Heart of Gold

  • by Warren Adler
  • Narrated by Steve Ogden
  • 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A new thriller from the critically acclaimed novelist Warren Adler, well known for his iconic novel turned box office hit, The War of the Roses, and many more notable titles including Random Hearts, Target Churchill, and Mother Nile.
Milton Gold is a fringe operating "hustling lawyer", barely making it in the cutthroat chaos of 1970s New York City. His world is suddenly turned inside out when he meets the mysterious and beautiful Karla Smith, a Polish-American woman, who approaches him with an assignment that will test his skills beyond anything he has ever experienced. Karla hires him to find what he thinks will lead to his biggest payout yet: her inheritance of 100 million dollars in gold coins hidden by her banker father from the Nazis during World War II.
Despite his skepticism, he joins Karla in a fantastic, dangerous, and adventurous trek through communist-dominated Europe to Auschwitz where the treasure has been hidden in an unsuspecting place. Milton and Karla discover things along the way that profoundly change their relationship and ultimately test their moral view of the world and society. Balanced with humor and tragedy, Heart of Gold explores the brutality of life behind the iron curtain and the boundaries of morality during the darkest days of the Cold War.

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Most Helpful

Fabulous narration!!!

It took a few chapters for me to get involved in this book. It got better once the action picked up but I still didn't find either of the main characters all that likable. It's a good book but IMO doesn't hold a candle to "The War of the Roses".

Steve Ogden's performance is SUPERB! I don't think I would've finished the book if it hadn't been for his absolutely outstanding narration. I will definitely pick up anything he narrates!

I received a free review audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
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- Kimberly Smith

Great performance, but not a great book

First, I found the performance of this book to be top-notch, and I look forward to more from this narrator.

The story was problematic. The main protagonist was unlikable, coming across as thin-skinned and immature much of the time, which was distracting from the story. The story itself was unsatisfying. The premise was interesting, but didn't deliver what I hoped it would.
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- Rebecka Ratcliffe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-10-2017
  • Publisher: Stonehouse Productions