Filled with knife-edge suspense, rich characters, and unexpected reversals, The English Assassin cements Silva's position as a new master of the thriller art.
©2002 Daniel Silva; (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.
"This superbly crafted thriller puts Silva at the forefront of his generation of foreign intrigue specialists." (Publishers Weekly)
...[it] moves at a brisk clip, with clean, lucid exposition and characters who are thoughtfully drawn. (The New York Times)
Just as the ability and range of the actor can bring a play to life, so is the vocal range and intonations of the narrator of an audible book. "The English Assissin" is very intriguing. I could have read it and been completely captivated by it. But, Campbell Scott's narration had me mezmerized. No other way to describe it. The combination of the book and narration was excellent!
This was a really good book that held my interest. The climax was full of twists and turns.
Altogether an enjoyable & spellbinding read
Silva's spy novels are a lot of fun to listen to and this was no exception. Its like watching a good action movie. I am not sure why this was called English Assassin. This book had more to do with Swiss secrecy of looted art.
This was my first Silva thriller, and it was a pleasant surprise. I am a great fan of espionage/political suspense, and it is difficult to find new (to me) authors that are both entertaining and interesting. Silva had just enough twists and turns, along with careful plotting to keep one guessing, as well as providing enough stereotypical characters to keep it familiar and comfortable. Highly recommended.
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