This was a bit different from other Steve Berry books I have listened to, but was very enjoyable. Kept my interest and had good pace. Good "read"!
Another fantastic story from Steve Berry, a nice mixture of history of the Russian monarchy and fiction suggesting a fascinating possibility what could have been. The narration was very good.
I'm a big history fan so anytime I can get some historical detail in a book I'm happy!
Be sure to read them both!
This is a superb Steve Berry title, and Paul Michael, the narrator, does an equally superb job with accents and pacing. This author/narrator combination is strikingly different from the abysmal narration of another (otherwise equally superb) Steve Berry book, the Alexandria Link, narrated by Scott Brick. In the future, I will buy anything with Steve Berry and Paul Michael, but will never waste money on any Steve Berry book if narrated by Scott Brick.
My computer died awhile back and its' been long enough that I don't remember the finer points of this novel. I was sorry to have it end and thought that Berry put an unusual twist to the usual lost Romanov heir stories. I learned quite a bit about that period in history and ended up checking out some non-fiction about the last czar and his family.
I have read / listened to 7 of Steve Berry's novels and enjoy them all. The Romanov Prophecy is one of my favorite because of the richness of detail and the blending of historical facts and believable fiction. Steve Berry serves as an exquisite tour guide as he brings characters to life and provides a rich framework where we can explore both historical and current Russian politics and culture. The anticipated climax is satisfying and ties up most of the lose ends created throughout the story.
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This was the second Steve Berry novel I've listened to and I enjoyed it. The plot is a little far-fetched but it was a good, entertaining story and I liked the historical perspective it was written in, in fact, it's why I chose it, some Russian history sounded good. I'm sure I'll listen to more Berry. I could even see this one being a movie but I'm not really sure what moviemakers look for when deciding what works.
Steve Berry did it again. This is a "cant put down" book and its truly worth your time if you are interested in history. Though it is fictional, the the way the characters were portrayed are almost factual. You could feel the agony and defeat of the Romanovs, you can almost feel the coldness of earth, the stickiness of blood, and the smell of the mortally wounded, detest the callousness of the people in power and rally for the Last Romanov for the betterment of mother Russia.
So far, Steve Berry's vivid imagination intertwined with historical flavor elevates him among the distinguished writers of our time. I read/listened to all his previous books and am eagerly awaiting for the next one.
There are two parts when you think about how you liked an audio book. A great book can be taken to the depths by a bad narration. I am pleased to say that the narrator was a delight. As I was riding in the car, the narrator melted away and the book came to the forefront. Bravo! Now to the book itself, the plot was intriguing. It successfully intertwined history with fiction. Berry is a very good writer that keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more. There were several times I sat in my car, in the parking lot at work, wishing I did not have to turn off my iPod and go into work. Yes, it was that good. If you want a very good listen, this is it!