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The Messenger Audiobook

The Messenger

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Publisher's Summary

Gabriel Allon, art restorer and spy, is about to face the greatest challenge of his life.

Allon is recovering from his grueling showdown with a Palestinian master terrorist, when terrorism comes to find him once again. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer - photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever, straight at the heart of the Vatican.

Allon warns his old friend, Monsignor Luigi Donati, the pope's private secretary, and rushes to Rome to assist in security. But what neither he nor Donati knows is that the Vatican has been thoroughly penetrated. An extraordinary enemy walks among them...and he's just getting started.

In the days and weeks to come, Allon and his colleagues will find themselves in a deadly duel of wits against one of the most dangerous men in the world - and a hunt that will take them across Europe to the Caribbean and back.

But for them, there may simply not be enough of anything: enough time, enough facts, enough luck. All Allon can do is set his trap - and hope that he is not the one caught in it.

Take another thrill ride with Gabriel Allon.

©2006 Daniel Silva; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series." (Philadelphia Inquirer)
"The way Silva resolves his plot will keep readers right where he wants them: on the edges of their seats." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Margaret Mission Viejo, CA, USA 11-23-08
    Margaret Mission Viejo, CA, USA 11-23-08 Member Since 2017
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    "One of the best..."

    This was one of the best books I have downloaded to date. Good plot, great characterization, fantastic narration - well worth the time.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Lawrence, KS, USA 08-08-08
    Anne Lawrence, KS, USA 08-08-08 Member Since 2017
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    "If you loved The Little Drummer Girl"

    I enjoyed this book, but felt it borrowed too heavily from John Le Carre's The Little Drummer Girl in tone, plot and style.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jay A. Cohen Santa Clara, CA USA 07-20-11
    Jay A. Cohen Santa Clara, CA USA 07-20-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Predictable"

    Unlike other Daniel Silva novels, "The Messenger" crawls. The protagonists are uninteresting and the action and dialog predictable and preposterous. When a reader can't identify with the characters or plot, the novel fails.

    Christopher Lee reads well, but he doesn't develop the characters as well as John Lee. And, his accents are undeveloped, Italian, Israeli, Saudi all sounding nearly identical.

    Is this end of the Gabriel Allon character?

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ezee3119 09-03-17
    Ezee3119 09-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "NOT AS GOOD AS OTHER ALLON STORIES"

    THE NARRATOR WAS OK; HOWEVER I PREFER MR. GEORGE GUIDALL. MAYBE I'M USED TO HIM

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Farmington, UT, USA 08-26-17
    Stephen Farmington, UT, USA 08-26-17
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    "Better than prior book"

    I thought this was better than the prior Prince of Fire. I thought the narrator was very good.

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    Sally Filler 07-16-17
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    "Horrible narration"

    I had to return what probably is a good book, certainly is a good series because of the HORRIBLE narration. WHY authors/publishers will change narrators and let a poor reader ( he's not a narrator) ruin their books is beyond me. SKIP THIS ONE and pick up again with George Guidall.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tatiana naranjo miami 05-12-17
    tatiana naranjo miami 05-12-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Not as good as all the previous books"

    This is a less captivating history. the Narrator is terrible. Though it is wrth to keep the thread of Gabriel s life.

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    anonymous 03-28-17
    anonymous 03-28-17 Member Since 2003
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    "The best one so far"

    Gripping. I didn't want it to end. This was the best one in the series so far. I am hoping that the rest keep getting better!

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    R. T. Bennett Jr. 02-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "magnificent"

    non stop intrigue and action. not a slow page. subject matter is unfortumately current

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    Mstree65 Michigan 09-22-16
    Mstree65 Michigan 09-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Allon Success"

    I have read all the books in the Allon series and have been working my way through the audio versions. I truly love George Guidall`s narrations and wish all the books were done by him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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