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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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    Jan Galax, VA, United States 07-26-13
    Jan Galax, VA, United States 07-26-13 Member Since 2002
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    "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
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    Gary W Camphouse Walworth, WI USA 07-23-13
    Gary W Camphouse Walworth, WI USA 07-23-13 Member Since 2010
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    "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
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    bonnie 07-21-13
    bonnie 07-21-13 Member Since 2011
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    "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
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    HIII 07-20-13
    HIII 07-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "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
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    JoAnn MILLVILLE, NJ, United States 07-20-13
    JoAnn MILLVILLE, NJ, United States 07-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "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
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    Ronda 07-23-13
    Ronda 07-23-13
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    "One of the greatest Gabriel Allon books!"
    What made the experience of listening to The English Girl the most enjoyable?

    There are a few unexpected twists to Gabriel's achievements that give the story good depth.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kiara has a good scope of her part as Gabriel's wife as well as a Jewess in a highly controversial place in the world of political unease. She gives great balance to Gabriel as well as his crew.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carol H 04-04-15
    Carol H 04-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Nix George Guidall as narrator"
    Would you listen to The English Girl again? Why?

    I usually listen to an Audible book more than once- especially when it comes to Gabriel Allon. The big BUT is George Guidall. His voice lacks the character and resonance of Phil Gigante or John Lee- His readings really don't do the Allon stories justice. I don't know why there was the switch from Mr. Gigante and Mr. Lee to Mr. Guidall, but I wish they would change back!!!


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

    His voice is too light weight for this type of book


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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