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The Secret Servant Audiobook

The Secret Servant

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Publisher's Summary

When last we encountered Gabriel Allon, the master art restorer and sometime officer of Israeli intelligence, he had just prevailed in his blood-soaked duel with Saudi terrorist financier Zizi al-Bakari. Now Gabriel is summoned once more by his masters to undertake what appears to be a routine assignment: travel to Amsterdam to purge the archives of a murdered Dutch terrorism analyst who also happened to be an asset of Israeli intelligence.

But once in Amsterdam, Gabriel soon discovers a conspiracy of terror festering in the city's Islamic underground, a plot that is about to explode on the other side of the English Channel, in the middle of London.

The target of this plot is Elizabeth Halton, the daughter of the American ambassador to the Court of St. James', who is to be brutally kidnapped. Gabriel arrives seconds too late to save her. And by revealing his face to the plot's masterminds, his fate is sealed as well.

Drawn once more into the service of American intelligence, Gabriel hurls himself into a desperate search for the missing woman as the clock ticks steadily toward the hour of her execution. It will take him from Amsterdam to Germany to the very end of Denmark. It will thrust him into an unlikely alliance with a man who has lost everything because of his devotion to Islam. It will cause him to question the morality of the tactics of his trade. And it might very well cost him his life.

Spy guy: listen to more of Gabriel Allon's exploits.

©2007 Daniel Silva; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Bestseller Silva's superlative seventh novel to feature Gabriel Allon, the legendary but wayward son of Israeli Intelligence, puts Silva squarely atop the spy thriller heap." (Publishers Weekly)
"Phil Gigante does a fine job with an international cast of characters....He also reads the narrative with clarity and verve." (AudioFile)

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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 03-28-11
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 03-28-11 Member Since 2015

    Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?

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    "A little too predictable."

    Perhaps I should listen again to this one, because I had trouble liking the hero and became uninterested in the ending. Sometimes this happens when I am not listening close enough to a book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte 09-29-10
    Charlotte 09-29-10 Listener Since 2006
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    "One long propaganda piece"

    The action part of this spy thriller is fast-paced while relying on unbelievable feats of physical prowess. The protagonists are cold-hearted egoists who cavalierly break all laws of humanity and decency while justifying their actions on the basis of expediency and threats not understood by the simple-minded rest of us. The book is weighed down by pompous pronouncements illustrating these beliefs. This was my first and will be my last book by this author.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brian J. Petruska Brooklyn, New York United States 06-08-17
    Brian J. Petruska Brooklyn, New York United States 06-08-17 Member Since 2010
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    "This is one of the best of the Allon series"

    This is one of the best of the Allon series. The premonitions of the Arab Spring in the story are very impressive indeed.

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    Ezee3119 05-30-17
    Ezee3119 05-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Awesome book by Mr. Silva"

    I loved this book because it was different from the other ones. NARRATOR WONDERFUL(voices) were kept with each character

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    S. Elder 05-30-17
    S. Elder 05-30-17 Member Since 2009
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    "One of Silva's Best!"

    It was a great story with Silva's usual plot twists and suspenseful moments. I listened to it in 2 days! Though George Guidall is THE BEST narrator, this narrator was pretty good. Gabriel Allon is a winner!

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    Susan Laurel, United States Minor Outlying Islands 05-07-17
    Susan Laurel, United States Minor Outlying Islands 05-07-17 Member Since 2007
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    "One of his best."
    What did you love best about The Secret Servant?

    The plot is continually surprising, and the scenes in Denmark and Amsterdam are particularly interesting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Servant?

    The kidnapping in Hyde Park was nail biting.


    What does Phil Gigante bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The readers slight accents for different characters is perfect.


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    Clemencia Hartmann GRANBY, CT, US 03-27-17
    Clemencia Hartmann GRANBY, CT, US 03-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent story fit to our present time"

    Enjoyed it from beginning to end. Daniel Silva researched the details of the story in a most professional manner to achieve credibility and representation of our time.

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    dr herbert goldfarb 03-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Another absorbing story"

    I cheer for Allon. I love the whole cast of characters
    I'm waiting for the next adventure. Silva makes my car trips fly by

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    R. T. Bennett Jr. 03-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Gifted Author"

    it is amazing how Silva can continually deliver non-stop action books with intense intrigue, and what some might say, scarily real themes.

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    Michael Somewhere around the world 01-06-17
    Michael Somewhere around the world 01-06-17 Member Since 2016

    Bible translator...

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    "Pretty good"

    Much better story and ending than The Messenger. It was nice to have things wrapped up properly. There were a lot of clichés in this though. It makes the dialogue hard to listen to sometimes. Decent narrator, but not the best at accents.

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