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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When I started to listen to this audio book I had no idea it was about the holocaust. As a second generation jewess who lost all her family except her mother this story is very meaningful. Warren Adler has written an amazing powerful and very disturbing story. Steve Ogden did an amazing job of bringing the character's to life. His portrayal of a secular Yiddish speaking Jew was amazingly accurate if he is not one of us. I commend him and thank him for his sensitivity. As an Orthodox Jew myself I think choosing a non observant character for Milton was absolutely the right choice, it really worked. He looked and acted like everyone else so he fitted in. Karla was hard to like, even at the end I still felt that way. I never could fathom what Milton saw in her? Her father sickened me and made me ashamed. I loathed all the players in this end game except Milton who I felt was a soft touch, a "Nebech" all still hating my people as if no time at all had passed. No spoilers from me, but the outcome pleased me. I am very glad I listened to this story even with a heavy heart because it really is memorable and the author is outstanding.
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- MCR.

Book Details

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