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The English Girl: Gabriel Allon, Book 13 | [Daniel Silva]

The English Girl: Gabriel Allon, Book 13

Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.…
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Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.…

Silva’s work has captured the imagination of millions worldwide; his number-one New York Times best-selling series, which chronicles the adventures of art-restorer and master spy Gabriel Allon, has earned the praise of listeners and reviewers everywhere. This captivating new pause-resister from the undisputed master of spy fiction is sure to thrill new and old fans alike.

©2013 Daniel Silva (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 07-24-14
    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 07-24-14 Member Since 2011

    I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.

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    "Absolutely Great Listen"

    The English Girl was well worth the wait. I can't seem to get enough of Daniel Silva's writing and the excellent narration of George Guidall.

    Gabriel Allon needs help from the man who lives on the island of Corsica. Allon realizes that the Prime Minister of England wants no scandal. He has been having an affair with The English Girl and if she is not found and tells her story, will he lose the confidence of the voters? If she were to be found dead, as her captor's have been instructed, wouldn't that make all things easier? But who has hired these thugs and why? Gabriel will find answers.

    Gabriel Allon has gotten older in mind and spirit but he does continue to enjoy the thrill of being a master spy and the art restorer. Although he says he is done with working for the Office, when called he cannot turn away from knowing his destination in life. He will always want to know the story behind the crime. Allon is a gentle man at heart but cannot quell his need to make that which is wrong to be made right and consequences be dammed.

    The characters are very well developed. George Guidall has given life to the character's. The reader will know who is talking. The feeling's of that person will be well understood. Would I recommend this book to other's, absolutely.










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    FPN PORTLAND, OR, United States 06-07-14
    FPN PORTLAND, OR, United States 06-07-14 Member Since 2014

    Dr. FPN from Portland,OR

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    "Daniel Silva's first 5-Stsr: The English Girl"

    I have listened to all the Gabriel Allon series Espionage-Adventure novels. Daniel Silva is remarkably consistent in the quality of his writing, (3.5-4,25 stars). I believe the author has exceeded my expectation with THE ENGLISH GIRL; which I would rate at 5-Stars. The story content is superior, it showcases current political upheaval in Russia, predicting Putin's Political Expansionistic desires. (KGB-Oil). As a counterpoint to the modern, he explores the ancient traditions practiced on the Island of Corsica. This all adds interesting texture to the standard conflict between Good -vs-Evil. There are even romantic entanglements to overcome to please readers that enjoy this dynamic. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys political-espionage thrillers.

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    Petti Van Rekom 06-05-14
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    "Good story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - but start with his earlier books in this series first


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No- it seemed to drag a bit.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I prefer George Guidall over all other narrators.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This is not the first book in this series I have read. So I knew what to expect. I guessed the surprise ending.


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    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 04-13-14
    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 04-13-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Silva "Hit""

    First you can't go wrong with George Guidall narrating Silva's books.
    This book will be interesting... but a little predictable. So, you if want a spy novel that's not to over the top with blood and violence this is wins.

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    Margaret United States 03-30-14
    Margaret United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Engaging"

    This was my first Gabrielle Allon novel (#13 in the series), but Silva does a good job on-boarding a new reader. I read the book while Vladimir Putin was asserting Russian dominance through the imagery at the Sochi Olympics and the annexation of the Crimea, so the motivations in the book made some eerie sense. I am also a fan of Corsica, and found those settings and characteristics quite realistic.

    The story is interesting and twists and turns at just the right times.

    I found the portrayal of Israel as the epicenter of virtue and competence a little much - especially when the British government was portrayed as weak and corrupt. I also thought the female characters were stereotypical and largely background;even when Allon's wife is clearly a competent agent, she spends her limited time in the novel cooking for a bunch of men and hoping to get pregnant. There is an old Corsican fortune teller who's an interesting female character, but even her power is undermined by Allon's seeming ability to be the exception to her clear visions.

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    Leona 03-02-14
    Leona 03-02-14 Member Since 2013

    Workaholic who makes time for great books.

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    "Daniel Silva fails to dissapoint. Great Series!"
    Where does The English Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is hard to separate this book from the others in the Gabriel Allon series, because they continue to get better as you get deeper into the series.. I have read or listened to all of them and they continue to build off of each other, and introduce and re-introduce an enormous number of characters all with a very well though out and researched back story. Me and my wife will spend our retirement visiting many of the places I have listened to Gabriel carry out so many of his clandestine operations.


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    Jill 02-18-14
    Jill 02-18-14

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    "LONG......"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The English Girl to be better than the print version?

    PROBABLY...


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    HE'S A FINE NARRATOR... THE BOOK WAS TOO LONG AND FULL OF REPITITON...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO!!!


    Any additional comments?

    LOVE ALL THESE BOOKS... FIRST TIME I FELT GROGGY EACH TIME I TURNED IT ON...

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    Ann BOISE, ID, United States 02-01-14
    Ann BOISE, ID, United States 02-01-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved this book!"
    Would you listen to The English Girl again? Why?

    Yes. The reader is wonderful and very compelling. The writing is superb, many little twists and nuances.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Oh, yes!


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    Betty Fellows 12-03-13
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    "Awesome book, made me go and read the earlier ones"

    This book, number 13 in a series, was the first 1 I listened to. It was so good that I've gone back and started with the first book and am working my way forward.

    The characters as well written. The story is action packed. I didn't want to stop listening.

    The reader, George Guidall, was excellent. He even got the Hebrew names pronounced correctly.

    I highly recommend this book and this series.

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    David L. Wilson 11-30-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Slow Silva"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More action. It was far too slow and detailed in unnecessary areas.


    Has The English Girl turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. Just disappointed in Silva this time.


    What three words best describe George Guidall’s voice?

    Average, lacking character


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Silva's next novel is up to his previous ones.

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