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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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another great read

once again allon overcomes his foes and solves a blizzard mystery. And most everyone survives

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Passable

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Enjoyed the expansion on Christopher Keller, but the story of Madeline was disjointed at best.

What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

George is the consummate professional. When listening to him you can believe that the characters are different people, unlike other narrators where it's obvious it's one man using dfferent inflections. I search books based on his narration more so than even the authors at this point; it's how I found Daniel Silva.

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That God for Guidall

The writing is very good and since the publisher got wise and brought back George Guidall I can highly recommend this book.
My advice: skip the books in the series that don't use Guidall as the narrator.

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Excellent! Very suspenseful!

I would highly recommend this book! I wish this character would return in another book!

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great story

An exciting tale with well developed characters and plenty of twists and turns to make it very entertaining.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 06-17-17

Another of Daniel Silva's best spy novels.

The English Girl is lucky #13, released in 2013, in the Gabriel Allon series. As another reviewer notes Gabriel Allon is getting older (nearing age 50) and noticeably slowing down. An young English woman has gone missing on the Mediterranean island of Corsica and Allon is grudgingly drawn back into his career in Israeli intelligence. Suspense builds as plot twists demonstrate again and again that nothing is as it seems. George Guidall narrates superbly.

A reminder: Novel #17 in the Allon series titled House of Spies will be released on July 11, 2017.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Difficult to follow while driving.

My wife had no trouble following the plot, but I kept getting getting utterly lost in all the characters and misc details that seemed to have little to do with the plot. The narrator seems to have not enough different voices to identify each character distinctly.

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Favorite Gabriel Allon novel so far

I've listened to the Gabriel Allon series since book one. This has been my favorite by far. While enjoying others, this one just had a story and cast of characters that I devoured in a matter of days.

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  • James
  • Newark, DE
  • 03-28-17

Long time Silva reader, first time w/ Audible

Despite being a big Daniel Silva fan, he'd gotten into a bit of a pattern with: Big Incident Occurs, Gabriel pulled out of retirement, Female asset in peril, the team saves the day (though always a fun ride). He charts a bit of a different path here, particularly with a "buddy cop show" dynamic with a character from an earlier book, that is enjoyable (no spoilers). The intensity and fun is sky high as ever, and as always, has chilling parallels to today's headlines.

I was nervous about the narration having read a ton of Silva's books but never w/ Audible. Overall, it was pretty good. The voices used by the narrator were largely good, and didn't really deviate from what I'd imagined. The only exception was the returning character referenced earlier, which the narrator made an absolute hot mess of.

Overall, if you like this genre, Silva is absolutely top notch. They're enjoyable reads, and I always find myself learning something. And if you're a reader taking the Audible plunge, it didn't detract from it one bit.

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THE ENGLISH GIRL

Mr Silva always entertains! And the English Girl is no exception. Read using any form, print,phone, or device