The action part of this spy thriller is fast-paced while relying on unbelievable feats of physical prowess. The protagonists are cold-hearted egoists who cavalierly break all laws of humanity and decency while justifying their actions on the basis of expediency and threats not understood by the simple-minded rest of us. The book is weighed down by pompous pronouncements illustrating these beliefs. This was my first and will be my last book by this author.
Another exciting adventure for Mr. Allon and his team. I didn't mind the narrator this time because the story was so engaging. It's a little violent but so are most espionage's. I am such a fan and I hope Silva writes several more thrilling adventures involving these characters. Enjoy!
Much better story and ending than The Messenger. It was nice to have things wrapped up properly. There were a lot of clichés in this though. It makes the dialogue hard to listen to sometimes. Decent narrator, but not the best at accents.
Did he listen to any of his predecessors in this series? Name pronunciation was laughable, and didn't seem to have a sense of how to pronounce some pretty basic English words. That said, the book is terrific -- one of the best in the series.
Terrible narration. He did okay on the exposition, but the dialogue was ridiculous and painful. I don't know why they keep switching actors for this series, but i hope this was his only appearance.
And Buffalo George
Well crafted thriller. Israeli James Bond works on recovery of UK AMEMB's daughter. The book has an undertone of Muslim encroachment into Europe...seems like there's a Muslim behind every corner. Exciting read with some amount of literary formula.
I've listened to 4-5 of these books but not always in order. While this book has all of the hallmarks of the Allon series, it does not pull you in as much as some of his other books.
The previous book in this series has a stronger story and narrative team.