The King in Love

  • by Theo Aronson
  • Narrated by Shaun Grindell
  • 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The King in Love is an all-embracing account of the loves of that celebrated royal womanizer, Edward VII - as prince of Wales and as king. It is also a study of the three women with whom the king was most deeply in love - his "official" mistresses, Lillie Langtry, Daisy Warwick, and Alice Keppel.
Spanning three decades and packed with incident, scandal, and high romance, the story is set in the extravagant and hypocritical world of late Victorian and Edwardian society. It is full of colorful characters: Edward's beautiful and betrayed wife, Alexandra; the three cuckolded husbands - Edward Langtry, the earl of Warwick, and the Honorable George Keppel; the flamboyant Oscar Wilde; the sensuous Sarah Bernhardt; the dissipated Prince Albert Victor; and the sexually complex W. E. Gladstone.
Royal biographer Theo Aronson draws on new and unfamiliar material in this vivid book and reassesses many aspects of his subjects' lives. He challenges long-established myths and reveals much that was hitherto unknown - not least the extraordinary scene that took place at the deathbed of King Edward VII. The result is a brilliant evocation of a world and a way of life that is gone forever.


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The performance is impossible to listen to .mr Grindell breaks every sentence into separate parts of two or three words .all in the same flat tone . Dreadful
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- Leonardgodwin

Spoiled by poor narration

If you could sum up The King in Love in three words, what would they be?

A fascinating book

Who was your favorite character and why?

The king

What didn’t you like about Shaun Grindell’s performance?

Very sloppily read, with many mispronunciations and even wrong words altogether

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Lovers and losers

Any additional comments?

An excellent book spoiled for me by the carelessness of the reading. Could someone not have ensured that the narrator understood what he was reading?

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- Lorna Buck

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-08-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio