A Death in Vienna : Gabriel Allon

  • by Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • Series: Gabriel Allon
  • 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Joining the ranks of Graham Greene and John le Carre, the newest master of international suspense, Daniel Silva has crafted a novel of astonishing intricacy and intelligence. Sent to Vienna to authenticate a painting, the art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sidetracked by a photograph that throws his world upside-down. Could it really be the face of a man who during the last days of World War II had brutalized his mother on the Death March from Auschwitz?
Questions abound when Allon, driven by an intensity he had not felt in years, begins to investigate, discovering in the process that the hunt for one man is a hunt for many-and a network of unimaginable evil spanning sixty years.


What the Critics Say

"Superbly crafted narrative of espionage and foreign intrigue....Action and suspense abound, but this is serious fiction with a serious purpose." (Publishers Weekly)
"The action, despite careening across cities and continents, retains knife-edge-sharp suspense....This finely wrought thriller reads like an exquisitely suspenseful chess game." (Booklist)
"John Lee gives a masterful performance....All the accents, from Italian to German, sound perfect....And his pacing is excellent, always in tune with the action. A riveting narration." (AudioFile)
"Daniel Silva has now indisputably joined the ranks of Graham Greene and John le Carre." (Chicago Tribune)


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Customer Reviews

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Never forget!

German atrocities during WWII are never a pleasant subject to deal with. This novel makes a salient point. You can destroy a people but you will never destroy their need to seek revenge against those that committed these deeds. Silva handles this in a fast paced exciting manner that hits all the right buttons. Gabriel Alon is an agent for Israel whose family was wiped out during the Holocaust. Over fifty years later a friend is murdered in Vienna under suspicious circumstances. This sets into motion an exciting investigation that turns up all of the old hatred.

If you enjoy a vast pace action novel, this should be your cup of tea.
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- Harris

Another Fine Silva Novel

Daniel Silva is a superb writer and storyteller. "A Death In Vienna" is one of his best. The narrotor is a fine match for this story and he added much to my enjoyment.

Leonard Stearns
Boise, Idaho
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- Leonard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-19-2004
  • Publisher: Books on Tape