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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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    Deborah Pagosa Springs, CO, United States 05-06-16
    Deborah Pagosa Springs, CO, United States 05-06-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Brilliant!"

    Wow! What a heart stopper this one was! I couldn't stop listening - 8 hours in one day! They just keep getting better and better :)

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    P. Elliman 03-20-16
    P. Elliman 03-20-16 Member Since 2007
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    "A great production & reading"
    What did you love best about The Messenger?

    I've listened to about 4 of the Silva books and this was one of the best productions. If you like him, listen to this one.


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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 01-24-16
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 01-24-16

    And Buffalo George

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    "The Saudis are Terrorist Financers"

    The book's theme is that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supports international terrorists and while the plot is fictional, the documented truth of the matter is there for the reader. This novel is a very well written and well plotted thriller. For me, the best one of the series. The plot is intricate and winds around unpredictably...oh, so fun. The characters run around on a yacht the size of a Navy destroyer, but with more perqs--makes you wonder if that lifestyle could be fun, except for the security concerns. You want to root for the newly minted secret agent, an American art lover. What do do about those Saudi financiers?

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    FL42 07-29-15
    FL42 07-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Ending yet again too easy"

    An intriguing plot let down completely by the ending.

    And Allon speaking continously in that monotone was annoying.

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    Maine Knitter 07-14-15
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    "Another great Allon story"

    I read this a long time ago and loved it. I'm now going back through the series.

    The story is fantastic. The characters are wonderful. The suspense is palpable. The narrator is less than stellar. I didn't care for his accents at all. But, in spite of that, it's a can't-put-down book.

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    MultiMatt 06-30-15
    MultiMatt 06-30-15 Member Since 2010
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    "would make a good movie!"

    narrator was good! story was very interesting. only hard part was trying to keep all the players straight!

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    Steven Cline OGDEN, UT, US 06-15-15
    Steven Cline OGDEN, UT, US 06-15-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Another great book"

    This is a great book and continues where the last book left off. The only issue is with the audio quality. The recording sounds horrible, the last
    2 books have sounded this way. I hope the rest are better quality.

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    Philip 06-12-15
    Philip 06-12-15 Member Since 2017

    pwb

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    "Good, but not the best in the series"
    Would you listen to The Messenger again? Why?

    I really like the author and the performances of the series. I am learning a great deal and get entertained on my long commute as well. I never get bored or sleepy, but I do have to say that this one did not rivet me quite like the others. However, I am hooked and will continue with this very enlightening and very well written series.


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    D. Sharp 05-11-15
    D. Sharp 05-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Among Silva's best"

    Would make a fine movie. Excellent depiction of Saudi support of terrorism
    Good characters. And action. Vatican key role again.

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    David F. Romero 04-09-15
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    "I love this book."

    I love listen to this audio books while driving from CO, To TX and then TN.

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