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The Messenger Audiobook

The Messenger

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Publisher's Summary

Gabriel Allon, art restorer and spy, is about to face the greatest challenge of his life.

Allon is recovering from his grueling showdown with a Palestinian master terrorist, when terrorism comes to find him once again. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer - photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever, straight at the heart of the Vatican.

Allon warns his old friend, Monsignor Luigi Donati, the pope's private secretary, and rushes to Rome to assist in security. But what neither he nor Donati knows is that the Vatican has been thoroughly penetrated. An extraordinary enemy walks among them...and he's just getting started.

In the days and weeks to come, Allon and his colleagues will find themselves in a deadly duel of wits against one of the most dangerous men in the world - and a hunt that will take them across Europe to the Caribbean and back.

But for them, there may simply not be enough of anything: enough time, enough facts, enough luck. All Allon can do is set his trap - and hope that he is not the one caught in it.

Take another thrill ride with Gabriel Allon.

©2006 Daniel Silva; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series." (Philadelphia Inquirer)
"The way Silva resolves his plot will keep readers right where he wants them: on the edges of their seats." (Publishers Weekly)

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    KAREN LOVINGTON, NM, United States 10-22-12
    KAREN LOVINGTON, NM, United States 10-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    read them in order because they are great that way, but they are great by themselves also, he is a great writer!

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    Margaret Mission Viejo, CA, USA 11-23-08
    Margaret Mission Viejo, CA, USA 11-23-08 Member Since 2013
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    "One of the best..."

    This was one of the best books I have downloaded to date. Good plot, great characterization, fantastic narration - well worth the time.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jay A. Cohen Santa Clara, CA USA 07-20-11
    Jay A. Cohen Santa Clara, CA USA 07-20-11 Member Since 2004

    Padre Cohen

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    "Predictable"

    Unlike other Daniel Silva novels, "The Messenger" crawls. The protagonists are uninteresting and the action and dialog predictable and preposterous. When a reader can't identify with the characters or plot, the novel fails.

    Christopher Lee reads well, but he doesn't develop the characters as well as John Lee. And, his accents are undeveloped, Italian, Israeli, Saudi all sounding nearly identical.

    Is this end of the Gabriel Allon character?

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Gall MANTECA, CA, US 06-17-16
    Susan Gall MANTECA, CA, US 06-17-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Not up to par"

    The reader was difficult to understand and it was challenging listen. Combined with a plot that dragged I almost didn't make it through this book.

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    Deborah Pagosa Springs, CO, United States 05-06-16
    Deborah Pagosa Springs, CO, United States 05-06-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Brilliant!"

    Wow! What a heart stopper this one was! I couldn't stop listening - 8 hours in one day! They just keep getting better and better :)

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    P. Elliman 03-20-16
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    "A great production & reading"
    What did you love best about The Messenger?

    I've listened to about 4 of the Silva books and this was one of the best productions. If you like him, listen to this one.


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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 01-24-16
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 01-24-16

    And Buffalo George

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    "The Saudis are Terrorist Financers"

    The book's theme is that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supports international terrorists and while the plot is fictional, the documented truth of the matter is there for the reader. This novel is a very well written and well plotted thriller. For me, the best one of the series. The plot is intricate and winds around unpredictably...oh, so fun. The characters run around on a yacht the size of a Navy destroyer, but with more perqs--makes you wonder if that lifestyle could be fun, except for the security concerns. You want to root for the newly minted secret agent, an American art lover. What do do about those Saudi financiers?

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    FL42 07-29-15
    FL42 07-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Ending yet again too easy"

    An intriguing plot let down completely by the ending.

    And Allon speaking continously in that monotone was annoying.

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    Maine Knitter 07-14-15
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    "Another great Allon story"

    I read this a long time ago and loved it. I'm now going back through the series.

    The story is fantastic. The characters are wonderful. The suspense is palpable. The narrator is less than stellar. I didn't care for his accents at all. But, in spite of that, it's a can't-put-down book.

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    MultiMatt 06-30-15
    MultiMatt 06-30-15 Member Since 2010
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    "would make a good movie!"

    narrator was good! story was very interesting. only hard part was trying to keep all the players straight!

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