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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,043 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Alexander Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 her country. 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. 

The Romanov Bride is Alexander's fullest and most engaging book yet. Combining stunning writing with a keen talent for storytelling, Alexander uncovers more of the compelling Romanov drama and intrigue for his many readers and all fans of historical fiction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[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

  • “De Cuir’s reading is beautiful and captures the gentleness of Elisavyeta and then her developing strength…The evolution of [the] characters from innocence to determination is fascinating, and the story of the Russian revolution is given new light…While listeners with knowledge of the history of this period will especially enjoy this book, students will be easily drawn into the story and will be interested in learning more.”


  • “The regime’s free fall is vividly brought to life…a moving testament to a saintly woman’s sad end.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leila | 2/15/2014

    " Historically accurate and well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jodi | 2/8/2014

    " I wish this book had given a little more detail and that I was a little more versed in Russian history. Very readable and gives alternating glimpses into the life of the Grand Duchess Elissavyeta (Ella) and a poor village man named Pavel who becomes instrumental in the brutal revolution. I kept pushing ahead in this book because I did visit St. Petersburg about 9 years ago so it was interesting to hear about some of the places I visited while there. Hard to read at times because I knew how it would end for the royal family. I saw that the author also wrote a book called "Rasputin's Daughter" which might be interesting to hear things from her point of view. Another book by the author is called "The Kitchen Boy" - perhaps in the royal kitchen. I would like to read more because what I do know about Russia from my travels has left me thirsty for more! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lisa Lemus | 2/5/2014

    " Ugh, terrible. Enough said. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eileen | 2/4/2014

    " For years I have been fascinated by the Romanov family. This book manages to mix fact and fiction in a beautiful novel. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander is the author of the bestselling novels Rasputin's Daughter and The Kitchen Boy. He has spent thirty years traveling in Russia where he has worked for the United States government. He currently is a partner in a St. Petersburg company operating a number of businesses. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.