Maybe addressing reasons Americans find England and royalty interesting rather than just ramble about a Wonder Book the author read as a youth. Also, it became obvious the author disdains anyone who does have an interest in England and its history. I believe the author sought to impress his readership with his vocabulary and his "better than you" attitude rather than provide anything positive.
No way! He comes across as a pompous academic. I can't imagine him producing anything enlightening or entertaining after this short disaster.
Given the material, I think the narrator did about as well as possible.
Anger, definitely! We thought we would hear a lighthearted look as what makes Americans love the royals and England but it was just a slam to both England and to those who love it.
The book started out with a little bit of humor and we actually laughed out loud but the book steadily became irritating. We didn't finish it because it just wasn't worth putting up with the author's attitude. If we could give zero stars, that would have been the score.