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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,077 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Berry Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2004 ISBN: 9781415916087
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Ekaterinburg, Russia, July 16, 1918. Ten months have passed since Nicholas II’s reign was cut short by revolutionaries. Tonight, the White Army advances on the town where the Tsar and his family are being held captive by the Bolsheviks. Nicholas dares to hope for salvation. Instead, the Romanovs are coldly and methodically executed.

Moscow, Present Day. Atlanta lawyer Miles Lord, fluent in Russian and well versed in the country’s history, is thrilled to be in Moscow on the eve of such a momentous event. After the fall of Communism and a succession of weak governments, the Russian people have voted to bring back the monarchy. The new tsar will be chosen from the distant relatives of Nicholas II by a specially appointed commission, and Miles’ job is to perform a background check on the Tsarist candidate favored by a powerful group of Western businessmen. But research quickly becomes the least of Miles’ concerns when he is nearly killed by gunmen on a city plaza.

Suddenly Miles is racing across continents, shadowed by nefarious henchmen. At first, his only question is why people are pursuing him. But after a strange conversation with a mysterious Russian, who steers Miles toward the writings of Rasputin, he becomes desperate to know more—most importantly, what really happened to the family of Russia’s last tsar?

His only companion is Akilina Petrov, a Russian circus performer sympathetic to his struggle, and his only guide is a cryptic message from Rasputin that implies that the bloody night of so long ago is not the last chapter in the Romanovs’ story … and that someone might even have survived the massacre. The prophecy’s implications are earth-shattering—not only for the future of the tsar and mother Russia, but also for Miles himself.

Steve Berry, national bestselling author of the phenomenal thriller The Amber Room, once again delves into rich historical fact to produce an explosive page-turner. In The Romanov Prophecy, the authentic and the speculative meld into a fascinating and exceptionally suspenseful work of fiction. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sexy, illuminating, and confident…a globe-trotting treasure hunt packed with exotic locales, sumptuous art, and ruthless villains. Steve Berry writes with the self-assured style of a veteran.”

    Dan Brown

  • “Magnificently engrossing, with wonderful characters and a plot that speeds, twists, and turns. Pure intrigue, pure fun.”

    Clive Cussler

  • “Readers who enjoy the books of Dan Brown and Daniel Silva will enjoy The Romanov Prophecy, too. This is a wild roller-coaster ride, with explosive action and compelling suspense, delving into one of the great mysteries of our time.”

    Sharon Kay Penman, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Compelling…adventure-filled…a fast-moving, globe-hopping tale of long-lost treasure and shadowy bad guys.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A solid tale a cut above—and then some—many thrillers on the market.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 2/13/2014

    " More D'Vnci genre. I'm over reading this topic. Gotta mmove on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eva Desserre | 2/9/2014

    " Favorite Steve Barry book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 2/5/2014

    " A really good read in historical fiction, illustrating what might have happened to the deposed czar's family, executed during the Russian Revolution, 1918. I enjoyed it immensely. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Merry | 2/4/2014

    " Not very well written. The story line was entertaining to a point and it was a fast read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anna | 1/27/2014

    " The Romanovs meets Da Vinci Code. Should have been right up my street. Was a DNF. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Bergin | 1/24/2014

    " Would have been so much better had they not finally just discovered the true outcome of the Romanov family around the time this was published. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mattias | 1/18/2014

    " Not his best book but a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rochelle | 1/18/2014

    " Whim purchase. Engaging plot. Love me some conspiracy theories. Liked the fast paced action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simone Emard | 1/18/2014

    " This was the first Steve Barry book I read and I have to say my favourite. This story explores the mystery of the Romanov family and what may or may not have happened to Princess Anastasia. It is fast paced and full of historical information without being overwhelming. Enough mystery to keep me wanting to read to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley Marmaro | 1/11/2014

    " Good book, but too easy to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/5/2014

    " I really loved the Romanov history thrown into the story throughout the book. Lots of suspense and a very quick read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sydney | 12/24/2013

    " This book was very intriguing. I would compare it to "The DaVinci Code" or "Angels and Demons." Lots of historical perspective on Russia, and the search for the heir to the Russian czars. Fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat | 12/13/2013

    " I love Russian history and books that make you think... this combines both pleasures in one easy to read package. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christa | 12/1/2013

    " Really enjoyed the fast-paced story and the Russian setting, but I think some of the bad language was a little unnecessary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 11/20/2013

    " This was a fun read. A little predictable, but I love that I can learn something while still enjoying the ficitonal adventure. Good enough for me to read another of Berry's books next time I'm in need. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhodora | 11/3/2013

    " Miles Lord, American lawyer, is in the process of finding out if his law firm's candidate for the Tsar of Russia is legitimate when he is a target for murder. At first I was not interested in Russian history but this book made it fascinating. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katey | 10/10/2013

    " I'm a big fan of Steve Berry...his book are a lot like Dan Brown. This was a good story that incorporates history into the storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 9/11/2013

    " I had never read anything from Berry and was pleasantly surprised to find him. I look forward to reading more from him... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 7/23/2013

    " Very similar to Dan Brown's books. Lots of fast paced action, improbable get-aways, historical references, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerald Kubicki | 7/8/2013

    " The book was a recap of the demise of the Russian Imperial family during the Russian revolution of communism. I learned more than I knew about the event and the author put his own unique twist to the event. The book dragged in a few places and I did not connect with the characters very well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiina | 10/22/2012

    " The main character took a really LOOOONG time understanding how careful and suspicious he should be. He had certainly never read a book like this or he would have understood to be mistrustful of everyone. Apart from this, the book held in its grip. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alejandra Aristizábal | 6/26/2012

    " Nice to pass time with.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 3/20/2012

    " The story of the Romanoffs wrapped in a modern-day mystery thriller. I love this genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah ~Sehrenity~ | 10/11/2011

    " I liked it better than Da Vinci Code because it didn't fall apart at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 9/25/2011

    " Enough detail to make the story plausible in the reader's mind -- the writer definitely did his research -- the main character is so perfect he's almost not interesting -- still, it was a fun airplane read -- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Analisa DeHaro | 7/17/2011

    " Fun book that is in the tradition of Dan Brown. Conspiracy theories, a bit of history, a bit of tale and a race against a bad guy. Who could ask for more. I think that this was Steve Berry's best book to date. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marita | 5/12/2011

    " Very enjoyable, clean and action packed. Not mind boggling since I've read about the Romanovs before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 5/8/2011

    " If you like Dan Brown you like Steve Berry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 5/6/2011

    " This was a fun read. The pace is excellent and the book is well researched. The facts are woven in so well it makes it all real. I am looking forward to reading more from this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judie | 4/22/2011

    " My fascination with Russia was further fed by this good novel. Berry has the skill to take readers to where his characters are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 4/22/2011

    " Slow to get into but stick with it. Speeds up midway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 4/19/2011

    " This book was fantastic. It throws you right into the action from the get go. My favorite thing about Steve Berry's books is that it's almost like reading a history book as well.

    The characters are well writen the story even more so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kani | 4/19/2011

    " sad. it's a sad story, how could it not be sad since it's true? somewhat disappointing in the end... so was the story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mhd | 4/16/2011

    " this was a re-read; not as good as I remember it, but still very good; not Berry's best, but again, good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 4/4/2011

    " It was so okay, I felt the ending was rushed and some of the stuff could have been left out..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 3/24/2011

    " recommended by Candi Prizer. This book was a good "in betweener" as it was light read with an interesting and thrilling spy plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kasey | 3/18/2011

    " I thought that this book was pretty good, especially the plot line. It kept me on the edge of my seat at was very rich and interesting. I'm not really interested in history books, but the way Berry presented the information and back story was well done. "

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About the Author
Author Steve Berry

Steve Berry is the New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key, The Emperor’s Tomb, The Paris Vendetta, The Charlemagne Pursuit, The Venetian Betrayal, The Alexandria Link, The Templar Legacy, The Third Secret, The Romanov Prophecy, The Amber Room, and the short stories “The Admiral’s Mark,” “The Devil’s Gold,” and “The Balkan Escape.” His books have been translated into forty languages and sold in fifty-one countries. He lives in the historic city of St. Augustine, Florida. He and his wife, Elizabeth, founded History Matters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our heritage.

About the Narrator

Paul Michael is an Audie Award-winning narrator. He has acted on stage, radio, television, and in feature films in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. He has had leading roles in series and made-for-television movies and has guest starred in such series as VIP and Alias. He has been nominated for a Canadian Emmy (or Nellie) and has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code.