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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.
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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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    A. Hartwig iowa city, ia United States 03-31-13
    A. Hartwig iowa city, ia United States 03-31-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Yet another enjoyable Gabriel Allon adventure"
    Would you listen to The Secret Servant again? Why?

    I might. I'm sure there were portions I didn't fully absorb, and the plot & characters are complex, which would make a second listen likely to be enjoyable.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Phil Gigante’s performances?

    He does a good job with the male characters & reading in general, but he is TERRIBLE at reading the female parts. His feeble falsetto is very painful to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    PAR-TEE 03-15-13
    PAR-TEE 03-15-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Fact or Fiction????"

    This is my third Silva novel and I find I am enjoying and appreciating his novels more with each book. This is a great story with all the elements of a great espionage thriller. The line between fact and fiction is blurred as the author weaves a tale of terror that could be tomorrows headlines. The narration is great and I highly recommend this book to all who enjoy the genre...

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    Peter 01-23-13
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    "Not Bad"
    Where does The Secret Servant rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    well above average


    What did you like best about this story?

    believable, timely, topical, and engaging


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    realistic voices, good expression and accents


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, during a long commute


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jess East Meadow, NY, United States 09-23-12
    Jess East Meadow, NY, United States 09-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book by a great author; weak narrator"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No offense to the narrator, but I've listened to many audiobooks and many better narrators are out there.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator lacks a range of vocal control that would make this far better. His accents are terrible, and the voices he fakes really are weak. They sound amateurish and some are too similar to others to make them feel comfortably like a distinct character.


    Do you think The Secret Servant needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I'm a fan of the Gabriel Allon series, and will keep on going.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Yates Acworth, GA, United States 08-24-12
    A. Yates Acworth, GA, United States 08-24-12 Member Since 2015

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    "What a page turner!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Exciting thriller with plot twists and engaging themes.


    Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

    Abrahim


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It kept me engaged and excited and wondering what was next. It made me think of the state of our world today.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashe New York, NY, United States 08-19-12
    Ashe New York, NY, United States 08-19-12 Member Since 2014
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    "A master of the genre hits his stride"

    As with many spy/crime/detective series, Silva improves with each effort. This is the best of the Allon series so far, although even the books before it are strong and worth the time. This book is a league apart ... even the narration is superb.

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    michael EAST PEORIA, IL, United States 02-28-11
    michael EAST PEORIA, IL, United States 02-28-11 Member Since 2014

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    "PROPHECY, I shat you not!!!!"

    "For all it's problems Egypt is still the most important country in the Arab world. If Egypt goes Islamic it will have a disastrous ripple effect across the entire region. Disastrous for my country and yours (meaning Isreal)."

    Whether Egypt will go Islamic or not only time will tell. Fantastic forecast by this guy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    fred greensboro nc 03-21-09
    fred greensboro nc 03-21-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Quick but Poor Accents"

    I am new to the series and found it enjoyable. The characters' characteristics are narrow with flaws and foibles...that's what makes fiction fun. Though the reader does an admirable job of changing voice with character, they often come out like borscht-belt comedians.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Huntington Beach, CA, United States 11-10-10
    John Huntington Beach, CA, United States 11-10-10 Member Since 2009
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    "The Gabriel series of books are becoming average"

    This being my third Gabriel book in the series, I see a formula and predictability in the books coming forth. The new narrator was a step down, that did not help my opinion that this will probably be my last Silva book with Gabriel as the main character. Silva is a great writer in my opinion and I will keep my eye open for new books with new characters (and preferably a different narrator). Close to a waste of a credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert chicago, IL, United States 10-14-09
    Robert chicago, IL, United States 10-14-09
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    "Good Spy book"

    Enjoyed it. Good story and narrator. If you like terrorist stories you'll like this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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