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Mission to Paris Audiobook

Mission to Paris

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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author and the "modern-day master of the genre" (Newsday) comes a gripping novel of espionage and deception in 1938 pre-war Paris.

At the center of the intrigue is Hollywood star Frederic Stahl. September 1938. On the eve of the Munich Appeasement, Stahl arrives in Paris, on loan from Warner Brothers to star in a French film. He quickly becomes entangled in the shifting political currents of pre-war Paris - French fascists, German Nazis, and his Hollywood publicists all have their fates tied to him. But members of the clandestine spy world of Paris have a deeper interest in Stahl, sensing a potential asset in a handsome, internationally renowned actor.

Ranging from the high society of glittering Paris to film set locations in far-away Damascus and Budapest, Alan Furst's new novel confirms his status as a writer whose stories unfold "like a vivid dream" (The Wall Street Journal).

©2012 Alan Furst (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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    Michael TAMPA, FL, United States 08-27-12
    Michael TAMPA, FL, United States 08-27-12
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    "You lost me in Hollywood"
    Would you try another book from Alan Furst and/or Daniel Gerroll?

    I loved Alan Furst and bought this book only because it was new and had has name on it. I'm afraid I won't buy another book by Furst until it's been vetted by others.


    What could Alan Furst have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Furst wrote great novels about peasants and espionage. Now he likes to tell stories about snobs and espionage. I'm just not into that.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Daniel Gerroll?

    Yes, George Guidall. But this book was so poorly written I'm not sure his masterful narration would have made a difference.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mission to Paris?

    I can't answer that question.


    Any additional comments?

    Nope, that says it all.

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    William K. Jones 08-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Pre-War Thriller"

    This is one of Furst's best yarns. Set in pre-occupation Paris, the story follows the adventures of a Viennese-born American B-List actor trying not to become entangled in pre-World War II politics while shooting a French Foreign Legion film in France. But entangled he gets. Furst skillfully creates tailor-made period characters who easily step into his stories. Mission to Paris, whether read or heard, is fun.

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    Maine Knitter 06-02-16
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    "Fantastic!"

    Awesome!!!

    Furst's books are fabulous. This is no exception.

    The fear and the uncertainty of 1939 France, Germany, and Hungary come through very well.

    I loved this. And I really liked Frederic. Narration was perfect.

    I'm so glad I have one (now two) more in this series.

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    Mary E. Mcgibbon Timonium, MD 12-13-15
    Mary E. Mcgibbon Timonium, MD 12-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Anxious to hear what happens next"

    I walk while I listen. I was always looking forward to my next walk so I could hear what was happening next. It is a very interesting story set in the time when I was a young girl. The narration is very well done with different tones and cadences by the different characters. I enjoyed it very much

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    JCL Coarsegold, CA USA 03-05-15
    JCL Coarsegold, CA USA 03-05-15 Member Since 2004

    Live near Yosemite National Park. Listen to Audible books while hiking.

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    "Excellent!"

    Alan Furst is a first rate novelist of spying before and during the Second World War. This work portrays Paris and Berlin in ways that give the reader an accurate feel for what was happening then. Hard to know how this work could be improved. Well worth the price.

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    paul beckley 02-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great read!"

    Fantastic thriller, keeps you on the edge of your seat. A real page turner and unexpected man becomes a hero

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    R. L. Ketcham Las Vegas 04-26-14
    R. L. Ketcham Las Vegas 04-26-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Very Slow"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book has very little story to it. In fact, it really does not get started until almost halfway through.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Alan Furst again?

    Maybe


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    soozcrooz1 02-07-13
    soozcrooz1 02-07-13
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    "intriguing"
    What made the experience of listening to Mission to Paris the most enjoyable?

    descriptions of paris. And. Military. Berlin


    Would you recommend Mission to Paris to your friends? Why or why not?

    maybe


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The measuring of costume/ breakfast of croissant /coffee


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but kept fo metro rides ...altho I did finish at home


    Any additional comments?

    Tres bon

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan S. San Francisco, CA United States 12-27-12
    Susan S. San Francisco, CA United States 12-27-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Great good and Evil Chase Suspense"

    Of course Nazi's are evil, but who else is, and running away from them makes this an intriguing story. The narrator was very good and did the male and female parts well. I am glad they used only one narrator because books that use several can be distracting. I would read other books by this author if he changed topics--in the Audible listings it looks like his subject is similar but takes place in other countries. .

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    Mattteo SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 11-30-12
    Mattteo SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 11-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Mission to Paris starts out strong and then fizzle"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Mission to Paris takes place in pre-WWII Europe. The reader is treated to wonderful descriptions of Paris and Berlin as Europe is on the brink of war. The historical events of the day are accurate and in context.

    The story itself starts strong but then seems rushed to conclude.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Alan Furst? Why or why not?

    Yes! It was a fun read throughout although the ending was silly.


    What does Daniel Gerroll bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Yes!


    Could you see Mission to Paris being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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