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The Confessor | [Daniel Silva]

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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    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 04-17-12
    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story! Great Writer!"

    I love this entire series of books. I can't wait till the next one comes out.

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    Claudette M Fredricksen 11-10-11
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    "Unfortunate Ignorance"

    While the performance is excellent and Daniel Silva writes a very interesting story the plot is based on outrageous non-facts. As a Catholic who loves suspense and spy thrillers I was throughly distressed by this author's defaming a very holy and good Pope Pius XII-- as the crux of his plot. Historical facts decry the insinuations perpetrated by folks who are either ignorant of them or will to disbelieve them. I was looking forward to this book as I enjoy the charactor Gabriel Allon so much but I am sad to say I am left feeling insulted and betrayed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sean FISHERS, IN, United States 09-26-11
    Sean FISHERS, IN, United States 09-26-11
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    "Very exciting"
    Where does The Confessor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks very well


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Allon


    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    John Lee is quite annoying at first however it you stick it out he grows on you :) I did Like Jason Culp who did the first of this series he was awesome in the Kill Artist


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GINNIE PANAMA CITY, FL, United States 08-04-11
    GINNIE PANAMA CITY, FL, United States 08-04-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Racist Rubbish"

    I was floored by the vitriolic anti catholicism, the inaccurate made up history. His writting is insulting and disrespectful of Pope Pius and Pope John Paul as well as Catholics in general. He paints an insulting picture of the Jewish nation as well. the one star is for the reader John Lee.

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    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 04-11-11
    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 04-11-11 Member Since 2009

    I love to listen and read books. I don't waste a minute...I listen when I am driving, cleaning, getting my nails done, etc. Fiction books are my favorites.... mysteries.

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    "The confessor"

    I loved it. It was suspensful, had depth and handled a difficult subject very well. It starts out impactful and just got better abd better. I recommend it.

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    Don Reseda, CA, United States 08-15-10
    Don Reseda, CA, United States 08-15-10
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    "Great Confessor"

    I found myself sitting in the car when I would get home from work just to listen for a few more minutes. This is an expertly written story and the narration is up to the task. I highly recommend this title.

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    John Huntington Beach, CA, United States 08-06-10
    John Huntington Beach, CA, United States 08-06-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Below average for Silva"

    I am a Silva fan but this book put me to sleep. The story never flowed and had few twists that were not well done. Also an anti-Catholic flavor to the book as a main theme. More time should have been spent on developing the plot/suspense. The narration was also mediocre. A better narrator could have brought this book up a star. Would not recommend unless you are in the process of following the lead character Gabriel from his beginnings with Silva. I do think Silva is a good writer and will keep listening to more of his books unless I get a repeat of The Confessor.

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    Gareth Allen, TX, United States 10-27-09
    Gareth Allen, TX, United States 10-27-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved it!"

    Excellent book! Not predictable and really thought inspiring.

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    Andrew Sidney, NE, United States 03-31-09
    Andrew Sidney, NE, United States 03-31-09 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Excellent tale of good vs evil"

    Perhaps Daniel Silva's best - outstanding tale of Gabriel Allon investigating his friend's death, uncovers corruption inside the Vatican, and allies himself with the fictious Pope Paul VII. If you miss the clearly defined good vs evil of the Cold War, this one brings some of it back, as well as tells a wonderful tale, set in Europe, of the humble art restorer who moonlights as an Israeli Assassin.

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    Damian Mcelroy 09-04-07

    thequietman

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    "Rewrite history"

    An insult to those thousands of men and women who worked to save so many lives during the holocaust.
    Anti Catholicism in the form of fiction.

    7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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