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  • The Romanovs

  • The Final Chapter
  • By: Robert K. Massie
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

In July 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow mass grave near Ekaterinburg, Siberia, a few miles from the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family had been murdered 73 years before. But were these the bones of the Romanovs? And if these were their remains, where were the bones of the two younger Romanovs supposedly murdered with the rest of the family? Was Anna Anderson, celebrated for more than 60 years in newspapers, books, and film, really Grand Duchess Anastasia?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but Sad.

  • By Jeanette Finan on 03-03-13

Fascinating...if you're a forensic scientist

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-13

What would have made The Romanovs better?

Less emphasis on scientific sampling and mechanics of extracting and analyzing DNA evidence.

What was most disappointing about Robert K. Massie’s story?

A story that continues to fascinate people was buried in a science manual.

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