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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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.
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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
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.
Gabriel, of course.
Yes. This is one of his better characters.
Keep them coming Mr. Silva. You make some of us very happy to receive your stories.
Powerful! Dynamic! Suspenseful!
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!
It's difficult for me to think its only a single reader, the voices are all so unique to each character.
Oh YES! Thank goodness we had 3000 miles of traveling in a car!
I love Daniel Silvia and once again was not disappointed! Can hardly wait for the next one!!
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