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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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    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


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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.

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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 2014

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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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    Jim MOUNT DORA, FL, United States 09-10-13
    Jim MOUNT DORA, FL, United States 09-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another engrossing and exciting story from Silva"
    What did you love best about The English Girl?

    The story is well-plotted and I admire how politically astute and up to date Daniel Silva is and how prescient are his predictions about Syria, Hezbollah, Iran, chemical warfare et al., but George Guidell brings the story to life. His reading is flawless and his talent for interpreting a story evidently limitless.


    What other book might you compare The English Girl to and why?

    Any book in this series by Silva will be rewarding for the listener.


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

    He's batting a thousand. Brilliant talent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Moved me where?


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angelica Big Sky, MT, United States 09-03-13
    Angelica Big Sky, MT, United States 09-03-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Fairly interesting story....."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, I would have chosen a different narrator, with a British accent who was able to better impersonate the different accents (mostly Israeli, French and Russians)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The development of the characters was inadequate to like or dislike anyone. The narrator tone made it all rather boring.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His voice was tired, his intonation off, he was not able to replicate the accents and made a poor attempt at even trying.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gary 09-03-13
    Gary 09-03-13
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    "enjoyable story"

    the story starts slowly, but around chapter 15 the story picks up and becomes a quick read. Yes, it's wrote buying

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    Mark Brooklyn, NY, United States 08-28-13
    Mark Brooklyn, NY, United States 08-28-13 Member Since 2002

    Writer, economist, stand-up comic

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

    A better narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    Consistent suspense


    How could the performance have been better?

    With a different narrator


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator sounded like a cross between Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre, making him very difficult to understand and difficult to follow the story.His accent -- when none was necessary -- was distracting.
    This is the first Silva book I've listened to. I'd get others -- but not if they're narrated by George Guidall. I'll also avoid other books read by him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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