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by | Read by Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir

Historical Fiction • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Alexander’s novel breathes historical accuracy. It is told in the alternating voices of Pavel, who has dedicated his life to overthrowing the Romanovs, and the Grand Duchess Elisavyeta (Ella), who eventually becomes a nun dedicated to helping the poor. Pavel is a fictional character, but his story could be the story of any poor Russian who becomes a believer in the Revolution. As the voice of Pavel, Stephan Rudnicki delivers a perfect Russian accent and a convincing tone of inevitability about his life. As Ella, Gabrielle de Cuir reads with no accent and often is so overly dramatic that she reduces the dialogue to banality. S.S.R. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 08]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 9781433214028 $29.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433214035 $29.95 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN $29.95 • MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 9781433214004 $59.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433214011 $80.00 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433214042 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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