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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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    actions speak louder than words 05-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Mark this excellent"

    Very well written and narrated. Predictably hero centered and assassin romanticized. A pleasure satisfied and grateful

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    Chani Petah TiqwaIsrael 05-10-16
    Chani Petah TiqwaIsrael 05-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "cardboard characters"

    After reading a lot of praise for the author and listening to a friend who likes his books very much, I took the plunge. I persevered through the first few chapters before I couldn't bear any more of the unbelievable opinions of a couple of the Israeli characters, the incredible premises on which the story seemed to be based (a super-agent for the Mossad who is also about the best art restorer in the world) and a super-assassin who is able to plan and coordinate highly complicated missions with split second timing that go off perfectly. It was just too ridiculous. If it's not fantasy or supernatural, it has to be reasonably credible and this book isnt. The only character I found at all likable or sympathetic was the young boy. The first hour was crammed with different stories that I found it hard to get into at all. I left it aside 2 or 3 times before I was able to get into it, by which time it was too late to return it.

    I thought the narrator was pretty good, though his Israeli accent was completely wrong and he put the accent on the wrong syllable in a very common 2-syllable Israeli name (most listeners won't notice) and I didn't listen to more than about 3 hours of the book.

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    Chris 04-20-16
    Chris 04-20-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Uneven"

    Obviously a first novel being a little uneven but showing great promise, however still a good read.

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    R.W. 04-15-16
    R.W. 04-15-16
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    "Boring. Flat."

    Kept waiting for the story to begin. Then, in chapter 11 or 12, the author reveals the bad guy and his (their) plan is unveiled in ...like...comic book style, with the head bad guy telling us his full plan. All that was missing was an evil laugh and a vow to his minions that "They'll never stop us!" Yeah...I couldn't continue after that. It just wasn't well written. It was like something you'd find in a grade school library (minus the swear words, of course). Christopher Lane is wonderful, though. Gonna try to get my money back.

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    Gail 03-14-16
    Gail 03-14-16
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    "Silvia's usual mastery."

    Transitioning from his Israel centered series he builds up gradually to a tense climax. All's well that ends well yet he leaves a tag for possible sequels. Held attention to the very end.

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    Catherine Jaime 03-07-16
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    "Not my favorite Silva novel"

    I am very much a fan of most of Daniel Silva's novels, but not this one. I'm glad this wasn't the first of his that I read/listened to, or it might have been my last.

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    Sharon Cooper 03-05-16
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    "Boring"

    The narrator is terrible!! The story is soso and way to detailed and drawn out.

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    Amanda 02-16-16
    Amanda 02-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best of the series so far"

    The earlier books were definitely good, but this one stands out significantly. It was great!

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    Lovemykids5 UTAH 01-22-16
    Lovemykids5 UTAH 01-22-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Disappointed"

    I normally love Silva's books. I struggled to like the characters in this book. They did not seem real.

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    Franklin Luna Anaheim, CA USA 01-19-16
    Franklin Luna Anaheim, CA USA 01-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Decent book"

    I thought it was slow but got better as it progressed. Narration was good. Will look for sequel.

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