The Romanov Bride

  • by Robert Alexander
  • Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Combining stunning writing with a keen talent for storytelling, Robert Alexander uncovers more of the compelling Romanov drama and intrigue for his many readers and all fans of historical fiction.When tsarist soldiers fire at a group of peaceful village protestors and kill his young bride, Pavel dedicates his life to overthrowing the Romanovs. Pavel's underground group assassinates the Grand Duke, changing the life of the Grand Duchess Elisavyeta forever.Grief-stricken, Elisavyeta gives up her wealth and becomes a nun dedicated to the poor people of Russia. When revolution finally sweeps Russia, she is the last Romanov captured, ripped from her abbey in the middle of the night and shuttled to Siberia. It is here, in a distant wood on a moonlit eve, that Pavel is left to decide her fate.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] robust historical....The author's extensive knowledge of Russia allows him to invigorate the narrative with telling details that bring the aristocrat Ella, who eventually became an Orthodox saint, convincingly to life....this is a compelling journey through momentous events that wraps up with a fine, deeply moving finale." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent historical novel.

I love this book. My family is Russian but this was a whole side of the revolution that I knew nothing about. I love historical novels that are well researched like this one.
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- Louise

An introductory reading to the life of Ella.

What did you love best about The Romanov Bride?

An entire life story in few hours.


What other book might you compare The Romanov Bride to and why?

"The life and death of Ella grand duchess of Russia" by Christopher Warwick it's also a complete biography of her life well documented and more detailed.


What about Stefan Rudnicki and Gabrielle de Cuir ’s performance did you like?

Fine but British spoken accent is more "understandable" for foreign readers.


If you could take any character from The Romanov Bride out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich because of his mysterious personality. There is nothing written about him based on his personal writings.


Any additional comments?

I think this book is a good introduction to the life of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna.

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- CRISTINA C.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-24-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.