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The English Girl Audiobook

The English Girl: Gabriel Allon, Book 13

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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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    Nancy ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 11-12-13
    Nancy ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2014
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    "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
    James COLUMBUS, OH, United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2004
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    "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
    Richard Kerrville, United States Minor Outlying Islands 11-12-13
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    "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
    JOHN Arlington, TX, United States 11-04-13 Member Since 2009
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    "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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    Robert Ross 10-22-13
    Robert Ross 10-22-13
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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
    Dana Buffalo Grove, IL, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2017
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    "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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    SharonJen 10-07-13
    SharonJen 10-07-13
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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
    Eric Seattle, WA, United States 09-20-13
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    "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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    Thomas Levin Chicago 09-20-13
    Thomas Levin Chicago 09-20-13 Member Since 2014
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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


    Any additional comments?

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

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    alan Santa Barbara, CA, United States 09-14-13
    alan Santa Barbara, CA, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Was this one written by Daniel Silva?"
    Would you try another book from Daniel Silva and/or George Guidall?

    Aside from the fact that Gabriel occasionally speaks with a Brooklyn accent, he just isn't himself in this story. Maybe the aging spy is slipping, but he appears to take unjustfied risks and often dialogues in a style that seems out of character for the Gabriel of times past. On many occasions, I believed that this latest sequel - for the first time - had been written by someone other than Silva. I've read, or heard, all the Silva books - many a couple times over, but one more like this and I may not bother with future sequels.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Characters have unfamiliar voices and Gabriel has lost his Israeli accent. His New York English dialect and conversational style are disappointing.


    Any additional comments?

    Bring back the old Gabriel and Daniel Silva!

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  • T P Townsend
    12/1/13
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    "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
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    8/30/13
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    "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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