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The Mark of the Assassin Audiobook

The Mark of the Assassin

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Publisher's Summary

When a commercial airliner is blown out of the sky off the East Coast, the CIA scrambles to find the perpetrators. A body is discovered near the crash site with three bullets to the face: the calling card of a shadowy international assassin. Only agent Michael Osbourne has seen the markings before - on a woman he once loved.

Now, it's personal for Osbourne. Consumed by his dark obsession with the assassin, he's willing to risk his family, his career, and his life - to settle a score...

©2003 Daniel Silva; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The prose is slick, and readers will find themselves racing through these pages as the body count grows and the conclusion nears. The Mark of the Assassin is a worthy effort from a rising star." (Amazon.com review)

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    Dash New Jersey 10-18-10
    Dash New Jersey 10-18-10 Listener Since 2007
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    "My first read of Silva"

    It was an okay book. Not great but not bad. Slow as hell in the beginning but overall pretty good. I'm going to try another one of his titles and see if it's any better. One thing is for sure, Michael's wife Elizabeth... biggest pain in the ass I've ever heard. Someone should have shot her in the book.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ramsy Irvine, CA, USA 03-25-10
    Ramsy Irvine, CA, USA 03-25-10
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    "Same as other books"

    I liked Moscow Rules and the Defector better by Dan Silva. This is very similar. In Moscow Rules and Defector the main character is a painter and carrys a 9mm Berreta. In Mark of the Assassin the Bad guy is the painter who carrys the Berreta.

    Come on, mix it up a little. Its not bad though

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Sydney, Australia 09-20-14
    Mark Sydney, Australia 09-20-14 Member Since 2015

    Musician, composer, entertainer. I travel around Australia presenting clinics on drums and percussion. I write music from my home studio. I love film music and salsa music. Love being with Audible and listen constantly to comedy, thrillers etc on my iPhone when I'm setting up my show, packing the van or driving to and from the gigs. It's my friend in my ear!

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    "Drivel"

    Awful narration. Gave up on this one when the fourth rate James Stewart impersonation began. What do these guys think a listener will do when they hear that? Wait for the John Wayne character to come along? Not me, I'm off. This narrator joins a growing black list of story tellers to avoid. Rubbish.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    readygonow 02-27-10
    readygonow 02-27-10
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    "Shallow & Cliche'"

    A shallow, unimaginative novel. The plot is soooo cliche'; the protagonists are almost as unlikeable as the villains; and, the ending is weak. The only reason I gave it two stars is because the narrator does a fine job. However, good narration cannot save a poor novel.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Keisha Glenn Detroit, MI United States 04-25-17
    Keisha Glenn Detroit, MI United States 04-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Daniel Silva never disappoints!"

    His stories are always compelling, enthralling tales, and his narrators are consistently dynamic and entertaining!

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    Amazon Customer 04-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    Quite different from others I have read by Mr.Silva but totally enjoyable. I liked the diversity. If you like books by Daniel Silva you should read this one.

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    Cassandra Owens 03-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Silva work of art!"

    Silva's attention to detail is captivating! Imagery at it's finest! Another winner! Didn't want it to end.

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    Constance C. 03-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "IS THERE A SEQUEL TO THIS BOOK?"

    I thought the narrator did an excellent job, and that's about all I can say about this audiobook. Way too many lose ends at the end, felt rushed or incomplete. I couldn't really warm up to the characters either, they were pretty blah. I really enjoy Daniel DaSilva's Gabriel Allon series, but I felt very let down by this story.

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    Mark Flower Mound, TX, United States 03-07-17
    Mark Flower Mound, TX, United States 03-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Cookie cutter female characters"
    What would have made The Mark of the Assassin better?

    Faster pace and more creative plot. At least one I couldn't figure out in the first two hours.


    What was most disappointing about Daniel Silva’s story?

    The spoiled brat egocentric First Lady and female high powered lawyer. The lawyer actually compared her court schedule to a terrorist attack.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Mark of the Assassin?

    Not sure but I would have made the Author rework all of the females that I read.


    Any additional comments?

    Silva is an author that I have had trouble connecting with via audiobook, maybe I need to try him on kindle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Irwin 01-07-17
    Ellen Irwin 01-07-17
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    "Wonderfully engaging - leaves you panting for the next book!"

    Very, very good book. The story was compelling and flowed easily as different characters and scenarios played out. The multi-accented narrator was easily understandable so I didn't miss anything! Thoroughly enjoyed by my husband and I.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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