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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: 9781442342491
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An underground newspaper reporter becomes the target of a European spy web in the looming shadow of WWII Paris in this heart-pounding thriller from the master of international intrigue, Alan Furst.

Paris, 1938: a sensational story hits the tabloids: a murder/suicide in a lovers' hotel of an Italian political emigre and the wife of a prominent French politician. The assassination soon emerges as the work of Mussolini's secret police; the male victim was the editor of a clandestine newspaper that opposed Italian fascism. This is the story of Carlo, the man who replaces the victim as editor of the newspaper -- the man who becoms the next target for Mussolini's police, Stalin's propaganda apparatus, the M16 and of the Gestapo, even as the war grows closer every day. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Furst’s reputation as one of today’s best writers, in any genre, is further solidified by this gripping historical thriller with echoes of Graham Greene…Furst excels at characterization, making even secondary figures such as shadowy presences from British intelligence and Nazi minders more than cartoon stereotypes. Through the exploits of his understated hero, Furst presents a potent portrait of Europe on the eve of WWII.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Alan Furst’s smoky ‘noir’ novels are addictive, and no less are George Guidall’s smoke-and-gravel performances of them.”


  • “Furst fans will delight in identifying the various characters from earlier novels who make cameos here, but that’s only a pleasant aperitif, like greeting old friends at your favorite restaurant. The real pleasure is the meal itself, and Furst serves another delicious helping of Paris suspended in a brief moment of time when everyone waited for something to happen, good or bad: ‘Il faut en fenir’ (There must be an end to this). Fortunately, for Furst readers, not quite yet.” 


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2007 Barry Award Finalist for Best Thriller
  • A 2007 Audie Award Finalist

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 6/19/2011

    " Nice, atmospheric. Ending kind of sappy... felt like a cop out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pippin | 6/7/2011

    " atmospheric, but seemed too much like a twenty-something fantasy set in WWII "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 5/21/2011

    " Great espionage story: Romantic, adventurous with lots of intrigue in pre-WWII Genoa, Berlin and Paris. I like his stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ddelmoni | 5/6/2011

    " My first Furst (say that 3 times fast...) and I loved it! Really atmospheric and a pre-war time period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 5/4/2011

    " Minimal plot but exceptional Resistance in Paris atmospherics. "

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

    " Spies in Paris and Berlin in 1938 and 1939 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 4/24/2011

    " Slow, internal spy novel set in Paris/Europe (though locations barely important - no scenic vistas here) during lead-in to WW2. Some repetitive writing, but generally intriguing, if not gripping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jandblock | 3/8/2011

    " I liked it a lot, like the author. Almost all of his books take place around WWII in Europe, this one is primarily in Paris about 1939. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 3/4/2011

    " A very good book. The author creates a great atmosphere, filled with suspense. I enjoyed another of his novels, BLOOD OF VICTORY, also set in pre/early WWII, a few years ago. I must find more of his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stas | 12/23/2010

    " A bit too much romance. But what I really minded was the following phrase referring to Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: "French and British swains sang to the Soviet maiden in the enchanted forest, but she only giggled and ran away. Towards Germany". That's just vulgar.


  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanley5545 | 11/13/2010

    " First I read from Furst....impressive...because on top of the great story was the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War told from Paris by Italian ex pats....what a tumble!! The Sun also Rises type flavor "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 11/4/2010

    " Poor development of characters and very slow moving make this hard to keep reading. Ending unsatisfactory in pulling threads of story to a conclusion. "

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.