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The Messenger

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Daniel Silva

Narrated By: Christopher Lane

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: July 2006

Duration: 10 hours 58 minutes

Summary:

Gabriel Allon, art restorer and spy, is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. Allon is recovering from his grueling showdown with a Palestinian master terrorist, when terrorism comes to find him once again. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer - photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever, straight at the heart of the Vatican. Allon warns his old friend Monsignor Luigi Donati, the pope's private secretary, and rushes to Rome to assist in security, but what neither he nor Donati knows is that the Vatican has been thoroughly penetrated. An extraordinary enemy walks among them...and he's just getting started. In the days and weeks to come, Allon and his colleagues will find themselves in a deadly duel of wits against one of the most dangerous men in the world - a hunt that will take them across Europe to the Caribbean and back. But for them, there may simply not be enough of anything: enough time, enough facts, enough luck. All Allon can do is set his trap - and hope that he is not the one caught in it.

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  • dee

    Very interesting and well written even if a bit far-fetched in spots. But then again, I am not, nor have I ever been a spy, so what do I know about far fetched. I enjoyed the characters and fast pace. It made my commute go by quickly.

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  • Bruce Curson

    My second read in the Allon series. This one started slow but ended with a flare. I like the Gabriel Allon character a lot but this would not be the book that I would recommend to introduce the character to a new reader of Silva. With that said, I am hooked on the development of Allon.

  • Kvilleguy

    Really good story. I found myself wanting to listen after I had gotten home and out of the car. Characters were interesting and complex. The action was steady and uninterrupted. I was not expecting the book to be this good and was pleasantly surprised.

  • McRoadDog

    Initially it got off to a slow start but before reaching the halfway point, the reader was turbo charging the action to the point where I could hardly wait to put in the next CD...anytime I can cover 400 miles and stay this entertained, I'm good to go....

  • Tom Watrous

    Gets off to rather a slow start but I stayed with it and it picked up. Pretty average yarn; not one that you'd get to work and stay in the car for 10 more minutes to keep listening.