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4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5 4.20 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Furst Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Night Soldiers Series Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781442342484
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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 and she will load detection equipment for a clandestine operation on the Swedish coast -- a secret mission, a dark voyage. 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!


Quotes & Awards

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

    New York Times

  • “The work of both a meticulous narrative craftsman at the top of his game and symbolist poet…The denouement of Dark Voyage is both breathless and utterly relaxed, not so pell-mell that furst can’t stop to be amused at the ironies of shifting alliances.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The pleasure [of Dark Voyage] lies in Furst’s picturesque description of ports of call and detailed tidbits about how one disguises a ship at sea, contacts another or survives a dive-bomber attack.” 


  • “To read Dark Voyage is to be aboard a ship steaming its way into peril in 1941, to know fear and to push it aside, just as so many did at the time…Where Furst is brilliant, and terrifying, is in delineating precisely what power we have in the face of…overwhelming odds.” 

    New York Daily News

  • 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 Debbie | 4/9/2011

    " Not only a good war book, but interesting info about how merchant ships of the time were urn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 3/11/2011

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 2/5/2011

    " Very atmospheric read. Enjoyable reading experience that will have me look into Furst's other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 12/12/2010

    " Wow. I think this one is my favorite of the Alan Furst novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 9/29/2010

    " I love Alan Furst. Spy novels aren't usually well written, but Alan Furst is a master a la Le Carre. He's novels have rich atmosphere always take place during World War II, and usually end up in Paris. "

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About the Author
Author Alan Furst

Alan Furst is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. He is the author of Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, The World at Night, and others. He has written for a number of magazines and news publications, including Esquire and the International Herald Tribune. Before becoming a full-time novelist, he worked as a copy writer for ad agencies in Seattle; he has also lived in New York and France. Currently, Furst lives on Long Island, New York.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.