I first discovered Daniel Silva through his Gabriel Allon novels when a close friend told me that his initial book was outstanding. While I have not yet read all sixteen Allon books or either of the Michael Osbourne volumes, I can say that this World War II novel is superb.
The characters are vividly drawn and the narrator does an excellent job creating their voices. The characters themselves were quite real and very sympathetic.
What appealed to me the most though was that this was a novel of mind games more than rock-em sock-em action, although the ending did rely on some deus ex machina devices. Nevertheless, I had to listen to this book over a three day period because I was so taken by the suspense and simply had to know how it all ended.
Now I suppose I'm going to have to read the rest of Daniel Silva's books to see if one tops this one.
I've listened to all of the Allon books and finally had the pleasure of listening to this one. I find it to be the best of all Silva's books, a real "spy thriller" and more sophisticated, more complicated and less preachy. I'll add more thoughts later after thinking it over a bit.
This was my first read of a Daniel Silva novel. The story was riveting and the book flowed from chapter to chapter. Of course, Michael Page makes all the difference as a narrator. His performance was spot on. A great spy novel which will lead me to read more of Mr. Silva's books.
I almost stopped listening! I had to constantly fast forward through the explicit sexual portions which were not relevant to the story at all.
Daniel Silva is a gifted writer and the actual story and plot were well written. Just wish I hadn't had to be on guard the whole book long!
Really enjoyed this book. I have listened to many of the Adrian ? Spy series and was finding them a bit same same but this is great. So many sub plots, twists & turns. You think you have it all sorted then there's another twist
I really enjoyed this book. Narration was great! It was exciting and thoroughly engrossing. Mostly about the DDay planning and the difficulty of keeping the plans secret. My only complaint is that it was a bit hard to follow-there were so many characters and so much intrigue. German spies, American spies, British spies, and some turned German spies who were captured and now working for the British. Lots of names! The main characters, however, were very interesting and I got a sense of what war does to people who otherwise would not be in these positions. I really liked this book and could follow enough to understand the complicated plot- for the most part. I definitely recommend this book if you like intrigue and stories about WW11.
This story has intrigue, drama set against the backdrop of the impending D-Day invasion. The inclusion of real people & some of their actual actions added notes of realism to the story. I enjoyed Michael Page's narration. He gave each character a different voice. Some of the plot was a bit slow, but it was an excellent first book.
Narrator was great, I hated for the story to end. Very intricate plot. Captivating view of WW2 history.