• The Agent

  • Isabella Rose, Book 3
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (340 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Isabella Rose is on the run, hunted by the very people she had been hired to work for. Trained killer Isabella and former handler Michael Pope are forced into hiding in India and, when a mysterious informer passes them clues on the whereabouts of Pope's family, the prey see an opportunity to become the predators.

Chased from the poverty of Mumbai's slums into the sights of a sniper's rifle amongst the lavish wealth of Shanghai, Isabella and Pope hunt fleeting shadows in a race against time. And they can't afford to lose.

The Agent is the third part in a continuing story involving Isabella Rose that also includes The Angel and The Asset.

©2017 Mark Dawson (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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Exciting espionage thriller!

I understand why Audible classifies the genre as contemporary Sci-FI, but The Agent's genre is espionage thriller. This is the third novel in British author Mark Dawson's Isabella Rose series. The series should be listened to in order. Even better, listen to Dawson's three novel Beatrix Rose series first beginning with In Cold Blood. Isabella is Bestrix's daughter and was in her early teen when her mom died. Her age is 15 years in The Agent. An ex-British espionage agent named Pope who worked with Beatrix Rose plays a major part in the first three novels in the Isabella Rose series, but it appears that his role may be complete. If you like espionage thrillers with lots of action and extreme suspense give Mark Dawson's novels a try.

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Riveting action

Really enjoyed the entrigue. off to the next book in a few days. love the series.

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loved it. can't wait to listen to next installment to see what happens to Isabella and Pope.

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Book 4

I am waiting for book four on isabella sequence please. I enjoyed beatrix series very much and she lives on through isabella. just beautiful

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The narrator once again provides an awesome performance.

A story full of excitement at every chapter. Also, Napoleon Ryan once again takes an excellent story to new levels. In my opinion, Napoleon Ryan is, bar none, the absolute best narrator in the business. As he says at the beginning and ending, he is performing the story, not simply reading.

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Don’t stop

I need another please. Love the characters and story. Beatrix lives on through Isabella. More please.

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  • 05-11-21

Just keeps getting better and better

Right when I was thinking, can't she ever get a break and have a stroll off into the sunset?, he throws in a little twist. And what a twist it was. Love this series!!!!

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Fantastic performance

Great story! But the performance by Napoleon Ryan in incredible. Hard to believe it is just one actor. Well done!

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Exciting conspiracy theory

The story begins with Isabella and Pope being chased from their hiding place by their former employers. They receive help from a powerful, but anonymous source. That source will help Pope find where his family is being held for a price. That price is to help the source obtain evidence that could stop a government-military contractor conspiracy from pushing Britain and the US into war. Isabella and Pope don’t know whom they can trust.

Their race around the globe is suspenseful full of action. Unfortunately, the plot espouses a typical conspiracy theory that our own governments are behind all evil things that happen.

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cannot listen to the female voices

awful voice for the female lead. i stopped after just 10 minutes. have had this book too long before i tried to listen to it, too late to try to return. i have the book so i will read it at some point.

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  • Damo
  • 10-08-18

Ouch!!

The story wasn’t so bad but the narration was painful! Am-dram having a first read through of a script.

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  • 07-20-18

Gripping story, appalling narration

Another great trilogy from Mark Dawson following the rise of a new star at The Firm, Beatrix Rose’s daughter Isobella meets up with Michael Pope ‘Control’ to take on the bad guys. Sadly, unlike David Thorpe’s narration of the John Milton series, Napoleon Ryan makes a complete hash of the storytelling switching randomly between over emphasis, up and down tones and boring, monotonous dialogue causing us to cringe or laugh out loud at his efforts to make the story interesting. Please choose another narrator if Isabella returns as she surely must from this cliff hanger.

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  • CT
  • 09-21-17

really really good

Great series really enjoyed all 3. Looking for the next one to continue the story.

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  • Irene
  • 09-17-17

The Agent

Lots of people have said narration below usual standard but I don't think so They have also criticised quick ending but again I don't find it a problem.
A good story line with obvious need to listen to next one . I like series so find it OK.
If you like series and an English narration then I would reccomend the books to you

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  • Adele
  • 09-20-17

Excellent read

Could, not put the series down. Hope there will be a next book as I need to know if Isabella and Pope meet again :-)

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  • Fersh
  • 09-05-17

Well paced

I preferred this to the previous story in the series. It was more pacy and interesting in content. Isabella Rose is certainly an amazing fictional fifteen year old, shrewd, skilled and learned! I'm now anticipating book four in the series....

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  • Caroline Munday
  • 08-18-17

Brilliant action packed storyline !

Loved all of the Isabella Rose series so far - next one please! Couldn't put it down!

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  • Midge
  • 05-18-17

Book 3 another Isabella Rose spectacular

It was a great story, Isabella proving to be able to follow in her mother's footsteps and also a likeable character that draws you in. I am looking forward to the next one, WHEN? Can't wait!

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  • Jules
  • 02-07-22

excelent

Great trrilogy thoroughly enjoyed all and now waiting to see if there will be a any further books.
excellent narration that added to the enjoyment

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  • Hughes Clan
  • 10-31-21

Interesting twists and turns along the way

I’ve been reading a lot of Marks books over recent months. I won’t spoil it but this one has some really interesting twists that I didn’t see coming (and I’m normally quite astute early on in a book to predicts what’s coming up). Would recommend. Looking forward to the next in the series as and when it’s released.

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  • Imee-B
  • 11-03-18

***Unstoppable action***

book 2 on Isabella Rose adventures and what an exciting adventure it is.
fast paced, gripping and edge of your seat suspense that makes wanna hide.
I am loving this series and I want more.
Napoleon Ryan is brilliant as always.

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  • elliott
  • 02-17-18

A riveting thrill ride!

Captivating characters embroiled in a whirlwind thriller that traverses the globe. Top notch intrigue from Mark Dawson.

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  • Shimma
  • 02-09-18

Excellent

Loved it. And exceptionally good narrator. Hope there's another one in the series to follow.

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  • Charles Knights
  • 08-18-17

O boy, another great instalment.

I really enjoyed this. Pope trying to protect Isabella but she's more than capable. The ending only wets the appetite for the next one. Great writing.

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  • Amazon CustomerMJV
  • 08-17-17

Another "Ciffhanger"

Would you try another book written by Mark Dawson or narrated by Napoleon Ryan?

I really liked his early books, but this series about the daughter is way below par.I kept waiting and hoping it would improve. It didn't

Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Dawson again?

It would have to be cheap.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

What pace. The narration was good. the story was weak.

Do you think The Agent needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. his storyline has gone downhill.

Any additional comments?

A pity, I found the books about John and Beatrice quite interesting.