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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,474 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Silva Narrator: Tony Goldwyn Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gabriel Allon Series Release Date: February 2004 ISBN: 9780739309339
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Art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sent to Vienna to authenticate a painting, but the real object of his search becomes something else entirely: to find out the truth about the photograph that has turned his world upside down. It is the face of the unnamed man who brutalized his mother in the last days of World War II, during the Death March from Auschwitz. But is it really the same one? If so, who is he? How did he escape punishment? Where is he now?

Fueled by an intensity he has not felt in years, Allon cautiously begins to investigate, but the more layers he strips away, the greater the evil that is revealed, a web stretching across sixty years and thousands of lives. Soon, the quest for one monster becomes the quest for many. And the monsters are stirring . . .

Filled with sharply etched characters and prose, and a plot of astonishing intricacy, this is an uncommonly intelligent thriller by one of our very best writers. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A masterful and compelling tale of evil, treachery, and revenge…Goes to the top of the list of this year’s best.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “[A] superbly crafted narrative of espionage and foreign intrigue.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A masterfully constructed tale of memory and revenge. It demonstrates that thrillers can be more than entertainment.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Gripping…The grim, fateful plotting resembles the early work of John le Carré.”

    New York Daily News

  • A 2005 Barry Award Finalist for Best Thriller
  • A 2005 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby | 2/18/2014

    " No one beats Daniel Silva when it comes to international espionage and intrigue. And for those who enjoy fiction based on actual events and real places, you will certainly enjoy Silva's trilogy: The Confessor, The Rembrandt Affair, and A Death in Vienna. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 1/25/2014

    " My favorite of the Allon series so far. The story is well written covering lots of historical mysteries of the holocaust. Seemed like lots of character development, even for minor players but still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/23/2014

    " Daniel Silva is a great vacation read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlo | 1/21/2014

    " This is not my normal go-to genre. I usually lean toward historical fiction and biographies, so maybe it was the historical elements of this novel that made it so interesting to me. The thriller/spy factor was amped up by the interesting Nazi/Jew history that was woven into the story. It was compelling. I realize that this book is part of a series, but it was the first Silva book I've read. I plan on reading more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Talya | 1/20/2014

    " Usually I don't read this kind of book, but I loved this one. I especially enjoyed the the Jewish/Israel content, but on the whole, really well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat | 1/4/2014

    " Listened to it on CD on a long drive -- fast-paced story and a great voice job by Tony Goldwyn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 12/15/2013

    " Once again, Daniel Silva does not disappoint. An enjoyable, and educational, read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jose | 11/12/2013

    " I'm a sucker for these books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward | 11/10/2013

    " We all have a weak spot for trash - mine is Daneil Silva's novels and Gabriel Alon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck Sedgwick | 2/24/2013

    " Awesome. Daniel Silva never disappoints. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Gabriel Allon series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rudy | 11/18/2012

    " Another good entry by Allon.....great story but a little more difficult to read as it dealt directly with the Holocaust. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 7/24/2012

    " Allons continues his feats of derring do. The added psychological and historical shades the author puts into the novel propel it a notch above the competition. Addictive and fun to read, especially the continued assaults on the Austrians and Swiss bankers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexander | 6/23/2012

    " A second Daniel Silva novel, in a row, that centers on the Holocaust...not exactly what I expected, the novel is a mix of depressing pages intermixed with moments of action and suspense, all leading to a rather anti-climactic conclusion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Schwarz | 1/24/2012

    " Daniel Silva is one of my favorite writers. A Death In Vienna is the last in a trilogy of the Gabriel Allon series dealing with the Holocaust along with The English Assassin and The Confessor. They were all not only suspenseful great reads, but interesting as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita Kay | 12/14/2011

    " Typical of this series...quite a page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 9/16/2011

    " Maybe I should have read the first two books of the trilogy, The Confessor and The English Assassin before I read this one. It was well written and absorbing but difficult to keep the characters straight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 9/12/2011

    " Another good read in the Gabriel Allon series. I am not sure how well this book would have read if the prior episodes were not read since I started with the first in the series. Silva's weaving of historical facts with his story provides an interesting depth and realism to the tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Hollister | 8/16/2011

    " Recommended by Candi, I love Daniel Silva's books. They have all been well written and weave in cities and countries that I visited. So it is an enriching way to be in Rome while not physically there! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 6/14/2011

    " Good entertaining read. If you like WWII, Nazi spy stuff you'll like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger | 6/12/2011

    " The conclusion of a very well written trilogy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena | 6/11/2011

    " Great story...amazing detail about the Holocaust. Should have read them in order though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 6/1/2011

    " Once again, Daniel Silva does not disappoint. An enjoyable, and educational, read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 5/4/2011

    " Terrific continuation of Allon character. Just no let up in quality of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 5/2/2011

    " A nice wrap up to this trio!
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 4/8/2011

    " decent finish to the first 3 books of the allon series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 4/4/2011

    " Gripping story. I enjoyed it. A little predictable, but good characterization and plot development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 3/28/2011

    " Nazi war criminals and holocaust novels are similar to the Crusades as a reminder of how horrible human nature can be......a precursor for today's terrorism.
    This novel was very well written and deserves its own merit. A logical ending rounds out a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 3/25/2011

    " This was my least favorite of Silva's books so far, but still a fast and interesting read. if I had read it as a standalone book, I would probably rate it higher, but I just like some of the others better.
    7 down 3 to go.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 3/15/2011

    " A good read. Love the Allon books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 2/8/2011

    " This book was definitely the weakest of the series but it was still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat | 2/8/2011

    " Listened to it on CD on a long drive -- fast-paced story and a great voice job by Tony Goldwyn. "

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