Wallis: My War

  • by Kate Auspitz
  • Narrated by Lorelei King
  • 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

She was the first person to be named Woman of the Year by Time magazine, and yet Wallis Simpson remains one of the most reviled women in history. The social-climbing divorcee is remembered as a snob and voluptuary who came close to destroying the British monarchy. But could she have been the pawn of Allied statesmen determined to remove a Nazi sympathiser from the throne?
This memoir, found in her former Paris home, is said to have been written in the Duchess' own hand. And although the Duchess is a highly unreliable narrator, Kate Auspitz, an American historian, is a meticulous scholar, supplying pages of endnotes that ground the story firmly in published recollections of the major figures of the time. The plot rests on little-known historical details that make Wallis's role in the events entirely plausible.


What the Critics Say

"Lorelei King is astonishing. I thought I was listening to my better self when I heard the introduction to Wallis: My War , written in my voice, read in hers." (Kate Auspitz)


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Customer Reviews

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Fun and interesting, too.

Would you listen to Wallis: My War again? Why?

I might, just to catch any details I missed the first time.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wallis: My War?

The very end of the book holds an image I won't forget.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really enjoyed the plotting among the afternoon cocktails.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

I have to keep reminding myself that the book is fiction.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios