The Queen and I : The Queen and I

  • by Sue Townsend
  • Narrated by Angela Thorne
  • Series: The Queen and I
  • 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a Republican party wins the General Election, they strip the royal family of everything and send them to live on a housing estate in the Midlands.
Exchanging caviar for boiled eggs, servants for a social worker named Trish, the Queen and her family learn what it means to be poor among the great unwashed. Is their breeding sufficient to allow them to rise above their changed circumstance or deep down are they really just like everyone else?


What the Critics Say

"Kept me rolling about until the last page." (Daily Mail)
"Absorbing, entertaining ... the funniest thing in print since Adrian Mole." (Daily Telegraph)


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Customer Reviews

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If you could sum up The Queen and I in three words, what would they be?

Funny...absorbing....and funny!!!

Have you listened to any of Angela Thorne???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I cannot find any other books read by Angela thorne on Audible!!
She is one of the very best narrators and I have listened to hundreds of your books

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- V. Farley

Made me commuter traffic

Two things before I start this review:

1. It will be biased because I ADORE Sue Townsend and everything she writes. I will read and re-read the Adrian Mole series until the day I die. It's just how it is.
2. I commute in HEAVY traffic and am bitchy and cynical during most of this time. Light-hearted does not tend to get me through bumper-to-bumper traffic (my library speaks to this). This book made me traffic.

Ok, I don't care about character development, plot feasibility, or anything thing else because this book made me FEEL GOOD. However, the characters ARE well-developed and the plot, while admittedly unrealistic, was an interesting concept and was done with respect to both the monarchy and the working class.

This is a sweet, heart-warming story that doesn't over-indulge on the sugar. There is enough dry wit thrown in so the tone strikes a perfect balance. Damn it, if those Brits don't always do humor up right!

Listen to it, laugh, maybe cry and let yourself....FEEL GOOD!
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- Amy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks