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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.…

Silva’s work has captured the imagination of millions worldwide; his number-one New York Times best-selling series, which chronicles the adventures of art-restorer and master spy Gabriel Allon, has earned the praise of listeners and reviewers everywhere. This captivating new pause-resister from the undisputed master of spy fiction is sure to thrill new and old fans alike.

©2013 Daniel Silva (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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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 and family life. It is a great deal to accomplish in one book. The shows, as usual, an unwilling Gabriel called into action. But somehow he appears more human in this. By teaming up with former enemies who showed themselves to be as good as he was, he improves what the author tantalizingly alludes to as perhaps his last "secret" assassination assignment. All of Silva's books are excellent. It is interesting that he is allowing his protagonist to age and perhaps mellow. It will be interesting to see how far he carries that drift in subsequent books.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Chris
  • Hillsborough, CA, United States
  • 08-02-13

Best Gabriel Allon novel for me so far

Well-paced, understandable (if you read/listen to spy novels, you'll know they can easily become convoluted) plot, and believable characters. Allon was his intense but in-control self, Chiara a bit more involved in this one. A few new characters were introduced, and I hope to see them again in future books. Interesting and for the most part, unpredictable. As usual, George Guidall's narration was perfect. He can read his grocery list to me and I'd probably be riveted.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Theresa
  • Hackensack, NJ, United States
  • 07-20-13

Another Superior Installment

Would you listen to The English Girl again? Why?

Of course - I'm addicted to the Gabriel Allon series.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes - you're so involved with the characters you've come to know through the years that you worry for their welfare and the mission.

Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

Always Gabriel

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Maze

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Best Allon book to date

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. If you like spy adventures - Allon, and this book, are one of the best (thus far)

Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

Gabriel Allon, of course

Any additional comments?

If you like this series, you will most likely find this to be your favorite.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing and slow

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This was my first Daniel Silva book and probably my last. I've enjoyed the Mitch Rapp series written by Vince Flynn and also enjoyed David Baldacci novels as well so was looking for something similar from a new author. I found this to be a book that dragged on and was very slow in parts and with a constant deluge of me characters throughout, it became confusing. By the end it was a struggle to finish.

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My favorite so far

Well crafted story with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing right to the very end. I loved it. One of the best in the series.

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  • Ross
  • Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
  • 11-05-13

A great step in the Allon saga

13 times I've walked beside Gabriel Allon. Never perfect, never indestructible, always honourable and consistently brilliant. Allon is a hero for an adult. He falls, he fails and he strives and he wins.

Considering the history, there are two long anticipated outcomes pending, not yet delivered. This is one of my very favourite Gabriel Allon stories. It's written in three parts, the first two stand alone, and the final is the way a wrap up should be done.

Daniel Silva's characters are real, they're believable, and his insight into how the professional service agent's mind works is very compelling. We are so accustomed to western heroes being American or British, the slight Israeli provides a nice balance and his humanity makes him a joy to read and encourages anticipation for the next story.

Daniel Silva's Allon is not James Bond, he is not any of the Seal/Ranger/Force Recon/SAS/SBS/Delta warriors. He is an artist, and art restorer, who also happens to be the best that Mossad fields. If you've never read Silva, you're missing a great deal, but start at #1 and work through the series. You'll be very glad you did.

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  • Robert
  • SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States
  • 10-29-13

Classiest Assassin

Gabriel Allon is the best. I love every Silva book as much as the last. They are all so well written and by now I feel I am part of the team. Hopefully they keep sucking Gabriel back in.

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Not for me!

While I am sure fans of Silva will enjoy this book, it is just not for me. I really don't want to read books about torture and trafficking in human beings. Just not to my taste at all. Perhaps such goes on in the world - I am not naive - but I choose fiction for entertainment and enlightenment. I do not choose to spend my leisure time with torture and violence. Just a personal preference, I am sure.

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  • Ella
  • toronto,, Ontario, Canada
  • 11-07-13

13 not a lucky number for Silva

I read almost every Silva book and this one was weak in plot, characters and suspense. George Guidall did a fine job with the narration as usual, but this one fizzled and died for me.

The plot revolves around a kidnapped woman and what happens to her and why. The "what" is predictable and the "why" is lame.

Not even a good filler book.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • T P Townsend
  • 12-01-13

Another excellent Gabirel Allon story

I am a big fan of Daniel Silva's books. They are a little more quirky than the average spy novel. The main character is not some all-action hero like Mitch Rapp in the Vince Flynn books (although I am a great fan of these stories too). He is a more complex, rounded character but with his own personal demons.

The story itself is plausible, although some may think it a little far-fetched. I won't reveal any spoilers, but will say that it is a gripping plot with a number of unexpected twists to it.

The narration is good and up to the usual standards of George Guidell, who remains one of my top narrators.

Highly recommended.

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  • Miller
  • 08-30-13

Good spy audio-book

Very good audi-book for travels.
The rythem of this story keeps you awake for the entire story.
Surely i will letten to another of Daniel Silva audio-books.

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