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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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    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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    PamelaEK 08-27-13
    PamelaEK 08-27-13 Member Since 2007
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    "This is not my idea of a good listen"

    I have always been a DS fan but this book has me yawning and wanting it to be over. How much time was spent rehashing the whole series? And the step by step drama. I'm going to return this book if they let me. Not up to DS's standards.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tarango Pearland, TX, United States 08-26-13
    Tarango Pearland, TX, United States 08-26-13 Member Since 2010

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "His Best Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    From start to finish, this is one of Silva's best books. Keeps you interested till the end. Lots of twist and turns. You think you know how it is going to end but BAM !!, another turn.
    Serously, a good read.


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    Denise 08-25-13
    Denise 08-25-13
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    "Guidall is not the right narrator for Gabriel Allo"
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of George Guidall?

    Anyone who won't give Gabriel an American accent. I like Guidall for other books, but not for this series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely. I knew there would be plot twists and although I had guessed some of them, I was still happy to follow the plot.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy Henderson Sierra Vista, AZ United States 08-25-13
    Peggy Henderson Sierra Vista, AZ United States 08-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Very slow to get into. I was disappointed"
    What would have made The English Girl better?

    A few hooks at the beginning to get the reader intrigued.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Daniel Silva again?

    Yes, I WON'T let one book prevent me from reading others.


    What didn’t you like about George Guidall’s performance?

    It was OK


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  • T P Townsend
    12/1/13
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    "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
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    "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

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