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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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    Barbara vickers Los Angeles,, CA United States 11-12-12
    Barbara vickers Los Angeles,, CA United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Great, great, great..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, a great story, based on historical events.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character was very likable.


    Have you listened to any of Daniel Gerroll’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, he is excellent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Towards the end of the book I was worried about the character's
    fates.


    Any additional comments?

    A great listen.

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    C Chestnuthill, MA, United States 10-22-12
    C Chestnuthill, MA, United States 10-22-12
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    "Not his best effort"

    I have read or heard all of his books and this one is not up to snuff. My criticisms are as follows:
    1) Very little suspense
    2) Simplified characters (ie..all the Americans without exception are nice guys)
    3) Abrupt ending

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    Karen Lincoln, NE, United States 09-17-12
    Karen Lincoln, NE, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "An enjoyable book, well-read."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not exactly on the edge of my seat, but the characters and the plot were interesting and kept me wanting to know more.


    Have you listened to any of Daniel Gerroll’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


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    Marge Alexandria, VA, United States 09-03-12
    Marge Alexandria, VA, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2008
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    "OK but not great"
    Would you try another book from Alan Furst and/or Daniel Gerroll?

    Probably would.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was disappointed. It just ended and there was much missed opportunity for the author to add something more.


    What about Daniel Gerroll’s performance did you like?

    Nicely done and fitting for the material.


    Was Mission to Paris worth the listening time?

    Yeah, I guess so. Some interesting perspective on the political atmosphere of the era.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Simpson Illinois 08-27-12
    M. Simpson Illinois 08-27-12 Member Since 2013

    Chintz Girl

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    "Suspenseful story, very well told"
    What made the experience of listening to Mission to Paris the most enjoyable?

    The story unfolds slowly and with our perspective, more than 70 years after the period in which it takes place, a sense of dread builds throughout. The reader is outstanding and really offers a unique voice to each character. And, it isn't clear exactly how things will end until almost the very end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mission to Paris?

    The scene in the restaurant when we truly see the casually sinister nature of the Nazis and their sympathizers enjoying their affluence amid the tense environment that surrounds them.


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

    The nuances in his voice make you forget (this sounds silly but it's true) that he is actually a male performing both male and female roles.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    In movie making, evil is not always an illusion.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. Crosby Seattle, WA USA 07-30-12
    D. Crosby Seattle, WA USA 07-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Not up to snuff"
    Would you try another book from Alan Furst and/or Daniel Gerroll?

    I've listened to most of Furst's books and generally admire their sophistication and sense of history. This one puzzles me. Like two books. The second half doesn't cut it.


    What was most disappointing about Alan Furst’s story?

    Lack of coherence and ho-hum love story.


    What three words best describe Daniel Gerroll’s performance?

    So, so, so.


    Do you think Mission to Paris needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, he needs to go back to what got him here.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tonydinardo@earthlink.net Upland Ca.lifornia 07-12-12
    tonydinardo@earthlink.net Upland Ca.lifornia 07-12-12 Member Since 2013

    older listener -- enjoys books rather than california traffic. enjoys running while listening -- or is it the other way around?

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    "an actor in paris -- impossible"
    What made the experience of listening to Mission to Paris the most enjoyable?

    is that French bistro ever going to close?


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    no it was much more Hamlet-esque


    What aspect of Daniel Gerroll’s performance would you have changed?

    he was very good


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    A good stroy line and a trappy ending -- a little surprising...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. Lee 07-01-12
    T. Lee 07-01-12
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    "Nice Read"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, since it was able to keep my interest throughout. The person reading the story worked well for the content.


    What other book might you compare Mission to Paris to and why?

    This book is a spy thriller, since I don't usually read spy books I can't really compare it to another book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't really recall a favorite scene.


    Did Mission to Paris inspire you to do anything?

    Not Really


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Abbi Tiburon, CA, USA 08-20-12
    Abbi Tiburon, CA, USA 08-20-12 Member Since 2001
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    "painted a real picture of Paris - pre occupation -"
    Would you listen to Mission to Paris again? Why?

    Too many other good books right now to listen to


    What did you like best about this story?

    the moodiness, the depictions highlighting the truely despicable behaviour of the Nazis


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    B. Pearce 08-11-12
    B. Pearce 08-11-12
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    "Trite storyline and mediocre performance"

    The main character is totally unbelievable. The storyline is trite. Don't waste your time. There are better books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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