Hey there! Get ready to dive into Olen Steinhauer's captivating world as he takes us on a thrilling journey through post-World War II Eastern Europe in his latest audiobook, 36 Yalta Boulevard. Strap in, because this audiobook is rated a solid 3/5 and will keep you hooked for a whopping 11 hours and 15 minutes.
Meet Brano Sev, a State Security Officer whose job is to follow orders without question, regardless of the circumstances. He's the kind of guy who will leave his post to work on an assembly line if his superiors ask him to, without batting an eye. But when Brano receives a directive from his old bosses at the Ministry of State Security, he knows things are about to get interesting.
His new mission? Head back to his birthplace, a small village, and interrogate a potential defector. Easy, right? Well, not exactly. As soon as Brano arrives, he finds himself smack dab in the middle of a murder investigation. And to make matters worse, he's the one being framed for the crime. But instead of resisting, our trusty protagonist decides to trust his superiors yet again, thinking it's all part of their master plan. This choice eventually lands him in exile in Vienna, where the real questions begin to surface.
In 36 Yalta Boulevard, Steinhauer weaves a remarkable political thriller that will make Comrade Brano Sev question everything he thought he knew. As he unravels the secrets hidden behind the walls of Yalta Boulevard, our hero realizes that blind loyalty to the cause may just be the biggest crime of all.
So, if you're ready to embark on a gripping adventure filled with twists, turns, and a dash of political intrigue, hit that play button and let Yuri Rasovsky's captivating narration guide you through the complex world of 36 Yalta Boulevard.