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Caroline

Encinitas, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Robert K. Massie
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (604)
    Performance
    (492)
    Story
    (488)

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.

    Elizabeth says: "Loved everyone minute!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommednded to this book to many freinds.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Catherine the Great?

    The 1762 coup, when Catherine and the Orlov brothers overthrew Catherine's husband Peter.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Deakins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any other books read by Mark Deakins, but I will watch out for him in the future.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by the love affair of Catherine and Grigory Potempkin.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was fast paced and interesting.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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