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The Kill Artist Audiobook

The Kill Artist

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Publisher's Summary

Tightly written thrillers like The Marching Season have made best-selling novelist Daniel Silva a favorite of readers everywhere. In The Kill Artist, he paints an absorbing portrait of a reluctant hero’s attempt to thwart an old enemy to preserve a precarious peace.

After the assassination of his wife and son, Gabriel Allon retires from his brutal anti-terrorist career and loses himself in his previous cover job: art restoration. But when Tariq al-Hourani, the Palestinian terrorist responsible for his family’s death, begins a killing spree designed to destroy Middle East peace talks, Gabriel once again slips into the shadowy world of international intrigue. In a global game of hide-and-seek, the motives of Gabriel and Tariq soon become more personal than political.

Filled with vivid action and a fascinating cast of supporting characters, The Kill Artist delivers pulse-pounding suspense, carried to a startling climax by the tension-packed narration of George Guidall.

©2000 Daniel Silva (P)2001 Recorded Books

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    Marianna 03-12-13
    Marianna 03-12-13
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    "Perhaps it's just not my taste"

    The Daniel Silva series was recommended to me by a good friend and I guess I expected more. Maybe it was the narrator - not one of my favorites although I realize he has been doing this a long time and has many avid followers. Most everything I've listened to narrated by him falls a bit flat. I really don't like the way he does women at all. Makes them all sound weak and pouty, no matter who the author is.
    The plot of the book felt forced in some places, like the author had to figure out how to write himself out of a hole and did it the most expedient way. And perhaps I just don't love this genre enough, although there are some writers in this genre I enjoy very much. Yet, I will listen to the others in this series that I already purchased, because, well I own them now and maybe they will grow on me, or not.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Penrose, CO, United States 09-16-12
    Justin Penrose, CO, United States 09-16-12
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    "Very good but to dark for me"
    Any additional comments?

    I know most people who love Vince Flynn/Alex Berenson books love Daniel Silva. I've read and listened to a few and while I do appreciate the realism in his books I also am a bit turned off by the darkness that tends to be in them. Also a lot of sex scenes tend to be described in his books. I leave 4 stars as I did mostly enjoy the book and I love George Guidall. 4 stars because I think he is a very talented writer but he's just not for me.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara CENTREVILLE, VA, United States 05-11-13
    Barbara CENTREVILLE, VA, United States 05-11-13
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    "This series is wonderful on so many levels."

    First, George Guidall is one of my favorite readers.
    Second, Daniel Silva has created a believable character, believable dialogue, and relatively believable adventures. I mean, they are spy stories, they aren't supposed to be totally believable.
    Third, Daniel Silva presents a small bit of information about classical painters, their styles, and their histories. One book features a painting by Mary Cassatt. Of course that painting is a figment of Silva's imagination. But, as described, it could be a Cassatt.
    Lastly, Gabriel is a wonderful character. He is not a young man, he has years of experience. He has a history that reflects in everything he does. I want to know this man, and his friends. I want to spend time with them.

    Because I listen at work, while I do my graphic illustrations (not creative), one book takes about a day to listen to. I can't wait to get to the next one. I have listened to all the Silva books available on Audible, and am eagerly awaiting more.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Adam F. Shirley 09-28-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I've had dental work that was less painful ...."

    Ever have a friend start telling you a story and say "hey, let me give you a little background" ... and 30 minutes later they're still going in circles giving you background that really has nothing to do with nothing? If so, you can relate with my reaction to this book. At any number of points, I wanted to scream "JUST GET TO THE POINT!"

    I'm a pretty sophisticated reader, but this book is painful. The author will spend ten minutes discussing every little detail in scenes that are effectively 20 or 30 seconds of action. I expect this in the first half of any book as the plot is being setup ... but I swear that this author (at least in this book) actually gets MORE detailed as the book unfolds. The plot is great ... the characters are interesting ... the author clearly has talent ... but I'm just not spending any more credits on this author/series.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Britton 02-03-17
    Britton 02-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "good story, excellent reader, crap editor"

    the reader was great, the story good but for some bizarre reason on scene changes the first word or 2 was cut off and the narration faded into. Totally bloody annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle 11-27-16
    Kyle 11-27-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story and good narration"

    narrator took some getting used to at first as I had listened to another of this authors books by a different narrator, but ended up really liking this book. good story and good performance

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Daugherty 10-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting plot"

    I enjoyed this book, I found the travels through Europe and story line around Arab / Israel conflict interesting.

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    dachi 10-16-16
    dachi 10-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Pretty bad spy"
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    I am an immature spy book reader. So far I have read all of John Rain ( pretty good ) , some of Dewey Andreas (Decent) and all of Mitch Rapp ( loved it ). But Gabriel Allon? He was pretty poor spy/superhero... I am amazed that he has survived this long. I think he should stick to the arts restorations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angela 10-08-16
    Angela 10-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "waste of time way to many descriptions"

    terrible book way to many descriptions we don't need a full description of what people look like and what they are wearing if I hadn't paid for the book I wouldn't have finished it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne 10-05-16
    Yvonne 10-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good twists"

    This was interesting. It had good twists and turns but a little drawn out in places. I will probably pick out the next one in the series....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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