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.
This is a good story. The characters are very well-developed. There are quite a few twists and surprises along the way. The action is nonstop. Thevonly reason for four stars is that The ending is a bit too quickly resolved and anti-climatic. Still a great story worth listening to.
The ins and outs are not clearly resolved the story was compelling but overly contrived. It left me disappointed
Silva' s later books resolve much more satisfactory
I really wanted to like this book but I just kept hoping I would get to the end. The story was good but from knowing history, I knew what the end result was going to be. I wanted to get more wrapped up in the characters and the story. It had so much potential but just didn't come through. I wanted more and couldn't figure out what was missing until I next read a Margaret Atwood book. Her characters and the story was like pealing an onion. You kept getting more and more the more you pealed it back. The characters in this book were not filled out, they were too impersonal. I didn't care. I would have like the book to be shorter but deeper.
The ending undercuts a whole book of plotting. His writing needed to grow. The good news is that it did. This early effort was not up to the standard we've grown used to.
Stuck to the story without feeling the need to fill any and all or sometimes even creating an empty space to fill with an F-Bomb. I understand that some authors feel gratituous expletives make up for a less than stellar story line. I guess I'll never know about this one because the explicit detail with the father, daughter, lover triangle was too much for me to continue.
I would have brought the rating of the book to one I would not be embarresssed to be listening if one of my children walked up and heard.
The spy might have been unlikely, but this being my last Silva book is very likely!
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."
I love WWII stories and this is a good one. it reminds me a lot of Ken Follett's Eye of the Needle but with many twists and turns. The characters are well-developed and the action plenty fast enough to keep you listening. If you are a fan of this genre, I don't think you can go wrong with this one.