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What's it like to live as a Royal in exile? You were The Sovereign, the ultimate authority, the ruler of all you saw. Now, you have been forced from your home and live in meager accommodations, with little of the pomp, luxury, and circumstance of your previous life. Well, at least you're alive. 

Others like you were assassinated. Alexander Michhailovich was the Grand Duke of Russia, a member of the Romanov family. In this touching story written in the first third of the 20th century, he interviews deposed European rulers - many of whom were his friends - and shares how they feel about their predicaments and their futures. Twilight of Royalty is an insider's look at the intimate details of royals in exile.

Public Domain (P)2018 Jim Seybert

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Crowning Achievement

This is not a new book but that is a point in it’s favor. When you are writing about the disappearing monarchies of Europe, writing from the perspective of 1932 is a good thing.

Alexander Mikhailovich was a member of the last Russian royal family so, in a way, this is a book about his family since most European monarchs at the turn of the twentieth century seem to be inter-related in some form or another. So Mikhailovich’s viewing point is unique. After the fall of the Russian royal family in 1917 he became a journalist. Those two things are what make this book valuable. And just for good measure Jim Seybert does an excellent narration.

There once were 18 royal families in Europe. In 1932 that number was down to ten which --- spoiler alert --- is what it still is. Where did they go and how did they disappear? If you really want to know then listen to “Twilight of Royalty”; it is time well spent.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Typically I listen to romance and mystery, but I enjoy a good historical memoir book from time to time. This book by Alexander Mikhailovich was very enlightening and eye opening. The royalty stories that were told were very interesting and they gave a new image to those people. I was attracted to this book first by the author, as he was related to the Russian Zsar's family. I was pulled into the stories highlighting the King of Spain's family and how education was put first. Jim Seybert did a very good reading on this book. His voice was pleasant and he is eloquent in his delivery. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review.