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    • The Romanov Sisters

    • The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
    • By: Helen Rappaport
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive, and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution - the nightmare that would sweep their world away and them along with it. The Romanov Sisters will surprise people, even aficionados.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Made you want to change the ending

    • By MissSusie66 on 01-23-15

    Regular price: $30.23

    • The Race to Save the Romanovs

    • The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family
    • By: Helen Rappaport
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The murder of the Romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world, and its aftershocks still reverberate today. In Putin's autocratic Russia, the Revolution itself is considered a crime, and its anniversary was largely ignored. In stark contrast, the centenary of the massacre of the imperial family will be commemorated in 2018 by a huge ceremony to be attended by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. While the murder itself has received major attention, what has never been investigated in detail are the various plots behind the scenes to save the family.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing

    • By Jan on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Last Days of the Romanovs

    • Tragedy at Ekaterinburg
    • By: Helen Rappaport
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    Helen Rappaport, an expert in the field of Russian history, brings you the riveting day-by-day account of the last 14 days of the Russian Imperial family, in this first of two books about the Romanovs. The brutal murder of the Russian Imperial family on the night of July 16 to 17, 1918, has long been a defining moment in world history. The Last Days of the Romanovs reveals in exceptional detail how the conspiracy to kill them unfolded.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT

    • By courtney on 08-31-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Caught in the Revolution

    • Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - a World on the Edge
    • By: Helen Rappaport
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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    From the New York Times best-selling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eyewitness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ordinary People; Chaotic Times

    • By David on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $40.59

    • Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses

    • By: Helen Rappaport
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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    Award-winning and critically acclaimed historian Helen Rappaport turns to the tragic story of the daughters of the last Tsar of all the Russias, slaughtered with their parents at Ekaterinburg. On 17 July 1918, four young women walked down 23 steps into the cellar of a house in Ekaterinburg. The eldest was 22, the youngest only 17. Together with their parents and their 13-year-old brother, they were all brutally murdered. Their crime: to be the daughters of the last Tsar and Tsaritsa of All the Russias.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Book- Great Narration

    • By IRP on 08-09-14

    Regular price: $24.78

    • The Victoria Letters: The Official Companion to the ITV Victoria Series

    • By: Helen Rappaport, Daisy Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball, Gabrielle Glaister, Dugald Bruce Lockhart
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The official companion to ITV's hotly anticipated new drama, The Victoria Letters delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England's greatest monarchs. From the producers of Poldark and Endeavour, ITV's Victoria follows the early years of the young Queen's reign, based closely on Victoria's own letters and journals.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting book but poor delivery

    • By Robin on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $8.77

    • A Magnificent Obsession

    • Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy
    • By: Helen Rappaport
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    After the untimely death of Prince Albert, the Queen and her nation were plunged into a state of grief so profound that this one event would dramatically alter the shape of the British monarchy. For Britain had not just lost a prince: during his 20-year marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert had increasingly performed the function of King in all but name. The outpouring of grief after Albert's death was so extreme that its like would not be seen again until the death of Princess Diana 136 years later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All consuming grief

    • By Flatbroke on 06-15-13

    Regular price: $24.46

    • Caught in the Revolution

    • By: Helen Rappaport
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eyewitness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin's Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd was in turmoil - felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt, where the foreign visitors and diplomats who filled hotels, clubs, bars and embassies were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out.

    Regular price: $24.10

    • The Race to Save the Romanovs

    • By: Helen Rappaport
    • Narrated by: Damien Lynch
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On 17 July 1918, the whole of the Russian imperial family was murdered. There were no miraculous escapes. The former Tsar Nicholas, his wife, Alexandra, and their children - Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexey - were all tragically gunned down in a blaze of bullets. On the 100 year anniversary of these brutal murders, historian Helen Rappaport set out to uncover why the Romanovs’ European royal relatives and the Allied governments failed to save them.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • No Place for Ladies

    • By: Helen Rappaport
    • Narrated by: Eunice Roberts
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Numerous women from all social classes were actively engaged in the Crimean war, often in the most surprising ways. Based on dozens of rare and often unpublished accounts, No Place for Ladies is a rich, colourful and fascinating picture of very different women at war.

    Regular price: $41.26