Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Messenger by Daniel Silva

I listened to The Messenger by Daniel Silva and read by Christopher Lane. I felt that Christopher Lane has a nice voice, but am not completely sold that he did a good performance narrating The Messenger as his the voice he uses for some of the characters sounded less than stellar to me.

As far as the storyline goes for The Messenger by Daniel Silva, I felt it was disjointed in parts... It was almost as if I was listening to an abridged version of this novel. At times, I found it difficult to focus on the story because of the narration and the fact that the audio version felt disjointed at times... Otherwise, I did like the story and characters very much.

The following is a plot summary for The Messenger by Daniel Silva from the Goodreads website:
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.

I am giving The Messenger by Daniel Silva a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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