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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Mike | 12/12/2010

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

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