©2002 Daniel Silva; (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
"A thriller that entertains as well as enlightens." (Orlando Sentinel)
"Superbly crafted thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
Yes, There were many details that became more significant as your read further into the book. I think I would find the story even more brilliant if listened to again.
When I went back to find other stories involving the main character,Anon, I was disappointed that John Lee didn't narrate the next book which interested me.
Three points; actually, but I don't want to give them away.
I will continue to follow this series.
Silva does a good job with building his story. I had to work to stay with the story for a little while but worth the wait. Nice job. I have down loaded several more of Silva's works and have not been disappointed.
I am a voice over artist with work in tv, film, radio and commercials all over the world.
I think someone who enjoys bad endings and poor narration would like this book.
I have to, I bough them all at once on a recommendation.
Look, it is a good story. A very cool plot... but the ending, it's like Silva just said... ahh, I quit. It was SO disappointing I actually want my credit back.
Why does a Jewish guy from Israel, who lives in England have a German accent... it seems like every character has a German accent.
I will never use all of my saved up credits on an authors series again. I had high hopes, but wow... Silva... could you have screwed up a great story opportunity at the end any more?
The title would suggest that the main plot revolved around a British killer. That character seemed to play such a small part in the story as to be nearly irrelevant. Not only did we not learn much about the Keller character, but also, it never seemed that there would be any substantive interaction between him and Allon.
Certainly, the thought that billions in stolen art and other cultural items may be secreted away in Swiss bank vaults is intriguing. I'm not sure that this book really brought that to the forefront, but almost gave this an "oh, by the way" kind of treatment.
The character of Gabriel Allon seems deep and interesting enough as to warrant another try at this series. I have a few in my queue that I will listen to first, but I may come back and give it a whirl. So far, I prefer the thrillers from David Baldacci, Barry Eisler, and Brad Thor, so it may be a while before I get back to Silva's works.
Possibly. I think the characters are interesting, though the jumping between European cities is dizzying enough in a book that it might be confusing in a movie setting.
I especially like stories where the authors mixes in some fact with the fiction and doing so in a way where the reader can't always tell where the line is between them.
Oliver North's books are ones to compare the fact mixed in with the fiction. The story of the covert operative compares with Mitch Rapp and John Wells.
This is my first time listening to John Lee and I was very pleased. I especially like listening to George Guidall and listened to the ones in this series that he read first. While I was hoping the Mr. Guidall would be the one narrating the entire series, I wanted to listen to this book because I like the authors story. I will end up starting the next book in the series tomorrow and look forward to listening to Mr. Lee again. When I first started the book I did a double take thinking that maybe Mr. Lee was really Sean Connery, whom I really like too. The Sean Connery voice is that of the story narrator, the voice telling the story in between the voices of the various characters.
Love Daniel Silva and always hate to reach the end of his novels. This was no exception. Great plot with plenty of twists. So well written I would read any of Silva's novels again just to savor his skill.
2nd book is better than the first. Character development is richer. Good research in the points he makes.
I'd heard good things about this series, and was prepared to enjoy it. Of course, I mistakenly started the series with the second book, but was a little bored at first. Then it caught my interest, and I had a hard time turning it off.
Allon is a different kind of hero, an art restorer/Mossad agent/widower. He's also older, in this book he admits to being 50. The book moves from one place to another, one adventure to another, quietly.
I'm currently listening to the first book and enjoying it immensely. I look forward to the rest.
I judge all narrators by Scott Brick. John Lee is good, his voice is pleasing, his accents acceptable to an American who doesn't know accents. He has the right amount of expression to keep me interested.
Absolutely. It is a lot more interesting in listening to a book rather than reading it.
I am obsessed with these spy novels. These are the best that I have ever listened to.
His performance is outstanding. He can change his voice for the different characters.
A masterful spy mystery that you will not be able to put down until the end.
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