The Agent

Isabella Rose, Book 3
Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
Series: An Isabella Rose Thriller, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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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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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.

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cannot listen to the female voices

awful voice for the female lead. i stopped after just 10 minutes. have had this book too long before i tried to listen to it, too late to try to return. i have the book so i will read it at some point.

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Mark Dawson has written Another fantastic novel!

Mark Dawson is a well rounded author, but he does his best work when it comes to suspense and intrigue! This is another fantastic novel in this series! The narrator does a great job of bringing the story to life!

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Narrated by is difficult to listen too

I really enjoy the series plot, but am having a very difficult time listening to the narrator. There is NO flow to his reading of the story and sounds more like a B-Rated poorly scripted scene. The narrator's in the series "Cold Blood" and "Beatrix Rose" are so much better and wish this series would have stuck with the same voices.

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Story was ok nothing outrageous .

Struggled to finish. After three book it just keeps moving alot. A few to many missing parts. ok book if on sale.

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  • JC
  • 06-30-18

What a wonderful series!!!

This book and entire Isabella Rose series is fantastic! It will be one of the top 5 books that you have ever read/listened to, I believe. Action, intrigue, thrills, stealth, plot twists, and more action. Napoleon Ryan and Mark Dawson hit it out of the park with this one. It leaves you craving for more. Enjoy!

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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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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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  • 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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  • Damo
  • 10-08-18

Ouch!!

The story wasn’t so bad but the narration was painful! Am-dram having a first read through of a script.

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  • N
  • 07-20-18

Gripping story, appalling narration

Another great trilogy from Mark Dawson following the rise of a new star at The Firm, Beatrix Rose’s daughter Isobella meets up with Michael Pope ‘Control’ to take on the bad guys. Sadly, unlike David Thorpe’s narration of the John Milton series, Napoleon Ryan makes a complete hash of the storytelling switching randomly between over emphasis, up and down tones and boring, monotonous dialogue causing us to cringe or laugh out loud at his efforts to make the story interesting. Please choose another narrator if Isabella returns as she surely must from this cliff hanger.

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  • Adele
  • 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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  • Robert Cowlishaw
  • 02-13-20

Action packed

You know what to expect from Mark Dawson, the action is relentless and the storyline never boring.The Narrator is also very good.

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  • Paul Loseby
  • 02-09-20

Spoilt by the Narrator's voice

I love Mark Dawson's books but as soon as I started on this one, something was wrong. The narrator is Napoleon Ryan and his voice really grates. I did persist and I'm sure this is a good book in the 'written' version but half way through, I could not put up with him any more. He just doesn't sound natural. Perhaps I am spoilt with the superb David Thorpe narrating the other books I have read. I am just sending this book back to Audible together with The Asset read by the same narrator.

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  • Book_Addict
  • 11-03-18

***Unstoppable action***

book 2 on Isabella Rose adventures and what an exciting adventure it is.
fast paced, gripping and edge of your seat suspense that makes wanna hide.
I am loving this series and I want more.
Napoleon Ryan is brilliant as always.

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  • elliott
  • 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.