and cliches that were definitely packed in there I am not reading the seuel I am very disappointed with this book ONE STAR ONLY

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N straight from the twenty first century thanks to an experiment with an antigravity machine Before Gideon and the children have a chance to gather their wits the Tar Man takes off with the machine and Peter a. First off this was a good narration I started to write great but then remembered three moments where if I had been God forbid listening through earbuds I would have had to claw them off my head and rock back and forth for a minute in pain At the beginning and end of the book comes a sound effect which may or may not be some kind of audio logo for Simon Schuster Audio which sounded like a jet taking off An intense blast of white noise And the chapter in which the children come 'round in 1763 opens with screaming Not even the muted yelling tone Gerard Doyle used in other places to indicate louder speech without actually hollering in my ear – this was a jump out of your socks full bore very much unmuted scream RIGHT at the beginning of the chapter No warning YAAARRGGH Really SS Audio You're going to perpetrate that on your customers I enjoyed the book while I was listening and it held my interest enough that I think I got through it in one day while doing random things that needed to be done It felt legitimate well researched; the characters weren't perfect and I can't say I liked them hugely but they had engaging moments and pretty well rounded The only child Pete getting fed up with Kate's embarrassing tendency to burst into tears; Kate's reserve toward Peter who after all is someone she has only known for a few hours and who started off grumpy and sullen I liked some of the interaction between the time periods and the scientific attitude toward time travel I liked that the children didn't fit right into the period with barely a raised eyebrow on others' parts or a complaint on theirs I liked some of the secondary cast of characters and especially I liked Gideon I liked the celebrity cameos mostly; they were a bit numerous but fitted in pretty well And I kind of enjoyed hating the genuinely kind of scary Tar Man I even loved a few moments like We might not have discovered anything yet but we have fabulous doors But that's not to say I approved entirely The device by which the children travel through time was vague and unconvincing but it was just the techno babble embroidered mechanism to get the story rolling and became the MacGuffin And it never entirely made sense that it was entirely necessary for the children to have the device to get back to the future nor how it appeared and disappeared Did Kate's father mess something up Did the dog or one of the kids careen into the thing and hit a button or something Ridiculous as I know it sounds it almost sounded like the dog was integral to its functioning as a time machine No seriously She seemed to have to be there What I did not like about the secondary characters was a consistent inconsistency their behavior There were several of the 18th century folks Byngs and their attachments who were I thought built up to be villains – and then suddenly everyone and their in laws were on Peter and Kate's side and everyone was utterly trustworthy and supportive And of the Bad Guys I was completely unconvinced regarding Lord Luxon's villainy There was a lot of talk about how awful he was – but almost all his behavior seemed perfectly honorable If Gideon was a liar there would be no real evidence against his ex boss And as for the footpads and highwaymen a silly and unrealistic group of miscreants I have not seen since that live Peter Pan they put on around Christmas 2014 – the villainy was almost as unconvincing as the lip synching There was genuine menace and then for a while all was foolish and children's bookish – and then suddenly a shot rang out I don't know Odd The head hopping in the book was a bit excessive Point of view bounced dizzyingly from character to character everyone from Peter and Kate all the way down to the I believe unnamed coachman – sometimes than one in what felt in the audiobook the same paragraph And what happened to Peter's governess Margrit About halfway through the book shortly after the children vanish into the past she makes an appearance keeping the other Dyer children occupied and then apart from a handful of brief mentions vanishes herself I would have thought as Peter's in loco parentis she would have been a little prominent in police inuiries if nothing else Speaking of the police I don't know what to say about the investigation as described here It felt perfunctory off kilter – like the time machine an object that had to be there and so was tossed in than anything meant to be believable The detective was a collection of descriptors than any kind of believable character though I did like the line about his stocking up on single serving frozen dinners at the start of the investigation – it was moments like that and the fabulous doors that keep this from a lower rating And the interaction between the two sets of parents I don't know For Dr Dyer to withhold information not only from the police – which was understandable considering – but from Peter's parents that was not right Along with the Inspector I was a bit glad when Peter's father forcibly expressed his displeasure with Kate's father It felt like a chunk of text went missing toward the end; one moment Peter's father is getting up in the middle of the night and the next out of the blue Kate's father is making a surprise appearance Oh and then there's the other disappearance related to the machine Apparently experimentation was moving along similar lines in the US and a couple of months ago that machine vanished as well along with a cleaner So now that they have an idea what's going on can I assume someone is going to try and find that cleaner Or was he less important because he wasn't an influential person's child And how could two as I understand it independently conceived built and operated machines develop the same unintended ability You see Tim Williamson has been working on an antigravity project very similar to one in the States – which is why we were particularly happy to fund his research here Really We hoped that one project would complement the other Anyway Russ Merrick at MIT built a device that was different in design from Tim's but that had pretty similar aims How does that happen They couldn't get the machines to do what they wanted them to but Even if I didn't have any other evidence I would be pretty sure this book was originally published in England If for no other reason like head hopping which is common slash accepted in English fiction than American I believe the two Americans were singularly unconvincing; things came out of their mouths that sounded nothing like what ought to be said by American scientists And I have a very hard time believing that cash strapped NASA is going to fund duplicate research in both MIT and London They have had to fight tooth and nail for funding for everything they've done for the past uarter century Finally what I disliked the most about the book was its ending What a moronic way for a main character to behave I didn't buy it; I didn't like it; in fact it irritated me enough that there's no earthly way I'd pay the checks 854 for the second book on the Kindle Up till that point I had vague plans to follow the story through After that I can live without knowing what happens next