The Queen and I
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(4.0 based on 128 ratings)
  • 1
    The Queen and I | Sue Townsend

    The Queen and I

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Sue Townsend
    • Narrated By Angela Thorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    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?

    A big letdown - even for a republican

    Oh dear.

    The Queen is deposed and sent to live on a council estate. It is an interesting premise with limited scope for development, so where..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 August 2015 by Mark Sanford-Wood ()
  • 2
    Queen Camilla | Sue Townsend

    Queen Camilla

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Sue Townsend
    • Narrated By Patricia Gallimore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (30)

    For the past 13 years, as England became an increasingly unhappy and fearful place, Prince Charles has been living quietly on a bleak council estate with his wife and love of his life, Camilla. He enjoys gardening and poultry keeping while Camilla spends her days doing as little as possible. But life is about to change.

    Enjoyable

    Okay, so it's Sue Townsend, not Proust or Balzac, but this is a funny and heart-warming imaginary tale.

    The story becomes believable in t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 January 2008 by Nicholas (Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom)