We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Secret Servant | [Daniel Silva]

The Secret Servant

Gabriel is summoned once more by his masters to undertake what appears to be a routine assignment: travel to Amsterdam to purge the archives of a murdered Dutch terrorism analyst who also happened to be an asset of Israeli intelligence. But once in Amsterdam, Gabriel soon discovers a conspiracy of terror festering in the city's Islamic underground.
Regular Price:$27.27
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

When last we encountered Gabriel Allon, the master art restorer and sometime officer of Israeli intelligence, he had just prevailed in his blood-soaked duel with Saudi terrorist financier Zizi al-Bakari. Now Gabriel is summoned once more by his masters to undertake what appears to be a routine assignment: travel to Amsterdam to purge the archives of a murdered Dutch terrorism analyst who also happened to be an asset of Israeli intelligence.

But once in Amsterdam, Gabriel soon discovers a conspiracy of terror festering in the city's Islamic underground, a plot that is about to explode on the other side of the English Channel, in the middle of London.

The target of this plot is Elizabeth Halton, the daughter of the American ambassador to the Court of St. James', who is to be brutally kidnapped. Gabriel arrives seconds too late to save her. And by revealing his face to the plot's masterminds, his fate is sealed as well.

Drawn once more into the service of American intelligence, Gabriel hurls himself into a desperate search for the missing woman as the clock ticks steadily toward the hour of her execution. It will take him from Amsterdam to Germany to the very end of Denmark. It will thrust him into an unlikely alliance with a man who has lost everything because of his devotion to Islam. It will cause him to question the morality of the tactics of his trade. And it might very well cost him his life.

Spy guy: listen to more of Gabriel Allon's exploits.

©2007 Daniel Silva; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Bestseller Silva's superlative seventh novel to feature Gabriel Allon, the legendary but wayward son of Israeli Intelligence, puts Silva squarely atop the spy thriller heap." (Publishers Weekly)
"Phil Gigante does a fine job with an international cast of characters....He also reads the narrative with clarity and verve." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (962 )
5 star
 (444)
4 star
 (355)
3 star
 (131)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (20)
Overall
4.4 (536 )
5 star
 (286)
4 star
 (179)
3 star
 (58)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (7)
Story
4.3 (537 )
5 star
 (282)
4 star
 (177)
3 star
 (55)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (9)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 03-28-11
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 03-28-11 Member Since 2015

    How can the characters in this year's True Detective be worse? Ferrill is asexual, drunk, corrupt, a child abuser and worse!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2850
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    627
    349
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    982
    16
    Overall
    "A little too predictable."

    Perhaps I should listen again to this one, because I had trouble liking the hero and became uninterested in the ending. Sometimes this happens when I am not listening close enough to a book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Charlotte 09-29-10
    Charlotte 09-29-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    159
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "One long propaganda piece"

    The action part of this spy thriller is fast-paced while relying on unbelievable feats of physical prowess. The protagonists are cold-hearted egoists who cavalierly break all laws of humanity and decency while justifying their actions on the basis of expediency and threats not understood by the simple-minded rest of us. The book is weighed down by pompous pronouncements illustrating these beliefs. This was my first and will be my last book by this author.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 01-13-09
    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 01-13-09 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    246
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    258
    123
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    44
    3
    Overall
    "Another Great Book from Silva!"

    Another exciting adventure for Mr. Allon and his team. I didn't mind the narrator this time because the story was so engaging. It's a little violent but so are most espionage's. I am such a fan and I hope Silva writes several more thrilling adventures involving these characters. Enjoy!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Philip Casa Grande, AZ, United States 08-23-15
    Philip Casa Grande, AZ, United States 08-23-15 Member Since 2012

    pwb

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Again, a great book"
    Where does The Secret Servant rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    There is so much fact interwoven with the authors fiction. I really do admire the amount of research and the excellent blend of story and fact.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Eric J. Toll 08-08-15

    Desert Aries

    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "When narration missed the mark"

    Silva is an excellent writer in this genre, and although it's essentially the same plot book after book, the changes and interplay make it all the more enjoyable.
    John Lee is an extraordinary narrator, especially in the five major Follett books. Phil Gigante is above average, but that's a disadvantage following extraordinary storytellers Guidel and Lee.
    I still recommend the book, but the narration takes getting used to. I'm reading the series in order, and see Gigante has several books ahead on the list, I think I'll grow to accept his performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chris 07-17-15
    Chris 07-17-15 Member Since 2010
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent"

    Yet another Daniel Silva thriller of excellence and very well performed and well produced again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Maine Knitter 07-16-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    126
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    457
    140
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fabulous!"

    I never wrote a review the first time I read this. This is my second time going through the entire series and the books are just as good.

    I love the way Silva brings back characters. Allon's "team" are quite interesting characters. The storyline is compelling, as usual.

    I don't know how an author can continually improve with each book but Daniel Silva does it again with THE SECRET SERVANT.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    carole currey santa monica, california, US 06-15-15
    carole currey santa monica, california, US 06-15-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The best of Silva...so far"

    The Secret Servant rates 5 stars for story line, intrigue, and current world situation. Silva's breadth of information re many subjects makes the story so palpable...a little romance helps too.
    carole

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    V. 04-06-15
    V. 04-06-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "up and down"

    narrator seemed occasion ly awk
    ward g ood story but not up to usual standard.
    .seemef a bit forced

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David D. Schneider 02-11-15 Member Since 2015

    Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    69
    52
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    22
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "WAKE UP! Mr. Silva's Writing Just Gets Better!"

    I am a fan of the Alon series and have been reading the in order. I see a significant improvement in the author's craft in this book--though none have left me incredulous or wanting.
    This fictional series echoes the pervasive evil that is radical Islam that is warned of -- fictionally and in non-fiction -- by Joel Rosenberg in a series entitled "The Twelfth Iman".

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.