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Isabella Rose is on the run, hunted by the very people she had been hired to work for. Trained killer Isabella and former handler Michael Pope are forced into hiding in India and, when a mysterious informer passes them clues on the whereabouts of Pope's family, the prey see an opportunity to become the predators.

Chased from the poverty of Mumbai's slums into the sights of a sniper's rifle amongst the lavish wealth of Shanghai, Isabella and Pope hunt fleeting shadows in a race against time. And they can't afford to lose.

The Agent is the third part in a continuing story involving Isabella Rose that also includes The Angel and The Asset.

©2017 Mark Dawson (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 03-12-18

Exciting espionage thriller!

I understand why Audible classifies the genre as contemporary Sci-FI, but The Agent's genre is espionage thriller. This is the third novel in British author Mark Dawson's Isabella Rose series. The series should be listened to in order. Even better, listen to Dawson's three novel Beatrix Rose series first beginning with In Cold Blood. Isabella is Bestrix's daughter and was in her early teen when her mom died. Her age is 15 years in The Agent. An ex-British espionage agent named Pope who worked with Beatrix Rose plays a major part in the first three novels in the Isabella Rose series, but it appears that his role may be complete. If you like espionage thrillers with lots of action and extreme suspense give Mark Dawson's novels a try.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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The Agent: Isabella Rose

wonderful ,amazing performance of Napoleon Ryan. His fantastic narration made the story interesting. Napoleon Ryan is very talented. story was great.

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Frustrated!

Well, I guess there's to be yet another Isabella Rose novel. Don't know if I'm up for another. Dawson spends an inordinate amount of time on scenic routes and descriptive weaponry. This includes a narrative of every street the agents turn on as well as types of weapons, where they originated and how many rounds they fire. Pope, Isabella and the supporting characters are more of an afterthought to a travel guide. I for one am more interested in the story than the roads in China! Way too much unnecessary background in these novels that actually take away from the plot and make for some very boring listening. Which speaking of, the narrator uses the same tone of voice for young girls and boys which I find irritating. These had the potential to be some very good novels if only the author had stuck more to try the story line.

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 04-23-18

Another good read and awesome narration..



Continuing with the story of Michael Pope and Isabella Rose was really exciting BUT this book had a lot more useless crap in it. Pope mentioned all the places they’d been to: London, Switzerland, Turkey, Syria, Italy, Shanghai, Vladivostok, and Washington DC. Now, can you imagine all those places and someone naming every single road you drove down? Every road, highway, street, path, look-out point? Everything? Especially in Shanghai CHINA? It was totally ridiculous. This book was the worst so far, even as good as it was it was the worst.

As I said it was exciting. During a rescue Pope saw Isabella fall about 30 feet into the snow covered ground and assumed she was killed BUT since he was running through the forest for his life he couldn’t check on her. And there was a surprising savior who was there and got Isabella to a hospital. Now, Isabella and her savior are headed to Mexico to try to get away from all those bad guys.

I’m off to read book 4 and I do hope this is the last one. Each book has been a cliffhanger but I hope this one’s not.

As to the narration: OMG! Napoleon Ryan is simply fabulous. His voices and emotions are outstanding. AND his pronunciation of ALL those streets they went down was amazing.

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Terrible narrator

I Couldn’t listen to this book the narrator was painful to listen to. Shame because I like the previous 2 books.

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Very Good Book

If you could sum up The Agent in three words, what would they be?

Fast moving action

Any additional comments?

I really like Mark Dawson as an author. Everything he writes seems to be very well researched. The action is fast and non-stop. Can't wait for his next book in this series to come out!

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  • Kareen
  • Phelan, CA, United States
  • 08-24-17

HUMBUG

LOVED IT UNTIL THE SOUND WENT OUT ABOUT 4 HOURS FROM THE FINISH. TRIED TO REPLAY, REWIND, ETC. NOTHING WORKED. ALL OTHER BOOKS WORK!

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Effective Writing- I like Mark Dawson's Style

What made the experience of listening to The Agent the most enjoyable?

The story

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Agent?

Mia's change to help the doctor.

What didn’t you like about Napoleon Ryan’s performance?

Overly dramatic, became distracting to the story. It felt like the performance was more important than the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I not have an extreme reaction- I had an effective reader experience. I could imagine the story clearly in my mind.

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Exciting plot!

Enjoyed listening to the narrator, very suitable for Mr. Pope! I can't wait to listen to the next book!

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Best Isabella Rose , so far.

I had trouble putting it on pause. The suspense was great. The character build up of Myra was excellent. The ending blew my mind. Mark....when is the sequel (book 4) going to be out?

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  • CT
  • 09-21-17

really really good

Great series really enjoyed all 3. Looking for the next one to continue the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-20-17

Excellent read

Could, not put the series down. Hope there will be a next book as I need to know if Isabella and Pope meet again :-)

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  • Irene
  • 09-17-17

The Agent

Lots of people have said narration below usual standard but I don't think so They have also criticised quick ending but again I don't find it a problem.
A good story line with obvious need to listen to next one . I like series so find it OK.
If you like series and an English narration then I would reccomend the books to you

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  • Fersh
  • 09-05-17

Well paced

I preferred this to the previous story in the series. It was more pacy and interesting in content. Isabella Rose is certainly an amazing fictional fifteen year old, shrewd, skilled and learned! I'm now anticipating book four in the series....

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  • Caroline Munday
  • 08-18-17

Brilliant action packed storyline !

Loved all of the Isabella Rose series so far - next one please! Couldn't put it down!

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  • Midge
  • 05-18-17

Book 3 another Isabella Rose spectacular

It was a great story, Isabella proving to be able to follow in her mother's footsteps and also a likeable character that draws you in. I am looking forward to the next one, WHEN? Can't wait!

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 06-05-18

No peace for the non wicked

Terrific story. All three of these Isabella Rose thrillers have been “ can’t stop listening “ and following the Beatrix Rose books I have found a very good story teller and a good story to follow through

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  • v jasewski
  • 02-01-18

Good story

I am enjoying the story and getting used to the narrator. I feel that there is a bit to much repetition at times and over description of things like every gun they pick up, etc. Looking forward to the next book though, as I want to see where the story takes us.

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  • WillPower
  • 01-30-18

Read/Listen to books 1 & 2 first

If you could sum up The Agent in three words, what would they be?

Conspiracy, Suspense & Unexpected

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Agent?

Without giving any spoilers how Pope & Rose were going to beat the odds!

Have you listened to any of Napoleon Ryan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have only come across this narrator during this series. His performance is excellent and he is really well suited to voicing the characters and keeping the listener engaged and interested.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The rescue

Any additional comments?

Really looking forward to the next book (4) in the series and hope the audible version comes out the same time as the digital/print version.

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  • Kirsty
  • 04-24-17

Worst performance ever

Have really enjoyed the author's other books
I think this storyline is very weak but frankly the vvvvvv bad voices and fiction makes it impossible to listen to
Boooo

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  • elliot
  • 02-17-18

A riveting thrill ride!

Captivating characters embroiled in a whirlwind thriller that traverses the globe. Top notch intrigue from Mark Dawson.

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  • Shimma
  • 02-09-18

Excellent

Loved it. And exceptionally good narrator. Hope there's another one in the series to follow.

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  • Charles
  • 08-18-17

O boy, another great instalment.

I really enjoyed this. Pope trying to protect Isabella but she's more than capable. The ending only wets the appetite for the next one. Great writing.

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  • Amazon CustomerMJV
  • 08-17-17

Another "Ciffhanger"

Would you try another book written by Mark Dawson or narrated by Napoleon Ryan?

I really liked his early books, but this series about the daughter is way below par.I kept waiting and hoping it would improve. It didn't

Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Dawson again?

It would have to be cheap.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

What pace. The narration was good. the story was weak.

Do you think The Agent needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. his storyline has gone downhill.

Any additional comments?

A pity, I found the books about John and Beatrice quite interesting.