I tired of waiting for the next Allon installment, so decided to go with this, Silva's first. I was extremely pleased. I don't know if he's done anything this good since. Oh, yes I do; he has, again and again!
If you like WWII spy stories then look no further. The good and bad guys are both interesting.
I've read a lot of Daniel Silva and this book is by far his best. Riveting to the end, the WW2 plot is a nice change-up from Alon.
I love Daniel Silva, but I really didn't enjoy this. I just couldn't get into it and had a hard time keeping all the characters straight. Maybe it was where my head was while I was listening, but I was glad when the book was over. I'll give it another try at a later date and maybe change my mind but for now, I don't put it in the same class as Silva's other books.
This is my second Daniel Silva novel and it's good to read a spy novel written in an adult style by someone who clearly could make a mark as a "serious" novelist should he ever wish to tackle different themes. Clearly, I loved the book but I must call attention to the extraordinary narration by Michael Page whose voice changes for each and every character.
Character development was fantastic. The storyline was realistic and had various levels of depth adding a richness to the book. I'm not usually into wartime books but this was great.
Slow to start and very dull. Gets better in the later part of the book. At times it is very hard to understand the involvement of each person and to keep them seperated.. Good information on WWII and alll that went into the invasion..
I have read/listened to many of Daniel Silvas books, and they are all very well written. The narrator on this one however leaves much to be desired. I think with a different reader, say a Scot Brick for example, I would probably rate this 4 or maybe even 5 stars. So if you don't mind much about the narration, then this is an excellent story with a good plot, however if the reader makes a difference, I would suggest another of Mr. Silvas works.
Quite a plot centered around the secret deception of D-day, 1944, the invasion of France. It was a plot that was believable and used actual characters and places so that the truth could hide in a novel. I found myself referring to internet sources to determine if the people in it were real or imaginary, so the book was well researched. By the end, the plot is so twisted that one wonders who, really, is the titled "unlikely spy."