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