It was an okay book. Not great but not bad. Slow as hell in the beginning but overall pretty good. I'm going to try another one of his titles and see if it's any better. One thing is for sure, Michael's wife Elizabeth... biggest pain in the ass I've ever heard. Someone should have shot her in the book.
I liked Moscow Rules and the Defector better by Dan Silva. This is very similar. In Moscow Rules and Defector the main character is a painter and carrys a 9mm Berreta. In Mark of the Assassin the Bad guy is the painter who carrys the Berreta.
Come on, mix it up a little. Its not bad though
Musician, composer, entertainer. I travel around Australia presenting clinics on drums and percussion. I write music from my home studio. I love film music and salsa music. Love being with Audible and listen constantly to comedy, thrillers etc on my iPhone when I'm setting up my show, packing the van or driving to and from the gigs. It's my friend in my ear!
Awful narration. Gave up on this one when the fourth rate James Stewart impersonation began. What do these guys think a listener will do when they hear that? Wait for the John Wayne character to come along? Not me, I'm off. This narrator joins a growing black list of story tellers to avoid. Rubbish.
A shallow, unimaginative novel. The plot is soooo cliche'; the protagonists are almost as unlikeable as the villains; and, the ending is weak. The only reason I gave it two stars is because the narrator does a fine job. However, good narration cannot save a poor novel.
Very, very good book. The story was compelling and flowed easily as different characters and scenarios played out. The multi-accented narrator was easily understandable so I didn't miss anything! Thoroughly enjoyed by my husband and I.
Generallly i always enjoy Daniel Silva's books, and have read many. This was by far my least favorite - and probably one of his earliest, from style and story line.
The plot was way over complicated and many superfluous buts of information that seemed to just confuse the reader but not deepen the story. The style is good, and as ever Silva gave great depth of characters - but in some places - perhaps too much.
Maggie in Boise
I love the Gabriel Allon series and the narration. I decided to venture into the Michael Osborne series. Unfortunately, the narrator ruins it. He just can't do women and makes the female characters sound whiny and irritating. The story itself is good, so I would recommend reading , rather than listening.
The narration when done regular voice is great but he made my hate all the female characters because he did voices and accents for them. Why can't books just be read and not acted?