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The Mark of the Assassin Audiobook

The Mark of the Assassin

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Publisher's Summary

When a commercial airliner is blown out of the sky off the East Coast, the CIA scrambles to find the perpetrators. A body is discovered near the crash site with three bullets to the face: the calling card of a shadowy international assassin. Only agent Michael Osbourne has seen the markings before - on a woman he once loved.

Now, it's personal for Osbourne. Consumed by his dark obsession with the assassin, he's willing to risk his family, his career, and his life - to settle a score...

©2003 Daniel Silva; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The prose is slick, and readers will find themselves racing through these pages as the body count grows and the conclusion nears. The Mark of the Assassin is a worthy effort from a rising star." (Amazon.com review)

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    Constance C. 03-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "IS THERE A SEQUEL TO THIS BOOK?"

    I thought the narrator did an excellent job, and that's about all I can say about this audiobook. Way too many lose ends at the end, felt rushed or incomplete. I couldn't really warm up to the characters either, they were pretty blah. I really enjoy Daniel DaSilva's Gabriel Allon series, but I felt very let down by this story.

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    Mark Flower Mound, TX, United States 03-07-17
    Mark Flower Mound, TX, United States 03-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Cookie cutter female characters"
    What would have made The Mark of the Assassin better?

    Faster pace and more creative plot. At least one I couldn't figure out in the first two hours.


    What was most disappointing about Daniel Silva’s story?

    The spoiled brat egocentric First Lady and female high powered lawyer. The lawyer actually compared her court schedule to a terrorist attack.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Mark of the Assassin?

    Not sure but I would have made the Author rework all of the females that I read.


    Any additional comments?

    Silva is an author that I have had trouble connecting with via audiobook, maybe I need to try him on kindle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Irwin 01-07-17
    Ellen Irwin 01-07-17
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    "Wonderfully engaging - leaves you panting for the next book!"

    Very, very good book. The story was compelling and flowed easily as different characters and scenarios played out. The multi-accented narrator was easily understandable so I didn't miss anything! Thoroughly enjoyed by my husband and I.

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    Susan 10-04-16
    Susan 10-04-16 Member Since 2001
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    "Not Silva's best work"

    Generallly i always enjoy Daniel Silva's books, and have read many. This was by far my least favorite - and probably one of his earliest, from style and story line.
    The plot was way over complicated and many superfluous buts of information that seemed to just confuse the reader but not deepen the story. The style is good, and as ever Silva gave great depth of characters - but in some places - perhaps too much.

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    Lorinda 09-27-16
    Lorinda 09-27-16
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    "The Story of 2 Spies"

    I enjoyed the good and bad spies who were in the story till the end.

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    luz 09-07-16
    luz 09-07-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointed"

    Did not like the the narrated, not one of best Daniel Silva best work.
    Will not recommend.

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    Maggie Williamson Boise, ID United States 08-11-16
    Maggie Williamson Boise, ID United States 08-11-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Terrible narration"

    I love the Gabriel Allon series and the narration. I decided to venture into the Michael Osborne series. Unfortunately, the narrator ruins it. He just can't do women and makes the female characters sound whiny and irritating. The story itself is good, so I would recommend reading , rather than listening.

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    KristinaS 06-26-16
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    "Good book but stop doing the voices"

    The narration when done regular voice is great but he made my hate all the female characters because he did voices and accents for them. Why can't books just be read and not acted?

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    actions speak louder than words 05-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Mark this excellent"

    Very well written and narrated. Predictably hero centered and assassin romanticized. A pleasure satisfied and grateful

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    Chani Chicago 05-10-16
    Chani Chicago 05-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "cardboard characters"

    After reading a lot of praise for the author and listening to a friend who likes his books very much, I took the plunge. I persevered through the first few chapters before I couldn't bear any more of the unbelievable opinions of a couple of the Israeli characters, the incredible premises on which the story seemed to be based (a super-agent for the Mossad who is also about the best art restorer in the world) and a super-assassin who is able to plan and coordinate highly complicated missions with split second timing that go off perfectly. It was just too ridiculous. If it's not fantasy or supernatural, it has to be reasonably credible and this book isnt. The only character I found at all likable or sympathetic was the young boy. The first hour was crammed with different stories that I found it hard to get into at all. I left it aside 2 or 3 times before I was able to get into it, by which time it was too late to return it.

    I thought the narrator was pretty good, though his Israeli accent was completely wrong and he put the accent on the wrong syllable in a very common 2-syllable Israeli name (most listeners won't notice) and I didn't listen to more than about 3 hours of the book.

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