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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.…
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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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    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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    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 08-16-13
    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 08-16-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Will buy every Daniel Silva book that comes out!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Because Gabriel Alon and the gang is so amazing. Every adventure gets better. This series never gets boring, and Daniel Silva is one of the best writers of this genre. I feel totally entertained when I'm finished reading one of his books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gabriel, of course.


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

    Yes. This is one of his better characters.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep them coming Mr. Silva. You make some of us very happy to receive your stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pat United States 08-15-13
    Pat United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "The BEST of Silvia"
    If you could sum up The English Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Powerful! Dynamic! Suspenseful!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was interwoven into the story line as only Silvia can do! I figured it out only to read another chapter and have to regroup!


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    It's difficult for me to think its only a single reader, the voices are all so unique to each character.


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

    Oh YES! Thank goodness we had 3000 miles of traveling in a car!


    Any additional comments?

    I love Daniel Silvia and once again was not disappointed! Can hardly wait for the next one!!

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    Paul New York, NY, United States 08-15-13
    Paul New York, NY, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2007

    Guitarist with The Prudes

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    "Thriller of the year!"

    Daniel Silver really excels with this book, I think it's the best book I have heard this year. The narration helps, George is like honey to the ears. A beautifully balanced story full of intrigue, twists and turns. A must for thriller / spy fans.

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    Judy Pereira 08-07-13
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    "Intriguing story."

    It has a rather slow start and there are so many names and characters introduced that it's hard to keep track of whose who. However, the story itself is compelling and a very good one to listen to.

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    iReview Reisterstown, MD, United States 08-04-13
    iReview Reisterstown, MD, United States 08-04-13 Member Since 2012

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    "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.

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    AJ Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 08-02-13
    AJ Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 08-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "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

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    Steve Madison, MS, United States 07-30-13
    Steve Madison, MS, United States 07-30-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "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.

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    Jane 07-28-13
    Jane 07-28-13 Member Since 2001
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    "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.

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    Howie Calgary, AB, Canada 07-26-13
    Howie Calgary, AB, Canada 07-26-13 Member Since 2011

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

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    "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.

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  • T P Townsend
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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.

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  • 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.

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