A Hero of France

Narrated by: Peter Noble
Series: Night Soldiers, Book 14
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Spring 1941: Britain is losing the war, but the fighters of the French Resistance are determined not to give up. These courageous men and women - young and old, aristocrats and nightclub owners, teachers and military heroes - run an escape line for British airmen down to Spain.

In Rouen and Orleans, in secret hotels and on the streets, they prise open Europe's sealed doors to lead British fighters to freedom....

©2015 Alan Furst (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"[Furst] remains at the top of his game." ( The New York Times)
"The grandmaster of the historical espionage genre." ( The Boston Globe)

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  • 10-26-18

excellent ,

Alan Furst is one of a rare group of writers whos novels are awaited like a gift
beautiful narration of a novel which brings this Parisian era to life

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  • 01-23-17

Great story!

Always a great story from this author- this is one of his best, well read too.
Really enjoyed.

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  • Peter H.
  • 01-12-20

A tedious story

There a many good real life works written about the French resistance that it is a wonder that such a tedious novel should have reached the bookshelves. Furst has a tendency to start writing a potentially interesting piece of action only to end it abruptly and begin writing about something else. His protagonists invariably end up in a barn or train wagon where they fall asleep. His readers might wish to follow suit.

Peter Noble’s narration is monotone and slow in style.

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  • Geof Wheway
  • 04-07-18

it was ok

I am not convinced the writer really knows much about France or The Resistance. Do all French people really live in Pahree and drink red wine and Champagne? Felt the accents were a bit suspect. Expected somebody to ''say ziss only wurnse' .

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  • martin
  • 07-20-16

Dreadful !

What would have made A Hero of France better?

This book has absolutely no story. I enjoy books on the French Resistance but even I was willing myself not to resist giving this load of nonsense up. There is absolutely no plot whatsoever from start to finish. After 6 hours I could take no more, even with just an hour to go. It is a dreadful audible read. Avoid.

What was most disappointing about Alan Furst’s story?

Their was no plot whatsoever. Nothing happened.

Did Peter Noble do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Reader was fine. Far too many characters not actually doing anything.

What character would you cut from A Hero of France?

My mind was a haze with a soup of forgettable " characters ".

Any additional comments?

Wake me up.