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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (937 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Furst Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Night Soldiers Series Release Date:
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In this sequel to the acclaimed The World at Night, reluctant spy Jean Casson returns in another haunting and atmospheric thriller set in the shadows of occupied Paris. In The World at Night, Alan Furst introduced film producer Jean Casson, who is forced by the German occupation of Paris to abandon his civilized lifestyle and falls into the world of espionage and double agents—until he is forced to flee the country. In Red Gold, Jean Casson returns to Paris under a new identity. As a fugitive from the Gestapo, he must somehow struggle to survive in the shadows and backstreets. He is determined to stay clear of trouble, yet, as the war drags on, Casson begins, inevitably, to drift back into the dangerous world of resistance and sabotage. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Nothing can be like watching Casablanca for the first time, but Furst comes closer than anyone has in years.”


  • “Gripping…Furst has been described as another Ambler, and deservedly so. Red Gold transports the reader back to a crowded Paris, darkened by the menacing ambiance of World War II.”

    USA Today

  • “What the espionage novels of John le Carré were for the Cold War, those of Alan Furst have become for the period that might be called ‘the Sable Decade’…Furst may have no peer in his ability to re-create the atmosphere of the netherworld of continental Europe during the war years.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • “Furst again proves himself the master of his chosen terrain—behind the lines of Nazi occupation in France during World War II…Furst, who deserves the comparisons he’s earned to Graham Greene and Eric Ambler, seems to be settling into a franchise.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Furst has established himself as a modern master of WWII espionage…What makes Casson so appealing, and this novel so entertaining, is the way Furst refuses to let his hero off the hook…What more could you ask of World War II espionage: all the romance, all the drama, but none of the mushy idealism as Casson, unlike Bogie, would get on the plane with Ingrid Bergman.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Masterful, richly atmospheric…Witty, inventive, distinctively French film-noir espionage, told with the terse brutality and jaundiced romanticism of Chandler and Hammet at their peak.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ed | 2/19/2014

    " I love his atmospherics and the way he realistically catches the flavor of awful times and human ability to cope with them, without unrealistically one sided heroics. We could do with someone like him writing about our own 'scoundrel times' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen | 2/5/2014

    " French partisans, Communists, German occupation troups in France during 1942.....whew! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim Freeman | 2/5/2014

    " Alan Furst has his defined niche and style and he sticks to it pretty darn close ergo this book is no exception. He does get the formula just right with this one I have to admit. I do feel he either has a problem with endings or is trying to make a statement with them because they all tend to be sudden and leave much hanging in term of plot & characters - I tend to think the latter and it does certainly leave a handy starting point for his next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erik | 2/4/2014

    " Whew. Finished this long ago. Loved it. But then, I'm an Alan Furst junkie. "

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