• Queen of Our Times

  • The Life of Queen Elizabeth II
  • By: Robert Hardman
  • Narrated by: Robert Hardman
  • Length: 25 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Shy but with a steely self-confidence; inscrutable despite ten decades in the public eye; unflappable; devout; indulgent; outwardly reserved, inwardly passionate; unsentimental; inquisitive; young at heart. 

All of these describe Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned through more seismic social change than any monarch since 1066 (Charles I included). From the Abdication to the Sussexes, she has witnessed family crises on a scale not seen since the days of George III.

Yet she is not merely hanging on. She is a twenty-first-century global phenomenon commanding unrivalled respect and affection. Sealed off during the greatest peacetime emergency of modern times, she has stuck to her own maxim: "I must be seen to be believed." And now she is preparing for an event without parallel since the reign of Louis XIV: her Platinum Jubilee.

On February 6th, 2022, she marks seventy years on the Throne. Robert Hardman, the acclaimed and respected author of Her Majesty and Queen of the World, has already examined the Queen as a modern monarch and her role as a stateswoman abroad. Now, he wraps up the full story of one of the undisputed greats in a thousand years of monarchy.

©2022 Robert Hardman (P)2022 Tantor

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A respectfully written biography of the Queen.

I enjoyed reading all of Robert Hardman’s books on Queen Elizabeth II. I was sad when I came to the end of Queen for our Times. The book kept my attention from start to finish. I like the way Hardman writes respectfully and fairly about the Queen and the Royal family. I like the fact that Robert Hardman narrated this book… his voice added much to my enjoyment of the book. CD

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Fascinating With Disappointing End

I enjoyed this book but last chapters were infuriating by author who I feel got it all wrong!
He skims over Presidential meetings with queen if he does not like President such as Kennedy, Trump and Biden. At times I felt this book was about Obama. In the end he was dismissive of the Queen and who she really is. Sad way to end a book.

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Loved it!!

It was an Easy and yet Intriguing read. I learned Soo much about the Royal Family. I was Amazed at how recent the book came out. Covers alot of Royal Family History!!!

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A fitting tribute to a life well lived

Great narrator and so much interesting information! I love the behind-the-scenes info that was given. God Save the Queen!

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