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The Romanov Prophecy | [Steve Berry]

The Romanov Prophecy

In 1917, Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia, was executed by revolutionaries. Now, in response to the collapse of the country's economy, the people have voted to instate a new Tsar, one who will be chosen from the descendents of Nicholas II. But a powerful group of Western businessmen want to make sure he is a candidate they can control, and hire African-American lawyer Miles Lord, with his knowledge of Russian language and history, to check the background of their chosen man.
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In 1917, Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia, was executed by revolutionaries. Now, in response to the collapse of the country's economy, the people have voted to instate a new Tsar, one who will be chosen from the descendents of Nicholas II. But a powerful group of Western businessmen want to make sure he is a candidate they can control, and hire African-American lawyer Miles Lord, with his knowledge of Russian language and history, to check the background of their chosen man. Miles is thrilled with his assignment...until he becomes the target of an assassination attempt and must run for his life, guided by a cryptic phrase penned by Rasputin, and a bizarre prophecy that the Tsar will return to the throne and that Miles himself will see to it.

©2004 Steve Berry; (P)2004 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Berry uses Russia, past and present, to excellent effect and makes sharp observations about the contemporary Russian scene....A solid tale." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Rob Red Deer, AB, Canada 11-24-04
    Rob Red Deer, AB, Canada 11-24-04
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    "Amazing"

    keeps you up all night. The history and intrigue is great. Makes you feel like you are right there in Russia.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Peter 12-05-07
    Peter 12-05-07 Member Since 2006
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    "How can I say this nicely?"

    This has to have been one of the most frustrating and annoying books I have ever listened to. I cannot believe a supposedly intelligent lawyer (hero) and his Russian Acrobat girlfriend (heroine) can be so continually thick as they are thrown from one assasination attempt to the next with the obvious villians turning up again and again as if invited. Each time the hero and heroine walk straight into the trap oblivious of doing exactly the same thing last time and the time before and of course miraculously escape with their lives (though I am not fortelling the ending). The only mitigating factor is the fascinating history around which the plot has been woven. Berry would have been better to have focus on that topic. The other factor making it bearable was that it was well read.
    If you are looking for a well constructed, clever and twisting plot, forget this book. If you are looking for a relatively fast paced entirely predictable read, well, you may be able to get through it.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    elizabeth lake wylie, SC, United States 07-25-12
    elizabeth lake wylie, SC, United States 07-25-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Good story. Enjoyed the listen."

    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"!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Calum United Kingdom 06-14-12
    Calum United Kingdom 06-14-12 Member Since 2005

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    "Fantastic Story"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Row 05-10-12
    Row 05-10-12 Listener Since 2008
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    What did you love best about The Romanov Prophecy?

    I'm a big history fan so anytime I can get some historical detail in a book I'm happy!


    Any additional comments?

    Be sure to read them both!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    'Nathan Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 03-03-10
    'Nathan Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 03-03-10 Member Since 2004
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    "Solid Thriller"

    The concept for Berry's "Romanov Prophecy" is an interesting one: what if Russia, after years of corruption in its failed attempt at democracy, decided to put its monarchy back in place? Those in power behind the scenes don't want to have anyone but a puppet in place, while the people want the real heir - but given that the reign of Nicholas the Second ended with bloodshed and what might have been an urban legend: did two heirs survive?

    Enter Miles, a black lawyer from Atlanta, who is hired to ensure that the currently chosen heir is legitimate. But when he's nearly killed, Miles starts to realize there's more going on, and is quickly on the run in a country where he sticks out like a sore thumb, trying to stay one step ahead of those trying to kill him, and get to the truth before it's too late.

    Read wonderfully, I listened to this going to and home from work. The pacing is excellent, and the characters are good. In a way, it reminded me of Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons," in that it had a same frenetic pace, and a good historical background.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy New Mexico 04-04-09
    Kathy New Mexico 04-04-09 Member Since 2007

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    "Great as always!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Hicks 03-31-09
    R. Hicks 03-31-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Intriguing mix of fact and fiction"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 01-27-08
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 01-27-08 Member Since 2005

    I love books!

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    "My 2nd Berry"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Murphy chicago 10-09-07
    C. Murphy chicago 10-09-07 Listener Since 2005

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    "Berry Great as Always"

    Great writer keeps you intrigued, and as it should be an excellent narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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