Maybe it is just me, but I didn't get involved in this audio book as I usually do with books from this author. Usually I can't stop listening...to even sleep or eat, but this one just didn't hold my attention. I will listen to it again, to see if maybe I missed something early on that would have roped me into the storyline.
I've read (listened) to a number of Silva's books, and find he has a framework (that is repeated in each story) on which he hangs another storyline.
Frankly, it's getting boring.
Great storytelling, woven with historical references, avoiding many cliches of the spy genre. I am reading through the series in order, and it keeps getting better
I enjoyed 'The Rembrandt Affair' much more than 'the Defector'. Glad I didn't give up on the series as the last book was my least favorite thus far. I'm not big into spy thrillers but was taken with Gabriel Allon's story with the release of 'The English Girl' ( my absolute favorite in the series). I was pleased to discover that there were many more novels to be explored and I've nearly caught up.
Someone who likes complicated stories and is not interested in character development.
Confusing. It was like several stories were going on at once. I don't sit and listen to a whole book at once. When I stared to listen to it again, I couldn't figure out what was going on.
None. The story did not lead you to care about any of them.
All of them.
The narration is excellent. I read all of the Silva books on my kindle and am a devoted follower of this series. Cannot wait for another book, but thought I would try the audio version to compare. Found the book was just as enjoyable while listening as when reading and it was great to have the convenience of both the ability to listen or to read.
The entire book was excellent hard to pick out one incident or moment when following Gabriel Allon in his escapades/
a bit more emotion
I did not laugh or cry just another great book by Daniel Silva about one of my favorite characters.
Although this book follows a time tested Silva formula, it's still exciting. Nazis, betrayal, spies, art work, Iranian nukes and the ever present "office" make it so. The author admits that the Swiss connection is concocted, even though they did help in dissolution of the third reich. The conversion of a journalist to a spy is a fine touch--an oxymoron. The characters were fun, even the bad guys--some converted, some not. At the end, the reader wonders about the next time tested formula experience of our Israeli hero and his buddies.
It started in the previous book in the series and now I just cringe when even Alon's wife comes into the story . It kills the mood every time .agh!!' No more from this narrator.
Everyone sounds tired or whiney.
W the fast forward option, yes .
The story was wonderful. The narrator, while having a pleasant voice, mispronounced many of the non-English words.