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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,722 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Alexander Narrator: Josephine Bailey, Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With the same riveting historical narrative that made The Kitchen Boy a national bestseller and a book club favorite, Robert Alexander returns to revolutionary Russia for the harrowing tale of Rasputin’s final days as told by his youthful and bold daughter, Maria. Interrogated by the provisional government on the details of her father’s death, Maria vividly recounts a politically tumultuous Russia, where Rasputin’s powerful influence over the throne are unsettling to all levels of society, and the threats to his life are no secret.

With vast conspiracies mounting against his father, Maria must struggle with the discovery of Rasputin’s true nature—his unbridled carnal appetites, mysterious relationship with the empress, rumors of involvement in secret religious cults—to save her father from his murderers. Swept away in a plot much larger than the death of one man, Maria finds herself on the cusp of the Russian Revolution itself. With Rasputin’s Daughter, Robert Alexander once again delivers an imaginative and compelling story, fashioned from one of history’s most fascinating periods that, until now, has been virtually unexplored in fiction.

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  • “The combination of Alexander’s research and his rich characterizations produces an engaging historical fiction that offers a Rasputin who is neither beast nor saint, but merely, compellingly human.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/19/2014

    " A very easy and entertaining read. Rather tough and sometimes dark subject but very interesting. Even thought this is a work of fiction all of the characters are real. It is a fun and easy way to learn some of the history of the time as it was truthfully represented also. Starts you thinking and then lets you do some further research to find out more about the people involved and the times as they were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anne Hawn Smith | 2/18/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this. Rasputin was such a quixotic individual and it's hard to sift through the historical record and get a clear picture. I found that this book fleshed out a lot of the known traits and activities of this enigmatic man in a way that made the contradictions more understandable. I also thought the author did a good job in relating the story from Marie's point of view. I came away from the book feeling like I was trying to accept all the contradictions in his life just as she had to. I also learned something that I either forgot, or never knew and that was that the Russian people did not know that Alexei was a hemophiliac. This was absolutely crucial to the decision to have Rasputin killed. Without this all important reason, it seemed to the aristocracy and the public that Rasputin was treating the Empress as a lover and that he had tremendous influence over public policy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Judy | 2/7/2014

    " A compelling, quick read, this fictionalized account of the last days of Rasputin (as told by his daughter, Maria) read like juvie fiction but had enough grit to make it interesting. I enjoyed the last pages where the author told of the true last days of the surviving characters. Seems that Maria Rasputin wound up in the circus and then in a Miami shipyard. She even wrote a cookbook that included some of Rasputin's favs. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Laura Duggan | 2/4/2014

    " I was disappointed :( I enjoyed The Kitchen Boy and expected to like this book as much. The writing was more on the Young Adult level and contained way too many similes. Some of the information presented about Rasputin was interesting but overall the book was predictable and disappointing. "

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