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Publisher Comments:

"Intensely well researched and an un-put-down-able read, Tina Brown's extraordinary book parts the brocaded velvet and allows us an unprecedented look at the world and mind of the most famous person on the planet. A social commentary, a historical document and a psychological examination, written by a superb investigative journalist."

-Academy Award® Winning Actress Helen Mirren

Ten years after her death, Princess Diana remains a mystery. Was she “the peoples princess,” who electrified the world with her beauty and humanitarian missions? Or was she a manipulative, media-savvy neurotic who nearly brought down the monarchy?

Only Tina Brown, former Editor-in-Chief of Tatler, Englands glossiest gossip magazine; Vanity Fair; and The New Yorker could possibly give us the truth. Tina knew Diana personally and has far-reaching insight into the royals and the Queen herself.

In The Diana Chronicles, you will meet a formidable female cast and understand as never before the society that shaped them:   Diana's sexually charged mother, her scheming grandmother, the stepmother she hated but finally came to terms with, and bad-girl Fergie, her sister-in-law, who concealed wounds of her own.  Most formidable of them all was her mother-in-law, the Queen, whose admiration Diana sought till the day she died. Add Camilla Parker-Bowles, the ultimate "other woman" into this combustible mix, and it's no wonder that Diana broke out of her royal cage into celebrity culture, where she found her own power and used it to devastating effect.  

From the Hardcover edition.

Review:

"Tina Brown's long-awaited biography of Princess Diana is read by the author — a British legend in her own right. Brown's recital is colorful but limited by her rushed, occasionally slurred delivery, which detracts from her prose. The abridged version of the book hits the high notes of this lengthy bio, offering a condensed but worthwhile version of Diana's journey toward British royalty and her eventual tragic end. But as a reader, Brown hurries through even this shorter version, occasionally dropping syllables or speeding through phrases that are thus nearly incomprehensible. On other occasions, she carefully enunciates each syllable, emphasizing her British diction but rendering her reading more actress performance than nuanced reading. Simultaneous release with the Doubleday hardcover (reviewed online). (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739343470
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Subject:
General
Read by:
Brown, Tina
Read:
Brown, Tina
Author:
Brown, Tina
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Royalty
Edition Description:
Five CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20070612
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.24x5.56x1.01 in. .38 lbs.
Media Run Time:
330

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Nonfiction
Audio Books » World Affairs
Biography » Historical
Biography » Royalty
Biography » Women

The Diana Chronicles
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Product details pages Random House Audio Assets - English 9780739343470 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Tina Brown's long-awaited biography of Princess Diana is read by the author — a British legend in her own right. Brown's recital is colorful but limited by her rushed, occasionally slurred delivery, which detracts from her prose. The abridged version of the book hits the high notes of this lengthy bio, offering a condensed but worthwhile version of Diana's journey toward British royalty and her eventual tragic end. But as a reader, Brown hurries through even this shorter version, occasionally dropping syllables or speeding through phrases that are thus nearly incomprehensible. On other occasions, she carefully enunciates each syllable, emphasizing her British diction but rendering her reading more actress performance than nuanced reading. Simultaneous release with the Doubleday hardcover (reviewed online). (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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