Night Soldiers
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  • 1
    Night Soldiers | Alan Furst

    Night Soldiers

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel, New York Times best-selling author Alan Furst takes listeners back to the early days of World War II for a dramatic novel of intrigue and suspense.

    Best Alan Furst novel!

    I've now read most of this series and I have to say this was without a doubt my favorite. Although it was lengthy, I didn't want it to end. Loved th..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 27 2011 by Mary (Farmersville, TX, United States)
  • 2
    Dark Star | Alan Furst

    Dark Star

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Acclaimed author Alan Furst has written several historical fiction novels. In Dark Star, Andre Szara, a Polish journalist who becomes a spy for the Soviet Union in the late 1930s, is ordered to complete many tasks of espionage in Paris. Through Szara's character, the beginnings of World War II are revealed. George Guidall's gripping narration complements this suspenseful tale.

    Bright Star

    I really enjoyed this book. It?s a story of espionage set in pre -WII Europe. Although its a work of fiction, the story is filled with accurate and d..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 31 2004 by Jeff Parent ()
  • 3
    The Polish Officer | Alan Furst

    The Polish Officer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    New York Times best-selling author Alan Furst is internationally renowned as master of the European espionage thriller. Unfolding in September of 1939 as Hitler's Wehrmacht ravages Warsaw, The Polish Officer reveals the daring mission of a Captain in the Polish underground intelligence service.

    Insight into a dark era

    I have listened to all of Furst's unabridged novels and wish there were more. All of his books are very well written, with none of idiotic, unrealist..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 10 2007 by Charles Lawton ()
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    The World at Night: Jean Casson Series | Alan Furst

    The World at Night: Jean Casson Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The World at Night is an edge-of-your-seat World War II tale of intrigue and espionage, set in the shadowy back streets and glittering salons of occupied Paris. Film producer Jean Casson, a Paris sophisticate, struggles to come to terms with the uncomfortable realities of life under German occupation, as he becomes caught up in the initial actions of what was to become the French Resistance.

    A solid Furst novel, just not a great one

    Furst's fourth Night Soldiers' novel switches narrators to Jean Casson, a French movie producer. He is a reluctant hero who is drawn into the secret w..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 21 2013 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
  • 5
    Red Gold | Alan Furst

    Red Gold

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    In Red Gold, Jean Casson returns to Paris under a new identity. As a fugitive from the Gestapo, he must somehow struggle to survive in the shadows and backstreets. He is determined to stay clear of trouble, yet, as the war drags on, Casson begins, inevitably, to drift back into the dangerous world of resistance and sabotage.

    Continues the saga of Jean Casson

    A decent follow-up to 'The World At Night', 'Red Gold' continues the saga of Jean Casson's struggle to survive both morally and physically in Nazi occ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 21 2013 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
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    Kingdom of Shadows | Alan Furst

    Kingdom of Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Story
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    In spymaster Alan Furst's most electrifying thriller to date, Hungarian aristocrat Nicholas Morath, a hugely charismatic hero, becomes embroiled in a daring and perilous effort to halt the Nazi war machine in eastern Europe.

    Furst's grease between the gears of history

    There were moments I absolutely loved this book, but then it would unravel and drop. The whole fabric of the novel was just a tad too rough. The narra..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 08 2013 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
  • 7
    Blood of Victory | Alan Furst

    Blood of Victory

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    In 1939, as the armies of Europe mobilized for war, the British secret services undertook operations to impede the exportation of Roumanian oil to Germany. They failed. Then, in the autumn of 1940, they tried again.... So begins Blood of Victory, a novel rich with suspense, historical insight, and the powerful narrative immediacy we have come to expect from best-selling author Alan Furst.

    Shadows and hard-boiled misfits

    'Blood of Victory' is an oblique sequel to 'Kingdom of Shadows' and the seventh novel in Furst's 'Night Soldiers' series. This novel, however, is set ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 08 2013 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
  • 8
    Dark Voyage | Alan Furst

    Dark Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    May 1941. At four in the morning, a rust-streaked tramp freighter streams up the Tagus River to dock at the port of Lisbon. She is the Santa Rosa; she flies the flag of neutral Spain and is in Lisbon to load cork oak, tinned sardines, and drums of cooking oil bound for the Baltic port of Malmo. Only she is not the Santa Rosa, she is the Noordendam, a Dutch freighter that sails for the Intelligence Division of the British Royal Navy....

    Masterful

    Furst and Guidell magnificent. Keep these two creating WWII brilliant historical military fiction . Please omit narrator Gerroll ,a story killer for <..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 16 2012 by Bluestramp (Ville France)
  • 9
    Foreign Correspondent | Alan Furst

    Foreign Correspondent

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
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    An underground newspaper reporter becomes the target of a European spy web in the looming shadow of WWII Paris in this heart-pounding thriller from the master of international intrigue, Alan Furst.

    A good listen

    Alan Furst is wonderful at atmosphere but slim on plot development lately - this book is a return to his best, like The Polish Officer and Night Soldi..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 28 2011 by Molly ()
  • 10
    The Spies of Warsaw | Alan Furst

    The Spies of Warsaw

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By Daniel Gerroll
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    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Autumn 1937: War is coming to Europe, and French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. At the French embassy, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-François Mercier, a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal, and intrigue.

    The Real Deal in Espionage Stories Fascinating

    Lt. Col. Mercier is a complex yet loveable man, who is highly intelligent and thrust into a benign role as handler prior to WWI in Warsaw. The plot w..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 26 2008 by Kathleen (Lafayette, CA, United States)
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    Spies of the Balkans | Alan Furst

    Spies of the Balkans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By Daniel Gerroll
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    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Greece, 1940. Not sunny vacation Greece: northern Greece, Macedonian Greece, Balkan Greece, the city of Salonika. In that ancient port, with its wharves and warehouses, dark lanes and Turkish mansions, brothels and tavernas, a tense political drama is being played out. On the northern border, the Greek army has blocked Mussolini's invasion, pushing his divisions back to Albania, the first defeat suffered by the Nazis, who have conquered most of Europe.

    historical insights, not much suspense/tension

    I'm familiar with The Polish Officer and Dark Star and I was incredibly disappointed with this book. Admittedly, I am interested in spy/espionage/thri..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 20 2010 by writerly (los angeles, ca United States)
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    Spies of the Balkans | Alan Furst

    Spies of the Balkans

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By Nick Rawlinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Salonika, 1940. In the backrooms of barbers, envelopes change hands, and in the Club de Salonique the air is thick with whispers. Costa Zannis is the city's dashing chief detective, and as unknown ships and British “travel writers” trickle through the port, he is a man very much in demand. Having helped defeat Italy in the highlands of Macedonia, Zannis returns to a city holding its breath.

    Really Enjoyed

    Well crafted story about a Greek Detective and the events leading up to the invasion of Greece during the Second World War. Characterisation excellent..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 20 2012 by Peter ()
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    Mission to Paris | Alan Furst

    Mission to Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By Daniel Gerroll
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    Cary Grant Goes to Paris

    This is my first introduction (other than by reputation) to Alan Furst, and while the novel was interesting and well-researched from a historical pers..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 18 2012 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
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    Mission To Paris | Alan Furst

    Mission To Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By Daniel Gerroll
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    Autumn 1939, war has been declared, and though bullets and bombs are yet to fly, Frederic Stahl’s decision to shoot a film in Paris seems ill-advised. Soon after his arrival, Stahl is drawn into a clandestine world of foreign correspondents, and spies of every sort. As a celebrity from neutral America - who can travel across the continent freely - Stahl could be very useful indeed...

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  • 13
    Midnight in Europe | Alan Furst

    Midnight in Europe

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By Daniel Gerroll
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    Paris, 1938: As the shadow of war darkens Europe, democratic forces on the Continent struggle against fascism and communism, while in Spain the war has already begun. Alan Furst, whom Vince Flynn has called "the most talented espionage novelist of our generation", now gives us a taut, suspenseful, romantic, and richly rendered novel of spies and secret operatives in Paris and New York, in Warsaw and Odessa, on the eve of World War II.

    Furst + Carroll = WIN!

    I love the noir espionage of this--and all of Fursts' fine books. Once again, Furst weaves distinct characters into a behind-the-scenes spy story. Bea..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 22 2014 by Annie M. (California)
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    Midnight In Europe | Alan Furst

    Midnight In Europe

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By Peter Noble
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    Paris, 1938. A shadow edges over Europe, while in Spain the war has already begun. Cristián Ferrar, a handsome Spanish lawyer in Paris, is approached to help a clandestine agency supply weapons to beleaguered Republican forces and agrees, putting his life on the line. Joining Ferrar is an unlikely group of allies: including Max de Lyon, a man hunted by the Gestapo, and the Marquesa Maria Cristina, a refined beauty with a taste for danger.

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  • 14
    A Hero of France | Alan Furst

    A Hero of France

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By Daniel Gerroll
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Alan Furst's latest novel takes place in the secret hotels, nightclubs, and cafes of occupied Paris and the villages of France during the spring of 1941, when Britain was losing the war. Many of the characters are resistance fighters who run an escape line for British airmen down to Spain; they include men and women, old and young, all strong - an aristocrat, a Jewish teacher - and the hero is a hero, has a gun, and uses it.

    Disappointing

    My Audible library contains every Alan Furst book. This is the weakest. If your new to Furst, start with The Polish Officer.

    Reviewed on June 12 2016 by David Holroyd (Fairhaven, MA United States)