The Royals

  • by Kitty Kelley
  • Narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck
  • 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

They are the most chronicled family on the face of the globe. Their every move attracts headlines. Scores of books have tried and failed to penetrate the royal facade. Now Kitty Kelley has gone behind palace walls to provide the first three-dimensional, comprehensive, and evenhanded portrait of the men and women who make up the British Royal family.
Kelley spent more than four years investigating the royal family. In addition to meticulous research into documented sources, she conducted hundreds of exclusive interviews with past and present employees of the royal household, royal friends and relations, courtiers, members of Parliament, and other intimate observers, raising the curtain on this most secretive family. Here are lonely royal children brought up without a proper education in isolated and artificial surroundings, 20th-century adolescents with 19th-century touchstones. Here are the sexual ambiguities, the alcoholism, gambling, and womanizing that were common in the House of Windsor long before Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer. No one is spared; here are the scandals of the last decades: the doomed marriages, and the husbands, wives, lovers, and children caught in their wake and damaged beyond repair.
Illuminating the Windsors' arrogance, naiveté , and lusts - as well as hard work, dedication, and ability to survive the most humiliating disclosures - The Royals is Kitty Kelley's richest, most iconoclastic, historically significant, and compelling work.

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The narrator?!?!

I've always enjoyed Kitty Kelley's writing - but please re-record this one with someone familiar with English names and pronunciations! Ms Van Dyck commits dozens of errors, many of which are painful - Althrop, Altrincham, Home (as in the PM), even Jacqueline (as in Kennedy) to mention just a few. It gets irritating really quickly.
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- tim.j.lee@btinternet.com

Fantastic listen

Excellent story and an eye opener for sure. Highly recommend.Changed my view of the Monarcy somewhat
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- Eileen W

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-07-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios