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Publisher's Summary

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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  • despinne
  • Edgewater, MD, United States
  • 11-15-13

Crummy performance

Where does The English Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Daniel Silva shines, as always. Unfortunately, the reading does not flow,as if George Guidall must insert a comma after every phrase... ruins the reading. Oh sure, if he reads another Silva book, I'll listen, but I will not enjoy it as much. OTOH, his characterizations of Russians and other nationals seem good, considering I've never heard Russians speak in a loud voice--they always seem to mumble--nor have I heard a Marseilles patois..

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  • Nancy
  • ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States
  • 11-12-13

Page- Turner

What did you love best about The English Girl?

Character development

What did you like best about this story?

It had a good plot and a satisfactory ending. I had never read any of Silva's books and knew nothing of his main character. Silva managed catch-up from past novels without belaboring it. Quite satisfying, though it did blog down for a few chapters.

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

A good narrator always places the reader at each scene. I was not disappointed. Guidall doesn't do female voices well. The ladies sounded similar, yet it wasn't too distracting.

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  • James
  • COLUMBUS, OH, United States
  • 11-12-13

The New Cold War

If you could sum up The English Girl in three words, what would they be?

This book was written to the same high standards of tension, motivation and geopolitical inseight as all the other novels in the series. The twist on modern Russia as an ruthless player in economic warfare was intriguing and plausible. Well worth your credit!

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  • Richard
  • Kerrville, United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • 11-12-13

Heir of Frederick Forsythe??

I may have spelled FF's name wrong, my point is that Daniel Silva writes like some of the great old writers of espionage and thrillers. The plotting, characterization, and settings and action are gripping. The hero, Gabriel, is a tough but believable Mossad agent, tracking down the kidnappers of a young English woman. The kidnapping looks at first like a standard grab for money, but as the story unfolds it becomes much deeper and more sinister. I like the hero's sidekick, a former SAS soldier who is a contract killer for the Corsican mob when introduced, but turns out to have some integrity and honor.

I have missed having an author to read that I enjoy as much as I did the great John D. MacDonald, but I may have found one.

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  • JOHN
  • Arlington, TX, United States
  • 11-04-13

Silva keeps getting better.

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

George Guidall is truly masterful in this book. His expressed emotion, dialect and pace of script were perfect. He breathed believable life into each of the characters.

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you can see it coming

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

Another good Gab story. A lot more dry humor then in the other books. New character introduced that should prove interesting. Story is not as cutting edge as the other books and seems a little lighter. Still worth getting

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

not really

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

character voices are really very good and support the image in your minds eye

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

no

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  • Dana
  • Buffalo Grove, IL, United States
  • 10-14-13

AMAZING

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

Yes and I have

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

YES, just when I thought it was wrapped up in a nice neat bow.... boom, here we go again with a twist.

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

Gabriel

Any additional comments?

George is my favorite narrator for this series. He uses proper Yiddish inflections and pronounces the Hebrew with the correct accent. The drollness of the characters humor comes across easily.

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A complete package - loved this book

Very good book with a rich story line, the overall complexity, detail and story were as expected for this series and I will continue to read/listen to Allon's continued escapades.

I didn't find the whole group of characters completely believable but that didn't detract at all.

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  • Eric
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • 09-20-13

A slow moving, medocre addition to the series

Would you try another book from Daniel Silva and/or George Guidall?

I would probably not read another book by this author, but George Guidall remains one of my favorite readers.

What was most disappointing about Daniel Silva’s story?

Mr. Silva spent the majority of the book describing things that had already taken place and backgrounds of people that were unnecessary, both slowing down the forward progress of the story. Additionally, the story did not feel cohesive. It felt like two lesser books combined, the first a story about a kidnapping , the second about a crooked oil business. They never felt to me as if they were proberly combined.

What three words best describe George Guidall’s performance?

As always, Mr. Guidall is excellent.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The English Girl?

I would have cut the cast in half by combining characters, eliminated the Kiara scenes and eliminated the art restoration aspect. Seems like a cheap author trick to me. Tough international spy/killer goes home to lovingly restore classic art in his spare time - just to make him seem like a rounded character.

Any additional comments?

The story could use ewer characters that are more rounded out and real.

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Another solid novel by silva

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

Very well written

What was one of the most memorable moments of The English Girl?

Connecting the dots at the end

Which scene was your favorite?

The realization at the end

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

Simply enjoyed listening to the entire novel<br/>

Any additional comments?

Perhaps less fast paced than his earlier works, I enjoyed it nonetheless