The Family Romanov

The Family Romanov

Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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"[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918." -- The Wall Street Journal

Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs--at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming ( Amelia Lost ; The Lincolns ) deftly maneuvers between the imperial family's extravagant lives and the plight of Russia's poor masses, making this an utterly mesmerizing read as well as a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards.

"An exhilarating narrative history of a doomed and clueless family and empire." --Jim Murphy, author of Newbery Honor Books An American Plague and The Great Fire

"For readers who regard history as dull, Fleming's extraordinary book is proof positive that, on the contrary, it is endlessly fascinating, absorbing as any novel, and the stuff of an altogether memorable reading experience." -- Booklist, Starred

"Marrying the intimate family portrait of Heiligman's Charles and Emma with the politics and intrigue of Sheinkin's Bomb , Fleming has outdone herself with this riveting work of narrative nonfiction that appeals to the imagination as much as the intellect." -- The Horn Book , Starred

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature
Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist
Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780553395310
Branch Call Number: eAudio overdrive
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Farr, Kimberly
Overdrive, Inc

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Feb 22, 2018

This was written for a teenage audience, and I found it to be a quick, high level Intro into the Romanov Dynasty.
I didn't know anything about the Romanovs...I didn’t realize they were in power (over 1/6 of the world’s land) for over 300 years and Peter The Great’s last name was Romanov.
So, I found it very interesting. However, if you go over to Amazon’s reviews, you will find a discussion how this is really the author’s fictional account of this family, and misleading regarding Lenin’s role in the assassinations.
If you have a choice to get this as a downloadable that over the CDs...the reader reads very, very slowly.


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