Gabriel is awesome!
The sense of loyalty and the need to see something to the end no matter the cost.
Absolutely fabulous! Can't imagine listening without him reading.
Keep it coming!
This book didn't keep my attention at all. I like to listen to books while driving back and forth to work, doing chores, painting, etc. With most books I find myself stopping and listening to the book rather than doing what I really intended to do.
This book was just background talk that never caught my attention enough to even learn who the characters are. The first half was too boring. I'm hoping the second half is better.
To help you understand what type of books I've liked: I've listened to the entire Mitch Rap series by Vince Flynn, half of a series by Brad Thor, Dominion by C. S. Friedman, The Reapers by John Connolly, The Gray Man series by Mark Greaney, some by Andrew Peterson, a few by Tom Clancy, The Company by Robert Littell, and my all time favorite The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks.
All of those kept my attention and were better than The Kill Artist.
Put more action into it and have a better story line. He spends more time describing things that do not matter to the story than he does building a great story.
I did not enjoy this book although I am a huge fan of this genre,. I kept wishing that it was over. The narration, the dialogue reminded me of a B movie and not a good one, at that.
The beginning of the Gabriel Allon series is wonderful I would recommend these books to anyone who enjoys a series!
I really enjoyed this book. Enough twists and turns to keep you interested. I like the whole series so far.
Suspenseful, well thought out, European experience.
The story is based from a European perspective.
All of it!
I give this book 4 out of 5 on the steaming pile of drek scale. It doesn't get 5 out of 5 because there is a very small chance that this author could have written something worse.
I have read most of Ludlum and always enjoyed his work. When I want action spy, Vince Flynn does the trick and I have recently discovered Robert Littell and his intricately written spy master books on the CIA and such. I was looking for someone else and landed here and this is the first(and probably only) book I will read/listen to from this author.
I won't give away the plot, but having a supermodel go to the spa(I jest here) to get her in shape to go undercover and be an assassin for the Mossad and think that this is a good plan is a Saturday Night Live skit. Ridiculous unless the enemy is called Band of Tards. But even BOT might read Vogue in the bathroom or at least look at the pictures. The big reveal at the end of the book destroys the entire premise of the book since it becomes obvious that the lead character was never actually needed in the first place. The problem could have been solved in one page and the book would have been much better. My ears bled this was so bad and unbelievable. Any recommendations on other thriller or spy authors?
Great book. The romantic entwinements combined with a counter terrorist theme, made the book a fine read. You gotta wonder if things like that happen all the time? :-) Well written and read; hard to put down.
This book was a cut and paste job from Silva's previous excellent series. I loved them all and never missed one. I was with him through all the stuff that is rehashed in "The Kill Artist." Allegedly this is a new book. What a rip-off. None of the characters are new. Nor is the plot even a little bit updated. It looks to me like the author had a deadline and just rigged up something to keep the money coming in.
What a shame. I have loved Allon and suffered with him through Russian prisons and Palestinian torture chambers. I cheered when he prevented the bombing of Vaticant Square and I felt his pain when his wife and son were car bombed.
I would love to know why Silva is now selling stories for which I've already paid.