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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Olen Steinhauer Narrator: Bo Foxworth, Jane Jacobs, Lorna Raver, Robertson Dean, Yuri Rasovsky Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9781455187027
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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. Both believe that their superiors are keeping them in the dark, but they can’t figure out why … until they begin to realize that everything is connected to a seven-year-old murder, a seemingly insignificant killing that has had far-reaching consequences.

Politics and history, for which Olen Steinhauer’s novels are most praised, turn intimate and highly compelling in this new novel, reminiscent of John le Carré’s best.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is an exhilarating and enjoyable ride.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Steinhauer’s first three books caught the frustration and bleakness of their Eastern European setting to heartbreaking perfection. He underscores those qualities this time with contrasting scenes of a Turkish capital bursting with life and some semblance of hope. And the irony which has colored the series to such strong effect is even more evident in Liberation Movements.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Steinhauer’s elegant spy novel Liberation Movements is imbued with a retro kind of cool…It is a tight, neatly structured story, built around the lives of very Cold War characters, individuals effaced by the secrecy of their professions and the cynicism of their nation. But Liberation Movements is not so cold or so neat, for all that. At its heart is a messy, human revenge plot…captivating.”

    Esquire

  • “Dazzling…a skilled writer working at the top of his form.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Five actors divide narrative duties in this beautifully produced story…all do wonderful evocative work portraying the investigators of the explosion, their superiors, who seem to know more than they’re telling, and assorted loves and spouses of the main players in this fascinating Cold War noir…Absorbing performances of an intriguing and memorable thriller.”

    AudioFile

  • “Steinhauer’s use of alternating time periods and tenses and events happening out of sequence demand the listener’s full attention and make this work, read by Bo Foxworth and others, a complicated, taut, and suspenseful listening experience.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “[A] cool and cerebral crime thriller, full of political nuance.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Steinhauer again displays his masterful manipulation of character, plot, and reader expectations…A fast, intriguing read.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • A 2007 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 12/17/2013

    " Overall, I got a kick out of reading _Liberation Movements_. The setting of events behind the Iron Curtain don't really appeal to me. I guess living during those latter days doesn't particularly excite me. But this story had enough intrigue, pace, and organization to make me take note. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 11/28/2013

    " Not bad at all - had never heard of this writer and bought the book because it was about Istanbul and I was about to go there. I enjoyed the twists and turns but mostly I enjoyed knowing it was about places I was visiting at the time. A main character that was gay was a refreshing twist too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/3/2013

    " So far, am enjoying this as much as other Steinhauer books in this group. What is so interesting is the "behind the Iron Curtain" perspective of protagonists who are committed communists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Levine | 4/25/2013

    " Interesting setting.Seems true to physical setting.Questions reality -rationality vs. mysticism.Disinformation by governments and lies by individuals-to self and others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Macinnis | 12/16/2012

    " I will be reading more. This wasn'y ideal, but there's some skill there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jemera Rone | 9/12/2012

    " The literary device of scattering chapters around in a non-chronological manner is not something I am very fond of, but it is not too hard to follow in this tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 3/25/2012

    " This penultimate book in the series is the best yet. The well developed characters, the tight prose, the quick pacing and suspense all combine with a philosophical depth to create a near perfect reading experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/21/2012

    " Excellent thriller with interesting psychological undertones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lysergius | 10/11/2011

    " A little disjointed although the thread are all pulled together at the end. The characters are probably quite sinister but somehow this does not come across... Not quite as malevolent as Le Carre's Karla... A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 7/17/2011

    " Embarassed to say i didn't review this but, as i picked it up to read it this week i find i am certain i read it before .... i'm sure i liked it, so i'm giving it five stars but .... (blushing). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bruce | 3/9/2011

    " Murder mystery set in Eastern Europe. Interesting premise, but it didn't work for me. Lots of jumping between different times made it difficult to get the general flow. Stupid twist at the end sort of ruined any hope it had for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 10/14/2010

    " Good book. Similar to Alan Furst is making you feel like you are there with the characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 10/13/2010

    " Another great one from Olen Steinhauer, my new favorite author. Can't wait to pick up more of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 9/23/2010

    " Overall, I got a kick out of reading _Liberation Movements_. The setting of events behind the Iron Curtain don't really appeal to me. I guess living during those latter days doesn't particularly excite me. But this story had enough intrigue, pace, and organization to make me take note. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/6/2010

    " So far, am enjoying this as much as other Steinhauer books in this group. What is so interesting is the "behind the Iron Curtain" perspective of protagonists who are committed communists. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bruce | 7/24/2009

    " Murder mystery set in Eastern Europe. Interesting premise, but it didn't work for me. Lots of jumping between different times made it difficult to get the general flow. Stupid twist at the end sort of ruined any hope it had for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 8/11/2007

    " This penultimate book in the series is the best yet. The well developed characters, the tight prose, the quick pacing and suspense all combine with a philosophical depth to create a near perfect reading experience. "

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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.

About the Narrators

Lorna Raver, named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year, has received numerous Audie Award nominations and fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. An experienced stage actress, she has also guest-starred on many top television series and starred in director Sam Raimi’s film Drag Me to Hell. Her numerous audiobook credits include The Age of Innocence, Up from Orchard Street, The Lodger, Selected Readings from the Portable Dorothy Parker, and Diamond Ruby.

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.

Jane Jacobs is a voice-over artist who can be heard in dozens of animated films, audiobooks, commercials, and promotional materials. 

Yuri Rasovsky (1944–2012) won wide critical acclaim during his forty-year career as an audio dramatist, writer, producer, and director. His numerous honors included two Peabody Awards, nine Audie Awards, and a Grammy. In 2011, his production for Blackstone, The Mark of Zorro, was nominated for a Grammy. His final production for Blackstone before his death was Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You! He has left behind an incredible legacy.