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The Fallen Angel: Gabriel Allon, Book 12 Audiobook

The Fallen Angel: Gabriel Allon, Book 12

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Publisher's Summary

After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the Vatican, where he is restoring one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces. But early one morning, he is summoned to St. Peter's Basilica by Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman lies broken beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome.

The Vatican police suspect suicide, though Gabriel believes otherwise. So, it seems, does Donati. But the monsignor is fearful that a public inquiry might inflict another scandal on the Church, and so he calls upon Gabriel to quietly pursue the truth - with one caveat.

"Rule number one at the Vatican," Donati said. "Don't ask too many questions."

Gabriel learns that the dead woman had uncovered a dangerous secret - a secret that threatens a global criminal enterprise that is looting timeless treasures of antiquity and selling them to the highest bidder. But there is more to this network than just greed. A mysterious operative is plotting an act of sabotage that will plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions....

©2012 Daniel Silva (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Allen E Feltzin PHILADELPHIA, PA, US 08-20-12
    Allen E Feltzin PHILADELPHIA, PA, US 08-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "rambling, getting a little too far fetched"
    What did you like best about The Fallen Angel? What did you like least?

    the archaeological insights


    Would you ever listen to anything by Daniel Silva again?

    yes


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    he is the best Silva narrator to date.


    Was The Fallen Angel worth the listening time?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I have read all of Daniel Silva's books and like them very much. He has set the bar very high. This one did not come as close to books like "The Defector" or "The Prince of Fire." It rambled and had an extremely implausible story. Too many underdevloped themes in one novel. Silva is still well worth reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    penny kay 08-20-12
    penny kay 08-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    Although the story was wonderful, I miss Phil Gigante. He was Gabriel Alon, and no reader can take his place.

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    Enid newyork, NY, United States 08-20-12
    Enid newyork, NY, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2017
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    "gabriel alon reaches high and slips."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Very much. Hr is wonderful.


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

    Not really. Story line was weak ad not a page turner.


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    Stephen Wilson 08-20-12
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    "Another satisfying adventure!"
    What did you love best about The Fallen Angel?

    Of course, it is the return of my favorite character in fiction, Gabriel Allon. Getting caught up with all of the characters that we have known throughout the series is the most satisfying part.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gabriel, as always, although I always appreciate an appearance by Luigi Donati


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Guidall has a very expressive and engaging voice that really brings the characters to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but I listened to a little of the story every day and couldn't wait to get back to it each morning.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Brickel 08-20-12
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    "Another Fsllen Angel"

    Always enjoy listening to George Guidall. He is one of the best narrators.
    The book was a little weak, but still can't wait for the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Durham, NC, United States 08-20-12
    Amy Durham, NC, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good but miss the old narrator"
    If you could sum up The Fallen Angel in three words, what would they be?

    Always great suspense but the story this time didn't grip me as much.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure


    Would you listen to another book narrated by George Guidall?

    Yes


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Not sure


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline Jacobs 08-15-12
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    "Silva at his best"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fallen Angel the most enjoyable?

    All good writing in this genre read by Guidall is worth hearing. Silva is one of the best. Intrigue, life's struggles, examining the middle east struggles...all there!


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

    Of course, quintessential Silva!


    Which character ??? as performed by George Guidall ??? was your favorite?

    Allon, of course!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As always, having read all of Silva's book, I can't wait for the next one!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 08-14-12
    Barbara 08-14-12
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    "I miss Phil Gigante"
    Would you listen to The Fallen Angel again? Why?

    No one can narrate Silva's books better than Phil Gigante.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Every thing Silva writes is perfection.


    What three words best describe George Guidall’s performance?

    Not suited to Silva's books.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Salem, OR, United States 08-14-12
    Julie Salem, OR, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Good as usual"
    Would you listen to The Fallen Angel again? Why?

    Daniel Silva is one of my favorite authors, however sometimes I feel there is a little too much repition of Gabriel's background and personality. Other than that the story was good as usuual. I did like it and as with all Mr. Silva's books will listen to it many times.




    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William C. Tampa, Florida United States 08-13-12
    William C. Tampa, Florida United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Daniel Does It Again"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Gabriel is a hero.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gabriel. He is a hero


    What three words best describe George Guidall’s voice?

    Guidall's voice is weak.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Hollywood would make a mess of this story.


    Any additional comments?

    Get Grover Gardner to perform all new books. He is the best.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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