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The Order

A Novel
Auteur(s): Daniel Silva
Narrateur(s): George Guidall
Série: Gabriel Allon, Livre 20
Durée: 9 h et 55 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 évaluations)

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From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed number-one New York Times best-selling author, comes a riveting new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon.

It was nearly one a.m. by the time he crawled into bed. Chiara was reading a novel, oblivious to the television, which was muted. On the screen was a live shot of St. Peter’s Basilica. Gabriel raised the volume and learned that an old friend had died.... 

Gabriel Allon has slipped quietly into Venice for a much-needed holiday with his wife and two young children. But when Pope Paul VII dies suddenly, Gabriel is summoned to Rome by the Holy Father’s loyal private secretary, Archbishop Luigi Donati. A billion Catholic faithful have been told that the pope died of a heart attack. Donati, however, has two good reasons to suspect his master was murdered. The Swiss Guard who was standing watch outside the papal apartments the night of the pope’s death is missing. So, too, is the letter the Holy Father was writing during the final hours of his life. A letter that was addressed to Gabriel.

While researching in the Vatican Secret Archives, I came upon a most remarkable book....

The book is a long-suppressed gospel that calls into question the accuracy of the New Testament’s depiction of one of the most portentous events in human history. For that reason alone, the Order of St. Helena will stop at nothing to keep it out of Gabriel’s hands. A shadowy Catholic society with ties to the European far right, the Order is plotting to seize control of the papacy. And it is only the beginning.

As the cardinals gather in Rome for the start of the conclave, Gabriel sets out on a desperate search for proof of the Order’s conspiracy and for a long-lost gospel with the power to put an end to 2,000 years of murderous hatred. His quest will take him from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, to a monastery in Assisi, to the hidden depths of the Secret Archives, and finally to the Sistine Chapel, where he will witness an event no outsider has ever before seen - the sacred passing of the Keys of St. Peter to a newly elected pope.

Swiftly paced and elegantly rendered, The Order will hold listeners spellbound, from its opening passages to its breathtaking final twist of plot. It is a novel of friendship and faith in a perilous and uncertain world. And it is still more proof that Daniel Silva is his generation’s finest writer of suspense and international intrigue. 

©2020 Daniel Silva (P)2020 HarperAudio

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Disappointing

I’ve read all Daniel Silva’s books...this one was so very boring & disappointing. Hardly involved the other characters from his office and was more about the church than a mystery or spy novel. I guessed the ending early in the book....yawn Not up to his usual

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Exceptional.

This may be the best Daniel Silva story yet! Mesmerizing. I enjoyed every single word.

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  • Victor @ theAudiobookBlog dot com
  • 2020-07-14

Daniel Silva never disappoints

The Order is book 20 in the great Gabriel Allon series of thrillers by Best-selling and award-winning author Daniel Silva and it's another unputdownable novel, filled with action, thrills and adventure. With this latest release, Daniel Silva shows us once more why he is one of the best action writers out there and why he is the master of Summer Blockbusters!

I never read the Publisher Summary for MR. Silva's novels and that's what I suggest you do as well, but, if you are interested about the plot, I can tell you without spoiling anything, that our hero, the spy-master and master of spies, the Israeli Intelligence Officer Gabriel Allon is forced to take some free time from the covert life in order to go in a vacation with his family to a beautiful city by the sea. There, his rest and relaxation are cut short when he learns that an old friend has died... I won't say anything else, but I hope that your curiosity has been tickled.

Longtime series veteran and renowned actor, voice-over artist and narrator George Guidall brings once again all our beloved characters to life with unparalleled talent and devotion. You'll be swapped away into this world of dark secrets, filled with lifelike characters and vivid descriptions thanks to his heavenly performance and of course, to the author's flowingly beautiful and I can say, at times, poetic, writing style.

Fans of the series will reunite with old favorites, will keep their breath in many occasions, and will cheer our heroes on in their journey. Newcomers will surely be impressed by such a rich cast of characters and world-altering events that after they are done with The Order, they'll quickly go back and start this awesome series from the beginning.

The Order is a treat to any action lover, but at the same time, is full of interesting, important and very deep messages. If you are a Daniel Silva fan, you can't miss this and if you are not a fan yet, and pick up The Order, you'll become one fore sure! Now, all I need to do is to kill the time with other great listens for one more year, until book 21 comes out!

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  • Wade
  • 2020-07-18

Unfortunately the last one

Let me start out by saying that I have listened to and enjoyed all of Silva's Gabriel Allon books, except this one! And while the book was well written as usual, it needlessly veered off into Silva's personal politics and religion. Silva not only suggested that the four gospels are inaccurate and mostly fabricated, he goes on to, not so subtly, suggest that there is no Trinity only God the Father the way the Jewish religion understands Him. He also suggest the four gospels were just one big antisemitic conspiracy to get rid of the Jews.

Why this is so disappointing for me is that I am a conservative protestant Christian who believes in the overall inerrancy of the entire Bible including the Old Testament. However, unlike the way Silva portrays people like me, I am very pro Israel, pro Jew, and believe the Jewish people are the Chosen people even today. I also believe that what has been done to the Jews throughout history is horrendously evil. It is not the nine words which caused this, but rather the evil acts and evil nature of man for which Jesus came to both forgive and overcome through sacrifice, grace and love. Silvia forgets to talk about Luke 23:34 where Jesus said "Forgive them Father for they know not what they do."

While Silva has every right to say what he believes, he comes close to engaging in a kind of reverse antisemitism by grouping all Christians now and throughout time together. Silva could have kept the overall story line without vengefully going after the heart of Christianity! This ended up being political and religious vitriol for no good reason! ............ Goodbye Gabriel!

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  • Bernie
  • 2020-07-19

Good bye my beloved Gabriel

I have been an avid follower this series of Daniel Silva's. When I finish a book, I am already waiting for the next one to come.
After listening to this book, I have decided, sorry to say, that this is my last one.
If you are a believer that the Bible is the written Word of God, you will no doubt come to the same conclusion. Through out the book, he fans the flames of division between the Jewish people and the Christians. I sure do wish, in his research, he would have consulted with a Messianic Rabbi who could have shed more light on his misconceptions and inaccurate conclusions. His author's note is filled with anger and blame. As a strong supporter of Israel and it's people, I have noticed a rise in Anti Semitism, but I want to also point out the same for Christianity. The Bible does tell us that at the end of the Church age, both will rise as good is called evil and evil is called good.

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  • puplhunt
  • 2020-07-17

Stick to the murder mystery and leave the religious lectures out of it

You have to keep the story thread and characters straight yourself ... you get no help from the author who slides into global religious and moral dissertations at every opportunity. There’s a good story in there ... somewhere ...

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  • Wayne
  • 2020-07-15

Daniel Silva takes on a tough religious topic

THE ORDER is Book 20 in Daniel Silva's Israeli spy Gabriel Allon series. George Guidall narrates superbly.

Author Silva grew up in the Catholic church and converted to Judaism when he married. His protagonist Gabriel Allon is Jewish and after decades as Israel's most successful spy is now the chief of the super secret spy group called the Office. He is also the world's most accomplished art restorer mostly of Vatican owned paintings by the masters such as Caravaggio. Although a Jew Allon has a close relationship with the Vatican including Pope Paul VII and especially the pope's secretary Archbishop Luigi Donati. Allon is on holiday in Venice with his wife Chiara, who is from that city, and their two young children when he receives a call to go to the Vatican where Pope Paul VII has died under questionable circumstances. There he meets with his old friend Luigi Donati and they investigate the pope's death.

Donati has appeared as a major character in several novels in the Allon series beginning with Book 3 (The Confessor). The Allon/Donati friendship is long and deep. Previously Allon has saved the pope's life.

While The Order is a first rate murder mystery it is much more about Catholic/Christian religious doctrine. More specifically it is about the claim by some Christians based on the gospels of the Christian Bible that Jews are guilty of deicide in the death of Jesus.

The "surprise" at the end of Archbishop Luigi Donati being elected pope is easily predictable.

Daniel Silva has managed to write this 20 novel series in chronological order, but at the cost of Gabriel Allon being 68 years old (he joined the Office 48 years ago at age 20. At 5' 8" and 160 pounds Gabriel Allon was never a physically dominant character. His strength include intelligence, cunning, nerve, character, leadership and a strong team.

Every novel in this series is outstanding and all are standalone, but this wonderful series should be read in order. I very highly recommend The Order and every other novel in this series.

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  • pat
  • 2020-07-17

Disappointing

I have listened to and enjoyed the entire series until now. Why couldnt Silva resist the urge to infuse his great series with his political opinions? Maybe it was time for Allon to retire anyway.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-07-19

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I have read Daniel Silva’s books for years and found them very entertaining. I have also admired The Jewish people since I was a teenager and continue to do so. I am very disappointed in Mr Silva’s distortion that people who believe I populism are right wing zealots. Most love their families, their countries and their right to worship as they choose, and want the opportunity to continue to do so. When you put those values into jeopardy by your own perhaps false understandings, do you not become the fascist?

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  • Faja4x
  • 2020-07-23

Mr. Silva...where did you go?

Life is hard enough these days...a book usually provides an escape...not this one. Loved Silva and the Allon series...but this was just terrible. Were this another forum, I would be much more frank. Suffice it to say that I found the book insultingly simplistic and juvenile in its lack of care for the general audience in favor of Mr. Silva's friends and ilk that share his narrow world view. Ciao.

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  • Melomel
  • 2020-07-20

False theology. Silva should stick to fiction.

I'm very disappointed that Silva has made false claims about biblical studies that he has no expertise to make. He is embracing a narrative that tries to place any resistance to socialist and liberal propaganda as being fascist, anti semitic, xenophobic etc. I'm sad to say that I will no longer be able to enjoy his great fiction because of his political and social agenda which is indeed fake news. He is wrong about the Bible and the gospels as are the liberal unbelieving scholars he quotes. Only evil people misinterpreting the gospels could use them to annihilate any people, Jew or Muslim. True followers of Jesus are not anti semitic, racist, Islamophobic etc. We don't even want to kill misguided and deceived liberal authors of fiction. So no worries Mr. Silva. God bless you.

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  • Martha Degrandchamp
  • 2020-07-19

Not so great

I usually love Daniel Silva’s books but I found this boring . The descriptions of the places, building and streets seems like half of the book. The storyline is weak and predictable. Disappointed .

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