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The Romanov Conspiracy: A Thriller | [Glenn Meade]

The Romanov Conspiracy: A Thriller

Dr. Laura Pavlov, an American forensic archaeologist, is about to unravel a mystery that promises to solve one of the twentieth century’s greatest enigmas. Dr. Pavlov is a member of an international team digging on the outskirts of the present-day Russian city of Ekaterinburg, where the Romanov royal family was executed by their captors in July 1918. When Pavlov discovers two bodies perfectly preserved in permafrost in a disused mine shaft, they offer dramatic new clues to the disappearance of the Romanovs and, in particular, their famous daughter, Princess Anastasia, whose murder has always been shrouded in doubt.
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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes mysteries are never solved. Sometimes there are no answers. But Dr. Laura Pavlov, an American forensic archaeologist, is about to unravel a mystery that promises to solve one of the twentieth century’s greatest enigmas.

Dr. Pavlov is a member of an international team digging on the outskirts of the present-day Russian city of Ekaterinburg, where the Romanov royal family was executed by their captors in July 1918. When Pavlov discovers two bodies perfectly preserved in permafrost in a disused mine shaft, they offer dramatic new clues to the disappearance of the Romanovs and, in particular, their famous daughter, Princess Anastasia, whose murder has always been shrouded in doubt. What Pavlov discovers is about to change the accepted course of world history and hurl her back into the past - and into a maelstrom of deceit, secrets, and lies.

Based in part on historical fact, The Romanov Conspiracy is a high-tension story of trust and betrayal, of a fight between good and evil, and of love and friendship thwarted by war, all set against one of the most bloody and brutal revolutions in world history.

Glenn Meade was born in Finglas, Dublin. Nearly all his novels have been international bestsellers, translated into over twenty languages, and have enjoyed both critical and commercial success. He worked in the field of pilot training for Aer Lingus for many years and as a journalist for the Irish Times.

©2012 Glenn Meade (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Intriguing…Puts a fresh spin on the mystery surrounding the deaths of the Romanovs, in particular the possible escape of princess Anastasia." (Publishers Weekly)

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    monet Alta Loma, CA, United States 10-03-12
    monet Alta Loma, CA, United States 10-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes and no. Most of the characters were male and the narrator was female attemtping to also pull off Russian accents for male characters, began to grate on the nerves.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was an interesting twist to the story of what happened to the Romanov family. Quite surprising actually and believable.


    What didn’t you like about Kate Reading’s performance?

    Her attempt at narrating for male characters with Russian accents.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Possibly, it would have to move along faster.


    Any additional comments?

    The story took a while to develop, too long, last 1/4 of the book was the best part. Could have been better, the story line was rather good. Better choice of naarator needed for this particular story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paige De Kalb, TX, United States 08-18-12
    Paige De Kalb, TX, United States 08-18-12 Member Since 2007

    Listening to books is the way I separate from the stress of being an attorney. I enjoy fiction, mystery thrillers, an occasional romance, and books about cutting edge medicine and science. I was a History major so that is always interesting too.

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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Romanov Conspiracy to be better than the print version?

    I wouldn't know


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lydia. She was a tough, strong, woman, with passion and heart.


    What aspect of Kate Reading’s performance would you have changed?

    The different Russian men were hard to keep straight.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Ultimately, I felt sad...same as when I read about this period of time as a History major. It also made me feel disgust for the Reds and their leaders right up there along with Hitler and his cronies.


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    I liked the interwoven relationships, although sad, the connections revealed were one of the devices that kept the book interesting.

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    Jeannie eatonville, wa, United States 08-23-13
    Jeannie eatonville, wa, United States 08-23-13 Member Since 2007
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    I loved the book & loved the reader. I knew exactly who was talking, the reader did such a good job. I want more of Mr. Meade's work.

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    Zara Carlsbad, CA, United States 09-03-12
    Zara Carlsbad, CA, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    I kept getting distracted by other things. Not a good sign for a story that holds your attention. Twists and turns often seem contrived.

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