©2004 Steve Berry; (P)2004 Books on Tape
"Berry uses Russia, past and present, to excellent effect and makes sharp observations about the contemporary Russian scene....A solid tale." (Publishers Weekly)
An excellent bit of alternate history.
He does accents very well.
God Save the True Tsar.
For the first book I heard from Steve Bery, it shows to me why he has a big fan base.
Top third. Like the linkage of history and fiction even if there are some fantastic leaps of logic, but that is what makes fiction enjoyable.
Details about the actual deaths of the Romanovs.
This was a great book, captivating and compelling storyline with quite a gripping conclusion.
Narrated the Russian accent quite well
The description of the murder of the royal family was like being in the room.
Kept me in its grip from chapter to chapter. Lots of good history and references to current Russia.
Well written, good premise but climax is typical escape from certain death situation after the hero doesn't figure out who the villin is.
As usual,a good yarn by Mr.Berry, well read. The plot is the usual windy and wide ranging, with the usual visits Berry sends us on around the globe. Big characters with a reasonable amount of depth, and a twisty ending. I enjoyed this, and, if you enjoy Berry's style, you will too.
While listening this book I have to always remind myself that this is just a fiction and not a history novel. A lot of twisted facts from Russian history and Russian real life made this reading thorny for me. But overall, it is a decent fiction story.
But not a great listen. Quite an interesting and well researched plot but some of the dialoge is trite and lacks quality "story telling". In fairness, however, not every author can be John Gresham.
Never-the-less I have bought, but not yet read, another Berry book.
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