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Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch

Written by: Ruth Cowen
Length: 4 hrs
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Veteran royal broadcaster Jennie Bond explores the life of Britain's longest reigning monarch. 

Wife, mother and head of state, who is the real Elizabeth? What do the headlines hide? How close to reality are the television interpretations? Once a minor royal, she is now one of the most recognisable women in the world. Admired by many, she has reigned through a period of unprecedented change, steering the monarchy through the end of an empire, public scandals and private losses. 

This in-depth history uses archives, recreations and eyewitness testimony to bring to life the story of this most remarkable woman. 

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  • K
  • 2019-03-22

Enjoyable

It was a nice rounded overview of the topic that I had little knowledge of except in passing conversations with my grandmother. Not too much and yet filed in nicely. I would really enjoy learning more about this amazing woman in my future studies.

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Episodes vs chapters

I downloaded this book,which, instead of continuous chapters, is formatted as 8 separate ‘Episodes’. As I listen while driving - I found, to my dismay, that the book stops at the end of every episode, and I must fiddle with the IPad to find, click, tap etc. to get to the next episode. Knowing I should not do this while driving, I must pull over, or wait until I find a parking lot to start the next 30 minute episode. I called the hotline, but they could not help. I’m going to have to be very selective of which books I now buy.

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  • Olivia
  • 2019-02-26

Surprised me how much I enjoyed it!

I have to admit, I only picked this up because it was free on Audible and I was mildly curious. I didn't expect to really be super interested. But this is very well written, produced, and narrated. I found myself swept along in the life of an amazing and all she's experienced and had to weather. Well worth a listen if you have interest in British history and even if you don't.

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  • Sunayna
  • 2018-12-10

Awesome

Very interesting audio show! I would highly recommended it to anyone interested in this subject. I have only listened to two episodes so far, and I’m already loving it

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