I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
This is a very interesting and informative book about the Queen and her early days.
I really enjoyed this account, I wasn't looking for a tell all, just a glimpse into the monarchy that we do not usually get in the United States. The Queen is even more impressive than I could have imagined.
Biographies can be dry, but not this one! I was interested the whole time. Good narrator with great variety in her voice and the book was well researched and thorough. I learned so much about the amazing Queen Elizabeth II and now I really feel like I know the royal family. Thanks Audible for suggesting this book when the Queen turned 90!
Love historical fiction, good light reading, histories, and theological treatises.
Narrated beautifully, it is easy to catch the storyline of her life. 91 years goes by in a flash.
Well-written and beautifully read. However, a bit one-sided as it merely touches on the troubles of the Queen's children's marriages focusing mainly on Diana's negative image and not focusing on any of the other in-law members' images accolades or negatives. Princess Margaret's turmoils are barely mentioned and cease at age 21.
I have always been a royal watcher. Learning more about Queen Elizabeth just increases my admiration and respect for her and the life she has lived. "Long live Queen Elizabeth!"
This book presented the Queen not as a person, as I had hoped, but as a mythical figure, perfect in every way . I was drawn to finish it, but regret having wasted the time.
This was well written and interesting to read. I enjoyed getting to know the historic influences on the monarchy and the way it has changed in just this one lifetime. This is a much better book than the one by Sarah Bradford, even though they deal with the same subject matter.
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I am about 1/3 through and so far I am a bit bored.
Hopefully it'll get juicier when we get to the 80s...
Glad I am done, it was not that interesting overall.