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Royal

Narrated by: Nick Afka Thomas
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

In this spellbinding tale from Danielle Steel, a princess is sent away to safety during World War II, where she falls in love, and is lost forever.  

As the war rages on in the summer of 1943, causing massive destruction and widespread fear, the King and Queen choose to quietly send their youngest daughter, Princess Charlotte, to live with a trusted noble family in the country. Despite her fiery, headstrong nature, the princess' fragile health poses far too great a risk for her to remain in war-torn London.  

Third in line for the throne, 17-year-old Charlotte reluctantly uses an alias upon her arrival in Yorkshire, her two guardians the only keepers of her true identity. In time, she settles comfortably into a life out of the spotlight, befriending a young evacuee and training with her cherished horse. But no one predicts that in the coming months she will fall deeply in love with her protectors' son.  

She longs for a normal life. Far from her parents, a tragic turn of events leaves an infant orphaned. Alone in the world, that child will be raised in the most humble circumstances by a modest stable manager and his wife. No one, not even she, knows of her lineage. But when a stack of hidden letters comes to light, a secret kept for nearly two decades finally surfaces, and a long lost princess emerges.  

A fascinating story of family and royalty, and an unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary young woman and the man who brings her home, Royal is an exhilarating work from America's most beloved storyteller.

©2020 Danielle Steel (P)2020 Recorded Books

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  • Diane
  • 20-08-20

Beautiful!!

What a beautiful story!! I've stayed awake all night listening to Ms Steel's captivating novel. I loved it!!

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  • hanalei1121
  • 02-09-20

Disappointing!

The first half was very good! The rest of the book was repetitive, boring, and predictable!

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  • scott in Maryland
  • 21-08-20

Good beach read!

Danielle Steel never lets us down. Excellent historical read! Drama, romance & suspense. Characters realistic and well developed.

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  • Jill Nieglos
  • 03-10-20

She repeats herself over and over and over and ove

Gawd, Danielle tells us 50 times about the relationship between Charlotte, the baby and Anne. Does she think we cannot remember what she has put out as the story line? Awful. Truly.

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  • Dana Baffuto
  • 12-09-20

Could barely finish it

This book was awful! Why has no one said how repetitive it is? I get it ... Lucy was taking the kid and no one would ever know she was a royal. How many ways can you say it! So many things about this book were bad. Thank god im done with it.

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  • Ruth
  • 03-09-20

Not quite up to snuff

The biggest problem I have with the novel is its flat characters. Too many perhaps to flesh them out. This easily could have been made in to a series. The writing is good but the lack of character development left the novel lifeless. Like a good plot outline without the humanity.

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  • Becky
  • 16-10-20

Amazing....D.S. delivers, yet again!

From 17 to my 50s, Danielle Steele never disappoints-this book was amazing! Everything you would want it to be...interesting, intriguing, history filled, dramatic and romantic! Just what my heart and mind needed during this pandemic!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-10-20

Amazing story

One of her best. Definitely left me wanting more. come on DS, do a sequel??????

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  • KathyCT
  • 14-10-20

Royal

Sweet, relatively clean story. I just wish the writer would not keep repeating the same thing over and over and over. She does that in the books of her I read, I guess it’s filler.

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  • Anne Dear
  • 13-10-20

Such a fulfilling saga!

Such tragedy from love to love to deaths to a stolen child to love to such sadness... then the pages become joyful with an awakening to how truth prevails to allow a full circle back to adventure and joy unspeakable... right back to love. Ms. Steel, I will utterly enjoy every journey through this ultimately well written story. Mr. Thomas, your performance was grand. Fantastic saga, indeed!