The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure audiobook

The Paris Architect

By Charles Belfoure
Read by Mark Bramhall

Random House Audio
11.17 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn't really believe in. Ultimately he can't resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces—behind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipe—detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails horribly and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality. Written by an expert whose knowledge imbues every word, this story becomes more gripping with every life the architect tries to save.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the October 2013 Indie Next List

Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn't really believe in. Ultimately he can't resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces—behind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipe—detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails horribly and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality.

Written by an expert whose knowledge imbues every word, this story becomes more gripping with every life the architect tries to save.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A vivid, suspenseful story which keeps you gripped to the very last page.” Margaret Leroy, author of The Soldier’s Wife
“Disturbing and captivating.” Library Journal
“Architectural and historical details are closely rendered…A satisfyingly streamlined World War II thriller.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Belfoure

Author Bio: Charles Belfoure

Charles Belfoure is an author and architect who lives in Westminster, Maryland. A graduate of the Pratt Institute and Columbia University, his practice is in historic preservation working as both an architect and historic preservation consultant with a specialty in historic tax credit consulting. He was the recipient of a grant from the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation and the Graham Foundation, and his books have won awards from the Maryland Historical Trust.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English