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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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    Rachel I Long Island City, NY United States 09-21-16
    Rachel I Long Island City, NY United States 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it"

    fast enough pace to not be boring. cool characters. Interesting subject. the narrator of the audio book was great.

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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 09-15-16
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 09-15-16 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Fascinating Look Inside Palestinian Israeli Hatred"

    Art restorer, Gabriel Allon has left the fight against terrorists out to destroy Israel and is trying to live a peaceful life . . . until the man responsible for killing his family returns on the scene, and Gabriel is called back into action . . . the history of the Israeli Palestinian conflict is described in detail, and is very interesting to listen to . . . some reviewers find it to be skewed, I did not . . . the language and sex involved in the undercover work are not appealing, but to be expected . . . nobody comes out "clean" in the end . . . although Gabriel comes out on top, the resolution is nothing anyone would have expected . . .

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    Gary L. Richardson 09-07-16 Member Since 2013

    Umaize

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    "A book seeking its path"

    I enjoyed the story however the main character is a contrast in development. You are expecting this strong, can see through anything type. What you get is something less than that. I felt he as under developed. Given this is the first entry in a long running series, I am left to think there is s lot more development coming down the line. Still, entertaining.

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    W. D. Lurie Canada 09-04-16
    W. D. Lurie Canada 09-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    Was not sure I would enjoy it. had never heard of the author until I read a review in the book section of the Sunday paper.

    Now I will be listening to all his books in the series

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    Plundered treasure 09-03-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Again great historical fiction"

    But it's the narrator...
    I actually returned another Silva book. Could not get into it due to narrator. Guidal is that good. Again I've learn even more about the struggle between the Jews & Arabs; the Palestine struggles while enjoying a great story. This is why I prefer a book I learn more about history and other views of the world struggles

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    Jim Davis Louisiana 08-28-16
    Jim Davis Louisiana 08-28-16 Member Since 2001

    Jim

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    "Somewhat Depressing"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not a good use of my "pleasure" time. It was too depressing with too much killing.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something a bit lighter.


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

    Guidall performed, as usual, all characters very well.


    Was The Kill Artist worth the listening time?

    Not to me.


    Any additional comments?

    If you don't mind lots of meaningless violence, by all means, listen to this book.

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    J. Bult 08-28-16
    J. Bult 08-28-16

    grandma

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    "Great story!"

    George Guidall does a masterful job with this wonderful, exciting story.
    Daniel Silva shows his knowledge of the world very few of us ever see, much less realize that it exists.

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    Nineweh 08-25-16
    Nineweh 08-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Exciting and engaging"

    opens your eyes to the very real threat of radical Islamic terrorism and the collaboration of Western governments.

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    Dchaff21 07-28-16
    Dchaff21 07-28-16
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    "Watch the language"
    Would you listen to The Kill Artist again? Why?

    I enjoyed the book, the story, and the performance. However, the repeated and unnecessary use of the f-bomb ruined the listen for me. The book and the author came highly recommended, but I was listening with my wife and the language was highly offensive.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Daniel Silva? Why or why not?

    I'll watch other reviews, and might possibly try again; but it will be a while.


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    vito Tucson 06-11-16
    vito Tucson 06-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not Tom Clancy"

    I just finished the Jack Ryan series from Tom Clancy and Audible suggested this series. I waded through 10 chapters, but it just didn't work for me.
    It centers around the Arab-Israeli conflict. It unfolds very slowly and I just didn't like the way it was progressing. If you read the first few chapters of Patriot Games it pulls you right in. This book did not.
    The narrator is very talented, but all the characters sound like Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs.
    I'm sure,some folks will like it but not me.

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