Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch

  • by Ruth Cowen
  • Narrated by Jennie Bond, Tim Piggott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan
  • 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

On the occasion of the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, respected royal broadcaster Jennie Bond explores the life of the longest reigning British monarch.
Born a minor royal, Elizabeth is now the most recognisable woman in the world. Admired by many, she has reigned through a period of unprecedented change, keeping the monarchy strong and consistent despite the end of empire, public scandals and private loss.
This newly written history uses actors and eyewitness observation to bring to life the story of this most remarkable woman.

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Brilliant recording!

I loved this book! The recording is brilliant, captivating and really dramatic; it almost feels like being in the real thing when they use radio voices, play the funeral march,... In general, this short history of the Queen's life is less dry and feels more personal than many other history books. Even devoted royalists might learn something new and definitely enjoy the recording.
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- Martin

Too confusing

This book does not read in chronological order. Had to keep rewinding and wondering if I had missed things. It jumps all over the place and is so confusing. Jennie Bond's voice pleasant to listen to, not quite so keen on background clatter. Sad really as we all know the story. Very, very disappointing as was really looking forward to it. Would wait for a better book on topic!!
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- Faith Cox

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-04-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios