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Author: Alan Furst Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Night Soldiers Series Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781442342507
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In spymaster Alan Furst’s most electrifying thriller to date, Hungarian aristocrat Nicholas Morath—a hugely charismatic hero—becomes embroiled in a daring and perilous effort to halt the Nazi war machine in Eastern Europe.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The novel’s most attractive feature is its matter-of-fact suspense: Furst vigilantly restricts Nicholas’ perspective, refusing to allow him anachronistic insight into the history being made around him, and this strategy helps reinvigorate one of the century’s frequently told stories.” 

    New Yorker

  • “This is Furst’s best book since The Polish Officer, and in it he proves himself once again a master of literary espionage.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Furst has fashioned here an elegant gem that vividly portrays the city of Paris during the last peaceful days of 1938 and the menace of Hitler’s ambitions in the Sudetenland and beyond.”, editorial review

  • “Portrays what is perhaps the twentieth-century’s most terrifying yet perversely romantic period without letting the romance turn the terror into sentimental goo.” 


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 5/7/2011

    " Beautifully written with vivid but moody descriptions of prewar Europe. Took a long time to build a comfortable relationship with the principal character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donald | 5/6/2011

    " Furst at his best. I wish he wrote a book a week. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 4/27/2011

    " Good spy book set just before WWII "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dougzilla | 1/6/2011

    " I am a big fan of Alan Furst and I loved this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lee | 1/3/2011

    " too friggin' confusing. too many loose ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 10/2/2010

    " Wonderful! One of my favorites of Furst's novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 9/27/2010

    " I try to space out my reading of Alan Furst because while his books are good they are so similar in plot and setting that I can easily get them confused.

    Furst specializes in setting and verisimilitude. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 9/15/2010

    " I liked it but the ending was kind of short -it felt like the author got tired of the story. I like stories about WW2 and from this one I learned more history about Czechoslovakia and the surrounding countries and the ethnic hostilities during tha late 1930's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 8/7/2010

    " I think this is my favorite Alan Furst because I love the central character Hungarian Nicholas Morath for his courage, big heart and ability to survive physically and morally the worst of times: 1938-39 Europe. I didn't want this to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Regina | 7/25/2010

    " This is my first Furst(very little ha) and it won't be my last. Atmospheric to say the least with complex characters and catch your breath suspense. Would recommend it to anyone who likes good thrillers and has an interest in WWll. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 4/4/2010

    " Read this last year at some point - not sure why I did not add it then. These are really interesting, well written stories about the human level of wartime espionage and intrigue. The spy-story carries it along, but the real pleasure is in the characters and painterly depiction of time and place. "

About the Author

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 more than eighty 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. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.