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Gabriel Allon
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  • 1

    The Kill Artist

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (728)
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    (628)
    Story
    (634)

    After the assassination of his wife and son, Gabriel Allon retires from his brutal anti-terrorist career and loses himself in his previous cover job: art restoration. But when Tariq al-Hourani, the Palestinian terrorist responsible for his family’s death, begins a killing spree designed to destroy Middle East peace talks, Gabriel once again slips into the shadowy world of international intrigue. In a global game of hide-and-seek, the motives of Gabriel and Tariq soon become more personal than political.

    Snoodely says: "Reluctant Assassin"
    Reluctant Assassin

    Meet Gabriel Allon, reluctant assassin. "The Kill Artist," published in 2000, introduces us to Daniel Silva's popular Gabriel Allon series. Yes, the..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 30 2013 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 2

    The English Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (935)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (495)

    Israeli art restorer and occasional secret agent Gabriel Allon has a problem. He finds a prominent Swiss banker dead in front of his Raphael, and he's the prime suspect. After some diplomatic intervention, Allon is freed. However, the banker's daughter tells him that her father's French Impressionist paintings, acquired under dubious circumstances during WWII, have been stolen by the murderers. Once Allon knows about the wartime misdeeds, he is pursued by a shadowy killer known only as "the Englishman."

    Oxi says: "I'm hooked..."
    I'm hooked...

    I don't know if it's Daniel Silva's writing or if it's John Lee's narration, but I am definitely hooked.
    The plot is quite good with enough twis..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 07 2004 by Oxi (Pasadena, CA USA)
  • 3

    The Confessor

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (796)
    Performance
    (367)
    Story
    (372)

    Detective Gabriel Allon returns in Daniel Silva's stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal, long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds that takes the listener from Munich to Venice to the Vatican.

    D Alexandra says: "good story but over rated"
    good story but over rated

    I was influenced to listen to this book due to it's raving reviews and high stars. It was an entertaining story but it was not stellar.

    I..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 20 2006 by D Alexandra (Glendale, CA, USA)
  • 4

    A Death in Vienna

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (765)
    Performance
    (307)
    Story
    (315)

    Sent to Vienna to authenticate a painting, the art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sidetracked by a photograph that throws his world upside-down. Could it really be the face of a man who during the last days of World War II had brutalized his mother on the Death March from Auschwitz?

    Leonard says: "Another Fine Silva Novel"
    Another Fine Silva Novel

    Daniel Silva is a superb writer and storyteller. "A Death In Vienna" is one of his best. The narrotor is a fine match for this story and he added much..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 03 2004 by Leonard (Boise, ID, USA)
  • 5

    Prince of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Guerin Barry
    Overall
    (522)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (306)

    Now Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in terrorist hands that strips away his secrets, lays bare his history.

    Steven says: "great book, horrible audio"
    great book, horrible audio

    The book is great, but the audio quality and narration is really substandard. Sounds like telephone quality audio, the first time I've seen this after..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 05 2008 by Steven (Houston, TX, USA)
  • 6

    The Messenger

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (744)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (349)

    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.

    Dan says: "Well worth the time"
    Well worth the time

    I confess that I am a real fan of Daniel Silva and his main character Gabriel Allon and his mentor Ari Sharon. I have read several in the series and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 29 2008 by Dan (Fayetteville, AR, United States)
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    The Messenger

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (20)

    When an al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, photographs on his computer lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning its most audacious attack so far. To former spy Gabriel Allon, there is something terribly familiar about the information, something horrifyingly close. But even he does not realise how close. Urgently, he throws himself into the hunt, but there simply may not be enough of anything - enough time, enough facts, enough luck.

    Liz says: "Disappointing"
    Disappointing

    The narrator is excellent; however the story is disappointing, very formulaic with cliched characters - a Mossad agent able to have free access to th..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 23 2009 by Liz (Adelaide, South Australia)
  • 7

    The Secret Servant

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (764)
    Performance
    (368)
    Story
    (365)

    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.

    Dan says: "One of the very best"
    One of the very best

    I have been reading thriller spy books since I read my first James Bond in 1962. While I am by no means an expert, I have read most of the really goo..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 11 2008 by Dan (Fayetteville, AR, United States)
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    The Secret Servant

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    A leading terrorism analyst is found brutally murdered in Amsterdam. The Dutch police believe it is the work of a deranged extremist - but others know better. Gabriel Allon is called in to make discreet inquiries. It would seem that the dead man was close to uncovering the plans of a major terrorist operation.

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  • 8

    Moscow Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
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    Performance
    (492)
    Story
    (490)

    In the new thriller from the New York Times best-selling author of The Secret Servant, the death of a journalist leads Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spy craft, even he has something to learn. He's playing by Moscow rules now.

    Lucie says: "Change of narrator"
    Change of narrator

    Same as the previous reviewer, I was very disapointed in the narrator... it's hard to change after the wonderful narration that John Lee gave to Silva..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 27 2008 by Lucie (San Francisco, CA, United States)
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    Moscow Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    The violent death of a journalist leads Gabriel Allon to Russia. Here he finds that in terms of spycraft, the stakes are the highest they've ever been. He's playing by Moscow Rules now. A Moscow where a new generation of Stalinists is plotting to challenge the global dominance of the United States. One such man is Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB colonel who built a global investment empire on the rubble of the Soviet Union. Kharkov is an arms dealer - and he is about to deliver sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda.

    Ralph says: "Very entertaining"
    Very entertaining

    I really enjoyed this book, it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout, I look forward to listening to the rest in this series.

    Reviewed on April 25 2011 by Ralph (Market Harborough, United Kingdom)
  • 9

    The Defector

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (994)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (400)

    Six months after the blood-soaked conclusion of Moscow Rules, Allon is in Umbria, trying to resume his honeymoon with his new wife, Chiara, when a colleague pays him a shocking visit. The man who saved Allon's life in Moscow and was then resettled in England has vanished without a trace. British intelligence is sure he was a double agent all along, and they blame Allon for planting him.

    Paul says: "Paul"
    Paul

    Excellent audiobook with a fine vocal performance from Phil Gigante. In this continuing series of Gabriel Allon, we finally get to see his dark side, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 22 2009 by Paul (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
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    The Defector

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Gabriel Allon is trying to resume his honeymoon in the secluded hills of Umbria with his new wife, Chiara, when shocking news reaches him from London. The defector and former Russian intelligence officer, who saved Gabriel’s life, has vanished without a trace. Gabriel and his team find themselves in a deadly duel of nerve and wits with the murderous Russian oligarch and arms dealer Ivan Kharkov.

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  • 10

    The Rembrandt Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1210)
    Performance
    (518)
    Story
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    Determined to sever his ties with the Office, Gabriel Allon has retreated to the windswept cliffs of Cornwall with his beautiful Venetian-born wife, Chiara. But once again his seclusion is interrupted by a visitor from his tangled past: the endearingly eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood. As usual, Isherwood has a problem. And it is one only Gabriel can solve.

    Alexis says: "Silva and Gigante -- A Superb Team!!!"
    Silva and Gigante -- A Superb Team!!!

    I have so thoroughly enjoyed Phil Gigante reading the Gabriel Allon series that I cannot bear to read them myself anymore. I had pre-ordered this book..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 23 2010 by Alexis (Richmond, CA, USA)
  • 11

    Portrait of a Spy: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (1306)
    Performance
    (962)
    Story
    (957)

    Haunted by his failure to stop a suicide bomber in London, Gabriel Allon is summoned to Washington and drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror. At the center of the threat is an American-born cleric in Yemen who was once a paid CIA asset.

    jb says: "Superb New Volume in Silva's Gabriel Allon Series"
    Superb New Volume in Silva's Gabriel Allon Series

    Those of us who have become passionate fans of Daniel Silva's Mossad agent Gabriel Allon's secret service work around the globe will love this book. L..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 01 2011 by jb (Boston, MA)
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    Portrait of a Spy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    For Gabriel and his beautiful wife, Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a pleasant weekend in London - a visit to an art gallery in St. James’s to authenticate a newly discovered painting by Titian, followed by a quiet lunch at an Italian restaurant along the Strand. But a pair of deadly bombings in Paris and Hamburg has already marred this sparkling autumn day. And while walking along Wellington Street, the ever-vigilant Gabriel notices a man whom he believes is about to carry out a third attack.

    Judy Pereira says: "Not so riveting"
    Not so riveting

    This was a bit of a let down...not as captivating overall as the others in the series.

    Reviewed on September 22 2013 by Judy Pereira ()
  • 12

    The Fallen Angel: Gabriel Allon, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (1371)
    Performance
    (1145)
    Story
    (1139)

    After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the Vatican, where he is restoring one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces. But early one morning he is summoned to St. Peter's Basilica by Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman lies broken beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome.

    Audiophile says: "When will Gabriel retire?"
    When will Gabriel retire?

    This is another good book by Dan Silva with Gabriel Allon -- one of the most intriguing characters in thriller fiction. He is an assassin with a high..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 23 2012 by Audiophile (Baltimore, MD USA)
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    The Fallen Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the Vatican, where he is restoring one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces. But early one morning, he is summoned to St. Peter's Basilica by Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII; the body of a beautiful woman lies broken beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome.

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  • 13

    The English Girl: Gabriel Allon, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1074)
    Performance
    (928)
    Story
    (930)

    Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.…

    Janels says: "Gabriel's story takes huge strides"
    Gabriel's story takes huge strides

    Gabriel Allon is finally aging, and finally realizing his human limitations. This story moves him around the board, and promises to change his career..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 04 2013 by Janels (Highlands Ranch, CO, United States)
  • 14

    The Heist

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (504)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (449)

    Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled listeners with 16 thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back - from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant creation, Gabriel Allon - art restorer, assassin, spy - has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.

    Brian says: "If new to Daniel Silva, great book. Otherwise..."
    If new to Daniel Silva, great book. Otherwise...

    Nothing was really wrong with the book. I have listened to every Allon book, and they are starting to sound the same with the plots playing out in sim..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 20 2014 by Brian (Cypress, TX, United States)
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    The Heist: Gabriel Allon , Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is at work in Venice repairing an altarpiece when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a murder scene in Lake Como, and is being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must perform one simple task: Find the most famous missing painting in the world. Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one...

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