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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,843 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Silva Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gabriel Allon Series Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9781441893925
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Determined to sever his ties with the Office, Gabriel Allon has retreated to the windswept cliffs of Cornwall with his beautiful Venetian-born wife, Chiara. But once again his seclusion is interrupted by a visitor from his tangled past: the endearingly eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood. As usual, Isherwood has a problem. And it is one only Gabriel can solve.

In the ancient English city of Glastonbury, an art restorer has been brutally murdered and a long-lost portrait by Rembrandt mysteriously stolen. Despite his reluctance, Gabriel is persuaded to use his unique skills to search for the painting and those responsible for the crime. But as he painstakingly follows a trail of clues leading from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires and, finally, to a villa on the graceful shores of Lake Geneva, Gabriel discovers there are deadly secrets connected to the painting. And evil men behind them.

Before he is done, Gabriel will once again be drawn into a world he thought he had left behind forever, and will come face-to-face with a remarkable cast of characters: a glamorous London journalist who is determined to undo the worst mistake of her career, an elusive master art thief who is burdened by a conscience, and a powerful Swiss billionaire who is known for his good deeds but may just be behind one of the greatest threats facing the world.

Filled with remarkable twists and turns of plot, and told with seductive prose, The Rembrandt Affair is more than just summer entertainment of the highest order. It is a timely reminder that there are men in the world who will do anything for money.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A 2011 Barry Award Nominee for Best Thriller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo Marie | 2/15/2014

    " Gabriel Allon is one of my favorite characters in current fiction. And this is certainly current with the intelligence services of the U.S., Israel and England working together to keep Iran from having nuclear weapons. A fast-paced, exciting thriller. "

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

    " If you like well constructed characters, spy intrigue and overall quality writing Dan Silva is for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 2/1/2014

    " Another great book in the Gabriel Allon series.... but I skipped 8 and 9 so have to go back and read those. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina Chachu | 1/30/2014

    " The second of Daniel Silva's thrillers with Gabriel Allon as the main character. Enjoyable, not too heavy, but not quite as exciting as I had expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Spake | 1/28/2014

    " This, to me, is the best book Silva has written in years. I think Silva is a masterful story teller, and I really love his characters. He's so good, it's not that hard to put his Zionist politics aside long enough to enjoy the novels. It's worth it though - usually - and certainly for this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 12/23/2013

    " I started this series WAY out of order but I will attest that even though this is #10 in a series, it works as a stand alone too. I have since gone back and read books 1-5 so far and I'm sure knowing Gabriel Allon as well as I do now would only add to my enjoyment but I'm glad I discovered this smart Israeli spy/art restorer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/23/2013

    " Daniel Silva's The Rembrandt Affair is a wonderful fast-paced thriller that traces a stolen Rembrandt painting whose storied history involves much bloodshed. Beyond that, I love the fact that Silva used this book to address several social and political issues that have always intrigued me, and one of those are the mysteries behind the Nazi looting of the priceless treasures owned by the Jews, and the evolving relationship between Israeli intelligence and foreign intelligence services. I simply could not put this book down, and despite the fact that this is a novel, I was intrigued by the story of how one powerful Swiss banker achieved success and wealth from ill-gotten treasure, and would do anything to protect that wealth. There are probably hundreds of stories like this, and I don't think we'll ever know what happened to all of the art and other treasure that was plundered by the Nazis, but The Rembrandt Affair, similar to Steve Berry's The Amber Room, gives the reader an interesting angle to think about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 12/14/2013

    " Very much enjoyed this book. I liked how history was woven into the story. I learned a lot about the theft of Jewish owned art during the holocaust. Fast moving and a very satisfying read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 12/1/2013

    " Always enjoy the Gabriel Allon novels - great suspense story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 10/25/2013

    " I had just been in Switzerland, where much of the book takes place. Extra element of fun because of this. Good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 10/17/2013

    " Not my favorite Gabriel Allon. Maybe after the Kharkov books, Ive had enough of the wealthy nearly omnipotent villain formula? And, I wish Chiara had a more significant role. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Bolin | 9/3/2013

    " The Rembrandt Affair is a fast-paced thriller with abundant references to recent events, as well as parallels clearly drawn between events past and current. A very good book, and one that you will finish all too quickly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janie | 8/15/2013

    " Listened to this one on a long drive - would otherwise pass it up - not really my genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pmcdnld2 | 6/12/2013

    " Gabriel Allon-art restorer and spy/assassin is back in service to find a missing painting. The search leads to Holocaust survicors, Nazi thefts, Swiss banks confiscating Jewish funds etc I found the ending a bit too neat but a good read anyway "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jandblock | 2/22/2013

    " Wonderful. Love Gabriel and the series. This was an interesting story about a lost Rembrandt. It is also contemporary about the friction between Iran and the rest of the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dad | 2/19/2013

    " Typical Daniel Silva - it was slow starting - interesting at the end ... a fair read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony Totev | 1/3/2013

    " It is quite amazing how Silva manages to create a masterpiece without including his protagonist in most of the chapters and parts of the book. Mr. Allon takes serios part only in the end, but still his presence is everywhere and the story is so good. Another good art thriller! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy Parrish | 10/29/2012

    " Good read but many characters. Need to focus on who is doing what. Interesting story line and wonder if this stuff goes on!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philip Cook | 10/23/2012

    " I like this Daniel Silva book better than the first one I read. The overal story was good as were the references to past books, not to much to bore but enough to make me want to continue to go back and read the older books in this series (Gabriel Allon). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 George | 6/11/2012

    " Another good book by Silva. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 5/31/2012

    " A real page turner and though it's a thriller, Daniel Silva was able to write with so much emotion that it made me cry. One of my favorite books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 4/29/2012

    " exciting book - add him to my "TBR" authors "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Segal | 2/18/2012

    " Usual spy thriller pllot and characterization. Fun to read, but I will probably forget the details in a month or two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tj | 11/19/2011

    " Cant wait to read the new Daniel Silva book! The whole series is fabulous. How did you get an early copy? I am so jealous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 6/29/2011

    " So far I am really enjoying this book - it's a great mystery!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 6/26/2011

    " Spy adventure with a lot of history. I want to read more by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross | 6/21/2011

    " Listening to this before the next Allon book appears in July. Read this last summer when it appeared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 6/5/2011

    " first time I've read a Daniel Silva book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janie | 5/25/2011

    " Listened to this one on a long drive - would otherwise pass it up - not really my genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M.h. | 5/23/2011

    " As always with Daniel Silva, this is very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 5/22/2011

    " Love a good spy novel. Need to read more by Silva "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 5/17/2011

    " I love Daniel Silva's books and can't wait for the next installment of Gabriel Allon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawna | 5/15/2011

    " This book was very entertaining. I appreciated how the author took us from an original crime into a criminal empire which reached back into the history of the holocaust. Not your normal thriller. . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 5/13/2011

    " This book was recommended to me by a friend. I found it a light read, and felt like it would be a TV movie. I found the most interesting part of the book to be the author's notes at the end, where he compares this book of fiction to real life events. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cathy | 5/2/2011

    " i'm tired of this genre, the holocaust. you know what's coming up. the spin on this one was the art angle however you know how it's going to end and can even fill in the blanks (the lead up). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 4/20/2011

    " I love spy novels, so this one hit the spot. The story was interesting and the narrator very good. Lot's of action, a believable lead character, and a good story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 4/13/2011

    " okay - still a page turner butting getting too similar "

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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

Phil Gigante has narrated more than two hundred audiobooks, earning ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and three of the prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. An actor, director, and producer with over twenty years of experience in theater, film, television, and radio, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children’s Theatre.