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A bit if a slow start, I found, but once the story got going I really enjoyed this book. The early chapters are of course necessary to set the scene, but a little depressing. However, I did get a happy ending and overall this book is worth its 5 stars. Carol Boyd is her usual excellent self as the reader.
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Although titled Abdication, this is a rather minor part of the story. It mostly concerns various staff, family and friends of the King and Mrs Simpson. I had hoped top be better informed as to the reasons and detailed background of the abdication itself. This was only a fairly minor part of the whole.
What does Carole Boyd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Carole Boyd narrates the story perfectly and I enjoyed listening to her throughout.
Any additional comments?
If you want an 'above and below stairs' story of life among the different classes and people involved at the time of he abdication, then this will provide it.
If you wish to understand the background to the abdication... then look elsewhere.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I might have enjoyed this book more if I had not just heard a history of George VI, a biography of Mrs Simpson and read a book about Oswald Mosley's first wife and her sisters. I feel that this was just a collection of well known facts about a group of well known people with a couple of fictional characters thrown in and very little story to link them all together. I kept listening in the hope that something major would happen. Alas, nothing of real interest did happen.