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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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    eclectic reader Fort Myers, FL USA 06-05-17
    eclectic reader Fort Myers, FL USA 06-05-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Works quite well as an audiobook"

    Sat in immediate prewar Paris it gives insight into the globalism dividing the a French people as they face the clouds of war. The chief protagonist is interesting. As an actor he is a little naive and had grown up in Vienna, becoming an American as a young adult. Nonetheless he clearly sees himself as anti Nazi. The story develops out of the threads of a German attempt to curry favor with him and the personal relationships he develops throughout his time in Paris. The story arc develops quite clearly and in a very interesting and believable way.

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    Plundered treasure 04-24-17 Member Since 2017

    Nothing better than a entertaining story line that entwines historically true events & the character of humans that influence the outcome.

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    "Fantastic"

    As always Faust detail makes a perfect picture in your mind. Details of the human experience are so good in every story.

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    nyog Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 04-19-17
    nyog Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 04-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Mr Furst has lost whatever edge he had"

    I am actually commenting on two books, Mission to Paris and Spies of the Balkans, because my comments are essentially identical. I read quite a few Furst novels over a few years. Then they started feeling a bit stale, so I set them aside. Recently, I tried the two mentioned here. I got through Spies with effort, but had to stop reading Mission. Mr Furst has settled into so much of a pattern that it's impossible to stay interested. Some aspect of European confict in or around WWII. A suave, sophisticated, male European protagonist. A succession of sexually available women. The characters, taken individually, lack real emotional resonance and depth. And taken together they are very much from the same few cookie cutters. Too bad. His first two or three Midnight Soldier novels promised more.

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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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