36 Yalta Boulevard : Yalta Boulevard

  • by Olen Steinhauer
  • Narrated by Yuri Rasovsky
  • Series: Yalta Boulevard
  • 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. But when the plan leads him into exile in Vienna, he finally begins to ask questions. In fact, Comrade Brano Sev learns that loyalty to the cause might be the biggest crime of all.

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What the Critics Say

"This is an imaginative, brilliantly plotted espionage thriller, with finely detailed settings and a protagonist of marvelous complexity. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)
"With its shifting perceptions, pervasive paranoia, and truly unpredictable plot, this will be savored by readers of well-crafted espionage." (Booklist)

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36 Yalta Boulevard by Olen Steinhauer

A good story, I shall no doubt listen to again, however the problem I have is Yuri Rasovsky reading of it, which is a great shame hence 3* not four or five. At times the reader seems totally disinterested in the story which can effect the listeners interest as well. I found myself going back several times to listen again to parts for just that reason. This is made worse by the fact the story is fairly involved and concentration is needed as with most of this type of book. That said it's still a good story.
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- Phil

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.