The Bridge Of Sighs

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Olen Steinhauer

Narrated By: Ned Schmidtke

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: June 2005

Duration: 9 hours 21 minutes

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 homicide that no one wants to solve.

"Everything that a listerner could want is here; murder, political intrigue, blackmail, a love story and a quality mystery, the first in a very promising series."-Library Journal

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  • Ed

    A very interesting cop story by the producer/writer of Berlin Station, which is a great TV show.

  • EDS

    I enjoyed this book, nor only for the story but also for the depiction of life in post war Europe. For me the book is almost fully contained. We start as Emil starts, and grow to learn, with him, of the story's intriques and also the especially powerfull setting in which Emil finds himself operating. The conclusion was low key but satisfying on all levels. Steinhauer does an excellent job of conveying the actions and shortcutting of principles that people were driven to take in what must have been a pretty desparate environment. I would recommend this book over 36 Yalta Blvd as a first Steinhauer read. It is the full package, and it is a bit easier to follow.