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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (282 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Bradford Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN: 9781429585767
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An icon remembered as vividly in death as she appeared in life, Diana, Princess of Wales, is one of the most enduring personalities of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. Admired, almost worshiped, a forceful presence in society and fashion and a devoted mother, she was also plagued by rumor and scandal throughout her brief life. Using exclusive new interviews and eyewitness testimony, Sarah Bradford now casts aside the gossip and lies to separate myth from truth.

Diana follows her old-fashioned courtship by the Prince of Wales, as the world began aiming its cameras at the entrancing princess-bride. Drawing on fresh interviews with those close to Diana, some of whom have never spoken on the record before, Bradford sheds new light on the collapse of the marriage once hailed as the ultimate fairy tale. She examines Diana's lovers and her relationships with staff, friends, and family, as well as her profound commitment to charity. Finally, she documents Diana's struggle to find an identity after her seperation from Charles, her final complicated year as a single woman, and the world's overwhelming reaction to her death.

Sympathetic but clear-eyed, with the authority missing from all previous accounts, acclaimed royal biographer Sarah Bradford delivers a complex and striking study of one of the most popular figures of the twentieth century.              

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 1/11/2014

    " This was well written and very informative...Diana had such a sad life on the whole - loneliness and insecurity despite her great beauty and compassion for the less fortunate. The world lost a great force for good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susanna | 1/8/2014

    " Wow...what a complex, amazing, beautiful, unreachable, lady... yet such a REAL person in her experience, joys and sufferings...such a painfully "human" woman...I really connected with her by reading this fascinating book about her life. Highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 12/30/2013

    " A very interesting study of Diana, her early life and on becoming the wife of Prince Charles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 12/13/2013

    " I liked this book because it was unlike other books I have read about Princess Diana's life. This book explores all angles, explains the factors, and all sides to the story in Diana's ascend to throne as England's Princess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 12/12/2013

    " Did enjoy it, gave me a new perspective on the royal family "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/22/2013

    " I cannot believe this level of brain power directed at the quandry of Lady Di and Prince Charles. Bradford is a top notch biographer and she culls information from all these brilliant people analyzing these miserable ass incompatible people and their various courtiers. Brrrrr, so cold. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 11/20/2013

    " What a crazy story. If I could sum up Diana's life in one word it would be DRAMA. She was a very interesting character/person who I kind of feel sad for. Her life was far from the fairy tale it was hoped to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 11/10/2013

    " Interesting book but very biased in Diana's favor. So, only three stars. If you want a more balanced view of Diana, try Tina Brown's biography The Diana Chronicles . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 11/1/2013

    " A solid and detailed biography on Princess Diana. It isn't personal in the way that Paul Burrell's is, but it reiterates many of the things he talks about and is more objective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel McCarthy James | 11/1/2013

    " This is a solid biography. Well-written, compelling, and even-handed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cece | 10/18/2013

    " Having read the Morton and Brown books, as well as the Junor and Dimbleby books about Charles, I have to disagree with reviewers who found this book anything but evenhanded. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bree | 9/2/2013

    " of course i love all things Diana...every since i was a little girl she was my princess of choice, beautiful, graceful, kind, and she put up with a lot of crap...and raised some good boys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 I am Dangerous | 8/18/2013

    " I like Diana and that influenced me to read this book and really it was not bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isfand | 5/31/2013

    " A great biography of one of the greatest icons of the 20th century. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 12/12/2012

    " Well, I didn't know anything before and now... I know way too much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 12/4/2012

    " I never really had an interest in the Royal Family until I visited London. This book seemed fairly balanced, and I am struck by how tragic her story was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vahli | 11/10/2012

    " Most enjoyable reading, however Diana had a tragic life - interesting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Unger | 7/24/2012

    " This was an interesting read. Sarah Bradford took a hard look at Diana's life in a way that isn't the fairy tale gone wrong scenario. Diana definitely had some problems and Charles wasn't any prize either. It's a tragic tale and just reinforces my gratitude for my simple life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristine | 3/28/2012

    " Didn't care for what seemed to me to be a negative attitude of the author toward Princess Diana. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana Marie | 2/24/2012

    " The best book about the princess so far... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 8/29/2011

    " A solid and evenhanded biography of a very complicated subject. Sarah Bradford is an excellent royal biographer well suited to tackle the late Princess of Wales. By the end, the reader will have a full look at a cast of characters that, in the end, all look tragic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 3/22/2011

    " What a crazy story. If I could sum up Diana's life in one word it would be DRAMA. She was a very interesting character/person who I kind of feel sad for. Her life was far from the fairy tale it was hoped to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isfand Yar | 1/23/2011

    " A great biography of one of the greatest icons of the 20th century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/29/2009

    " I cannot believe this level of brain power directed at the quandry of Lady Di and Prince Charles. Bradford is a top notch biographer and she culls information from all these brilliant people analyzing these miserable ass incompatible people and their various courtiers. Brrrrr, so cold. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 3/13/2009

    " Fantastic read. Bradford covers the full spectrum of pros and cons for the sagas of Diana and Charles. Wonderfully insightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 12/26/2008

    " Interesting book but very biased in Diana's favor. So, only three stars. If you want a more balanced view of Diana, try Tina Brown's biography The Diana Chronicles . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 8/25/2008

    " A solid and evenhanded biography of a very complicated subject. Sarah Bradford is an excellent royal biographer well suited to tackle the late Princess of Wales. By the end, the reader will have a full look at a cast of characters that, in the end, all look tragic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 8/12/2008

    " A solid and detailed biography on Princess Diana. It isn't personal in the way that Paul Burrell's is, but it reiterates many of the things he talks about and is more objective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 3/22/2008

    " Well, I didn't know anything before and now... I know way too much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bree | 1/21/2008

    " of course i love all things Diana...every since i was a little girl she was my princess of choice, beautiful, graceful, kind, and she put up with a lot of crap...and raised some good boys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 8/20/2007

    " I never really had an interest in the Royal Family until I visited London. This book seemed fairly balanced, and I am struck by how tragic her story was. "

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About the Author
Author Sarah BradfordSarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. She is the bestselling author of several biographies, including Disraeli, selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; George VI; Princess Grace; and The New York Times bestseller Elizabeth. Married to the Viscount Bangor, she lives in London.
About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award.