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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,797 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Jay O. Sanders Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9780739313541
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In a novel where ancient traditions conflict with reality and the pressures of modern life, a young European princess proves that simplicity, courage, and dignity win the day and forever alter her world.

In blue jeans and a pullover, Princess Christianna is a young woman of her times: born in Europe, educated in America, worried about the future of the world she lives in, responsible beyond her years. Christianna is the only daughter of the reigning prince of a European nation that takes its royalty seriously—and her father has ironclad plans for Christianna’s life, a burden that is almost unbearable.

Now, after four years at Berkeley, life in her father’s palace cannot distract Christianna from what she sees outside the kingdom—the suffering of children, the ravages of terrorism and disease. Determined to make a difference in the world, she persuades his royal highness, her father, to let her volunteer for the Red Cross in East Africa. And for Christianna, a journey of discovery, change, and awakening begins.

Under a searing East African sun, Christianna plunges into the dusty, bustling life of an international relief camp, finding a passion and a calling among the brave doctors and volunteers. Finally free from the scrutiny of her royal life, Christianna struggles to keep her identity a secret from her new friends and coworkers—even from Parker Williams, the young doctor from Doctors Without Borders who works alongside Christianna and shares her dedication to healing. But as violence approaches and invades the camp, and the pressures of her royal life beckon her home, Christianna’s struggle for freedom takes an extraordinary turn. By a simple twist of fate, in one shocking moment, Christianna’s life is changed forever—in ways she never could have foreseen.

From the splendor of a prince’s palace to the chaos of war-torn nations, Danielle Steel takes us into fascinating new worlds. Filled with unforgettable images and a remarkable cast of characters, H.R.H. is a novel of the conflict between old and new worlds, responsibility versus freedom, and duty versus love.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/19/2014

    " By far my favorite Danielle Steel book. I hope there's a follow up to this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah | 2/13/2014

    " My grandma made me read this book and reading it reminded me of why I haven't read one of these books since I was around 13 or 14. Not trying to talk bad, just not my type of book. If you dig simple romances then by all means....read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 2/12/2014

    " I would recommend this book, I thought it was very fun to read, but just not as exciting as some of her others. There was just to much going on for there to be real "depth" in the story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/8/2014

    " This is a novel that deals with royalty & their archaic ideas from centuries ago. The Princess went to college in the States & returned to her home country since her father expected her to reume the duties as princess. She thought this life was dull & mundane. She begged her father to allow her to volunteer with the Red Cross. She went to Africa & helped them & fell in love with a doctor. This book has some history & information on Africa as well. Otherwise, it's pretty much a Danielle Steel book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pao | 2/3/2014

    " perfect modern fairytale about a princess full of courage "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cosette | 1/30/2014

    " A lot of this book seemed to repeat itself which I find somewhat annoying. The story itself was nice but was hoping for less repetative wording. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/25/2014

    " I'd never read a Danielle Steel novel before, and to be honest, if all of her books are as poorly written as this one, I can't believe that she is as popular as she is. I picked this book up for a light, easy read and because I thought that the premise was romantic and cute. I was very disappointed. Steel's writing style was very stilted and elementary. There was little dialogue between the characters. Reading this book was a waste of my time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/11/2014

    " This book was an easy read and predictable. I haven't read Danielle Steel before and it was okay. HRH stands for Her Royal Highness.. it was about a princess that wanted more excitement that just doing her duty. She volunteered for the Red Cross. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katy | 1/9/2014

    " Rep-rep-repetitious. Is that why Danielle Steele has managed to be so prolific? Because she writes the same sentence in 5 different ways over 10 pages? I stopped at page 40 because I don't like to read books I don't like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue Garner | 10/26/2013

    " Story was good but as usual she repeats herself ALOT!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 10/17/2013

    " Kept me interested the entire time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 10/11/2013

    " This is the first book of Danielle Steel that I read...I'm hooked on a New Author! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maina | 10/10/2013

    " Not the best Danielle Steel Book by far. It was set in Africa, so that was interesting. However, I thought this book was somewhat repetitive and lacking Steel's usual character/plot substance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 8/31/2013

    " Reminded me of princess diaries. I didn't like the whole "woe is me, i'm a princess imprisoned by my royalty...blah blah blah" don't give me that crap....you have everything! ::rolls eyes:: "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 8/9/2013

    " Like many of Steel's recent efforts, HRH is basically a summary of a story with bits of dialogue added. I took a few books on vacation because I figured I could plow through them quickly. I don't think I'll be reading her newer stuff anymore "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rowlak5 | 7/26/2013

    " Steel's take on a princess story. Typical Steel but never fails to entertain me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 5/29/2013

    " A friend recommended this book and said that she thought I would enjoy it. I don't usually read Danielle Steel, but I thought that this was an excellent read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Margaret | 5/15/2013

    " I don't know why I started this book. I do not like Danielle Steel's writing. She repeats herself. Her story lines are "out there." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pat | 5/14/2013

    " My least favorite of the Danielle Steel books, and I usually enjoy her books as they are easy reads and you can get lost in them. Ms. Steel's characters are usually very strong women who make a statement but this I felt was pure fluff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 4/23/2013

    " A fairly good book for Danielle Steele, with some surprises of violence and the usual romantic dilemma. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachelle | 4/10/2013

    " Very long and drags on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 9/13/2011

    " This book was intriguing, but the ending left something to be desired. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Straton Mwashighadi | 7/15/2011

    " ...A beautiful story in deed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pmanco | 7/7/2011

    " Classic Danielle Steele. I really enjoyed the book. Reminded me of Zoya with a modern twist. I would recommend it for Danielle Steele fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirleym | 6/6/2011

    " It is a lovely read..really enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimmie | 5/2/2011

    " I'm still currently reading this book...it's interesting so far... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marya | 2/2/2011

    " The writing is terrible - repetitive and trite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 12/18/2010

    " This book was intriguing, but the ending left something to be desired. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 12/13/2010

    " Story was good but as usual she repeats herself ALOT!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 9/4/2010

    " loved this book. was a little slow at the beginning but worth it in the end and it made me cry at the. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Torsten | 8/19/2010

    " how can I give zero stars? Found it on my vacation and had nothing else to read, it was terrible :-( "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/18/2010

    " I made it to page 80 and gave up. What turgid junk! "

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About the Author
Author Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over six hundred million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.

About the Narrator

Jay O. Sanders began his acting career off-Broadway in Shakespearean roles then went on to appear in numerous films and television series, including Revolutionary Road, The Day after Tomorrow, and Kiss the Girls, based on the novel by James Patterson. He has narrated more than fifty audio books over the years, including the bestselling My Losing Season by Pat Conroy and Dean Koontz’s Dragon Tears and Mr. Murder.