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

by Candace Fleming

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Narrated by Kimberly Farr. I only had a flicker of knowledge of the Romanov family and less about Rasputin (wasn't there a song from the '80s about him???), so this was a fascinating history lesson not only about this sheltered wealthy family but the historic events happening in Russia at the time (revolution and the rise of Lenin, the Bolsheviks and communism). Farr's authoritative performance will hook listeners on the doomed family's story as she reads with tones of compassion, indignance, and skeptical wonder depending on the content. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
RGG: For those interested in all things Romanov. Engaging, approachable. Reading Interest: 12-YA.
  rgruberexcel | Jan 15, 2016 |
What a well written, well researched work. It covers the personal lives of the Romanov family, the political climate in Russia during their reign and gives snippets from letters and books telling the story of the peasant class living in Russia at the time. My only mistake was listening to it as audio book; there was just too much for me to absorb. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
What a well written, well researched work. It covers the personal lives of the Romanov family, the political climate in Russia during their reign and gives snippets from letters and books telling the story of the peasant class living in Russia at the time. My only mistake was listening to it as audio book; there was just too much for me to absorb. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
What a well written, well researched work. It covers the personal lives of the Romanov family, the political climate in Russia during their reign and gives snippets from letters and books telling the story of the peasant class living in Russia at the time. My only mistake was listening to it as audio book; there was just too much for me to absorb. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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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 into the Russian Revolution. Deftly maneuvering between the lives of the Romanovs and the plight of Russia's peasants and urban workers--and their eventual uprising--Fleming offers up a fascinating portrait, complete with inserts featuring period photographs and compelling primary-source material that brings it all to life.
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