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Publisher's Summary

The sensational biography of Princess Diana, now revised to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death.

When Diana: Her True Story - in Her Own Words was first published in 1992, it forever changed the way the public viewed the British monarchy. Greeted initially with disbelief and ridicule, the number-one New York Times best-selling biography has become a unique literary classic, not just because of its explosive contents but also because of Diana's intimate involvement in the publication. Never before had a senior royal spoken in such a raw, unfiltered way about her unhappy marriage, her relationship with the queen, her extraordinary life inside the House of Windsor, her hopes, her fears, and her dreams. Now, 25 years on, biographer Andrew Morton has revisited the secret tapes he and the late princess made to reveal startling new insights into her life and mind. In this fully revised edition of his groundbreaking biography, Morton considers Diana's legacy and her relevance to the modern royal family.

An icon in life and a legend in death, Diana continues to fascinate. Diana: Her True Story - in Her Own Words is the closest we will ever come to her autobiography.

©2017 Andrew Morton (P)2017 S&S Audio

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Wonderful overall with one issue...

What made the experience of listening to Diana the most enjoyable?

Carolyn Langrishe's performance.

What did you like best about this story?

The excerpts in Princess Diana's own words.

Any additional comments?

The issue is the reading by Michael Maloney. He has a voice that sounds as if there is an adenoid issue or stuffed up nose. The actor John Welsh of "Duchess of Duke Street" had the same delivery. So very distracting.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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If You Love Diana - You Will Enjoy This Reading

Would you listen to Diana again? Why?

Very pleasant narrator who is able to do justice to Diana's words.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Diana?

It was a good listen throughout. I like the vignette style narration.

Which character – as performed by Michael Maloney and Caroline Langrishe – was your favorite?

Diana as performed by Caroline Langrishe.

Any additional comments?

If you are one of the legions of Princess Diana admires, I believe that you will throughly enjoy listening to this insightful book. It's a timeless topic as it deals with the Princess's feelings and her honesty is so refreshing. She was definitely a real person!

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Distracting narrator

Narrator had a cold for the first third of the book and was very distracting. Would have rather him wait until his cold passed before reading with an extremely obvious stuffed-up nose.

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Old Story Repackaged. Good Read though.

This new version is much the same as the 1992 original with addition of a commentary in Diana's words performed beautifully by Caroline Langrishe. No new surprises but a good read.

Andrew Morton does tend to accommodate the 'whims' of those that he is make the primary subject of his projects. I feel that he loves to write only 'the good' in order that he can curry favor and influence with those people of influence that he writes about. He turned Diana into some type of saint which I feel is unfortunate as she was, like all of us, most flawed. That is what made her so appealing. Of course England is a small country and many of us had an opportunity to meet her. She definitely could turn anyone speechless.

The description of Diana's relationship with her children was wonderful to revisit and personally I feel a good reason for reading this version of the book again.
Michael Maloney's performance is perfect as he has, like Morton a flat affect. This book would not work with someone who was bubbly and jumping off the page.

So if you are looking for something new then you will be disappointed but if you want to revisit a lovely lady taken too soon some twenty years ago then, perhaps, this may be for you.

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IDK...disappointing?

This one started off really well...but then there were moments where I would constantly look at my app thinking, "is this looping? Didn't I hear that already? Didn't he say that already?" I was underwhelmed. Yes, it was insightful at times and YES I felt terrible for Diana and her sons at times but overall....it just wasn't GOOD to me :(

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Diana was a beautiful human! What a story!!

I was choked up so many times by the tragic life she led. Grateful for the new generation carrying on her love and grace.

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Poignant memoir and a constant reminder of how evil the world can be!!

Poignant memoir and a constant reminder of how evil the world can be!!

I enjoyed every minute of it!

Great read indeed,

Now I am in the KNOW!! Why she felt as POW!!

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good book

narration was a little too fast but the content is good. I enjoyed this book.

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Diana.... swoon

I liked this book much better the longer it went on. The first part was disjointed, which is how it was supposed to be, but the second part flowed so beautifully together. Great listen.

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Close Up Look at the Princess of Wales ~4 stars~

Plot: Bio based on the "secret" tapes Diana smuggled to Andrew Morton.

This is in several parts. Part one is based on the actual tapes of Princess Diana ...tapes smuggled out of Kensington Palace but it is *narration* of the tapes. Still fascinating. Part two is Morton writing with interviews and collected info. Part 3 is her death and the aftermath. This is a very good look at the life of Princess Diana. She was a lonely insecure woman who married a man she loved but proved his own wishes would always come first. The "third"person according to Diana was Camilla and the other woman made it impossible to work on a damaged relationship. I liked this book but a little shorter version would have been perfect.