Spare


Unabridged Audiobook

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Book
1356
Narrator
613
Release Date
January 2023
Duration
15 hours 39 minutes
Summary
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover the global phenomenon that tells an unforgettable story of love, loss, and healing.

“Compellingly artful . . . [a] blockbuster memoir.”—The New Yorker (Best Books of the Year)

It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow—and horror. As Princess Diana was laid to rest, billions wondered what Prince William and Prince Harry must be thinking and feeling—and how their lives would play out from that point on.

For Harry, this is that story at last.

Before losing his mother, twelve-year-old Prince Harry was known as the carefree one, the happy-go-lucky Spare to the more serious Heir. Grief changed everything. He struggled at school, struggled with anger, with loneliness—and, because he blamed the press for his mother’s death, he struggled to accept life in the spotlight.

At twenty-one, he joined the British Army. The discipline gave him structure, and two combat tours made him a hero at home. But he soon felt more lost than ever, suffering from post-traumatic stress and prone to crippling panic attacks. Above all, he couldn’t find true love. 

Then he met Meghan. The world was swept away by the couple’s cinematic romance and rejoiced in their fairy-tale wedding. But from the beginning, Harry and Meghan were preyed upon by the press, subjected to waves of abuse, racism, and lies. Watching his wife suffer, their safety and mental health at risk, Harry saw no other way to prevent the tragedy of history repeating itself but to flee his mother country. Over the centuries, leaving the Royal Family was an act few had dared. The last to try, in fact, had been his mother. . . .

For the first time, Prince Harry tells his own story, chronicling his journey with raw, unflinching honesty. A landmark publication, Spare is full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.
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Anonymous

Well done Harry. Excellent read. Hate him or like him, this book was well written. No stone left unturned. His truth. His word.

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Linda S.

I think this is very well written, honest and raw. it takes courage to stand up and be honest about one's life in the public eye.

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Anonymous

I highly recommend this book because it's not just heartbreaking beautiful written but also so inspiring.

Thank you for being so brave, honest, and kind to share your life, I am sure this book will help and inspire so many people to to be real human as you are my dear.

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Anonymous

I really enjoyed this book. I have always found it astounding what the press gets away with across the pond. I am so glad Harry found his voice and can speak freely now. I also lost my mother young and really related to the way Harry processed his grief. His growth in this book is surprisingly relatable.

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Anonymous

The way this book is getting review bombed by all the royalists with their panties in a twist is laughable. It's well-written, raw, and represents Harry taking his power back from the press. It's not perfect, but neither is he.

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Anonymous

This book should be called “Whine”.

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Mara G.

I must admit, despite its length, I could hardly press pause, only doing so to get some sleep over the three nights I listened to it. I suppose I wasn’t anticipating he’d share so much about his childhood trauma. The headlines made it sound like it was going to be all about the last 5 years of his life. But his own self introspection that he walked us through starting from a deep trauma far back he is looking to heal from is such a perfect place to start. As he learns how to heal from such deep trauma, it puts into perspective for himself (and the reader) the last few years of his life, and the choices he has made. I think it too easy to say “well if you don’t want the press hounding you, then stop putting things out there!” Well, I’d say he had a duty to himself - for his own growth in order to in turn be a better husband, a better father, a better human - to share his truth. It’ll be up to each reader to believe or not the content, his sincerity. I, for one, do.

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Jennifer B.

It’s like a poem. Raw, emotionally honest

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Vance K.

Well written. I feel you Harry. Good for you for having the courage to break the toxic family cycle. Proud of you. Wishing you and yours the very best in love and happiness. Well done!

Is there anything good in his life? They way he complains about every little thing that has occurred in his life is exhausting. Every single thing that has been done or said to him is a slight, or they are working against him and his wife. Newflash Harry- their are WAY more important things going on all over the world than you whining about this trivial immature crap. It literally sounds like a 4 year old tattling on someone. I’m having a hard time believing he is a war hero who has gone through such traumatic experiences and he is still worried and crying because of what his older brother did or got when they were children. Most get over sibling rivalries and fighting as teenagers maybe early 20s, but not Harry. Not only did my older sisters not speak to me at school, but if they did acknowledge me it was to knock by books out of my hand or something, and I also got that from their friends at school as well. It’s all NORMAL sibling behavior! I really wish he would get over his self importance thinking people actually want to read/hear this crap or even hear what he has to say in general, and most from what I’ve seen is people actually reading the book just to make fun of him. And he deserves it to do this to his family. It takes a really vile, angry, jealous and sad whinebag to actually air these “grievances” against his family in public and put in print. I couldn’t even finish listening to this, even at 1.5 speed.

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Anna D.

Compelling prose. Powerful voice. Revealing and important story.

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Heather A.

You can tell you actually listened to the book and who is writing bad reviews bc they don’t like M

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Anonymous

In SPARE, I felt the struggle, loss grief pain anger jealousy hatred lack of love, and happiness in the FAMILY, I felt all that emotions, most of all wanting to be accepted and not feel less than others but William keeps reminding him he is the SPARE and the abusive attack from William. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELP HIM ON THIS JOURNEY AND FOR MEGHAN STICKING IT OUT WITH HIM, AND THE MANY ANGELS WHO

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Melissa L.

Great read, some very sweet look backs about his mom.

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Yosmiry P.

He’s great at narrating. Thank you for sharing your story. Your voice is soothing. It was very well written, you painted a vivid picture.

well written! kudos Harry, only the Brave would be this candid

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Anonymous

Honest, raw, thoughtprovoking, funny, brave. Very enjoyable.

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Anonymous

Thank you for telling the truth!

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Jessica G.

The courage and strength it takes to put your family first is what will save new generations from continuing generational trauma. We choose the lives we lead. Keep choosing family, love, and strength H

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Anonymous

Wonderfully written and narrated. Thank you Harry for having the courage to tell your story.

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Emma H.

I grew up in the U.K. ,some of Harry’s stories were similar to mine ,my father telling me of my mother passing the story of thinking they were still alive to the dreams that felt real then the sadness of it not being true,I too lost myself as I was 11 when I lost my parents 3 weeks apart. This was a wonderful read ,great job Harry ,your words ,your truth and why the heck not! We are not living his life or how he felt but this ,this book gives us a glimpse,lives he narrates it .

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Anonymous

Love this book, love his narration!! Prince Harry thank you! I never read, due to a learning disorder. But I have made it through half of the book and now subscribed to audio to listen while I drive. Thank you for sharing your story. You are SUPER talented mate!

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Elizabeth S.

A poetic and yet mundane retelling of a complicated story the entire world has held its breath to hear.

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Christy M.

Very interesting book - I feel for Harry - this sounds like a declaration of freedom from the constraints of the royal family and the horrible British press. Good for you Harry...

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Anonymous

A very touching memoir. It was nice to finally get an account of Harry's life, from Harry. He lived through a lot of sadness, but I'm so glad he found purpose through his pain. It was very funny at parts, and he came alive when he described his military service. You could tell how much that time meant to him. His love of Africa, and all things nature, was also evident. Above all, the love he has for his wife & kids seems to have filled him with the love that eluded him for most of his life. Harry narrated it perfectly, and the book was beautifully written.

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Alicia S.

There is nothing Spare about this man. I took several minutes after it was over, reflecting and taking it all in....and something came to me. What if Harry had been the first born and heir? He would now be king, and the world would be much better for it. The narration was fantastic. His story, in his voice. sharing his truth. I hope this process has brought some much deserved peace to his soul.

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Lauren E

To be honest, I downloaded and listened to this book expecting to mock and ridicule. This book is amazing! It was well written, heartbreaking, and joyous all wrapped in one. It may be one sided, but it is more truthful than anything ever said by the press. I applaud you Harry! Well done!

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Anonymous

Honest, raw, loving

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Anonymous

Spare was a good audiobook! Prince Harry did a WONDERFUL JOB!!! I pray he and Megan finds peace amongst their wicked family! That Camilla is a sneaky B!

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Desiree P.

Well done. He should be proud of this.

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Anonymous

There are people starving in the world while others are struggling on minimum pay & I have a friend who is on borrowed time as she is dying of the dreaded C word. Every time I speak to her she is incredibly positive & says she has no other option than to accept it & make the most of it. Regardless of what life hands us, let's look for ways to help others which stops us getting stuck in our own problems. A huge mansion with 16 bathrooms, hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank, healthy children, servants, expensive cars, butlers, private jets, need I go on? All that & you spend your time trashing your Family for money? Use your public platform to be a blessing in the lives of others instead!!

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Kimberly H.

Everything about this book is eye opening. You feel as if you are standing by him as he makes his way through an obstacle course of life. My heart goes out to him and Megan. I wish him a long and happy life filled with love and peace.

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Anonymous

This is hard to even listen to. It's written in a feminine, 7th grade English style. And Harry sounds like he is reading something he has never read. I wanted to like it. But the bit about sending a hit on your own dad? I think he is a psycho. I don't think this is normal for someone who has lost their mom, to be this obsessed with her, either.

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Caroline M.

Finally we hear Harry’s life experiences told in his own voice. His struggles will resonate with anyone who has ever disrupted toxic family systems and fought for solid ground. No human beings life should exist for public consumption.

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Laura L.

I think a lot of folks have gotten their knickers in a twist about this book because is destroys the "fairy tale" life of Royalty. Including the "Royal Observers". I thought it was well done, His voice, his truth, his struggles. I can relate in some ways to being a "spare", I was the 5th child. He lost his mother at a very tender age that he was close to. I have a feeling that Harry might have undiagnosed learning issues. He himself says he isn't a good student and struggled to get passing grades. He appears to be happiest when he is in Botswana and the Military. Botswana likely because he is treated like a regular guy, like he was in the military. I got the impression he was rather annoyed that his 'royal' status kept him from being all he could be while he was in the Army. Like his words or not, he has basically torn the veil between them and us. So we can see that, yes, they are born into privilege but with the privilege comes a golden cage.

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Susan Leigh D.

A great listen, reveals normal family struggles but with the complications of being royal, I think Harry and Megan have done what’s best for them and their family, as hard as that seems to be for everyone, I believe they will all come back together in time with love and forgiveness all around!

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Anonymous

very good

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Anonymous

Loved it!

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Berenice V.

Wonderful and captivating!

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Linda Camp Nelson

Excellent read. Love Prince Harry. Very well written! Good job

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Anonymous

Great book

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Christine L.

Brave to speak your truth. Thanks for sharing

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Ashley H.

Fantastic listen! So wonderful to hear Prince Harry’s point of view.

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Anonymous

An astonishing listen that will leave anyone who has experienced loss, trauma, gaslighting, toxic family dynamics feeling heard and seen. An unexpectedly moving read.

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Suzanne C.

What a journey for this man and his family. I have long despised the garbage that is spewed by fake journalist. I hope Prince Harry and his beautiful family live a long and happy life on our great USA!

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Donne P.

Painfully disclosing. Well written. Hopefully articulating the life and challenges of being a Royal will give him peace.

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Sassypants77

Amazingly written!!! Can’t put it down gives you so much to think about and see who Harry is …love it

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Lori M.

So beautiful to hear his side of the story from him. Great listen and great perspective. Thank you Harry.

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Priya Bates

I loved this book. Honestly, autobiographies are just meant to be listened to so that you can hear the story from the person who lived it. It was clear and honest and heartbreaking. It was tough to know what to expect with all the media hype and hyperbole. In truth, this is simply his story to tell. He owns it. It's his perspective. It's not right that many have made money writing about he and Meghan's lives but people don't believe they have the right to have their perspectives and voices heard. I can't wait to see what is now possible with his newly found confidence. There are many exciting chapters still to live!

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Anonymous

Beautifully written and read. Finally the real story.

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Anonymous

I was skeptical about this book, but I really enjoyed it. The best parts were part 1 and 2. And I loved that it was narrated by Prince Harry himself.

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Renee C.

So glad Harry wrote the book to help people learn how to be more tolerant of one another. The life that Harry lead has educated him to share the wisdom of what true leadership should be when ruled by the truth. Harry and Megan will do a lot of good in the world. I am proud of him and Megan. God Bless

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Anonymous

Too much nagging and complaining like the little princess that he is.

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Jennifer S.

No nurse would risk losing their license for him to be abusing nitrous gas in labor and delivery room. Lies, lies, and more lies.

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Anonymous

I was completely surprised, after all the nonsense in the media, this is an excellent Co-written book. I think it’s much better in audio form, because you get the intent, and from the heart honesty. From the first chapter I knew i would listen to the very end. From all the hoopla on both sides of the pond, I was unsure if I would enjoy this book, I did very much and i am going to listen again. I am a Brit who escaped to California in the 1980’s, I recently spent five years back in the UK, giving end of life care for my elderly parents. I was stunned at the general lack of emotional intelligence, lack of joy, and avoidance of physical expression. I had to practice not smiling too much ! My friendly direct openness was very unwelcome. So on a very small scale, I intimately understand the hostility Meghan has experienced. I cannot imagine what that has felt like in a national level. I am so happy that Harry got out of this suffocating and archaic institution, and is raising his family in here in sunny California.

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Sara B.

Very well written and honest. Excellent read!

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Karen C.

Excellent read! Very interesting!

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Richard L.

The other side of the Royal Story. Very well written and narrated. Prince Harry’s story has really shifted my preconceived opinion of him. I have gained the deepest respect for the challenges that someone growing up under such intense public scrutiny must face. Well done sir!!

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Theresa S.

As a Veteran of OEF and OIF, I can relate to his experiences post deployment. It is also obvious to the reader that “H” loves his Father and Brother. The book is not towards the Royal Family. The book provide an opportunity for the Royal Family to change. Overall,great read. Please also donate to save the elephants and rhinos

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Anonymous

Great read! Thanks for sharing your story.

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Pamela S.

An intimate look into Harry’s life. Heartbreak around every corner. One of those books you cannot put down and don’t want to end. I enjoyed every word!

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Anonymous

Good Listen

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Anonymous

An incredible testimony. So much love, even when it’s hard, and not at all the vengeful storytelling many would have you believe. I am so happy that he has finally taken control of his circumstances and fate. I wish, him and his beautiful family a life full of peace and prosperity, loyalty and love. Thank you for sharing your remarkable story.

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Anonymous

I loved this book. It’s real honesty that deserves to be heard.

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Anonymous

Such an awesome account of the Prince's life and struggles..... people think because ur privileged your life is perfect but money doesn't make ALL well...yeah u don't have to worry about money but what about ur mind and heart...such a strong man... so happy they found each other

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Olgath T.

Awesome!

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Dawn S.

Powerful book which is even more poignant listening to it in Harry’s voice. His story, his words his voice. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Irene Cusato

The press in Britain is terrible! Glad Harry is a lovely husband and father now!

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Deva L.

I thought this book was very well written and narrated. It was great to have Harry, himself, read the book. He is telling his story, which he fully has a right to do. I applaud him for telling his truth.

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Katherine S.

Very proud of you, Prince Harry. There comes a time when you have to say, "bugger it all," and live in your truth. I commend you

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Kerry G.

Absolutely beautifully written! Loved it.

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Debbie P.

Really liked this book.

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Anonymous

What a touching heart felt story. It evokes so many sentiments… it reached down deep into my very core… Beautifully read. I loved loved loved this Book!! Thank you Prince Harry…

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Anonymous

Well done Prince Harry so raw and very honest. His truth thank you for sharing.

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Anonymous

Best Book. Best Narrator.

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Jessica L.

loved this. well done harry. i totally support what he and meghan had to do in order to protect their family.

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Melani R.

Honest, brave and beautifully written.

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Lisa B.

Loved the book. Loved the prose; smooth and conversational. From the Netflix series and this memoir I’ve gotten to know Harry as a thoughtful, intelligent, brave, and truly kind man. Teachers come through various settings and ages. Harry is a Teacher for this age, in my opinion. Looking forward to more from him.

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Ana S.

Beautiful and raw memoir and the audio version is excellent!!

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Shamice B.

Brave, genuine and a long time coming.

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Luchi

Great listen. Many of the situations can resonate with many people, like having a sibling and finding love.

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Megan E.

Excellent book… I couldn’t stop listening!

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Janet S.

I loved the book! I feel for Harry and Meg… When your family does not stand up for you and betray you, start your own lives free from the toxic environment. I would love to meet both of you! ❤️

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Arsibley2003

Excellent read!!!!

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Taylor P.

I loved hearing more of his story, struggles, and a better understanding of the family dynamic. Having him narrate the story was amazing! I definitely recommend listening!

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Opal Johnson

Enjoyed hearing about the life of Prince Harry and his family from his point of view. Glad he was able to share what he wanted to be shared without the press or Crown's interference. Bravery and loyalty to his wife and children make him even more respectable. Wish him and his family a life full of love and production for many, many years to come.

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Anonymous

Better than anticipated. Well worth listening to a different perspective than what is portrayed in the media.

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Kathy P.

I love peeking into the facts of the Royals. Harry did a fabulous job speaking and expressing his emotions!

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Danielle G.

Well read, interesting story, highly recommended for any parent of an unmarried child.

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Kelly P.

it was very boring

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Natalie S.

I think this book was written well and full of surprises! It keeps you wanting to hear more!

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Lisa Masse

Amazingly done. My heart breaks for this family.

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John C.

This book made me laugh out loud, cry and most importantly it made me think. We all think about how wonderful life as a prince or princess but reality is far from wonderful. I hope Harry and William find a way to reconciliation..

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Leilani S.

Funny, riveting and touching bio.

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Jessica M.

Truly interesting view/version of the entire situation. It’s crazy to hear his side of what was going on, remember and then relate it to what was being put out in the media back then. I am not team one or the other, however I will say that it is truly sad to hear him have and produce all the proof needed to back up the truth regarding the happenings with the paps, news media, etc and people still not believe. Highly Recommend the read!

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Julie G.

I was surprised at how much i liked this book. The drama of familial relationships was so relatable despite the vast differences in our circumstances.

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Lane D.

A large section of the book is about Harry's military career. This was unexpected, but not unwelcome. His pride in having served is evident. This is in direct contrast to the insecurities he is faced with when dealing with his own family. The book creates a portrait of a complicated man, who ultimately is forced to choose between his very basic needs of privacy, dignity, and autonomy, or service to his Queen.

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Kathleen N.

Better than I expected. Harry reads well!

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Kelly W.

Loved the book!

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Joanne B.

It was wonderful listening to Harry share HIS story. His wit and energy had this non-reader type fully engaged in every word!! Thank you for such a wonderful sharing of your life's journey thus far ❤️

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Kathleen M.

Loved the book!

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Raven S.

I was astonished by this book. It was very well written and narrated. I was enraptured and excited with each new chapter. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about the royal family. The Prince did a stellar job at storytelling, combining humour, satire, and raw drama into a more compelling narrative with each chapter. I was amazed at the lifestyle and the choices made for him, the rules under which he lived, the expectations placed upon him, the absolute control wielded by the monarch, and the machinations of the royal family and the media. I was horrified and enraged at those machinations and outraged about the pure and unrelenting cruelty of the paparazzi. The calculated disregard and hostility, and the subsequent expulsion of him and his wife left me feeling bereft and heartbroken. I admire them for staying strong together and choosing their family's well-being as their priority, and I truly admire and applaud Prince Harry's courage in sharing his truth with the world.

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Deb G

I thought this book was really well written, gave insight into a lot of behind-the-scenes goings-on, and was surprisingly filled with some great humor. I also liked that the book was narrated by the author. I am not a big royal follower but really enjoyed this read.

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Kathy B.

I quit listening about half way through.

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JanB.

How enlightening! Well written and narrated.

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Anonymous

This book was atrocious at best. Harry is a petulant, spoiled brat with no clue about life. I was curious about the content and was shocked with what I heard. He should be ashamed of himself.

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Alexina K.

Riveting and heartbreaking Prince Harry’s openness and honesty is refreshing and yet it’s so tragic that he felt this all had to be said. I’m so glad he did. I truly hope that he and his new family can find the peace and freedom they are seeking. Highlighting the unrelenting and destructive press crooks which have caused so much heartbreak in his life is a good thing and hopefully the public will be able to see how they can and have been manipulated by the trash tabloid news reports! Beautifully read

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Akjemal M.

Honest. A tale of a traumatised child set free to finally acknowledge and overcome his fears, becoming a man standing for what was most important as he met and fell in love with someone who truly cared.

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Anonymous

Well narrated and great details ! Good book!

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Wendy W.

Great read. So nice to hear from the author himself.

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Tali B.

heartbreaking and heartwarming

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Anita M.

Raw, honest and brave. Well written and so glad we all got to see the other side of his life and what he has gone through. He is out of the golden cage now and can truly live life. His Mother would be very proud of him and Megan.

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KariD

Wasn’t impressed and felt like it was whiny and sensational.

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Kayla L.

Fantastic book! Very genuine and eye opening!

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Anonymous

humble, raw, and real. thank you for sharing

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Sheila B.

In the long history of Britain’s monarchy, no one in the royal family has allowed the world to share their experiences like Prince Harry has done here. As a student of British literature (Boston College MA), I felt that alone was reason enough to listen to Prince Harry tell his story. I am very glad I did. It’s not only an historically important act of bravery and an attempt to connect with people more intimately than any preceding royal, it’s an intimate portrait from an emotionally neglected, intelligent, dutiful lightning rod child, hunted by his mother’s killers, facing a terrifying world without sufficient nurture or love or loyalty from his dysfunctional family. More than an important work of literature because of its historical importance, his story resonates powerfully with my own experiences—something which I had not expected. I have seen many cruel comments from people who have read summaries of this book. Hearing Harry read in his own sincere, naive, boyish, soldierly manner is the best way to access this text. I recommend it to everyone.

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Monika W.

Great! Thanks Prince Harry.

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Rachel M.

I really loved this book.From the outside looking in who knew the inner working of the monarchy. They captivated the world It looked like a fairytale wedding and these two were going to do great things and outshine Prince William and Kate That is why the British press had to criticize Meghan at every turn. This woman had done nothing but to put positive energy in this world to try to make it better place. Here we have another American actress a biracial one at that, marrying into royal family. We have all seen what has happened throughout history. I'm so glad they found each other. I hope they find peace

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Tracy A.

Well written, genuine and honestly read - Harry gave us a glimpse into his life and the machine that is the monarchy - and it was shocking. The sick, twisted, symbiotic relationship between the monarchy and the press was eye-opening. One does not exist without the other, but it's not equal, the press does all the taking.

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Scott S.

It is astonishing that the world continues to put up with bad journalism, paparazzi that bully and harass, and news organizations with agendas. I read this book to get a better understanding of Britain and the Monarch, which I did, but my takeaway is also a reminder that there are many, many people in power that should not be; whether that be the King of England, US politicians, and the owners of biased news organizations. Our world needs help.

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Anonymous

I was thoroughly involved in this autobio immediately. Harry's narration was excellent. Content fascinating. His recall is incredible...wonder if he kept a journal to recall in such detail. Learned a lot about his impressive military service. I went into this skeptical--fearful it would be self-pitying (Matthew Perry). Well done, Harry.

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Gail R.

I was surprised to find myself enjoying this book - I had not thought I would. It was very well written and great to hear the story "in Harry's own voice". It is certainly clear now why Harry had to leave to protect his family - to give them a happy life away from the British press as well as the repressive monarchy. It is also clear he wanted the love of his "granny", father, mother and brother...too bad that seems to still be impossible.

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LeAnn K.

Just broke my heart. Harry was born to the right Mum, but into the wrong family. I wish him and his sweet family Peace and autonomy and long health and happiness. Tile should be Prince Harry, The Spare to No One.

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JO ANN P.

I felt as if I was in the room as Prince Harry was telling his story to a psychiatrist. While it was painful for me to listen as he spoke, I hope that the entire exercise has been of value to Prince Harry emotionally.

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Anonymous

I think this book is well written and narrated. It revealed a lot about Harry and his family that I did not know. I suspect the truth about Harry and Megyn and the Royal Family is somewhere between what he says and what his family says. It is sad to think the media has caused such division in their family. Their lives are very different. Unrelatable to most people.

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Jo M.

What a truly touching story. Glad that it was Harry that read it. I don't believe you would be able to capture the true emotion unless you had experienced it yourself. Very well written!

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Leslie W.

Loved this more than expected!! Very humanizing.

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Emily M.

A very interesting insight into his personal experiences. Very thoughtfully written.

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MeMe0724

Awesome look at his life by him!

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LeahBGone

Totally in love with Prince Harry after listening to the challenges he has faced. He deserves a beautiful loving wife and hopefully more happiness in the USA.

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Anonymous

I hate that I loved this book. It really changed how I feel about harry. That is all…,

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Teresa S.

Fabulous. Well written.

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Frank E.

Harry is a wonderful storyteller. It’s a sad but compelling story . Great job Harry!

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AVBerg

Poignant. A raw, unsugared delivery of his experience. And a book hits different when read by the author, and I deeply appreciates his writing and delivery.

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Rebeca T.

I listened to this book while being hospitalised. It felt personal, sincere and I am grateful I had listened to this and that this life story was nearby in one of the moments I felt most vulnerable.

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Gail C.

My thoughts on the audio book SPARE. Having Prince Harry read his biography by his ghost writer is the way to go. He sounds genuinely honest. I mostly believe him. His refined accent is mesmerizing. He shares a whole lot, including a story his frostbit penis. In most of his book he portrays his family very positively. He talks about Charles as a loving dad interested in him and Wills, unfortunately not affectionate or emotionally available. Many dads are like this. Charles is a caring dad. He speaks of William as an older brother, Wills does as older siblings like to do. Ask my sister. Love, tease, fight and protect when needed. He torments his brother, no different than many older siblings. He has affection for the entire family, he adores his grandparents and extended family. The exception is Camilla. He hates the British press with a passion. No surprise, Camilla and the press hurt his mother. It is not until the last few chapters that Harry starts to discuss the negativity towards him and Meghan. In Harry’s eyes and if it is true, Williams eyes too, Charles is very influenced by Camilla and will do anything to protect her and to ensure he himself becomes king. Camilla seems to like to throw both brothers to the media wolves to keep the press from focusing on her. According to Harry, when the heat was on Camilla- suddenly the press got leaked information about one of the brothers. William and Kate seem to turn hateful and began drinking the anti Meghan Kool-Aid after Harry was engaged. Kate in particular seems to act entitled. Of course, her position makes her entitled to be entitled. Of course this book is one sided and I can see how stories can be twisted. In Summary- Harry is being truthful but does come off at times like a whiny baby not getting his fair share. Meghan has some type of emotional health issue and does like to be a victim. Which at times she really is a victim, and other times it's a bit of hyperbole! Wills is a jackass, and pretty nasty at times and will push his brother out of the picture for the good of the crown. The crown that will be his someday. Charles would do anything to keep favor with public opinion. Including making bad decisions about his sons. Camilla is a witch and perfectly suited to be the wicked step mother queen. Kate is snobbish and a mean girl. I liked the Queen and Philip. They are a typical dysfunctional family in chaos because their mother died at an early age and they did not have a cohesive family unit. Dad was too busy elsewhere. It is just playing out in public and not behind closed doors on elm st anywhere. I do recommend reading this book. You may get a different opinion.

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Gail C.

A delicate flower so put upon. I stopped at the horrifying slaughter of rhinos, skipped to the end and poor stoic guy was still whining in monotone.

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Julie P.

I think it took a lot of courage to publish this.

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Heather S.

What a powerful story of sadness, growth, and love for family, friends, spouse, and country. Prince Harry should be applauded for putting up with so much pain for the sake of his family’s reputation. He didn’t choose to be born into the royal family, and ultimately he chose the family that really matter to him. It was painful to see the hate and vitriol hurled at Meg. They handled it better than anyone else and chose each other. That love is impressive and worth fighting for. Well done, Harry. You are the real deal and make your mother proud.

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Anonymous

Spare is a great book. Love that Prince Harry read it himself. Strongly recommend it. Thank you Prince Harry for protecting your wife and children. Most important job any man, husband and father has. I love you, Megan and your children. I love your Mother. Princess Diana was a great woman. She displayed love in an amazing way towards all of humanity.

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Anonymous

a stunning eye opener

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Scott F.

Absolutely one of the best books read this year. The story this young man shares regarding the ruthless way the press have hounded him and his family from childhood on should leave us all a bit grateful for what we might consider anonymous lives where we take for granted being able to go anywhere we choose without fear of the press taking photos at every turn. So very well narrated as well. I certainly don’t know you Harry but you seem like one hell of a guy!

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Anonymous

It started out well but it got progressively whinier. I was sympathetic at first but got jaded , particularly in part 3.

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George G.

Off with thier heads! The Royals and the Press are despicable. Harry and Meagan had to escape in order to survive. Good for them. May God protect them and their children.

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Monica C.

Loved that he read the book! Made me want to look into the history of the family.

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Sarah F.

Very interesting. Read to me like he was telling parts of his life that left an impression as he grew up, allowing himself to be real and vulnerable. Hopefully it’s not to embellish

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David B.

It is clear from the details of Harry's account that this is not a "tell all" book for fame or fortune, but for survival. In a deluge of sadistic lies from the palace and the press, how else to maintain one's integrity and sanity? Fortunately for us, he is a great writer and narrator, and lets us in to his mind and heart - and Meghan's, too. He comes across, not as a prince, but as a friend, sharing his deepest experiences, thoughts and feelings. His self-reflection on his flaws and errors, his empathy and sensitivity to his fellow royals, in spite of their spite, and his courage and steadfastness in the face of sheer torture make this a compelling story. Thank you, Harry, from the bottom of my heart to yours!

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Brianne M.

Beautiful, honest, and open. Very well written. You never know what goes on behind closed doors. Thanks for sharing your story Prince Harry.

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Andimax

Great read

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Stephanie I.

Very well written and Prince Harry has the perfect voice. It felt like sitting down with a good friend and hearing him share his story with vulnerability, unfiltered. This is not the spoiled Prince portrayed in the media but a human being who has suffered immensely and struggled to come to terms with that, who has made mistakes and who has experienced the blessing of true love at great cost. He has dared to be different and as such there's bound to be haters. But as for me, I'm solidified as a fan.

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Sarah L.

Absolutely amazing. Harry is a person with great heart, deep emotional depth, and the ability to put that into words. His story resonated with me, and his narrating voice is so soothing, I know that I will come back to certain chapters to help ease my own stress. Bravo to the cycle breakers and truth tellers!

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Obi O.

I loved this book. So many times the author immersed me in his story. I'm glad that I "read" this book and didn't just rely on the opinions of others.

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Anonymous

This was an awesome book and narration.

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Anonymous

Well done book! I think the audiobook being read by Prince Harry made it all the better. I love that Harry is softer and more empathetic than most royals seem to be. I always thought he was getting the raw end of media. It’s interesting to hear it from his perspective.

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Kendra Y.

Great book. Extremely insightful and loved it.

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Red

I love everything about this book. I had a peek on what prince’s life is.

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Anonymous

Confirmed my opinions almost entirely. Not sure if it’s a gimmick to get money, or real. Either way I hope it is his truth

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Melissa0424

A very interesting book. Well written. It Harry's life story and his love for the women in his life - his mum, his granny and of course Meghan. ❤️

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Anonymous

This book is incredible! Really gives you an inside look at a type of life that most people couldn't comprehend nor handle. Prince Harry really goes in depth about what it's like to be a royal and the expectations that follow. He has a bit of a wild side which is very refreshing. Beautifully written and read by an amazing author!

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Anonymous

excellent memoire with interesting history and a unique life. its basically the opposite of what was suggested in all the royal propaganda and royal tabloids. Excellent narration for an incredible book.

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Candy C.

Poignant, relatable, eye-opening... excellent.

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Matt M.

I thought it was good and insightful. He takes almost zero responsibility for any of his (or his wife's) actions...zero. They are perfect and everyone else is flawed. It was good and I'm glad I listened to his side of the story.

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Anonymous

Excellent book. Very well written and read. Prince Harry speaks from the heart.

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Anonymous

Excellent read!!! Definitely let’s me see it from his side for sure!!!

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Anonymous

Well done.

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Kimberley F.

This book just confirmed to me what I suspected for a while now. William may have gotten a great deal of his mother’s putter beauty- but that’s where it stopped! Harry not only is very handsome, he also was blessed with the MOST beautiful part of his Mother! Her heart! Her Spirit to fly and her courage to stand up and fight for her freedom to fly!♥️ I cried, laughed, swooned and became extremely angry at the challenges he endured in his short life. Then, found myself smiling at the blessings bestowed upon his and Meghan’s life. ♥️ Great Book! Well read and well written! Harry never asked to be born a prisoner of privilege- he was forced into it by DNA. His children will now have the TRUE privilege of growing up free to do and be ANYTHING they want!♥️ He’s now living his Mother’s dream for herself and her children!♥️ She’s one VERY happy Angel!♥️ ♥️God Bless The Prince (and his family) Of The People’s Hearts!♥️

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Sharon F.

Excellent narration. Beautifully written. To me it’s not about the monarchy so much as it is about learning to take control of one’s life under harrowing conditions. Looking at hard truths and essentially growing up. I don’t think anyone else could have shared from the inside what it is like to be the target of an out of control media and the paparazzi, to see your every mistake documented publicly, to read complete falsehoods about yourself and loved ones with no one issuing rebuttals, to see that kind of media hounding ruin every romantic relationship, and to see it turn to vitriol, racial hatred and death threats when he began to assert himself and not let them ruin his rel with « the American actress ». All this while carrying the confusion, fear and anger of the knowledge that the exact same media people and paparazzi had led to his mother’s misery, paranoia, questionable decisions and death. Too bad royalists won’t read it-It! Could be an excellent basis for much needed reforms that help, rather than damage, the monarchy. From my outsider, pro-human kindness perspective, anyway.

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Anonymous

I am sure it was both therapeutic and monetarily rewarding for Harry to write and narrate this book. It was brave of him to do so. I have an interest in the royal family because they are more complex than most kin. At the end of the day, we are all human and go through things, and I have empathy for he and his family.

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Irene Y.

So truthful. Thank you Harry for letting me get to know you!! Love hearing about Royal life! Good luck to you and your family! Fun read!

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Rlee B.

Truly stunning!! Passionately narrated!! I am in “awe” of this man.

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Rosemary C.

So happy he is able to now try to experience a life outside the gilded cage.

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Jennifer G.

I was surprised at how invested I was with his story….his journey. I was so moved by his vulnerability on his search for honesty and accountability. Loved that he narrated it!

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D'zorian K.

AWSOME

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Carol M.

A story of heartbreak, triumph, romance, resilience, and hope. My heart hurt through Harry's retelling of his childhood, the loss of his mum, and the incredible challenges he faced. And yet, through the sadness, there was genuine caring for family, and the LOVE story between him and Meg is what everyone should feel like with their chosen partner. Not the hardships they have had to overcome but the deep LOVE that made it worth fighting for. I wish them all the best and look forward to seeing the good they will continue to do in the world through their service projects.

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Anonymous

Amazing journey. Funny. Insightful. So brave to face family trauma and come out the other side. Bravo Harry. And his narration is delightful.

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Anonymous

Insightful, sincere, courageous, & enlightening. I am so glad Prince Harry was brave enough to tell his story. Well done!

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RerejoLubacz

Hearing these words directly in his voice was far more impactful than reading it myself. I especially loved his reiteration of the wars. I have a whole new respect for celebrities in their war on the paparazzi. Or “Paps” That’s why I don’t believe anything on the supermarket magazines and I wish more celebrities would sue them all.

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Alice L.

He is a great narrator. I found the book a tad boring at times. For me too much about his military life. A great insight into the toll of being constantly harassed by the paparazzi, the cost of losing relationships was heartbreaking. Very sad to see the psychological damage that ensued after the death of his mom. The insights into how things are done in the Royal Family and the toxic dysfunction in the family was eye opening. I feel sad for all of them, they are all caught up in web of toxicity. Except Camilla, She is a manipulative capital B.

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Robertamberg

I had an open mind about Prince Harry before I read the book. Heard a lot of criticism about him leaving the Royal Family, Meghan's issues, etc. After reading (listening) to this book, I have become a strong admirer of the Prince. The book is great. He is transparent about so many things. I am a big fan of The Crown, too and found this book a great supplement/successor to that series. People seem to forget how Harry's mother died. Harry was simply trying to avoid a repeat of the vultures causing another death. Bless you Prince Harry, Meghan and your family.

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Ashley J.

Love the honesty of this book. Us as Americans think oh he's a prince so her had a good life and it seems he was alone a lot in life. Not physically alone but alone in his thoughts and how to process them. I love when Meg came into his life. He even sounded happier reading each chapter.... Great job Haz...

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Corinne Huskey

I very much tried to keep an open mind while listening. I don't know what everyone is talking about, Harry says, "as I remember it ". I think he's terrific. Welcome to the U.S, Harry

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Jacque W.

An enjoyable read. Prince Harry held back nothing. I appreciate him sharing his life’s story. Very inspiring.

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Anonymous

Well done.

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DD

I really liked this book. I thought he was honest and really speaking from the heart. It made me sad for him and what he went through then what he and his family went through. Highly recommend!

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E G.

I am not a review writer, but I am sincerely happy to be able to listen to this book. His views, his Truth, in his own, amazingly pleasant voice. Welldone, very well done. Thank you.

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Anonymous

When I purchased this book, I knew I would like it. I didn’t know how much I would end up loving it. It’s wonderfully written and even made me cry (just a wee bit). Harry was authentic and told his story so perfectly, that it really made me feel like I was part of his life and not just reading it.

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TheGretch

Bravo Harry! Glad you spoke your truth. Well written and well read. Enjoyable listen and eye opening.

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Charlene L.

Poignant. Beautifully written. And Prince Harry reads it with genuine emotion. Bravo.

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Kristina S.

Like many, I was curious to hear the inside story. I like Harry and I think he deserves to be happy like the rest of us, and it's a shame that his family wouldn't support his decision of who to fall in love with and wanting to marry. That said, there were parts when I was thinking "maybe he could've left this out", but I also know that if Diana was alive and written her own book, it would've said a lot of the same inside story as Harry did. Yes, he's privileged in many ways, but he was also trapped in a golden cage. He has used his position to do a lot of good things, and I believe he's a person with good intentions. It was an interesting read, and I wish the best for him and his family.

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Katherine W.

Love this book!! Honest, well written and beautiful to listen to.

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Susan E.

Expected more.

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Melissa M.

Loved it!

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Jeannine J.

Loved it! So glad he was able to speak his truth. His mum would be so proud of him.

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Anonymous

Excellent Book!

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Anne B.

Couldn’t stop listening to this book. Loved it.

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Ellen M.

Beautifully written memoir! Illustrates in great detail Harry’s journey to self discovery and overcoming the past. He really showed how a person can evolve, grow and become a better human being, and that it’s really okay to set healthy boundaries from people and institutions that hurt us. Inspirational!

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Beth S.

Wow …. Amazing ! Thank you for sharing your story

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Anonymous

bore fest

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Anonymous

Listening to Harry’s Voice was the Best part… this Book is a must read!

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Stephanie E.

I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this book.

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Anonymous

Harry gave us the skinny of the “Institution” and based on what he has shared, he and Meghan absolutely did the right thing leaving the UK!! Well written and so happy he no longer feels obligated to stay silent. His mother would be extremely proud of Harry speaking his truth, exactly like she did 25+ years ago. BRAVO HARRY!

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Anonymous

This was a hard one to get through and I found myself dreading listening to it. I am glad I finished, but I did not enjoy Harry’s narration, which at times made me physically recoil, or the content which was mostly complaining about an incredibly privileged life, albeit one marred by the tragic loss of his mother. I would not recommend this book.

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Anonymous

Well written and heart wrenching. No matter how you feel you can’t deny that they revoked their security and the way they left him in the dark when the Queen died was cruel and unfeeling. I wouldn’t want to do anything with a parent who treated me with such disregard. I hope Harry finds peace and happiness in his new home.

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Dominique R.

So much respect and admiration for you both, thank you for sharing your story with us all!

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Anonymous

this is a great story

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Diana S.

Good for you Harry! I had no idea what you have had to endure from the paparazzi. Good for you to have the courage to tell "your" story and read your own words. Thank goodness your are the "Spare", it gave you the opportunity to get out and save yourself, Meg, and your children.

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Nancy S.

What a delightful story of the caliber of Maeve Binchy! it was brought to life by the very clever narration, read with such brilliant and perfect inflection!

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Anonymous

Amazingly beautiful poignant story and amazing narration. Very well written.Good job Harry, thank you for sharing YOUR truth!

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Anonymous

Excellent Read

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Anonymous

Very well done! I hope Prince Harry found it cathartic to finally have the opportunity to tell his story.

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Sarah T.

Whine whine whine.

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Anonymous

Traitor. "she" came in and destroyed this family.

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