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The English Girl Audiobook
The English Girl
Written by: 
Daniel Silva
Narrated by: 
George Guidall
The English Girl Audiobook

The English Girl: Gabriel Allon, Book 13

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Hill Bedford, TX, United States 11-25-13
    Hill Bedford, TX, United States 11-25-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Big twist"

    I like this book. I like to listen to books in order of publication. Most authors build on their previous work. My brother talked me into listening this one out of order. He said it followed the English Assassin. Silva does build on his previous work and he did make reference to books between The English Assassin and The English Girl but it didn't get in the way.
    Silva gave this book a very nice twist. Half way through I thought where in the world is he going with this one. Then he showed us. Nice job.

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    despinne Edgewater, MD, United States 11-15-13
    despinne Edgewater, MD, United States 11-15-13
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    "Crummy performance"
    Where does The English Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Daniel Silva shines, as always. Unfortunately, the reading does not flow,as if George Guidall must insert a comma after every phrase... ruins the reading. Oh sure, if he reads another Silva book, I'll listen, but I will not enjoy it as much. OTOH, his characterizations of Russians and other nationals seem good, considering I've never heard Russians speak in a loud voice--they always seem to mumble--nor have I heard a Marseilles patois..


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    Nancy ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 11-12-13
    Nancy ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Page- Turner"
    What did you love best about The English Girl?

    Character development


    What did you like best about this story?

    It had a good plot and a satisfactory ending. I had never read any of Silva's books and knew nothing of his main character. Silva managed catch-up from past novels without belaboring it. Quite satisfying, though it did blog down for a few chapters.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A good narrator always places the reader at each scene. I was not disappointed. Guidall doesn't do female voices well. The ladies sounded similar, yet it wasn't too distracting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James COLUMBUS, OH, United States 11-12-13
    James COLUMBUS, OH, United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2004

    Professor, Ohio State University

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    "The New Cold War"
    If you could sum up The English Girl in three words, what would they be?

    This book was written to the same high standards of tension, motivation and geopolitical inseight as all the other novels in the series. The twist on modern Russia as an ruthless player in economic warfare was intriguing and plausible. Well worth your credit!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Kerrville, United States Minor Outlying Islands 11-12-13
    Richard Kerrville, United States Minor Outlying Islands 11-12-13
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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 2006

    Enjoys espionage, mystery, police procedurals, science, biographies.

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JOHN Arlington, TX, United States 11-04-13
    JOHN Arlington, TX, United States 11-04-13 Member Since 2009
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Ross 10-22-13
    Robert Ross 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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SharonJen 10-07-13
    SharonJen 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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