read them in order because they are great that way, but they are great by themselves also, he is a great writer!
This was one of the best books I have downloaded to date. Good plot, great characterization, fantastic narration - well worth the time.
Unlike other Daniel Silva novels, "The Messenger" crawls. The protagonists are uninteresting and the action and dialog predictable and preposterous. When a reader can't identify with the characters or plot, the novel fails.
Christopher Lee reads well, but he doesn't develop the characters as well as John Lee. And, his accents are undeveloped, Italian, Israeli, Saudi all sounding nearly identical.
Is this end of the Gabriel Allon character?
I've listened to about 4 of the Silva books and this was one of the best productions. If you like him, listen to this one.
And Buffalo George
The book's theme is that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supports international terrorists and while the plot is fictional, the documented truth of the matter is there for the reader. This novel is a very well written and well plotted thriller. For me, the best one of the series. The plot is intricate and winds around unpredictably...oh, so fun. The characters run around on a yacht the size of a Navy destroyer, but with more perqs--makes you wonder if that lifestyle could be fun, except for the security concerns. You want to root for the newly minted secret agent, an American art lover. What do do about those Saudi financiers?
I read this a long time ago and loved it. I'm now going back through the series.
The story is fantastic. The characters are wonderful. The suspense is palpable. The narrator is less than stellar. I didn't care for his accents at all. But, in spite of that, it's a can't-put-down book.
This is a great book and continues where the last book left off. The only issue is with the audio quality. The recording sounds horrible, the last
2 books have sounded this way. I hope the rest are better quality.
I really like the author and the performances of the series. I am learning a great deal and get entertained on my long commute as well. I never get bored or sleepy, but I do have to say that this one did not rivet me quite like the others. However, I am hooked and will continue with this very enlightening and very well written series.