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The Secret Servant Audiobook

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.
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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)

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    Charlotte 09-29-10
    Charlotte 09-29-10 Listener Since 2006
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    "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
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    Gail Ridley San Deigo, CA USA 01-13-09
    Gail Ridley San Deigo, CA USA 01-13-09 Member Since 2015

    G.Ridley

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    "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
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    L. Hamilton 05-03-16
    L. Hamilton 05-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Painfully-narrated dialogue"

    Terrible narration. He did okay on the exposition, but the dialogue was ridiculous and painful. I don't know why they keep switching actors for this series, but i hope this was his only appearance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 04-27-16
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 04-27-16

    And Buffalo George

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    "Exciting"

    Well crafted thriller. Israeli James Bond works on recovery of UK AMEMB's daughter. The book has an undertone of Muslim encroachment into Europe...seems like there's a Muslim behind every corner. Exciting read with some amount of literary formula.

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    P. Elliman 03-28-16
    P. Elliman 03-28-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Good enough"

    I've listened to 4-5 of these books but not always in order. While this book has all of the hallmarks of the Allon series, it does not pull you in as much as some of his other books.

    The previous book in this series has a stronger story and narrative team.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GerBear Mn 12-14-15
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    "steady performance"

    not one off his finest but still a riveting piece well worth the time. a little surprising in some ways. keeps you interested r

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    Philip 08-23-15
    Philip 08-23-15 Member Since 2012

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    "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.


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    Eric J. Toll 08-08-15

    Desert Aries

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    "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.

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    Chris 07-17-15
    Chris 07-17-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent"

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

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    Maine Knitter 07-16-15
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    "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.

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