The English Spy : Gabriel Allon

  • by Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: Gabriel Allon
  • 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award, Best Male Narrator, 2016
Number one New York Times best-selling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high-stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon.
First there was The English Assassin.
Then there was The English Girl.
Now comes The English Spy....
Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with 17 thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back - from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant hero, Gabriel Allon - art restorer, assassin, spy - has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.
Following the success of his smash hit The Heist, Daniel Silva returns with another blockbuster - a powerhouse novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination and is sure to be a must -listen for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts.


What the Critics Say

"Guidall's warm, lived-in voice brings so much to the experience, somehow always conveying understanding of and sympathy for the human dimension in the most terrible scenes of mayhem, the most morally ambiguous situations. His attention and pace never falter, and he is wonderful at the accents, including several flavors of Irish, along with Russian, Iranian, and an uncanny Israeli." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Daniel Silva just keeps getting better

This is my only review of Daniel Silva book since my negative review of Marching Season which was written very early in his career. I am a fan of all 16 of Silva's Gabriel Allon series which started very well and has only gotten better as he matured as a writer. If more than 5 stars were allowed the English Spy would get more. The English Spy brings back one of my favorite Silva characters, the English assassin and ex-spy living on Corsica, and "rehabilitates" him to a British spy agency. Gabriel Allon, now in his 50's, simply gets better with age. He is supposed to take over leadership of the office, an Israeli spy agency, but we;ll have to wait for the next Silva book to see.

Of all of the well read mystery/thriller series Silva's Allon is the most complex and tragic. But with the children born to him and his young wife Chiara at the end of The English Spy there is hope. The tragic Leah remains in the picture.

This book confirms that Daniel Silva is THE master of the mystery/thriller/spy genre if any doubt remained.

George Guidall has one of the easiest to listen to voices of all narrators. He is, as always, excellent.

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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

just couldn't get into it

I'm a big fan of Daniel Silva. I've read/listened to ask of his books. but this one never hooked me. the settings and characters changed too frequently and too quickly. the scenes were truncated and not well chronicled. I found myself regularly rewinding the book to try to catch up with the story, but it just never settled in.
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- Annie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-30-2015
  • Publisher: HarperAudio