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Author: Penny Junor Narrator: Penny Junor, Paula Wilcox, Clare Corbett, Gareth Armstrong, Tom Hunt Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781620642382
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His face is recognized the world over, his story is well known. But what is Prince William truly like? As Diana’s eldest son, he was her confidant. While the tabloids eagerly lapped up the lurid details of his parents’ divorce, William lived painfully though it, suffering the embarrassment, the humiliation, and divided loyalties. He watched his father denounced on prime time television; he met the lovers. And when he was just fifteen, his beautiful, loving mother was suddenly, shockingly snatched from his life forever. The nation lost its princess and its grief threatened the very future of the monarchy. What was almost forgotten in the clamor was that two small boys had lost their mother. His childhood was a recipe for disaster, yet as he approaches his thirtieth birthday, William is as well-balanced and sane a man as you could ever hope to meet. He has an utter determination to do the right thing and to serve his country as his grandmother has so successfully done for the last sixty years. Who stopped him from going off the rails, turning his back on his duty and wanting nothing to do with the press—the people he blamed for his mother’s death? Where did the qualities that have so entranced the world, and his new bride, Catherine, come from? In the last thirty years, Penny Junor has written extensively about his parents and the extended family into which he was born. With the advantage of her relationships within William’s circle, she has been able to get closer to the answers than ever before.

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  • “Having reported on and worked closely with the Royal Family for thirty years, Junor is privy to plenty of drama, but this bio comprises more than just dirt and hearsay; Junor sheds light on the day-to-day ordeals that try a family and a man, royal or no.”

    Publishers Weekly, starred review

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liza | 4/14/2013

    " I didn't finish this book, boring and uninteresting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donita | 11/18/2012

    " It was an interesting read. The author was prejudiced towards the royal family, but I guess she would be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 11/17/2012

    " I like to read about royalty so I enjoyed this book. A thorough examination of William 's life. "

About the Author

Penny Junor is a British journalist, broadcaster, and author who has covered the royal family for nearly thirty years. She is the author of previous biographies of both the Prince and the Princess of Wales, their two sons, and two British prime ministers, as well as the coauthor of Patti Boyd’s #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography Wonderful Tonight.

About the Narrators

Clare Corbett, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. After winning the Carlton Hobbs audition, she was chosen to be on BBC Radio. After leaving BBC she went on to narrate several children’s books, including Over the Moon, I Rule Dogsbottom School, and Boy Beware. She has transitioned into reading young adult novels, including many installments in the Doctor Who series.

Gareth Armstrong is a professional actor and stage performer with a number of appearances in cult-classic television favorites to his credit, including Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora, Witchcraft, Star One, and Hammer House of Horror, in which he played Dr. Melburg.

Tom Hunt is an award-winning advertising copywriter. He has worked for some of the nation’s largest and best-known agencies, including J. Walter Thompson and Saatchi & Saatchi.