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The Confessor Audiobook

The Confessor

Detective Gabriel Allon returns in Daniel Silva's stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal, long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds that takes the listener from Munich to Venice to the Vatican.
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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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    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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    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.

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    Lucas 10-16-15
    Lucas 10-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excelente la historia y magnifico relator!!!"

    Magnifico libro!!! Excelentes descripciones y personajes enteañables. Muy bien escrito y muy bien relatado. Recomiendo.

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    Amazon Customer 09-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Spellbinding"

    Loved the twists. Also loved the European settings. The history is addictive to the story as well.

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    elker 08-12-15
    elker 08-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "FantAstic!!!"

    I thought this book was near perfect in terms of its suspense, its relevancy, it's charActers, its descriptions. I also thought john lee did a great job of simulating Israeli, Italian and German accents. In sum, for most of the reading my husband and I were spellbound.

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    Anton 07-22-15
    Anton 07-22-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Good listen"

    Good story working in the Vatican and Pope and World War II and an art restorer.

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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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    Cindy 07-06-15
    Cindy 07-06-15
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    Love Silva's stories. Lots of history, intrigue, and entertainment. I always look forward to the next one.

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    T E Weinshenker 05-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrific. Hard to figure out"

    Reader, John Lee, makes the story. Lots of fun. The accents of the reader are fun, and I prefer Audible to Kindle because the names are hard to pronounce

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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