Portrait of an Unknown Woman: A Novel Audiobook, by Daniel Silva Play Audiobook Sample

Portrait of an Unknown Woman: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Edoardo Ballerini Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Gabriel Allon Series Release Date: July 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062835048

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

84

Longest Chapter Length:

15:29 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

06 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

07:20 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

47

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Publisher Description

In a spellbinding new masterpiece by #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva, Gabriel Allon undertakes a high-stakes search for the greatest art forger who ever lived

Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon has at long last severed ties with Israeli intelligence and settled quietly in Venice, the only place where he has ever truly known peace. His beautiful wife, Chiara, has taken over the day-to-day management of the Tiepolo Restoration Company, and their two young children are discreetly enrolled in a neighborhood scuola elementare. For his part, Gabriel spends his days wandering the streets and canals of the watery city, bidding farewell to the demons of his tragic, violent past.

But when the eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood asks Gabriel to investigate the circumstances surrounding the rediscovery and lucrative sale of a centuries-old painting, he is drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse where nothing is as it seems.

Gabriel soon discovers that the work in question, a portrait of an unidentified woman attributed to Sir Anthony van Dyck, is almost certainly a fiendishly clever fake. To find the mysterious figure who painted it—and uncover a multibillion-dollar fraud at the pinnacle of the art world—Gabriel conceives one of the most elaborate deceptions of his career. If it is to succeed, he must become the very mirror image of the man he seeks: the greatest art forger the world has ever known.

Stylish, sophisticated, and ingeniously plotted, Portrait of an Unknown Woman is a wildly entertaining journey through the dark side of the art world—a place where unscrupulous dealers routinely deceive their customers and deep-pocketed investors treat great paintings as though they were just another asset class to be bought and sold at a profit. From its elegant opening to the shocking twists of its climax, the novel is a tour de force of storytelling and one of the finest pieces of heist fiction ever written. And it is still more proof that, when it comes to international intrigue and suspense, Daniel Silva has no equal.

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"This one had a great story and characters. Kept you involved the whole time. Will read more of this series for sure."

— JJ (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Narrator Edoardo Ballerini…demonstrates his talent for accents as Allon’s adventures take him through Europe and to the US…While fans may miss the high tension of the spy business, they will find that Silva’s storytelling paired with Ballerini’s performance makes for a wonderful listening experience. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    — AudioFile
  • “The scheme is a doozy, but the real draw here is the meticulously detailed look at the art of the forger.”

    — Booklist (starred review)
  • “Silva provides plenty of thrills and, as usual, offers a glimpse into the lifestyles of the outrageously wealthy. In the early books in this series, it was Gabriel’s work as an art restorer that set him apart from other action heroes, and his return to that world is the most rewarding part of this installment.”

    — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Awards

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick
  • A Barnes & Noble bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

Portrait of an Unknown Woman Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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Narration: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 (4.50)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — 10/24/2023
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Doug , 12/22/2022

About Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva is the author of more than a dozen bestselling novels in the Michael Osbourne series and the Gabriel Allon series of suspense thrillers. He has twice won the Barry Award for Best Thriller for The Messenger in 2007 and The Fallen Angel in 2013. All of his novels have been New York Times bestsellers, with seven titles reaching #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list. His books are critically acclaimed bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than thirty languages. For more information visit www.danielsilvabooks.com

About Edoardo Ballerini

Edoardo Ballerini, an American actor, director, film producer, and award–winning narrator. He has won several Audie Awards for best narration, including for 2019’s Best Male Narrator of the Year, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, from classics to modern masters, from bestsellers to the inspirational, from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners to spine-tingling series, and much more. In television and film, he is best known for his roles in The Sopranos, 24, I Shot Andy Warhol, Dinner Rush, and Romeo Must Die. He is also trained in theater and continues to do much work on stage.