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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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    Richard Kerrville, United States Minor Outlying Islands 11-12-13
    Richard Kerrville, United States Minor Outlying Islands 11-12-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Heir of Frederick Forsythe??"

    I may have spelled FF's name wrong, my point is that Daniel Silva writes like some of the great old writers of espionage and thrillers. The plotting, characterization, and settings and action are gripping. The hero, Gabriel, is a tough but believable Mossad agent, tracking down the kidnappers of a young English woman. The kidnapping looks at first like a standard grab for money, but as the story unfolds it becomes much deeper and more sinister. I like the hero's sidekick, a former SAS soldier who is a contract killer for the Corsican mob when introduced, but turns out to have some integrity and honor.

    I have missed having an author to read that I enjoy as much as I did the great John D. MacDonald, but I may have found one.

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    Ross Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 11-05-13
    Ross Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 11-05-13 Member Since 2004
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    "A great step in the Allon saga"

    13 times I've walked beside Gabriel Allon. Never perfect, never indestructible, always honourable and consistently brilliant. Allon is a hero for an adult. He falls, he fails and he strives and he wins.

    Considering the history, there are two long anticipated outcomes pending, not yet delivered. This is one of my very favourite Gabriel Allon stories. It's written in three parts, the first two stand alone, and the final is the way a wrap up should be done.

    Daniel Silva's characters are real, they're believable, and his insight into how the professional service agent's mind works is very compelling. We are so accustomed to western heroes being American or British, the slight Israeli provides a nice balance and his humanity makes him a joy to read and encourages anticipation for the next story.

    Daniel Silva's Allon is not James Bond, he is not any of the Seal/Ranger/Force Recon/SAS/SBS/Delta warriors. He is an artist, and art restorer, who also happens to be the best that Mossad fields. If you've never read Silva, you're missing a great deal, but start at #1 and work through the series. You'll be very glad you did.

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    JOHN Arlington, TX, United States 11-04-13
    JOHN Arlington, TX, United States 11-04-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Silva keeps getting better."
    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    George Guidall is truly masterful in this book. His expressed emotion, dialect and pace of script were perfect. He breathed believable life into each of the characters.


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    Robert SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States 10-29-13
    Robert SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Classiest Assassin"

    Gabriel Allon is the best. I love every Silva book as much as the last. They are all so well written and by now I feel I am part of the team. Hopefully they keep sucking Gabriel back in.

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    Robert Ross Kansas City 10-22-13
    Robert Ross Kansas City 10-22-13
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    "you can see it coming"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Another good Gab story. A lot more dry humor then in the other books. New character introduced that should prove interesting. Story is not as cutting edge as the other books and seems a little lighter. Still worth getting


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

    not really


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    character voices are really very good and support the image in your minds eye


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

    no


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    Dana Buffalo Grove, IL, United States 10-14-13
    Dana Buffalo Grove, IL, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "AMAZING"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes and I have


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

    YES, just when I thought it was wrapped up in a nice neat bow.... boom, here we go again with a twist.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Gabriel


    Any additional comments?

    George is my favorite narrator for this series. He uses proper Yiddish inflections and pronounces the Hebrew with the correct accent. The drollness of the characters humor comes across easily.

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    SharonJen NSW,Australia 10-07-13
    SharonJen NSW,Australia 10-07-13
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    "A complete package - loved this book"

    Very good book with a rich story line, the overall complexity, detail and story were as expected for this series and I will continue to read/listen to Allon's continued escapades.

    I didn't find the whole group of characters completely believable but that didn't detract at all.

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    Eric Seattle, WA, United States 09-20-13
    Eric Seattle, WA, United States 09-20-13
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    "A slow moving, medocre addition to the series"
    Would you try another book from Daniel Silva and/or George Guidall?

    I would probably not read another book by this author, but George Guidall remains one of my favorite readers.


    What was most disappointing about Daniel Silva’s story?

    Mr. Silva spent the majority of the book describing things that had already taken place and backgrounds of people that were unnecessary, both slowing down the forward progress of the story. Additionally, the story did not feel cohesive. It felt like two lesser books combined, the first a story about a kidnapping , the second about a crooked oil business. They never felt to me as if they were proberly combined.


    What three words best describe George Guidall’s performance?

    As always, Mr. Guidall is excellent.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The English Girl?

    I would have cut the cast in half by combining characters, eliminated the Kiara scenes and eliminated the art restoration aspect. Seems like a cheap author trick to me. Tough international spy/killer goes home to lovingly restore classic art in his spare time - just to make him seem like a rounded character.


    Any additional comments?

    The story could use ewer characters that are more rounded out and real.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Levin Chicago 09-20-13
    Thomas Levin Chicago 09-20-13 Member Since 2007

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    "Another solid novel by silva"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Very well written


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The English Girl?

    Connecting the dots at the end


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The realization at the end


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

    Simply enjoyed listening to the entire novel


    Any additional comments?

    Perhaps less fast paced than his earlier works, I enjoyed it nonetheless

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    alan Santa Barbara, CA, United States 09-14-13
    alan Santa Barbara, CA, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Was this one written by Daniel Silva?"
    Would you try another book from Daniel Silva and/or George Guidall?

    Aside from the fact that Gabriel occasionally speaks with a Brooklyn accent, he just isn't himself in this story. Maybe the aging spy is slipping, but he appears to take unjustfied risks and often dialogues in a style that seems out of character for the Gabriel of times past. On many occasions, I believed that this latest sequel - for the first time - had been written by someone other than Silva. I've read, or heard, all the Silva books - many a couple times over, but one more like this and I may not bother with future sequels.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Characters have unfamiliar voices and Gabriel has lost his Israeli accent. His New York English dialect and conversational style are disappointing.


    Any additional comments?

    Bring back the old Gabriel and Daniel Silva!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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