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The English Girl

READ & DOWNLOAD ´ TALENTFORVIPS.CO.UK µ Daniel Silva

Okay this is it I m tired of eading bad fiction I bought The English Girl at the Las Vegas airport because I wanted something fun and fast to ead on the flight home Wow was I ever disappointed This book uns an appalling 520 pages about 200 pages too long and all of the pages are filled with clunky writing uninspiring dialogue woefully underdeveloped characters and an incredibly convoluted holy shit can this book just stop already plot The further I traveled in this book the less I liked it Madeline Hart the English girl of the book s title is vacationing on the island of Corsica She is a minor player in the British government but has the determination and intelligence to succeed One night she is kidnapped and a ansom demand is sent to Jonathan Lancaster the Prime Minister of England the man she has been sleeping with PM Lancaster wishing to avoid a scandal calls in a favor that eventually leads to Gabriel Allon the legendary Israeli super spy and Man Who Can Do No Wrong Even his work as an assassin is bathed in the glow of ighteous goodness Allon eluctantly agrees to save this woman and his uest turns into an international thriller of bombastic and depressingly easy to guess proportions Five hundred twenty pages later you basically want them all to die but particularly the smug self ighteous AllonI m not going to put spoiler alerts in this eview so if you have any desire to ead this book stop eading I mean I m not going to come ight out and give it all away but I may let a few things slide in my need to complain about the awfulness that is this book You ve been warnedThere are a lot of things I didn t like about this book Many many things Practically everything What I liked and it s seriously the ONLY thing so I may as well mention it first is the first chapter Silva does an excellent job of setting the scene in Corsica and describing Madeline the English girl The descriptions are vivid the friends Madeline is vacationing with come alive and are interesting people and the portrait painted of Madeline eally grabs my attention I was excited to keep eading because I liked this Madeline I wanted her to be escued and I couldn t wait for the fun to start Then I met Gabriel Allon an assassin and professional prig The book s overall self ighteous attitude about characters deemed unworthy of living thus doomed to be killed by Allon and his helper Christopher Keller and the general attitude that Israel is the country of Good Peopleand everyone else sucks irritated the snot out of me What I dislike the most about this book is the macho bullshit and Marty Stu thanks Ferdy factor of Allon s character He is Invincible He is Legendary He is the Best Spy Ever Oh and the Best Killer of Bad People Ever He s the Smartest the Bravest the Spy Who Gets Shit Done And be warned bad guys if you mess with him or any of
"His Friends Or Any Jewish "
friends or any Jewish in general he will fuck you up Badly Pair this extreme macho awesomeness with Christopher Keller a former British citizen and Extra Special Military Forces guy He was supposedly killed in a FUBAR friendly fire incident and has chosen to emain dead He now works as an assassin for hire the Best Most Talented assassin for hire He even tried to kill Allon but his code of conduct wouldn t let him complete the mission so Allon lives These two Most Awesome Men work together to track down the bad guys who kidnapped Madeline and it s often a non stop dick dueling match I m manly No I am On page 152 these two idiots argue about who gets to shoot first each of them trying to out dick the other Keller eminds Allon that he achieved the highest score ever ecorded during a live fire military exercise at a famed British training camp Allon esponds I once shot a Palestinian terrorist between the eyes from the back of a moving motorcycle When Keller basically says oh big whoop Allon continues to brag The terrorist was sitting in the middle of a crowded caf on the boulevard Saint Germaine in Paris Keller took the shot only because he won the coin toss The whole book is like this Allon the Big Man on Campus He s taking names and kicking asses It s so bad I m embarrassed for the author Allon either eally is his Marty Stu or Silva created a character he could slavishly hero worship Either way it s crap When an author creates a character this fucking awesome you pretty much know he s going to succeed at everything This takes away the tension of the novel Allon has no interesting flaws or weaknesses What he has instead is a sensitive soul tortured by personal misfortunes This doesn t make me like tortured by personal misfortunes This doesn t make me like any better or give his stunted personality depth I did not like the epeated scenes of Keller and Allon or Allon and another agent torturing a bad guy or Russian spy to get information Keller and Allon very neatly divide humans into worth living and not worth living and play god by torturing and then disposing of these people as easily as you or I may toss out an apple core I have a lot of problems with the torture scenes in the book Intellectually I understand that it s probably necessary to do it to get the information needed to find the girl I mean we can debate whether torturing a person will lead to helpful information there is no conclusive evidence that it does but I have other moral and ethical easons to not support it but for the purposes of this crap ass novel let s Madeline Hart é uma estrela ascendente no partido britânico no poder bonita inteligente motivada para o sucesso por uma infância pobre Mas Madeleine tem também um segredo sombrio é amante do primeiro ministro Jonathan Lancaster Os seus aptores descobriram o omance e decidiram ue Lancaster deve pagar pelos seus pecados Receoso de um escândalo ue lhe destrua a carreira ele decide lidar com o caso em privado sem o envolvimento da polícia br. Ssume it s a necessary evil It s been difficult for me to pinpoint exactly why I dislike these scenes because I watch tv shows and ead books that have violent interrogation scenes I think the disconnect for me is how Allon is portrayed as the Righteous Avenger and he kills without mercy but he s so incredibly self ighteous about Keller being an assassin for hire Here s a description of him as the Righteous Avenger For the next three years Gabriel and the other Wrath of God operatives stalked their prey across Europe and the Middle East Armed with a22 caliber Beretta a soft spoken weapon suitable for killing at close ange Gabriel personally assassinated six members of Black September Whenever possible he shot them eleven times one bullet for each Israeli butchered in Munich 27 Not only did Gabriel kill these men he shot them eleven times each Dead is dead Overkill thy name is Gabriel Allon The author eveals his personal feelings by choosing the word butchered That s in the exposition it s not a word Allon chooses I suspect Allon is a mouthpiece for the author s own feelings and prejudices not that this isn t uncommon or even a bad thing but if the other books in the series eflect the overall prejudices of this book Isreal good all other nations bad or incompetent then it could become distracting and annoying Allon makes flippant lame jokes when torturing the bad guys yet when Keller says goddamned in a Catholic church they e using as a covert meeting place to discuss the operation and for Keller to have a few chuckles about killing someone Allon scolds Keller Remember where you are Christopher Really That s the line we don t cross The last thirty pages or so of this book are completely unnecessary They also contain a scene that pissed me off the most Allon and his lovely wife Chiara are having a pleasant holiday at Corsica now that everything has been handled successfully and according to his plans Allon is visiting with Keller trying to convince him to change his career path First he tries to make Keller feel guilty for having completed a business trip Allon asks him how many men he s killed and Keller understandably irritated shoots back I don t know How many have you killed So Allon eplies Mine are different I m a soldier A secret soldier but a soldier nonetheless 512 He continues to tell Keller that if he joined forces with Allon he could be a soldier too as long as he becomes an Israeli citizen learns Hebrew and works for the Israeli spy service Wow I ead this scene a few times getting angrier every time until I think my eyes were on fire What the fuck Moral elativism anyone Allon also says to him I didn t include you on the team because I needed your help I wanted to show you that there s to life than killing people for money 511 No Allon you did need his help He found the house where the kidnappers were holding the girl He guarded the ansom money while you were out unning errands Keller was actually a big help to you In the course of this mission he and Keller murdered at least six people Granted in Allon s eyes their lives were meaningless but enlisting the help of a uthless killer on a mission in which people were tortured and murdered without a second thought seems like a screwy way of trying to prove that there and murdered without a second thought seems like a screwy way of trying to prove that there to life than killing Plus Allon states several times in the book that he sought out Keller there s to life than killing Plus Allon states several times in the book that he sought out Keller he is a uthless killer So Allon is going to take the moral high ground and say well no because he Allon kills only people who deserve to be killed that makes him guiltless I don t think so What makes a person s life negotiable This person is an enemy of your government Well maybe you are an enemy of his government Allon has as much blood on his hands as does Keller The difference is Keller knows it He doesn t try to excuse it Allon is smug and self ighteous and excuses his murderous ways by claiming he is a soldier His world is so very comfortingly black and white Must be nice to be so sure that you are on the side of the angelsAs for Madelineview spoilerokay so I will put a spoiler alert here Madeline is not only alive but she was never eally kidnapped Not only that but she s a Russian spy So lots of people were killed lots of money was spentall to escue a woman who is Russian and out to harm the British government But ha so what ight Allon Israel is the only country that matters So Madeline pleads innocence The bad guys made me do itreally I love England and Allon escues her from the bad Russians He spends an awful lot of time trying to convince her to seek sanctuary in Israel to the point where I thought what the fuck Is he in love with
"Her Watch Out Beautiful ChiaraMadeline "
Watch out beautiful ChiaraMadeline beautiful too what Rescue a fat ugly girl No way man and she actually has something close to a personality But why didn t Madeline get shot in the head I mean look at all the trouble they went to and here she is a Russian spy the whole time You d think Allon would have tortured her merely because she inconvenienced him and pulled him away from his stupid painting But she s pretty and the bad Russians holding her bruised her a little bitawwdon t worry honey Allon will kiss away your boo boos hide spoiler Perhaps it s driven by nostalgia but I m surprised at how well ated this book is by other eviewers I feel a bit differently It had to happen sometime after 13 books with the same Itânica Trata se de uma decisão arriscada não só para si próprio como para o agente ue conduzirá as buscasTens sete dias depois a apariga morre Entra em cena Gabriel Allon assassino implacável estaurador de arte e espião para uem as missões perigosas e a intriga política não são novidade Com o elógio a contar Gabriel tenta desesperadamente trazer Madeleine de volta a casa em segurança A sua missão leva o do mundo criminoso
The Sky Weaver (Iskari,
Haracter this is the FIRST in the series that seemed like a paycheck book to meThe Gabriel Allon series is one of my favorites which is odd considering most of what I ead is outside of this genre I prefer scifi Gabriel s character has aged in the previous 13 novels so you cannot expect the character to eact to situations in the same fashion as when he was younger Also there are only so many times that a character can be brought back in for one jobWhile I did find the character development to be interesting and the author does a pretty good job of explaining the backgrounders for other elevant characters that pop in to this particular storyline the story itself was pretty predictable a first IMO after eading this seriesGiven how things end I hope the author has the good sense to allow Gabriel Allon to etire soon The overall body of work is uite good Daniel Silva is said to have einvented the spy thriller genre with this series and I wholeheartedly agree so I hope he doesn t drag the series out in the name of paying off the author s pied a terre or country home see also the first three novels of the Dune series vs the crap Frank Herbert s son puts out g Despite not eally loving the previous Daniel Silva thriller I d ead The Heist I decided to give him another chance for two easons first The English Girl seems to be one of Silva s most acclaimed thrillers so it had the best chance of being good and because when I was browsing audiobooks on my phone this one popped up I was immediately at a disadvantage when I started this book because The Heist takes place after the events of The English Girl Even though there weren t any serious spoilers for The English Girl there are plenty of eferences to the case in The Heist so ight from the beginning I had a vague idea of where the plot was headed But Silva still manages to throw in some twists that I didn t see coming so if you e eading the Gabriel Allon books out of seuence you can still enjoy this one The plot here was definitely coherent than The Heist which started out as a fun art caper and then turned into a dreary political thriller two thirds of the way in The English Girl luckily has enough of a plot for Silva to stay focused for the book s considerable page count The story starts when Madeline Hart a minor level employee in the British government is kidnapped while on vacation in Corsica A ansom video is delivered to the Prime Minister Seven days then the girl dies A possible justification for Madeline s kidnapping soon becomes clear she and the Prime Minister were having an affair Desperate to keep the kidnapping and the easons behind it out of the news the British government ecruits Israeli intelligence agent Gabriel Allon to find Madeline and get her back With the help of his Israeli team a former British soldier turned assassin and a Corsican mafia don Allon has six days to find the missing English girl And of course finding her is only the beginning This was a fast paced well written thriller with good characters and good twists Overall I liked it I liked how Silva lets us enjoy the long careful planning that goes into even the simplest operations and it s a nice blend of exciting shoot em up action scenes and subdued passages about the bureaucratic side of espionage Also this book features appearances from Allon s super cool wife Chiara who is probably my favorite character in the series Because Chiara is also a spy she and Gabriel get to talk about his work honestly instead of doing the tiresome bit where the husband has to protect his sweet innocent wife from his dangerous work by never telling her the truth about anything I do wish that Chiara had actually gotten to do something in this book her job in The English Girl is mainly to act as a sounding board for Gabriel and then cook dinner for everyone and have lots of sex with her husband Also she eally wants to have a baby and has an eye olling line where she describes being on a flight with a crying baby and says that the mother was the luckiest woman in the world Ugh Another unfortunate thing I noticed in this book Gab An excellent story by an excellent author with an outstanding main character in Gabriel 10 of 10 stars Daniel Silva is a ock star He s an intelligent writer he has both intriguing plot development and engaging characters his main characters grow and evolve and age and he always leaves me eady for the next book To me one of his core strengths is that even though his characters are set in the world of espionage they don t succeed because of the latest gadget or technological wonder They use their brains experience wiles and then the gadgets They are good at what they do because of carefully honed skills and that sets him apart from other writers who ely on superhuman heroes with ippled abs and talking watches I also like that his plots are well crafted with enough detail to support the story but not so much that it appears he s trying to impress with his latest esearch those paragraphs that cause me to flip to the next page He seems to cause me to flip to the next page He seems to his eaders interest in knowing just enough but not too muchIf I were starting to ead Silva for #The First Time I D Go Back #first time I d go back the beginning of Gabriel Allon s story ather than starting here Even though there is backstory in each book the eal depth of his writing skill becomes apparent across the series. E Marselha a um vale isolado nas montanhas da Provença depois aos bastidores do poder londrino e finalmente a um clímax em Moscovo uma cidade de espiões e violência onde há uma longa lista de homens ue desejam ver Gabriel mortoDesde as páginas de abertura até ao chocante final em ue se evelam os verdadeiros motivos por detrás do desaparecimento de Madeleine A Rapariga Inglesa irá deixar os leitores completamente mergulhados na história. ,


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    [The English Girl] EBOOK/EPUB FREE READ The English Girl Okay this is it I’m tired of reading bad fiction I bought The English Girl at the Las Vegas airport because I wanted something fun and fast

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    Daniel Silva µ 1 FREE READ READ & DOWNLOAD ´ TALENTFORVIPS.CO.UK µ Daniel Silva [The English Girl] EBOOK/EPUB Damn itI finished the book Now I must wait for the next I always enjoy reading about places I have been It also references my favorite bookmovieA Room with a View Overall a good read with the usual twists and turns but lacking in the typical Allon antics spyness and restorations I was really hoping for in the English Girl Overall I recommend but if you have not read the Gabriel Allon series by Silva do not make this your

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    Daniel Silva µ 1 FREE READ READ & DOWNLOAD ´ TALENTFORVIPS.CO.UK µ Daniel Silva FREE READ The English Girl Perhaps it's driven by nostalgia but I'm surprised at how well rated this book is by other reviewers I feel a bit

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    Daniel Silva µ 1 FREE READ READ & DOWNLOAD ´ TALENTFORVIPS.CO.UK µ Daniel Silva FREE READ The English Girl While all the Silva books tend to blend together in my memory he has a great formula and sticks to it His formula as I see it follows these steps1 Semi retired Israeli spy Gabriel Allon has sworn off spying and is engrossed in his 2nd career as art restorer2 Someone from Allon's past asks him a favor to solve some international crimestop some international terrorist3 Allon hems and haws but finally agrees to do

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    Daniel Silva µ 1 FREE READ READ & DOWNLOAD ´ TALENTFORVIPS.CO.UK µ Daniel Silva [The English Girl] EBOOK/EPUB Despite not really loving the previous Daniel Silva thriller I'd read The Heist I decided to give him another cha

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    [The English Girl] EBOOK/EPUB Daniel Silva µ 1 FREE READ FREE READ The English Girl The English Girl is fun for the most part but the ending let me downOn the plus side it has Keller returning And its written in the usual Daniel Silva styleOn the negative side it has a predictable plot and a poor

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    Daniel Silva µ 1 FREE READ READ & DOWNLOAD ´ TALENTFORVIPS.CO.UK µ Daniel Silva FREE READ The English Girl An excellent story by an excellent author with an outstanding main character in Gabriel 10 of 10 stars

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    [The English Girl] EBOOK/EPUB Daniel Silva is a rock star He's an intelligent writer he has both intriguing plot development and engaging characters his main characters grow and evolve and age and he always leaves me ready for the next book To me one of his core s

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