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The Rembrandt Affair Audiobook

The Rembrandt Affair

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Determined to sever his ties with the Office, Gabriel Allon has retreated to the windswept cliffs of Cornwall with his beautiful Venetian-born wife, Chiara. But once again his seclusion is interrupted by a visitor from his tangled past: the endearingly eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood. As usual, Isherwood has a problem. And it is one only Gabriel can solve.

In the ancient English city of Glastonbury, an art restorer has been brutally murdered and a long-lost portrait by Rembrandt mysteriously stolen. Despite his reluctance, Gabriel is persuaded to use his unique skills to search for the painting and those responsible for the crime. But as he painstakingly follows a trail of clues leading from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires and, finally, to a villa on the graceful shores of Lake Geneva, Gabriel discovers there are deadly secrets connected to the painting. And evil men behind them.

Before he is done, Gabriel will once again be drawn into a world he thought he had left behind forever, and will come face-to-face with a remarkable cast of characters: a glamorous London journalist who is determined to undo the worst mistake of her career, an elusive master art thief who is burdened by a conscience, and a powerful Swiss billionaire who is known for his good deeds but may just be behind one of the greatest threats facing the world.

Filled with remarkable twists and turns of plot, and told with seductive prose, The Rembrandt Affair is more than just summer entertainment of the highest order. It is a timely reminder that there are men in the world who will do anything for money.

©2010 Daniel Silva (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    A. Patterson 05-16-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Wonderful as always"
    What made the experience of listening to The Rembrandt Affair the most enjoyable?

    The story telling abilities of the author.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rembrandt Affair?

    I was about halfway through when I thought back to the humble beginnings of the story and how it had gotten to where it was. The story telling in this book is amazing and the way that the author ties everything into each other and keeps things moving is wonderful. In a few years I will listen to it again and find it just as great as it has been this first time.


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    His voice and accents are clear, rich, and powerful.


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    Raylene 03-18-12
    Raylene 03-18-12
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    "What happened to Nazi plunders?"

    This book provides an intriguing story about art wrested from Holocaust victims and a retired Israeli security officer, turned art restorer, who searches for a missing Rembrandt. The author provides enough detail about Holocaust events to provide authenticity to the story. Characters are well drawn as their stories intermingle throughout the book. A good, satisfying listen.

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    Amazon Customer Connecticut 08-02-11
    Amazon Customer Connecticut 08-02-11 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    Another terrific effort by Daniel Silva... another great narration by Phil Gigante. This book was a little slow getting out of the gate, but once the horse let loose, the suspense and action really heated up. Interesting, but sad story, about the fate of people during WWII,

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    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 05-01-11
    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 05-01-11 Member Since 2016

    I love to listen and read books. I don't waste a minute...I listen when I am driving, cleaning, getting my nails done, etc. Fiction books are my favorites.... mysteries.

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    It was captivating. I almost believed there was a Rembrandt out there. The story was really held your interest, and it was believable. Great job. I usually listen to my books in the mornings when I am taking my 5 mile walk. I found myself not being able to wait till the next morning... I had to listen as I worked around the house. The narriator, (Phil Gigante) was excellent as well. Bottom line.... I really enjoyed the book.

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    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 03-11-11
    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 03-11-11 Member Since 2016
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    "The Rembrandt Affair"

    It was suspenseful and exciting. I really thought there was a nother Rembrandt out there the way this read. I would recommend it.

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    Linda Harrisburg, PA, United States 03-06-11
    Linda Harrisburg, PA, United States 03-06-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Pretty good"

    I got hooked on Daniel DeSilva with his first novel -- The Unlikely Spy. I do not think the Gabriel series is of the same caliber. However, the narrator is always good and the stories always full of action and tension. This makes them quite enjoyable.

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    BostonGal 10-16-10
    BostonGal 10-16-10 Listener Since 2006
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    "Great Fun Book!"

    I loved this book - and was sorry to have finished listening to it this afternoon. This is my first Daniel Silva book and I'm now adding his others to my wish list and eager to listen to more of them. The characters are well developed, the plot is interesting and captivating, and stays on target without wandering into subplots that complicate. Even though I have not read any of the previous novels I did not feel as though I missed a beat in Gabriel's story and what brought him to where he was in the beginning of this book. Phil Gigante - just the BEST narrator I have listened to so far - his voices are distinct, accurate, but not too over the top (except for maybe his depiction of Zoe).

    Just a brilliant book!

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    Sara Chevy Chase, MD, United States 10-09-10
    Sara Chevy Chase, MD, United States 10-09-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Silva Phoned It In"

    The Gabriel Allon series was great, but this assassin is way past his prime. The plot of this book is virtually identical to at least two others and the repetitive and hackneyed language was cringe inducing. How many times in one novel do we have to hear that Gabriel's eyes are green, the bad guy has icy blue eyes, etc.? The narrator is irritating in the best of circumstances - especially with women's voices - but when given such bad material, he's simply not bearable. Let Allon retire!

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    Steven Midland, TX, United States 10-06-10
    Steven Midland, TX, United States 10-06-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Read by a Great Author"

    Silva is a fantastic author. This is simply a continuation of greatness. Gabriel is back and is as good as ever. I cannot brag on this book enough!

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    Scott Royall Houston 09-20-10
    Scott Royall Houston 09-20-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing"

    Amazing. Simply amazing. Silva has done it again. Fine writing weaving the famed fictional Israeli agent, Gabriel Allon, into current events. I love this series.

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