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The Confessor Audiobook

The Confessor

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Publisher's Summary

Detective Gabriel Allon returns in this stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal, long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds. In Munich, writer Benjamin Stern enters his flat to find a man leafing through his research. When Stern confronts him, the man shoots him, murmurs a few words in Latin, gathers the papers and leaves. In Venice, art restorer and Israeli agent Gabriel Allon reads a message saying that Stern is dead; can he leave immediately? At the Vatican, a priest named Pietro paces in the garden, pondering the discoveries he has made, the enemies he will make, and the journey he must undertake. Silva weaves these three threads into a multilayered mystery peopled with memorable characters and distinguished by rich prose.

© 2003 Daniel Silva; (P) 2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Silva...writes with the atmospheric grace and whiplash tension of le Carre." (Booklist)

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    Ginger Ogden, UT United States 11-20-15
    Ginger Ogden, UT United States 11-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I really like Gabriel Allon!"

    Finally catching up on those I have missed reading until now. With the life of the Pope in the balance, and secrets the Vatican would rather be left buried, this one takes you on quite a ride. Again, I do so enjoy Gabriel Allon and Daniel Silva’s style. 5 stars.

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    FL42 07-16-15
    FL42 07-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Tame"

    The plot is thin and the characters are predictable. The Gabriel Alon series seems to be more formulaic than Bond. John Lee tries to in fuse color with voice characters in their native accents but we get caricature instead of authenticity--All Italians speak with the same awful english accent apparently - even the ones educated in England?
    Disappointing.

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    Kev 03-09-04
    Kev 03-09-04
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    "No Silva Lining in This Cloud"

    Y'know, I don't demand much from pop lit, especially from genre stuff like spy novels, but Silva's "The Confessor" fails to come up to even my lowest expectations. Sterling prose is not necessary for a good spy thriller, but shouldn't Silva at least know the difference between the words "divisive" and "divided"? His writing is studded with gems like "he knew he was being deceived," (Hey, Silva, if he "knew" it, he wasn't "deceived," now was he?) and numbing cliches such as when a "Machievellian" Catholic Cardinal intones "We have ways... to bring journalists... into line..." (I guess the Church hasn't been using those "ways" too well lately.) And to make matter worse, Silva uses his novel as a pulpit to preach about... oh, who cares? What a stinker! I give it one star (instead of zero stars) only because of narrrator John Lee's brilliant reading.

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    Audrey K. Morrison 09-07-16
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    "Terrific Story - Great Performance!"

    Another great plot line from Daniel Silva! And Lee's reading is masterful! It's my second time to hear it and it was just as enjoyable as the first.

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    Ezee3119 08-24-16
    Ezee3119 08-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "AWESOME-AGAIN"

    This author is right up there with J. Patterson. Credit also to an AWESOME NARRATOR

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    blue23642 07-14-16
    blue23642 07-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent story"

    Excellent story and equally excellent performance by the narrator! Daniel Silva has the best series, do yourself a favor and read all of them!

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    Susan Norton 06-17-16
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    "Great Book"

    This is a great book as have been all the books in this series so far!

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    Chana 03-03-16
    Chana 03-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great pick!"

    This was an excellent "read" and kept me on the edge of my chair throughout.

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    BULENT OZAN Istanbul, Turkey 02-24-16
    BULENT OZAN Istanbul, Turkey 02-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Solid story and performance.."

    Though not my favorite Gabriel Allon novel narrator, John Lee grew bigger with his performance in the Confessor.
    Plot is really strong and brings new and very rarely spoken Catholic church's role in WWII. I enjoyed every minute and wanted to consume all in a rush! Well done Daniel Silva. To the next book in the series I move :-)

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    Judy Lokits Phoenix,AZ United States 10-22-15
    Judy Lokits Phoenix,AZ United States 10-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Enlightening as usual"

    As usual, I could barely set my IPOD down as I got caught up in the action. What I especially like about Daniel Silva's books is the enlightenment about little known historical events and behind the scene intrigue.
    Of course, names and places are changed to build the entire story, but I had little knowledge of the involvement of the Vatican in the "Jewish Solution". While I'm not Jewish, this subject is always relevant especially in light of current events.

    I also hope this newest love interest works out for Gabriel. He deserves a good woman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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