© 2003 Daniel Silva; (P) 2003 Books on Tape, Inc.
"Silva...writes with the atmospheric grace and whiplash tension of le Carre." (Booklist)
The performance was as good as there is. George Guidall has always been my favorite but John Lee in very much so in his category.
The story about the relationship between the Jews and the Catholics during WWII
Shamoron and Gabriel
No because I like to make the book last. I get more out of it that way and the characters always stay refreshing.
The story is very good not quite a 5 but very close. The performance by John Lee brought this manuscript alive and although I don't like reading books twice unless it has been years. I would almost read this one again just to hear the performance of the narrator.
Gabriel Allon still interesting. I found there to be quite a bit of repetition in this book--a couple ideas and thoughts but still a very fun listen.
If you haven't listened to the series, worth going back to catch up!
This ranks in the top 25%
The historical data and the descriptive language
The late scene between the Pope and Gabriel
This book gave me nightmares due to infomration about WWII
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.
It ranks very well
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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