We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
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.…
Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (1005 )
5 star
 (486)
4 star
 (352)
3 star
 (121)
2 star
 (22)
1 star
 (24)
Overall
4.3 (871 )
5 star
 (428)
4 star
 (308)
3 star
 (103)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (18)
Story
4.4 (867 )
5 star
 (499)
4 star
 (274)
3 star
 (64)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (16)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Stephen Reisterstown, MD, United States 08-04-13
    Stephen Reisterstown, MD, United States 08-04-13 Member Since 2009

    radman2020

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good, not great."

    I enjoyed the book but it wasn't as good as some of Silva's previous. The plot twists were ok but a bit formulaic. I think the idea of making Allon seem older was ok but a bit trite... It mirrored the last James Bond movie Skyfall where they did the same.

    The reader wasn't terrible but his voicing and accents were very lacking. For a book like this with many international voices, you really need a reader that can do a passable Russian, Israeli, and English Accent. His were really poor.

    It didn't ruin the reading but it certainly took away from it.

    Finally, the last part seemed phoned in. Without giving away too much, all the events though the book had expected dangers and failures along the way. Once the major operation was pulled off, there were a few lame false foreshadows of danger to come (they might end up back in Moscow, the soothsayer saying Moscow would be Allon's death), the FSB staking out the airports.. Then.............nothing. No hitches at all. It seemed like Silva was all ready to make for a harrowing escape for the characters....but then ran up against a deadline... or a vacation... boredom... or something else... and then just quickly ended the book with an easy exit for the characters....no hitches whatsoever. It didn't match the rest of the book. It didn't seem realistic. I truly think the author just decided to end the book and stopped writing anything of substance after the main operation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    AJ Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 08-02-13
    AJ Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 08-02-13 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    34
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A clasic version of the old spy novel"

    This was my first encounter with Daniel Silva.... and his most recent book in the series. The story takes many unpredictable turns and is a classic of the cold war era spy novel set in the 21st century. Even though there were 12 books to precede this one, the story moves quickly along without need of knowledge of the previous books. Thoroughly enjoyable entertainment, and I will certainly listen to more in this series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Steve Madison, MS, United States 07-30-13
    Steve Madison, MS, United States 07-30-13 Listener Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    57
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Exceptional Book!"
    Would you listen to The English Girl again? Why?

    Yes. The plot and flow of the story are intense, satisfying and full of emotion.


    Any additional comments?

    For Gabriel Allon fans this is a real treat. Daniel Silva is remarkable in his ability to continue to evolve and nuture and grow this fabulous narrative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jane NEW YORK, NY, United States 07-28-13
    Jane NEW YORK, NY, United States 07-28-13 Member Since 2001
    HELPFUL VOTES
    43
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    137
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "next book, we're going with gabriel to a new life"

    the story is fine but i think it's real purpose is move the stories into gabriel's new life at the Office. can't wait! well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Howie Calgary, AB, Canada 07-26-13
    Howie Calgary, AB, Canada 07-26-13 Member Since 2007

    History, historical fiction and mysteries are my faves, but a fan of all genres.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    48
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    103
    34
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Luv Gabriel Allon character and series but......"

    Maybe because I've listened to the whole series and I have really enjoyed it especially the art restorer side line. Seems its getting a tad too formulaic and predictable though I liked it and would recommend but just not highly as some of his previous efforts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jan Galax, VA, United States 07-26-13
    Jan Galax, VA, United States 07-26-13 Member Since 2002
    HELPFUL VOTES
    100
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    47
    28
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    25
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love the book, Narrator, not so much"

    I think I've read or listened to almost every book in the series; this is one of the better ones. Interesting plot twists, intriguing new characters, no miraculous escapes that seem random.

    I am not a George Guidall (the narrator) fan. I don't like him in the Mitch Rapp series, and the narration here, which requires much more subtlety, is deficient. The British accent is nearly indistinguishable from the French, from the Corsican. Basically, all accents sound the same and all characters sound the same.

    For me, Phil Gigante has become Gabriel, and I was looking forward to another elegant read, assuming he was the reader. You know what they say about assuming and the error was mine.

    Would I have bought the book if I looked and saw that Guidall was the reader? Probably not, but having listened to it, the story trumped the narration, and I'm glad I did.

    So I wrote this as a plea to Silva, or whoever makes these decisions. Your characters and stories are far too subtle for Guidall. Please bring back Gigante, or someone with his breadth and depth. Your stories deserve more.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gary W Camphouse Walworth, WI USA 07-23-13
    Gary W Camphouse Walworth, WI USA 07-23-13 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "not the narrators fault"
    Would you try another book from Daniel Silva and/or George Guidall?

    yes I have all the books in the series


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

    no


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    he was fine it's the story that's the problem.


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

    all


    Any additional comments?

    I kept waiting for it to get good and it never did.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    bonnie WASHINGTON, DC, United States 07-21-13
    bonnie WASHINGTON, DC, United States 07-21-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    105
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "predictable"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Enjoyable but, as a reader of all the other books in this series, it is getting a bit stale. Gabriel Allon is becoming less likable and more arrogant. Too bad really because he had a great, if tortured soul. Perhaps, Silva is getting board of his series.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was good. Also predictable.


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

    He is easy to listen to. You can generally distinguish the various speakers.

















    Do you think The English Girl needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No sure I would listen if there was. Certain parts, (two turns to the right, two turns to the left) got down right annoying.


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    HIII Grants Pass, OR, United States 07-20-13
    HIII Grants Pass, OR, United States 07-20-13 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    236
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    249
    150
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    26
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hello Gabriel, good to hear from you!"

    How great it is to listen to the new Daniel Silva book. I just loved it!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    JoAnn MILLVILLE, NJ, United States 07-20-13
    JoAnn MILLVILLE, NJ, United States 07-20-13 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    31
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Mediocre – certainly not Silva’s best"
    What disappointed you about The English Girl?

    Rather boring and extremely predictable


    What was most disappointing about Daniel Silva’s story?

    Character developments were lame, at best, and not completed


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

    Guidall can do no wrong, in my opinion...each character is excellent!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    ... however, looking forward to next book (curious about Alan’s new position and father of twins!!??)

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 51-60 of 61 results PREVIOUS1567NEXT
Sort by:
  • Tim
    Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another excellent Gabirel Allon story"

    I am a big fan of Daniel Silva's books. They are a little more quirky than the average spy novel. The main character is not some all-action hero like Mitch Rapp in the Vince Flynn books (although I am a great fan of these stories too). He is a more complex, rounded character but with his own personal demons.

    The story itself is plausible, although some may think it a little far-fetched. I won't reveal any spoilers, but will say that it is a gripping plot with a number of unexpected twists to it.

    The narration is good and up to the usual standards of George Guidell, who remains one of my top narrators.

    Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miller
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    8/30/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good spy audio-book"

    Very good audi-book for travels.
    The rythem of this story keeps you awake for the entire story.
    Surely i will letten to another of Daniel Silva audio-books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.