If you can get past the narrator sounding like he's speaking from the bottom of a barrow, the story is thrilling and hard to press pause because you just wanted to hear more. As soon as I was done listening to this book, I downloaded The Messenger next in the series.
The author went to so much trouble to familiarize a new reader with the characters and themes that I thought I was 're-listening' to a story I had already heard.
After hearing 8 in the series, they're all old friends
NO. Not in this series. Mispronounced too many words and names. Why wasn't this edited??
He did the voices well so probably should not do accents.
More Gabriel Alon
Worst reading ever. Understanding of foreign words and accents non existent. Jarringly atrocious. Pronunciations so off as to be satirical if intended, but instead simply ruined a perfectly good story. If I hadn't paid for the privilege, I would have deleted and read it rather than listen to it on Audible. Execrable performance.
Better story line; different reader
Not at all - I love Daniel Silva's work!
I tried, I really did. I wanted to like this book as much as I've liked others in the series.
Another of Silva's wonderful story telling. His take is from the Israeli viewpoint but includes a good Palestinian counter. It frankly underscores the depressing political scene in portions of the Middle East. At the same time relates an exciting telling of Gabriel's mission as an intelligence operative for Israel.
I learned a great deal as well as finding exciting more adventures of one of the great characters of spy fiction.
not particularly, i felt like i was just sitting through it to get to the next in the series
I didn't actually really care what had happened, I was just glad it was over.
The performance was pretty melodramatic - to the extent that a lot of things were presented in ways that felt out of character based on the other books in this series I've read and listened to, and the way that the women's voices were performed was laughable, which is unfortunate in a thriller.
And Buffalo George
This thriller is told in several distinct parts. Book takes place mostly in Israel and deals with the time frame of Arab-Israeli conflict early in the 21st century. Actual players on the world stage play roles,thus a good political thriller. Lots of arabic characters who were hard to follow, until we zeroed in on the one bad guy. Gabriel Alon is a fascinating character--plot and story are so well developed. Next Gabriel Alon, please?
I listened to this audiobook and must say I wouldn't recommend any book narrated by Guerin Berry. He was awful and a total distraction. I'm not sure who to blame for the beginning (Silva the author or Berry) but it seems to drag on and on. Thanks to Silva, the second half was action packed and kept me listening but I will try to avoid Berry on future audio books.