Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2005
CS ISBN 978-1-59600-020-9 $32.95 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-59600-023-0 $36.95 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-59335-784-9 $24.95 One MP3-CDs
Fans of Silva will savor this intense, convoluted spar and parry between Israeli spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon and Palestinian terrorists, though overall PRINCE OF FIRE melds political intrigue and time-honored thriller elements with varying results. Guerin Barry skillfully juggles the many accents, even personifying the late Yassir Arafat with wit and energy. But those new to the author’s style may find it challenging to follow the many story elements, though they are etched colorfully and passionately and offer a unique viewpoint of the Arab/Israeli struggle. Also, the recording quality is uneven, sounding as if it were broadcast over AM radio. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 05]
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