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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,936 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Silva Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Michael Osbourne Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781464034107
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A former television producer and journalist who has covered assignments from Washington to the Middle East, Daniel Silva fills The Marching Season with the political suspense that churns through present-day Northern Ireland.

When the Good Friday peace accords are shattered by three savage acts of terrorism, Northern Ireland is blown back into the depths of conflict. And after his father-in-law is nominated to become the new American ambassador to London, retired CIA agent Michael Osbourne is drawn back into the game.

Osbourne soon discovers that his father-in-law is marked for execution—and that he himself is once again in the crosshairs of a killer known as October, one of the most merciless assassins the world has ever known.

In this world of espionage and counter-espionage, no place is safe, and no detail too small to ignore. Frank Muller’s narration swirls the currents of danger and deceit around each scene in Silva’s compelling novel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ingenious.”

    Washington Post

  • “[A] Tom Clancy-esque thriller...Briskly paced.”

    USA Today

  • “Fascinating...a novel of plots and counterplots...The relationship between Osbourne and October is rich in detail and complexity.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “[The Marching Season creates] an almost unbearable tension....Silva urges you on like a silencer poking at the small of your back.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • The Marching Season is a pulse-pounding follow-up to The Mark of the Assassin and marks the return of stellar CIA agent Michael Osbourne.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Frank Muller uses his master’s touch to drive the tense and fast-paced story...Compelling listening with exceptional performances—aural and written—by Muller and Silva.”

    AudioFile

  • “ Solid, reliable, and delicious.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lola4 | 2/18/2014

    " Fast-paced thriller, which is good because a lot of it didn't make sense if you stopped to think about it. It was entertaining but nothing special. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 2/4/2014

    " Sort of same old, same old but kept me turning the pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Bargeron | 2/2/2014

    " This was my first Daniel Silva novel and where I fell in love with his writing style and content. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 1/30/2014

    " This is the second Michael Osbourne book by Silva. In this one a new splinter group in Ireland threatens to disrupt the peace process in Northern Ireland. Osbourne's father in law a retired Senator is pressed into service as Ambassador to help smooth out the process. Osbourne's old nemesis the assassin October is back once again trying to kill the Ambassador and Osbourne. Another good novel from Silva with lots of nice twists and turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 1/29/2014

    " The story starts out slow but the excitement builds in the second half of the book. A great deal of info on the conflict in Northern Ireland. I prefer the Allon books but one of the characters , October, appears in this book also. A satisfying read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robbin | 1/8/2014

    " Loved it. Daniel silva did not disappoint. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve | 1/8/2014

    " This is amatuerish compared to the Allon books, and the WWII spy book, The Unlikely Spy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivian | 1/8/2014

    " A good thriller. I liked the good guys, the bad guys are appropriately evil. A fast read, action keeps moving. "

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

    " Like the characters and the tension and the mystery. Love Daniel Silva even with all the violence in his books. The characters are always interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charity | 12/22/2013

    " only one of his i didn't like "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bettynz | 11/14/2013

    " Totally compulsive reading. I even took it to work today in case I had a free moment, I was that near the end! In some other universe!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merilee | 10/16/2013

    " Not one of his best "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 10/5/2013

    " Not a bad read but I read it during the millenium trilogy and I think it suffered for the comparison. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 9/27/2013

    " Sequel, of sorts, to Assassin. Osbourne's father-in-law, Senator Douglas Cannon, is named Ambassador to England following further terrorist activity in Northern Ireland. Promising story but the ending is convoluted and weak. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Cameron | 9/27/2013

    " Pretty good. I loved learning about the history of the conflict. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Valvo | 9/12/2013

    " I like these thrillers---am just beginning this one, good so far. Lived up to expectations...quick read, exciting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 9/3/2013

    " Even though I did not read the first book about Michael Osbourne, I was able to follow this spy novel. I liked Silva's writing - kept it interesting throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melvago | 8/31/2013

    " Action, spy, IRA and Protestant battle - Exciting "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda Appelbaum | 8/6/2013

    " Pretty good story but not my favorite. I thouggt the ending rather a hard to believe let down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 8/2/2013

    " Read out of order. Didn't realize I had the one before it. good read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert | 6/15/2013

    " Early Silva, not one of the Gabriel Allon series. Informative background of the Irish "troubles", but Michael Osbourne can't compare to Allon as hero. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 4/6/2013

    " I loved this one. I was familiar with the characters and had read Mark of an Assassin prior to reading this one. I was a little put off by the final quarter of the book with the relationship of the hero and the villian, but it worked for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 1/28/2013

    " I picked this one up on the cruise ship's book exchange shelf while on vacation. It is one of Silva's earlier books and it is pretty good, although, I don't think that it is one of his best---but after all, it didn't cost me a cent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Salena | 1/11/2013

    " This is the last book in the Michael Osbourne series. It had a great ending and I even felt for the "bad guys". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kw | 1/9/2013

    " So msny organizations, SO MANY characters. Just a bit tedious at times, but not bad . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed Dodson | 1/4/2013

    " Good plot and action descriptions. Characters are implausible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 10/22/2012

    " A solid spy fiction read. Not as well developed as the later Gabrielle Allon books. Too bad there was not a greater focus on the Troubles, as this one turns to America in the second half of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rudy | 8/1/2012

    " Maybe not as good as the first Osbounre book....but still quite good and impossible to put down. In 2 months, I've read 11 Silva books without having read fiction in 20 years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 7/22/2012

    " Part two of "The Mark of The Assassin". It was really good, but not as good as the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 5/16/2012

    " This book is a continuation of The Mark of the Assassin. I felt it was not a good as the first and just OK. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christiana Moffa | 5/4/2012

    " Daniel Silva's books are ALL must reads. Period. This one, if I remember correctly because it's been awhile, features an ex-CIA agent who is sent to Ireland to get to the bottom of the Northern/Southern Irish terrorist acts, which are heightened during what is called "The Marching Season." "

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About the Author
Author 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.

About the Narrator

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community. He has also won twenty-three Earphones Awards.