His story line is repetitious from his previous novels, Same characters, same line about Gabriel being like a son to Shamron, His 1st wife almost dying in Austria, his son dying in Austria, his action group in Tel Aviv, his repairing a Vatican painting, His learning to be a restorer, his friendship with the Pope's assistant and his saving the Pope's life was already done. He's done most of this Fallen Angel story line before. Same art thief in Paris. The Vatican murder resembles a Dan Brown novel. It appears that Daniel Silva has run out of stories for Gabriel Alon. So he should move on to completely new characters.
Don't care for his deep voice. Should use a voice with a slight British accent.
The finding the First Temple and it being a small part of the story. Finding parts of the 1st Temple is a novel in itself but since it isn't true it would be like Raiders of the Lost Ark. Only good for an Indiana Jones movie.
Maybe Daniel Silva has to retire for a few years then come back with fresh ideas.
Yes. Gabriel is a hero.
Gabriel. He is a hero
Guidall's voice is weak.
Hollywood would make a mess of this story.
Get Grover Gardner to perform all new books. He is the best.
Yes, I would recommend this book, but I would first encourage my friends to go back and read some of the more outstanding books in this series, such as "The Secret Servant".
I would rate this book as 'average' for the Gabriel Allon series. Overall, I do agree with some of the other reviewers on this website that the Allon series is starting to feel a bit old and tired. That said, even an 'average' book by Daniel Silva is better than most authors' best works.
Yes, I felt that Guidall performed well for these characters. However, my favorite reader for the Allon series is Phil Gigante.
Retired CPA Denver native. Like to reafd fiction.
It was a good listen but not his best. The story was pretty predicctable. Silva usually writes with greater intrigue. Still enjoyable.
I thought he was hard to understand at times. There are better performers than him.
All Silva fans will enjoy it.
Silva's stories always seem believable given the history of what has happened in the Middle East. His gift for details that mirror those in real life accounts always seem to put you in the scene. To top it off, the reader is so good at what he does, you become either the characters themselves or you end up siding with them and supporting their every move. You begin to anticipate their next actions, knowing their will be a setback and twist in the story but you know not when it will come.
Allon is always my favorite character because he is so calculating and cool. I find myself cheering for a known assassin and justify it because he is up against terrorists that reflect those in the world today that threaten our own security.
I have listened to many of his performances and they are all excellent. He and Scott Brick and the readers in David Hewson's, James Lee Burke's and some of WEB Griffin's books are my favorites. I really cannot say that this performance is better then previous ones, he is so consistent from book to book, he enhances Silva's writing and story telling each time. I have been listening to Audio Books since 1990 and I find that the reader of the book is equally as important as the quality of the story being read. That said, I search on this site by reader many times and purchase books that way.
It always makes me angry and hopeless about the situation in the Middle East. I am not a Jew, I am a Catholic who very much understands the biblical history of the Jewish people and I find myself sympathizing and siding with them both in the book and in real life. Although I do not know Silva's intentions, I feel his motivation for writing these books is to make people aware of the political realities in the region and Israel's tenuous position among the arab/muslim states.
Perhaps I have read to many of the authors books, I found this one only mildly entertaining. I suggest the main character is getting on (age related) to be doing the things he does, indeed I feel the author is getting a little tired of him. Perhaps my last Silva book
Another Gabrial Allon book with the same type cast of characters & same plot lines. For me it never gets boring!!! A very typical good read
Its time for Gabriel Allon to retire and for Daniel Silva to create some new characters.
I have been a long time fan of the series, but the last couple of books have been below par.
One man can only save the world and Israel so many times. Gabriel's continued angst
is becoming boring and frankly excruciating.
Nothing< I have just become tired of the series.
Refer to my rreview
I luv Audible
Clearly Silva is a great writer. Bringing today events into the world of fiction. This was another cannot put it down story.
If Silva had provided a more balanced and realistic vision of his Muslim enemies, the story would have been vastly improved. I cringed with every stereotype of Palestinians and winced at what seemed like mere Israeli propaganda justifying attacks on Iran.
Silva's stories and characters are excellent.