2004 Audible listener
Glad I read this book out of sequence. I really like this series but if I had heard this book first ,I wouldn't have liked some of the characters.
Reading has always been my #1 hobby, even as a child. But becoming an adult meant I didn't have time to read. Then I discovered Audible!
I didn't feel that I got to know the characters. When I listened to it at night it put me right to sleep.
another great story in this series expertly read by George Guidall. I know that a book is great when I sit in the car so I can listen to the end of a chapter
Enjoyable. Have listened to entire Vince Flynn collection. This first Gabriel book wasn't quite as good as Mitch Rapp series. But understand Silva gets better.
The narrator did a super job reading this well written book. Lots of twists and turns. Every detail gets wrapped up in the end. Daniel Silva is one of the best!
The story was just so dry. . . .
No, I turned to this author because of the good reviews and I needed something to replace Vince Flynn. I listened to his first book and I didn't like it but he had really good reviews so I decided to give it another shot with this one. I still wasn't impressed.
He always puts on an outstanding performance.
Disappointment. I was looking for another Vince Flynn or Brad Thor. Sadly disappointed with this one. . .
I suggest listening to a sample first and see how you feel about it before buying. That's what I should have done.
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
Spy versus spy. A LeCarre mood of multi-crossing darkness. A tale of momentum as the moral alternative. Pace comes fast, morality a lot slower. Intellectually, that's a good thing in this middle eastern drama. Emotionally though… that's where the questions burble up. Silva is masterful and George Guidal is, as usual… the perfect ensemble creator with a voice that wraps around dialects he thrives in international thrillers… just like this.
The book provided some detailed events that provide the roll each character was intended to play. However, as the book progressed it seemed that the roll of the main protagonist, Gabriel fell further and further from expectation. He was supposed to be this legendary asset, one with an incredible sixth sense for danger and intuition for uncovering nefarious plots (and so on). However, by the end, he has messed up and made so many rash decisions that the female protagonist came out to look more professional and really... bad ass than Gabriel. There was nothing in the book that impressed my or convinced me that he was anything more than a paranoid art restorer. Even the antagonist was portrayed as one who was miles ahead as being a "Kill Artist", and beat gabriel every, and I mean every time. Seriously, by the end of the book, I really couldn't have given a rats ass about Gabriel and his mediocre personality. One part of the book made me laugh when Gabriel told the female pro that " we have all suffered, so what". haha. He punishes himself for loosing his family and suffers because of those mistakes, yet brushes aside the idea that everyone suffers, with bigoted nonchalance. Lets see if the second book does any better, since Gabriels persona doesn't need to be totally established and the author can build on the previous book for character growth.
Get another narrator, I know many people like George Guidall but he sounds like he has a mouth full of saliva all the time and he can be difficult to understand.....don't think I can listen to this series - too much spit!
Someone with a clearer voice and younger. I find that many of these books I like are read by him and I just can't get through another series with him reading.
I feel like this series may be good from other reviews I've read but as I stated before I can't get through the series with this narrator, it is to laborious for me to listen.