Yalta Boulevard
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  • 1
    The Bridge of Sighs | Olen Steinhauer

    The Bridge of Sighs

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Olen Steinhauer
    • Narrated By Ned Schmidtke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    In the volatile and shifting political atmosphere of Eastern Europe after World War II, an inexperienced homicide detective fresh out of the academy is assigned a crime that no one wants to solve. Set in a bombed-out city in an unnamed country formerly occupied by the Germans and now by the Russians, the story follows Emil Brod as he unravels the threads of the cover-up of a brutal murder, while supporting his grandparents, his only family, in the equally brutal city.

    an interesting listen

    I enjoyed this book, right from remembering Rober Trower singing the song with the same name as the book. A good setting, eastern Europe after WWII, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 16 2009 by Stevon (Tempe, AZ, United States)
  • 2
    The Confession | Olen Steinhauer

    The Confession

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Olen Steinhauer
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    It is 1956. Radio reports of the Hungarian revolution break through the government's radio jamming, setting the entire Eastern Bloc on edge.

    Inspector Ferenc Kolyeszar must track down a murderer while dealing with his crumbling marriage. As he is drawn deep into an underworld of betrayal and violence, he finds that he is not so different from those he pursues.

    very good very different

    I think it is way past time for us to get some good writing out of the Eastern Block. They certainly have the sorrowful background for some soulful my..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 23 2008 by Vivian (Bastrop, TX, United States)
  • 3
    36 Yalta Boulevard: A Novel | Olen Steinhauer

    36 Yalta Boulevard: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Olen Steinhauer
    • Narrated By Yuri Rasovsky
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    State Security Officer Brano Sev is the secretive member of the Ministry for State Security. No one else quite trusts him, but it is part of his job to do what the authorities ask, no matter what. So when he gets an order to travel to the village of his birth in order to interrogate a potential defector, he goes. When a man turns up dead shortly after he arrives and Brano is framed for the murder, he assumes this is part of the plan and allows it to run its course.

    Interesting

    To be honest I had low expectations for this book, I was only reading it because I told myself I was going to read the whole series. Come on, how int..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 25 2009 by Stevon (Tempe, AZ, United States)
  • 4
    Liberation Movements | Olen Steinhauer

    Liberation Movements

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Olen Steinhauer
    • Narrated By Bo Foxworth, Lorna Raver, Robertson Dean, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    In 1975, a People's Militia homicide investigator is on a plane for Istanbul when it is hijacked by Armenian terrorists. Before the Turkish authorities can fulfill the hijackers' demands, the plane explodes in midair. Two investigators, a secret policeman and a homicide detective, are assigned to the case.

    Hyper-original Espionage/Crime/Revenge Thriller

    Steinhauer takes a helluva lot of risks with this novel and almost pulls them off. A hyper-original espionage/crime/revenge thriller set in Steinhaue..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 19 2012 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
  • 5
    Victory Square: A Novel | Olen Steinhauer

    Victory Square: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Olen Steinhauer
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Upon reaching the tumultuous 1980s, Olen Steinhauer's literary crime series set in Eastern Europe comes full circle as one of the People's Militia's earliest cases reemerges to torment its inspectors, including militia chief Emil Brod, the original detective on the case.

    Collapse of E. Block Nation's Moral/Social Order

    In Steinhauer's 'almost brilliant' conclusion to his Yalta Boulevard Sequence(Bridge of Sighs, The Confession, 36 Yalta Boulevard, Liberation Movement..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2012 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)