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Spare

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Prince Harry, The Duke Of Sussex

15 Hours 37 Minutes

PGRH UK

January 2023

Audio Book Summary

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

    Awesome book, bringing back so many memories. Hope he will be truly happy with his family in the USA.

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  • Anonymous

    Simplicity and authenticity.

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  • Noor S.

    Really enjoyed listening to Prince Harry’s soothing voice and animated way of narrating.

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  • Claire S.

    A heartbreaking insight to ‘the truthful other side’ of the story. Absolutely shocking what the British press can get away with, they’ve learnt nothing since 1997…. Good luck Harry - wishing you all the very best x

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  • Anonymous

    Brilliantly articulated

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  • Cheryl B.

    Well done Harry. I really enjoyed hearing your story from you.

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  • Elizabeth J.

    An excellent and surprisingly relatable telling of one mans journey through the culture clash of tradition and modern values. I think the nuance of this book is beautifully captured in the narration too. I always say a solid book is best. But in this case, I think people who dont hear the audio are really missing out. He reads better than many professional narrators too.

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  • Anonymous

    well narrated and written and finally we hear the truth from Harry. so sad when siblings don't support one another. I have the same with my brother whose stonewalled me since the death of my son 6 years ago. I wish Harry, Meghan and their precious children safety and happiness. thank you Harry for your book.

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  • Anonymous

    Awesome, very easy to listen too Heartbreaking & shocking

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  • Anonymous

    Did wonder if Gordon Ramsay was reading it.

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