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Finding Freedom

Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family
Narrateur(s): Omid Scobie
Durée: 10 h et 29 min
4,2 out of 5 stars (115 évaluations)

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The first, epic and true story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together, finally revealing why they chose to pursue a more independent path and the reasons behind their unprecedented decision to step away from their royal lives, from two top royal reporters who have been behind the scenes since the couple first met. 

When news of the budding romance between a beloved English prince and an American actress broke, it captured the world’s attention and sparked an international media frenzy. But while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continued to make headlines - from their engagement, wedding, and birth of their son Archie to their unprecedented decision to step back from their royal lives - few know the true story of Harry and Meghan.

For the very first time, Finding Freedom goes beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumors and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond. As members of the select group of reporters that cover the British Royal Family and their engagements, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have witnessed the young couple’s lives as few outsiders can.

With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, Finding Freedom is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world. 

©2020 Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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easy read

It was an easy read. Nothing new as for information but flows nicely and good audio book.

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Balance and fair

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. I thought the view was balanced and fair. It was great getting glimpses behind scenes. I am recommending this book. You weren’t be disappointed

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Same old stuff

I found this book to be very boring. The whole thing was basically same news heard and read the news media for several years so there was no real revelation and I don’t get the finding freedom part I think they’re a very immature couple that just didn’t want to have to do boring tasks that the royal family sometimes has to do. I think Megan has stars in her eyes and Harry yes seems to follow along whatever she wants. So sad he had to give up the military stuff. I expected a lot more in this book but it really wasn’t worth my time

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Boring

I simply could not get through this snore fest. I've watched BBC docs with more life than this. Honestly this book sounds phony. This is what the couple wants you to believe.

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Respect the truth

It was wonderful to tear back the untruths and find two young gems, just trying to shine in a way that is true to them.

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Very interesting, captivating, and well read

I honestly have not followed the story of Harry and Meghan beyond watching their wedding live - so hearing the book was spectacular. I normally see through garbage but I truly felt this book properly captured what the couple went through. I didn’t feel there was any filler or garbage in here. I would like to believe most of it is truth. I highly recommend it. They’ve won me over for sure!

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a great listen!

loved it! Omid scabie did a fantastic narration and I felt that it was an unbiased account, where no one came off as a villian. very refreshing!

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A fantastic book and superb narration by Omid!

I loved every minute of this book and particularly the narration by Omid; his voice is so soothing and calm and super clear, I understood every single word.

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Worst one sided book ever

This book was so ridiculously one sided. It’s totally unbelievable. It’s like Harry and Megan wrote it themselves with no accountability for anything they may have done. I can’t even believe it was published. I had to skip parts because I could t even listen to the insanity of how great Megan is In every aspect of her life with not one fault, and I never even minded her, I am sure the Royal family is hard to be a part of. But come on!!!!! Horrible

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Worst narration ever

The guy who narrated this story and made it worse. He is a lazy reader and made it feel less magical and animated as should be, no soul to it. You will doze off back and forth if you read this book. Looked like he was laying on a bed as he narrated the book. Boring! one or two stars

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  • My Fake Name
  • 2020-08-12

Take it with a grain of salt

It appears to be told from Meghan’s perspective and it’s her defending herself, taking no responsibility for anything wrong that happened.

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  • Dog Republica
  • 2020-08-12

Don”t buy this book

While I hoped to learn how H&M we’re ‘Finding Freedom’ this book appears to be an ego filled, victim based narrative - provided by them - and is not an edifying or redemptive experience. Save your $ and read the news headlines instead.

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  • Morethanlooks79
  • 2020-08-11

Great book

Well written... heartbreaking for what Harry and Meghan had to endure but I'm proud of them for standing up for their marriage and family. wishing them all the best

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  • Kitty Donnelly
  • 2020-08-12

Funding Freedom

The audible version I believe is the most entertaining version as Omid Scobie reads his book and he has a nice cadence in his voice. However the content of the book is fluff, adoring tome to saints Meghan and Harry. Really no new bits. Minutiae regarding what dinners they had, their luxe trips, their friendships and rolling out this relationship of Meghan and Harry. But the characters are incredibly shallow.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-08-13

Don’t buy it!

This book was written by Meghan Markle. I could not believe the way she portrays herself in chapter one. She writes about her life as if she is a mixture of Mother Teressa, Joan of Arc, and Princess Diana. Absolutely self absorbed and a disgrace. Do not waste your time on this one. Poor Harry

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  • marlene grippin
  • 2020-08-12

yuck.

I'm not sure which i found more nauseating..the content or or choice of narrarator.

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  • Victoria Taveras
  • 2020-08-12

They made the right choice

I enjoyed the matter of fact reporting of both sides of this story. The context and specific examples of certain events, it is clear that Harry & Meghan made the right choice in leaving "The Firm" as with every explanation on why they wouldn't support the couple it was obvious that they just didn't want to. Could the transition could've been smoother? Probably but at the end of the day I see a couple that was left unprotected and a family that cares more about ranking then do about people, no wonder they call the British Royal Family , "The Firm". My respects to Harry & Meghan, can't wait to see how they change the world

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  • Kindle Customer Rey50
  • 2020-08-11

Wonderful Love Story

At the heart of this book is a beautiful love story. I now understand so much more about these two people and their love for each other.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-08-12

An absolute page turner!

It’s disheartening to see comments about how this is a “poor me” type of book and perspective. What this book offers, in my opinion, is the unfortunate truth of what two people in love had to endure, while together and prior to that. Shaming them for “breaking tradition” or “modernizing the Royal family”. Does anyone know that when Princess Diana died in 1997, it was Charles who pushed for the Queen to make a public statement, with the intention of modernizing the traditions or rules set in place? Does anyone care to see how a human being, having their entire life planned out for them, could seriously affect their mental state? Or for any newcomer, with no intention to change or compromise the traditions set in place, could also be affected by being completely slandered solely due to her race and upbringing? If you don’t see any of that, then clearly your own views are skewed and not the other way around. This book is eye-opening and unapologetic about the realities of being a royal and what comes with it. So, for that, I thank the authors for bringing to light just another example that, not only the United States, but the world has A LOT of work to do in terms of acceptance of others different from themselves. My ONLY complaint was the misinformation being narrated by the author versus what was printed in the actual book. I.e. Diana died in 1997 versus him saying in 1996 and the boys’ nanny resigned in 1999 versus 1997.

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  • Veronique Kamba
  • 2020-08-11

Riveting

Well researched, balanced book debunking many false stories published in the UK tabloids. Interesting to know no one at the wedding fitting could corroborate the story that Meghan made Kate cry. It’s maddening that she wasn’t allowed to defend herself. This book exposes an outdated institution where women who marry into it are treated like 2nd class citizens. I understand better why Prince Harry took his family away..

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