Date: July 2015
Duration: 4 hours 4 minutes
This book broke away from tradition and provided a deeper look at the Queen and all those around her by abandoning the notion of promoting a persons successes and strengths and instead paints the portrait of a human with weaknesses, motivations, strengths, and struggles. The listener sees the Queen in relationships that become history and see the impact of personality in decision-making. This audio book is engaging especially once Victoria moves beyond childhood and becomes Queen. The portrait of Edward and Victoria's relationship is vivid. The story provides a rich understanding of places in the lives of the royal family that continue today, namely Balmoral, and give a glimpse at the royal family culture that can be seen in current events.