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What would have made Kate: The Future Queen better?
This was not a Bona Fide new book. Huge sections of it were word-for-word repeats of sections from this author's other books. It would have been better if the parts of this book that were new and unique had been added to one of her earlier books.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Haven't decided what my next listen will be, yet.
What didn’t you like about Sue Pitkin’s performance?
The performance was a little dull and almost monotone. It needed to be livelier.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
This book had several redeeming qualities. It was well written and the parts that were actually new and original were great! The author has a very balanced view of her subject matter and has a perspective that is refreshing.
Any additional comments?
There was A LOT of recycled material in this book. Too much of it was lifted directly from other material from this author. It isn't fair to re-sell warmed over editions of earlier books. If you ask your fans to purchase a new book then you owe them the courtesy of actually writing a full blown NEW book. It is kind of a cheat to write a few new chapters and insert them into old material that we have already purchased. I couldn't believe it when I kept hearing huge sections that were in the other books! Not Cool!
The new stuff was really good. There just wasn't enough new stuff to make a whole book, the the little bit of original information contained here just wasn't enough. It would have been better to update the other book to include the material that was featured here.
Would you try another book from Katie Nicholl and/or Sue Pitkin?
What was most disappointing about Katie Nicholl’s story?
Kate is lovely and inspiring to many. So her story seemed like it would be interesting. It wasn't. A privileged girl enters the privileged set then the poor thing has to deal with being famous. The fawning narrative had the opposite effect and turned me off.
I truly wanted to understand the fascination - but this book is like a really long press release.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
Sound more matter of fact and less fawning.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
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Any additional comments?
Nice story but totally aimed at America...with dollars, and american seasons, nothing new to be learnt. Story built around quotes, but the reality is those in the true inner circle of The Duchess and her family would not be giving the quotes disappointing.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Story was interesting and entertaining but the narrator's voice was so 'affected' and annoying. she must have swallowed marbles for breakfast and came across as trying too hard. A pity because it had the makings of a 5 star listen for all royal enthusiasts