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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,124 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Furst Narrator: Graeme Malcolm Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Night Soldiers Series Release Date:
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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 MalmÖ.

But she is not the Santa Rosa. She is the Noordendam, a Dutch freighter. Under the command of Captain Eric DeHaan, she sails for the Intelligence Division of the British Royal Navy, and she will load detection equipment for a clandestine operation on the Swedish coast-a secret mission, a dark voyage.

One more battle in the spy wars that rage through the back alleys of the ports, from elegant hotels to abandoned piers, and in the souks and cafés of North Africa. A battle for survival as the merchant ships die at sea and Britain-the last opposition to Nazi Germany-slowly begins to starve.

From Alan Furst-whom The New York Times calls America's preeminent spy novelist-here is an epic tale of war and espionage, of spies and fugitives, of love in secret hotel rooms, of courage in the face of impossible odds. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Richly atmospheric…Extraordinary…[A] suspense story with a pragmatic, calculating eye.” 

    New York Times

  • “Maintaining a measured but never lagging pace, Furst takes the Noordendam on its final dangerous voyage past the Baltic Fleet in a tour de force by a writer who's inherited the mantle of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene and wears it as if it had been custom tailored for him.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “It’s taken Furst longer than it should have to attract a wide audience, but the acclaim is growing steadily now for his series of historical spy thrillers set in the early days of World War II…The star--and the quintessential Furst hero--is a ship, the Noordendam, a tramp in every sense of the word, worked hard and forced to work harder, performing tasks it wasn’t made to perform, not out of foolish idealism but because it can.” 

     

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  • “It’s no secret by now that Furst is a superlative chronicler of World War II, and his new novel is a splendid addition to an accomplished body of work…The book casts such a spell with its exact evocations of time, place, and language that one could swear Furst was a Brit writing out of his own experience in 1941 rather than an American writing today.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Mystery/Thriller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill Cohn | 2/9/2014

    " Another very good Alan Furst novel and not far from a five star rating. Furst has a talent for telling the stories of average people trying to make their contribution and sometimes turning into unsung heroes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lian Tanner | 2/8/2014

    " An understated and intelligent book. A terrific read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marsha | 2/3/2014

    " The role of the merchant marine in World War II comes into sharp focus in this novel about a Dutch captain and his crew who risk their lives on top secret missions for the Allies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dan Piette | 1/31/2014

    " Tramp Steamer in early WWII "

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