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Kate: The Future Queen | [Katie Nicholl]

Kate: The Future Queen

Katie Nicholl, best-selling author and royal correspondent for The Mail on Sunday, gives us an inside look into the life of the future Queen of England, Kate Middleton. Since becoming Duchess Catherine of Cambridge in 2011, Middleton has captivated fans of the royals around the world. Now Nicholl delivers the story of her early life, first romances, and love with Prince William. Nicholl will reveal new details on Middleton's initiation into royal life and, of course, her first pregnancy.
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Publisher's Summary

Katie Nicholl, best-selling author and royal correspondent for The Mail on Sunday, gives us an inside look into the life of the future Queen of England, Kate Middleton. Since becoming Duchess Catherine of Cambridge in 2011, Middleton has captivated fans of the royals around the world. Now Nicholl delivers the story of her early life, first romances, and love with Prince William. Nicholl will reveal new details on Middleton's initiation into royal life and, of course, her first pregnancy.

©2013 Katie Nicholl (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Karryn Ransom 04-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fawning"
    Would you try another book from Katie Nicholl and/or Sue Pitkin?

    Probably not.


    What was most disappointing about Katie Nicholl’s story?

    Kate is lovely and inspiring to many. So her story seemed like it would be interesting. It wasn't. A privileged girl enters the privileged set then the poor thing has to deal with being famous. The fawning narrative had the opposite effect and turned me off.

    I truly wanted to understand the fascination - but this book is like a really long press release.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Sound more matter of fact and less fawning.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie A. Marrs 08-17-15
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    "Being polite to the Middleton's give you access?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No!


    What could Katie Nicholl have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    She could have NOT said, "Carol worked so hard" 50 times. How could Katie Nicholl possibly know how hard Carol Middleton worked over the years? Do this kind of ass-kissing give you access Katie. And I'm a Royalist!


    Did Sue Pitkin do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes the reading was good.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Katie Nicholl’s life?

    I think does better on TV.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda R. Hendrex USA 07-03-15
    Linda R. Hendrex USA 07-03-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Interesting Story, but Too Much Repeated Material"
    What would have made Kate: The Future Queen better?

    This was not a Bona Fide new book. Huge sections of it were word-for-word repeats of sections from this author's other books. It would have been better if the parts of this book that were new and unique had been added to one of her earlier books.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Haven't decided what my next listen will be, yet.


    What didn’t you like about Sue Pitkin’s performance?

    The performance was a little dull and almost monotone. It needed to be livelier.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    This book had several redeeming qualities. It was well written and the parts that were actually new and original were great! The author has a very balanced view of her subject matter and has a perspective that is refreshing.


    Any additional comments?

    There was A LOT of recycled material in this book. Too much of it was lifted directly from other material from this author. It isn't fair to re-sell warmed over editions of earlier books. If you ask your fans to purchase a new book then you owe them the courtesy of actually writing a full blown NEW book. It is kind of a cheat to write a few new chapters and insert them into old material that we have already purchased. I couldn't believe it when I kept hearing huge sections that were in the other books! Not Cool!

    The new stuff was really good. There just wasn't enough new stuff to make a whole book, the the little bit of original information contained here just wasn't enough. It would have been better to update the other book to include the material that was featured here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Gemma
    Stourport, United Kingdom
    12/2/13
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    "Nothing new so American!"
    Any additional comments?

    Nice story but totally aimed at America...with dollars, and american seasons, nothing new to be learnt. Story built around quotes, but the reality is those in the true inner circle of The Duchess and her family would not be giving the quotes disappointing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • N. Mckay
    England
    2/6/14
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    "Interesting but mediocre in places"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I think I learned something about Kate I didn't know before but frankly, the people who comment on these things are never going to say anything bad about Kate so it ended up feeling a bit fake and even sycophantic in places. There was a lot of assumptions and conjecture also.


    What could Katie Nicholl have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It plodded along fairly well but it wasn't written in a particuarly interesting way.


    What about Sue Pitkin’s performance did you like?

    I thought it was ok, but didn't really hold my attention to be honest.


    Did Kate: The Future Queen inspire you to do anything?

    It made me slightly more interested in finding out more about other members of the royal family, but this isn't an inspiring book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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