Dark Star by Alan Furst audiobook

Dark Star: A Novel

By Alan Furst
Read by George Guidall

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Night Soldiers Series: Book 2

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664444072

  • ISBN: 9781664551909

Runtime: 17.95 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Author Alan Furst has written several historical fiction novels. In Dark Star, Andre Szara, a Polish journalist who becomes a spy for the Soviet Union in the late 1930s, is ordered to complete many tasks of espionage in Paris. Through Szara's character, the beginnings of World War II are revealed. George Guidall's gripping narration complements this suspenseful tale.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Outclasses any spy novel I have ever read.” Richard Condon, author of The Manchurian Candidate
“A rich, deeply moving novel of suspense that is equal parts espionage thriller, European history, and love story…The time frame of the late 1930s on the Continent was once the special property of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene; Mr. Furst has ventured into their fictional territory and brought out a story that is equally original and engaging.” New York Times
“Captures the murky allegiances and moral ambiguity of Europe on the brink of war…Nothing can be like watching Casablanca for the first time. But Furst comes closer than anyone has in years.” Time
“A jewel—a gripping thriller that is also a fascinating history lesson.” Daily Mail (London)
“Compelling…An excellent novel of history, betrayal and, most important, survival…While the story offers enough twists and turns to satisfy the most ardent spy fan, author Alan Furst transcends genre. This is a novel with heart.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Intelligent, provocative, and gripping…Furst depicts the historical, geographic, and political context in lucid and highly readable prose…beautifully and compellingly told.” Publishers Weekly
“George Guidall…delivers an outstanding performance. His mastery of multiple foreign accents seems limitless, and he handles female voices exceptionally well. His nuanced pacing and changes of tone heighten the action and characters’ emotions without overdramatization.” AudioFile
“An intriguing combination of spy story and historical novel…Entertaining, exciting, and thought-provoking reading.” Library Journal
“Kafka, Dostoyevsky, and le Carré sit up all night and talk to each other and this is what you get. It is absolutely wonderful.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Alan Furst

Author Bio: 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.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 17.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English