Yalta Boulevard

5 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 391 ratings

The Bridge of Sighs Publisher's Summary

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.
©2002 Olen Steinhauer (P)2003 Blackstone Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

    • The Bridge of Sighs

    • By: Olen Steinhauer
    • Narrated by: Ned Schmidtke
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • an interesting listen

    • By Stevon on 04-16-09

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 2

    • The Confession

    • By: Olen Steinhauer
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good very different

    • By Vivian on 02-23-08

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 3

    • 36 Yalta Boulevard

    • A Novel
    • By: Olen Steinhauer
    • Narrated by: Yuri Rasovsky
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Stevon on 08-25-09

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 4

    • Liberation Movements

    • By: Olen Steinhauer
    • Narrated by: Bo Foxworth, Lorna Raver, Robertson Dean, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hyper-original Espionage/Crime/Revenge Thriller

    • By Darwin8u on 07-19-12

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 5

    • Victory Square

    • A Novel
    • By: Olen Steinhauer
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Collapse of E. Block Nation's Moral/Social Order

    • By Darwin8u on 08-06-12

    Regular price: $20.97