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Queen Victoria's Children

By: John Van der Kiste
Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
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Queen Victoria and Albert, the Prince Consort, had nine children, who, despite their very different characters, remained a close-knit family. Inevitably, as they married into European royal families, their loyalties were divided and their lives dominated by political controversy. This is not only the story of their lives in terms of world impact but also of personal achievements in their own right, individual contributions to public life in Britain and overseas, and as the children of Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort. John Van der Kiste weaves together the lives of each of these children and shows how their mother was the thread that kept the family together. It is a refreshing insight into one of history's most popular royal families.

©2009 John Van der Kiste (P)2017 Tantor

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Was the narrator just too bored?

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. It is a plodding narration of what should be a fascinating reliving of an amazing time and amazing characters. Instead it is a monotone regurgitation of facts.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love all the characters..

Would you be willing to try another one of Jennifer M. Dixon’s performances?

ABSOLUTELY NOT

Do you think Queen Victoria's Children needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Well this is a ridiculous question.

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I held on till the end, but so utterly disappointed.

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Confusing

It felt jumbled and choppy, I think I would have preferred 9 separate biographies.

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Good research material

The facts are spot on, the narration somewhat wooden and monotone. This is a great research book or refresher for those of us familiar with the family

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Nice book!!!

Most of Audible's free history books ARE BORING!!!!!!!! This one was not too bogged down with info but gave you enough to be satisfied. I really enjoyed it!!!

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Great insights to the impact she had on the world

Queen Victoria saw her children and grandchildren married into all the European Royal family's. But as in all family's siblings and thier extended family members don't always trust each other or get along with each other.
You can view the European nations at war in 1914 as a family affair.
Impact Victoria had on the world is like no other monarch.

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