©2002 Daniel Silva; (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
"A thriller that entertains as well as enlightens." (Orlando Sentinel)
"Superbly crafted thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
Maybe, give another try.
Narrator put me to sleep... very monitone
Complicated and intriguing story line.
Had a difficult time following the story. Didn't like the characters, narrator droned and monitone and hard to listen.
Overall, did not enjoy this book.
Tell us about yourself!
A little slow for my taste. Some disappointment at the ending. May be a good book for some but not for me.
Narration was spot on & enhanced the fast moving action. Voice was enough to keep reader interested & not be put to sleep. Voice added to experience of journey.
Fast paced action, not too many idle moments, intrigue & appropriate finale, leaving wishing for more.
The action through the big cities in Europe was exciting & difficult to believe he survived the chase scene. The intrigue to Zurich to Germany. His female companion added to the excitement as well.
Could not put the book down because you wished to see what happened next.
The latter part of the novel is loaded with action & later turns into a more typical 'shoot-em-up' espionage chiller. Overall, fans will enjoy the action & the finale.
I really enjoyed the story, however the narrator was driving me crazy. Gabriel Allon is Israeli..not German. Why he was reading Gabriel with a German accent was beyond me. The narrator of Kill Artist hit the accents perfectly. This narrator I would rather he just use no accent at all.
Only my second Silva novel, but the story was every bit as good as the first. Unfortunately, the narration really hurt the experience for me.
The narrator was good at many of the European accents, especially German, but since some primary characters are Israeli I thought the story really suffered because the narrator kept imbuing their voices with a German twinge.
John Lee's narration often left me confused as to which character was speaking- the vocal characterizations were sometimes too similar. I much prefer George Guidall.
Plot points were weak and poorly developed in several areas, unlike what I have experienced in the other Allon works,
I did not like the reader and this, perhaps, clouded my engagement of the story. I am usually a great Silva fan. I'm glad that this wasn't my first exposure to his work.
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