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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,119 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Silva Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gabriel Allon Series Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781423328018
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Over the course of ten previous novels, Daniel Silva has established himself as one of the world’s finest writers of international intrigue and espionage— “a worthy successor to such legends as Frederick Forsyth and John le Carré” (Chicago Sun-Times)—and Gabriel Allon as “one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Now the death of a journalist leads Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn. He’s playing by Moscow rules now. It is not the grim, gray Moscow of Soviet times but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and choked with bulletproof Bentleys. A Moscow where power resides once more behind the walls of the Kremlin and where critics of the ruling class are ruthlessly silenced. A Moscow where a new generation of Stalinists is plotting to reclaim an empire lost and to challenge the global dominance of its old enemy, the United States. One such man is Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB colonel who built a global investment empire on the rubble of the Soviet Union. Hidden within that empire, however, is a more lucrative and deadly business. Kharkov is an arms dealer—and he is about to deliver Russia’s most sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda. Unless Allon can learn the time and place of the delivery, the world will see the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11—and the clock is ticking fast. Filled with rich prose and breathtaking turns of plot, Moscow Rules is at once superior entertainment and a searing cautionary tale about the new threats rising to the East—and Silva’s finest novel yet. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Standard spy fare, but spiked with truly exciting scenes and spiced with Allon’s art expertise.”

    Booklist

  • “Reader Phil Gigante does an excellent job with the dialog-heavy text, effectively using different accents to bring the international cast of characters to life.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Paul Gigante…resumes his outstanding rendering of Gabriel Allon and his crew of Israeli counterterrorism experts. Once again, Gigante highlights Allon’s strange blend of artist and assassin by giving him a quiet yet thoroughly persuasive voice. Gigante also deftly handles Silva’s large, polyglot cast of arms dealers, terrorists, art dealers, wives, mistresses, and even children…Gigante’s quick pace and narrative skill will keep listeners enthralled.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A 2009 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Finalist
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennystephenson | 2/3/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. I love this style of writting where you are engaged a good fast paced story but you are also learning. Daniel Silva did a great job researching this plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 1/19/2014

    " Gabriel Allon makes my vacations great. Perfect escape thriller. Moscow Rules is more of the same famous-art-restorer-but-actually-secret-Israeli-agent-formula, and what can I say other than it works?! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Edmund | 1/18/2014

    " Gave up about half way through. Had read all the 'Allon' series but noticed with the last one that Silva's writing style had become formalistic - a problem compounded in 'Moscow Rules' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 1/9/2014

    " A top notch thriller that I have come to expect from Daniel Silva. As in all of his spy novels featuring the assassin/spy Gabriel Allon, it starts off with Mr. Allon in some far off land restoring art, which is his side line. Allon, an assassin and spy for the Office in Israel, is asked to do a small favor of meeting with a Russian journalist, who has information. Somehow the journalist ends up dead, leading Allon to take up the case of what information the journalist had, which leads Allon to Olga, another Russian reporter. That lead ends with Allon beaten and leads him to Elena Kharkov, wife of the notorious Ivan Kharkov, arms dealer to the world. The plot moves swiftly along as Allon tries to obtain information From Olga, at first, and then Elena. Forged paintings, old flames, the CIA, British Secret Service, gun fire, murder, and a bold extraction in hostile Moscow all play a part. The action is fast moving, the plot is nimble and the story is all I have come to expect from Silva. If I had a quibble with the novel, it would be the ending. All are saved by an author ploy of using some new character to save the day. It basically comees down to the author having no other way to save his guy. Still in all, the book is very fine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/4/2014

    " 4.5 of 5 Stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn Bain | 1/1/2014

    " I confess to having listened to the Silva series on CD, but I enjoyed both the writing and the reader. Well defined characters caught in highly charged circumstances on locations from Israel and Russia to U.S. and France. Highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronaulbach | 12/15/2013

    " Slow start but is a great spy thriller! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/13/2013

    " Gabriel Allon takes on a former KGB colonel turned international arms dealer. He must stop an arms sale to Middle East terrorists, and barely escapes with his life. Suspense abounds-- a great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dario | 12/2/2013

    " Predictable, formulaic, but still held my attention for a good reading adventure. I like how Silva creates the tension between emotional states and action pacted situations. There is always a twist that keeps you guessing and reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greta Hindmarsh | 11/25/2013

    " WOW I felt like I was reading CNN with how current this topic is. Although it is fiction I felt like it could have had true names inserted over and over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zac Brodrick | 10/15/2013

    " Solid author. Solid main character. No sex. Only a few bad words. Overall, solid read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 10/1/2013

    " This is the 2nd book I have read from this author, and I like him so much that I would like to read all his books when I get time. Gabriel Allon is a cool Iraeli spy hero, and you care about him, the other characters and the plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michel | 9/28/2013

    " This is the latest in a series of thrillers that revolve around a central character, Gabriel Allon, an Israeli intelligence agent. If you like international intrigue, and cloak and dagger prose you will love these books. Very difficult to put down once opened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 8/17/2013

    " Great book. Fast moving and engaging "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Herzog | 8/15/2013

    " All the usual suspects are here - Gabriel, Chiara, Shamron, the heads of security agencies around the world. I liked the fact that this time we had Russian bad guys which expanded the universe of these books. The resolution was a bit forced, but the overall effect well above average. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kent | 8/2/2013

    " Just entertainment - a good read, but no significant takeaways from here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Ellis | 6/25/2013

    " I love Daniel Silva's books! This one varies from the previous main themes of Middle East terrorism and deals with Russian arms dealers. Love the characters and the way he writes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rdonn | 9/16/2012

    " This is my second Gabriel Allon thriller. Daniel Silva is very inventive, knows how to keep one on the edge of ones seat. I enjoyed it very much, though I did have a few questions, things that didn't quite add up in my mind. But as always, a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 6/24/2012

    " Pretty good but not as good as some of other Gabriel Allon books. Quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug Hauser | 6/18/2012

    " First book Of Silva that I have read. Very interesting plot but i was a little disappointed with the ending. It felt like he was on a page limit and had to stop the book at that point. Would it stop me from reading another of his books? No! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/17/2011

    " Fun series in European locations. Like all the books, however, sometimes the plots and themes are predictable. Still lots of suspense - very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/27/2011

    " All his books are great. They have current plots if that doesn't sound strange. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb Pardol | 5/7/2011

    " I am enjoying reading Daniel Silva's series of books featuring Gabriel Allon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Bargeron | 1/5/2011

    " Still loving Daniel Silva "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 9/24/2010

    " Good read, entertaining. It got me to pick up a few more of Silva's works- interesting plot lines, decent writing. Good travel books, easy to pick up when you put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Snyder | 7/24/2010

    " Wonderful assessment of the current political environment in Russia. Great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aramis | 7/15/2010

    " Passable spy thriller but the Israeli slant made it tiresome at times. Don't think I will be looking for any other novels in this series. There are better spy novel writers out there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 10/30/2009

    " Solid book and fun to listen to while commuting to work. I would read more of his titles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet Henderson | 9/17/2009

    " I was a little disappointed. I am reading all of Daniel Silva's books in order and I could not get involved in this one. I think it was a little too much like prior books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya | 5/16/2009

    " Fun spy thriller. "

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