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by | Read by Simon Vance

Fiction • 14.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Gabriel Allon, Israeli mastermind and art restorer, is a master of disguises, and his "vocal portrait” has been attempted by numerous narrators. Simon Vance takes on the task here in Allon's eleventh caper as a globe-trotting modern spy. Yet Allon is illusive, and Vance doesn't quite nail it. Could it be that Allon is such a complex changeling that even the highly skilled and perceptive Vance doesn't quite inhabit him? Can anyone? Fans of the series, or newcomers, will mind little as Allon and his compatriots outwit terrorists, and their espionage "partners." Very dull, slightly muffled sound mars Vance's usual crisp speech and makes his subtleties hard to hear. The definitive portrait of this spy is yet unpainted. R.F.W. 2012 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2011]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9780062084941 $39.99 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN 9780062084965 $24.99


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2011

CS ISBN 978-1-4618-1683-6 $123.75 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 9781461807483 $123.75 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4618-2079-6 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

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