I picked up the audio of this for two reasons. The first is that after reading Romanovs: Ruling Russia 1613-1917 I wanted to know more. For some reason, I didn't know that Catherine the Great was a Romanov, so I figured I should know more. Second, Beale does the audio, and he is great.
So dense, and to be honest, the section about the fall (i.e. Nicholas) was the weakest to me for some reason. I think because he didn't seem to find the last members as interesting as the founding members (or maybe because of the reading I have done about Faberge I found it repetitive), but a good solid history.