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Meghan and Harry: The Real Story

Auteur(s): Lady Colin Campbell
Narrateur(s): Lucinda Bell Howard
Durée: 16 h et 40 min
3,4 out of 5 stars (12 évaluations)

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A balanced account of game changes, conflicts and ambitions. The fall from popular grace of the previously adulated brother of the heir to the British throne as a consequence of his marriage to a beautiful and dynamic Hollywood starlet of colour makes for fascinating listening in best-selling royal author Lady Colin Campbell's balanced account. 

Lady Colin knows her royal history and psychology, and as the first seven years of her adult life were spent in the USA, she has a foot in both the American and British camps. With unique breadth of insight she goes behind the scenes, speaking to friends, relations, courtiers, and colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic to reveal the most unexpected royal story since the Abdication. 

She highlights the dilemmas involved and the issues that lurk beneath the surface, as to why the couple decided to step down as senior royals. She analyses the implications of the actions of a young and ambitious couple in love with each other and with the empowering lure of fame and fortune. 

She leads the listener through the maze of contradictions, revealing how Californian culture has influenced the couple's conduct. She exposes how they tried and failed to change the royal system by adapting it to their own needs and ambitions and, upon failing, how they decided to create a new system altogether.

©2020 Lady Colin Campbell (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Nasty author writes slapdash book based on hearsay and snobbism.

Wow. I listened with an open mind but this is a bunch of hearsay and opinions. Shoddy research, at best. The author tells us more about her nasty, snotty self than she does about Meghan Markle or Prince Harry. She has a lot of opinions about how to behave properly in British society. As a Canadian, I wanted to vomit and think the author should look in the mirror and ask herself if she is maybe just a bit over the hill and behind the times. Her not so subtle snobbery and display of self-righteousness is palpable. She omits well established facts about Markle to Illustrate her point of view, which is nasty indeed. Having listened to this book and the other one, Finding Freedom, I am left with the opinion that Markle and Harry are better off without the British press. I would leave the UK too. What a load of useless drivel.

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had to be returned. ... couldn't listen anymore

In my opinion there is an tone of hatred and bias and possibly jealousy which this author seems to have for the subject. I read the omid scobie book and felt it wasn't giving the full facts so went on to explore this book. The amateur psychoanalysis of the subject and other conjecture and rumors and divergence of the story into rambling tangents made me realize that I couldn't waste any more time with this. Stick to verifiable facts Lady C... try to be objective and unbiased.

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More Fact than Fiction

Unlike many of the books out these days about this couple, Lady Colin Campbell delivers the goods! While she is obviously not a fan of the couple, she provides a relatively balanced, nuanced view of a romance with a nation that soured almost from the start. She gives the benefit of the doubt to the American Royal, perhaps even more that she gives to the man born into his role. But there are no "paint-dipped tails" or "peeing in the jungle" tales in this book. There are just whispers of the people around them and the warnings of what is to come, some of which are still playing out before our eyes. I got the Audible version when it became available and found the narrator to be excellent. At times, Lady Colin seems to wander or repeat. Having heard her speak on occasion, she writes the way she talks and likely dictates her stories. Better editing would have resolved this, but that was the only thing that kept this from being a five across the board. If you want a trashy romance novel, read the other book. But if you want the "real story", then this is the book for you.

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  • Renee
  • 2020-08-25

Garbage! Do Not Read This Book!!

Since Finding Freedom was written, someone decided to write a "counter book" if you will, to tear Harry and Meghan down. This book is so unrealistic, I'm sorry I purchased it. I thought it would shine a positive light on them for a change, but it didn't. It's all negative so that William and Kate can look good. I'm disgusted with this book only after the first chapter.

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  • Sharon Elaine
  • 2020-08-10

Riveting - and I don't follow royals

I couldn't stop listening. Lots of history and perspective. Excellent narration, not too fast nor too slow. I don't pay attention to royals but Harry and Meghan stirred up such a soap opera that I became curious. I wanted to find out if my far away perceptions in California matched that of someone close to the source... and it was a resounding yes. It's a sad story, really, an adorable young Meghan (love her childhood photos) grows up to be a calculating siren, thinking money and fame are the most worthy goals and sheds anyone who might tarnish the tinsel town light that flashes her way. A spare prince who relinquishes his power to the rescue of the manipulative beauty, who clearly needs no rescuing, other than from her narcissistic and poor me views. Has Harry not learned the warning signs of a controlling spouse? The first signal is how they isolate you from those you have previously held most dear. He's in deep now. Will his pride allow him to come clean once he's truly woke... vs the Meghan-wokeness that serves a political agenda she may not even grasp. I'd have more respect if they were working to eliminate the industry of child sex trafficking, a true and massive problem of our times . Watching them together is painful. You can see the pup in Harry's face and the cool calm "I got this, follow me" mask that Meghan wears. The long story will either be they fall apart due to lack of mutual respect after the facade wears off or they stick together with an "us vs the world" fantasy. Great read, thank you, Lady Colin Campbell.

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  • Dog Republica
  • 2020-08-15

Don’t buy this book!

Anti-American and the POV is biased. This title, along with Finding Freedom, are both pathetic whinings regarding H & M. It’s time for these two to grow, stop complaining and taking handouts from daddy. You have millions on your own. Stand on your own two feet and move on.

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  • Patrick
  • 2020-08-09

Devastating and fascinating

This book had its faults but for me it was a devastating critique of Meghan and Harry. Both come under heavy criticism but for different reasons. Meghan for her unbridled ambition and Harry for essentially enabling her poor behavior. The book paints a devastating picture of Meghan by recounting such topics as; her disdain for British and royal family traditions, her behavior related to her wedding, extravagant spending on clothes and disregard for traditional royal apparel wearing norms, her appalling behavior with her father and more distant family members, her tendency to discard people after they are of no further use to Meghan, etc. I found this book flawed in a few important areas but was overall hard to put down. Examples-the author is very critical of princess Dianna, has a definite tendency to name drop, tends to go off on tangents, and repeats herself. The author has a few rather controversial themes such as whether or not Archie is really the son of Meghan and Harry, and the U.S. presidential aspirations of Meghan. The author gives an excellent overview of British culture as it differs from Current US culture. Most particularly the differences in the British vs. American press. Overall I would highly recommend this book despite some notable faults.

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  • DEB
  • 2020-08-16

Wow! Great Book

The Narrator was mesmerizing. It appears that a huge amount of research went into writing this book. I was up late every night listening, I couldn’t stop, it was great. I’m ready to start over and listen again.

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  • D BURNHAM
  • 2020-08-14

Loved it!

As an American it was hard for me to understand the negative reaction toward Harry and Meghan. Most of us don’t truly understand the monarchy and the role it plays. This was an interesting insight into the majority of Britain’s viewpoint. I throughly enjoyed this Audible book and plan to read her autobiography. The narration was perfect!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-08-09

Unbiased Harry & Meghan

Balanced, informative and entertaining.. Lots of Royal family history and personal insight. An fascinating read

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  • Nikki
  • 2020-08-13

Fantastic and Factual

Lady C connects all the dots in the Meghan and Harry story and clearly explains in detail what has been going on behind the lens. I highly recommend reading or listening to the audio version of this book as I did. Bravo Lady C., well done.

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  • Melomandala
  • 2020-09-09

Author writes like Meghan killed her dog

Wow! At the beginning of the book, the author teases that Meghan did something unspeakable early in her marriage to Harry. I really wanted to listed long enough to find out what it was, but I couldn't. After a few hours, I had to return this. I doubt I missed anything. This book is an exhaustive (and exhausting) list of things Meghan, Harry (and Diana, for some reason) have failed at, going back to childhood. Meghan failed the civil service exam! Harry was a bad student! So was Diana! The tone is nasty, too. I lost count of how many times the author sarcastically said a cause was "woke." Really? My advice is to skim the Kindle sample. It is nicer in tone and content than the rest of the book but will give you a good idea of whether is something you want to read or listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-08-31

Wow! So good!

This book was so good! The author is fair and just in her writing. She gives credit where credit is due and she is frank when describing the times when the couple acted less than respectable or royal. I could tell that the author really put a lot into this book, and she even said during an interview that she did not scour the internet looking for information online to use in the book. She apparently steered clear of the media altogether and relied on good old-fashioned sleuth work and interviews while writing it. It's plain to see from her knowledge and detailed information that the author runs in the same circles as the royals and their friends from the aristocracy which is why I'm not even mad that she only cited a couple sources. I understand why she didn't though. I had fun trying to guess who said what, especially when she said it was "the cousins." I kept thinking was it Beatrice or Eugenie, Peter or Zara, or was it one of the Queen's cousins like Prince Michael of Kent. How fun! I learned a few new things that I hadn't heard before, and the author clarified some things that the media got wrong or partially wrong. I highly recommend the audio book version over the paperback. It's not hard to read in print but I just found the audio book more exciting. The narrator does a wonderful job! She sounds British, and she pronounces the French words and phrases in the book spot on with a really good accent. Overall, the book deserves a solid A! I've already started listening to it again from the beginning.❤

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