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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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    Margaret 03-30-14
    Margaret 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
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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

    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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    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.


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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!


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