Bridge of Sighs MP3 CD – Unabridged, 1 March 2003
- Publisher : Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (1 March 2003)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0786190558
- ISBN-13 : 978-0786190553
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 0.64 x 12.07 cm
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About the Author
Olen Steinhauer is a New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, whose work has won the Dashiell Hammett Award, been a two-time Edgar Award finalist, and was shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and the Barry awards.
Ned Schmidtke has played leading roles on Broadway, on national tours, and at dozens of regional theaters in the United States and Canada. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he continues to work in theater, film, and television.
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This novel is in the vein of Alan Furst: a dark, characterful and atmospheric literary novel with some mystery/thriller elements. As such, it's not super fast-paced, though it's hardly a slow or difficult read as some reviewers claim. The first few chapters are indeed a bit slow, but once the murder case starts in the fourth chapter it moves quickly enough. There aren't though many cliff-hangers and set-piece action sequences. What the author is trying to do though is show what life in Soviet satellite countries was like in the aftermath of world war two. In that, it reminded me of [[ASIN:0857204084 Child 44)], though I think 'Bridge of Sighs' is far superior to that overrated novel. It's all about the atmosphere of dread, hatred and terror, and it portrays them well.
If you like John Le Carre, Alan Furst, even Robert Harris, you'll like this. If you're looking for a Lee Child style thriller then you're not in the right place.