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.
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Very well written
Connecting the dots at the end
The realization at the end
Simply enjoyed listening to the entire novel
Perhaps less fast paced than his earlier works, I enjoyed it nonetheless
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.
Characters have unfamiliar voices and Gabriel has lost his Israeli accent. His New York English dialect and conversational style are disappointing.
Bring back the old Gabriel and Daniel Silva!
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.
Any book in this series by Silva will be rewarding for the listener.
He's batting a thousand. Brilliant talent.
Moved me where?
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)
The development of the characters was inadequate to like or dislike anyone. The narrator tone made it all rather boring.
His voice was tired, his intonation off, he was not able to replicate the accents and made a poor attempt at even trying.
Writer, economist, stand-up comic
A better narrator
With a different narrator
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.
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.
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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.
Anyone who won't give Gabriel an American accent. I like Guidall for other books, but not for this series.
Absolutely. I knew there would be plot twists and although I had guessed some of them, I was still happy to follow the plot.
A few hooks at the beginning to get the reader intrigued.
Yes, I WON'T let one book prevent me from reading others.
It was OK
"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.
"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.
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