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The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia Audiobook

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

Here is the riveting story of the Russian Revolution as it unfolded. When Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (including Anastasia) and only son, a hemophiliac, Nicholas and his reclusive wife, Alexandra, buried their heads in the sand, living a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and political unrest grew.
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From the acclaimed author of Amelia Lost and The Lincolns comes more nonfiction at its very best - and a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards.

Here is the riveting story of the Russian Revolution as it unfolded. When Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (including Anastasia) and only son, a hemophiliac, Nicholas and his reclusive wife, Alexandra, buried their heads in the sand, living a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and political unrest grew.

Deftly maneuvering between the lives of the Romanovs and the plight of Russia’s peasants - and their eventual uprising - Fleming offers up a fascinating portrait, complete with compelling primary-source material that brings it all to life. History doesn’t get more interesting than the story of the Romanovs.

©2014 Candace Fleming (P)2014 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

Kirkus starred review, May 15, 2014:
“A remarkable human story, told with clarity and confidence.”

Publishers Weekly starred review, April 28, 2014:
“A wonderful introduction to this era in Russian history and a great read for those already familiar with it.”


From the Hardcover edition.

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    "I thrilling history lesson."

    Sometimes The true history is more interesting than fiction. I enjoyed the suspense as well as the learning. The narrator was mostly average.

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    michael 09-09-14
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    "terrible narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a decent narrator, it was as if the narrators were telling a story to a bunch of first graders


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    everything


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    disappointment in the audio performance


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Zack Chicago, IL, United States 02-26-15
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    "Great book and great read"

    Author did wonderful job contrasting Romanov family life with political life and against the lives of the peasants. This is a really fun read.

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    marzenna 11-05-15
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    "Great listening"

    Detail story of Romanov Dynasty describing historical facts of not only daily life of imperial family but many important historical invents at that period of time. Easy to adopt to own knowledge and enjoyable performance of the narrators. Recommending with confidence.

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    "Good introduction to this family"

    I liked this book. it was a good introduction to the last Tsar and his family. Probably not the in depth history that some might want, but a good starter for a rookie like me.

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    "Great introduction to Russia under Nicolas II"

    An interesting and informative read. I really enjoyed listening to it. would recommend to anyone wanting to find out more about the revolution, but not wanting to get too bogged down in the political intricacies of the period.

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    "The Family Romanov"

    An excellent book. For anyone who is interested in the history of the Romanovs, this book is a must. Historically accurate and well read, I enjoyed every second.

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