• Revenge

  • Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors
  • By: Tom Bower
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (452 ratings)

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THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER

The British Royal Family believed that the dizzy success of the Sussex wedding, watched and celebrated around the world, was the beginning of a new era for the Windsors. Yet, within one tumultuous year, the dream became a nightmare. In the aftermath of the infamous Megxit split and the Oprah Winfrey interview, the Royal Family's fate seems persistently threatened.    

The public remains puzzled. Meghan's success has alternatively won praise, bewildered and outraged. Confused by the Sussexes' slick publicity, few understand the real Meghan Markle. What lies ahead for Meghan? And what has happened to the family she married into? Can the Windsors restore their reputation?  

With extensive research, expert sourcing and interviews from insiders who have never spoken before, Tom Bower, Britain's leading investigative biographer, unpicks the tangled web of courtroom drama, courtier politics and thwarted childhood dreams to uncover an astonishing story of love, betrayal, secrets and revenge.

©2022 Tom Bower (P)2022 Bonnier Books UK

Critic Reviews

"Explosive." (The Sun)

"Accounts from insiders who have never spoken before." (The Times)

"Bombshell." (The Mirror)

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well written and read.

I thought this was well written and read. at the beginning I was a supporter of Megan at the end I saw her for what she is a money grabbing selfish lady who will do anything and use anyone to get what she wants. it must be heartbreaking to lose your bother son and grandson this way . i look at photos if Harry over his life and since his relationship with madam he no longer smiles or seems to have any fun. poor harry.

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like a veil being lifted

I loved it. finally the truth about the Harkles. highly recommend for anyone who believed these spoiled liars

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Well done!

Tom Bower has done an AMAZING job starting at the beginning of Meghan’s life and building, one block at a time, so that you see how Harry and Meghan have wound up where they are. The details are amazing. A great read!

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As I thought…

Proof that Markle is a self-serving cow (the polite c-word). Well written and insightful. I’d hope that one day, Harry would see her for who she is.

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I Believe

I normally don’t believe “gossip” and/or “tall tales”, but I believe this one. I can’t image anyone who reads this, not believing the story. It’s time to stop seeing Prince Harry as only the son of our beloved Diana. He is a damaged adult man who aligned himself with a gaslighting women. End of story.

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Pulls back the curtain to reveal the truth about a self-important D-level actress

Good book. It’s truly a shame that MM did not use the opportunity to do selfless charitable work like Diana did. Comparing herself to Princess Di is such an insult to the late Princess. In doing so MM reveals just how delusional she really is. The monarchy is much better off without those two over-indulged and insufferable brats. Unfortunately now we’re stuck with them.

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Great book

If you are interested in the royal family, particularly the younger members- I highly recommend. I liked Harry and Meghan at first but I knew something was off after their wedding. This book confirmed much of what I assumed but also had a ton of new info and crazy stories… not flattering. They are not who they pretend to be. I feel for the queen but the Royal family will be fine. Not so sure about the Sussexes.

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So Much More Than I Even Imagined!I

I don't remember when I have enjoyed a book so much. Unfortunately, Thomas Markle is slayed time after time by his daughter.
The author, having interviewed over 80 people, is what makes this so compelling! So many people can not randomly be telling the same stories and memories. I'm going to be looking at the author's other books now.
I am so glad I got this on Audible! The narrator is fantastic! It baffles me how he captures Meghan's voice when speaking (or her inner dialogue!) So pretentious! It seems she plans out much of what she says or does, while other things seem to randomly fall in her lap. I never, aside from Diana and Charles wedding, have had much interest in the Royal Family, but that has changed!
I'll buy any follow up to this book. It really is that good!

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Excellent book

A deep insight of the events that took place and how success destroys some people

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The Beautiful Outsider

I did not enjoy this book! It is very well written, the narrative is excellent, but for me is a very sad story. Sorry for The Queen, and also sorry for Harry, who in the future away from his roots and origen, will find himself not belonging anywhere…..

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  • Annie
  • 07-21-22

Good book by a trusted author.

I rate this book because of the author's fact checking and investigative approach. Harry and Meghan are essentially an unremarkable pair creating unnecessary drama. They want to fashion an unchallenged narrative but the result is a trail of contradictions, disinformation and distrust. Like children they want to disrupt, throw tantrums and inflict wounds. Their behaviour is an established pattern as is their need to control and silence people. Reconciliation is a lost cause but by far their cruelest behaviour has been the Oprah interview whilst Prince Phillip was dying and the attempts to play the 96 year old Queen in her twilight years. A very good book and one that had to be written. It is not sycophantic, it is simply the facts.

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  • Vanessa Evans
  • 07-23-22

A thorough, well researched investigation

I was not that into royalty when Harry was erring on the global stage and Meghan was rampantly ambitious. It passed me by until the bad behaviour of the duo. It appalled me that anyone could be so disrespectful to the Queen. I hated the arrogance, a trait I despise in most people. This book is very thorough on the bits that appear. I feel a lot was left out, perhaps to ensure Tom doesn't get a lawsuit he cannot defend. The more I listen, the more I realise that the only positive thing about Meghan is her tenacity. Surprising then that she could not put in the work for the Royal Family. She wanted stardom without effort. She is a classic narcissist, using and manipulating people until they were of no value to her. I can't tell you how appalled I am by her behaviour in Rwanda, using children to model fashion. She is tone deaf. No compassion, no empathy, just a veneer. Also abhorrent is her fabrication of her childhood. Thomas really did do everything for her. And now I get why Samantha has been so acrimonious. Honestly, she is a sorry excuse of a human being.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-21-22

Couldn't get through it!



Initially I was amused, the author goes out of his way to portray an ambitious, focused woman as despicable, while she's actually how women who succeed survive, no different to Anna Wintor. However this woman clearly went too far in bagging a Prince.
I had to return the book after chapter 7, it felt like listening to a Daily Mail article and I would never read a Daily Mail article, let alone for this long. The bias and repetitiveness made this a completely exhausting to listen to!

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  • Victoria Possnett
  • 07-22-22

The whole Story

Well vocalised by Andrew Wincott, Great investigative compilation of truths and Meghan’s back story. Her path was laid out from an early age. Not so much about Harry , but we know his back story well. An insightful view into a life and aspirations of Britains (sorry americas) Duchess of Sussex. I’m left with no doubt in my mind that Meghan was climbing the greasy social pole from a young age and now in her current position has truly shot herself in the foot. I honestly think the UK is better off without them. Sorry America!

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  • Alexandra
  • 07-22-22

What a pair of spoilt brats.

Utterly dreadful behaviour from both Meghan and Harry. America is welcome to them. The Diana obsession is crazy.

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  • David S.
  • 07-22-22

Explosive! but not unexpected.

Not my normal read, but a page turner which I finished in 24hrs. I clocked MM at the beginning and this only confirmed and strengthened my thoughts about Her, not pretty to put it politely and as for Harry, well any sympathy I had toward Him has diminished greatly. I will endeavour to read more from Tom Bower, God Save the Queen!. 👊

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  • Zahrah
  • 07-22-22

Dreadful Book

Could have been written by any of the tabloid papers. The fact that we still have authors writing this stuff in this era is sad ! For years we have endured other authors pathologising Diana , who are not qualified to do so , with the intention of discrediting her ! Now we have this gravy train aimed at this couple , with some of the sources used e.g her family , questionable to say the least. ! I sincerely hope audible return my credit when I return this book. Couldn’t abide it after several chapters. Same old tiresome , already well worn out by the British tabloid ! Yawn !

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  • M S Howard
  • 07-23-22

excellent

absolutly enjoyed this book , look forward to Lady colin Campbells thoughts..... well done

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  • Jeannie D.
  • 07-25-22

Excellent Book

This is a second review, 1st I hadn't finished it. Now I've finished the book. This was well read, the narrative put a lot of expression into it.
The contents knowing Tom Bower only gives information what can be backed up was showing the truth of a couple who have so much bitterness and anger in their lives that they don't mind who they upset as long as they can draw money in.. Lies they tell are seen as" Their truths ", Which to me is saying ,anyone can have their truth which has to be excepted by all end of story. Even though in reality they are lies...How .weared is that .Well written enjoyed it all and will read more by this author

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  • Pamela Williams
  • 07-28-22

Interesting

We know the stories well. But this definitely puts both Meghan and Harry in a sad, calculating harsh light. I'm not necessarily a royalist, but I sincerely hope that Meghan and Harry disappear from our lives. They deserve each other

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  • OODebs
  • 07-29-22

Worst book ever read

4 chapters into this book and I can’t bear to listen to anymore of it. The author clearly dislikes Megan. His bias towards her ruins it for me.
I don’t believe half of what I’m hearing. There are some very bitter and twisted people involved in her life who have sold her out and should be ashamed. Very disappointing book definitely not worth reading or listening to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-29-22

Extremely bias. Hate based

Clearly this audiobook is extremely bias and hate based to Harry & Meghan. I gave it time by listening, but the further it went on- the more disgusted I became. I would not recommend this audiobook at all. Extremely one sided.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-23-22

If you know little of the Harkles then you MUST read this book…

But if you are already across the activities of MM and PH, then you’ll learn nothing from this book. I give it 4 stars for those who aren’t up to date, as it’s necessary reading for a newbie.
As a 3yr subscriber to You Tubers - Taz, Yankee Wally, murky meg, Celt, Danja Zone, Paula, bookworm, Lady CC, River, HG, TBLG, et al I’m left feeling I know more than Tom B. Yet of course I couldn’t. It’s what he doesn’t say, but hints at, that tells me he knows and can’t spill it all… I’m calling him out … Tom Bowers is as intimidated as his interviewees and is afraid to share the full story. What a downer!!! I’m left feeling robbed. This book was our hope for exposure, yet instead of revealing, we have him at times, dumbing down events. Little things like - did MM really make the banana bread? The tea throw in Aust - was it into the air? .or towards and onto a hapless voiceless servant who now is $xxxx richer in compensation for the unpleasant experience? Was the Queen told by H Specifically the name was to be Lillibet? Why did TB just muse on the query where Doria was for 10 yrs, when some/many say she was in jail? (Yet he laid bareThomas Snr and Jnr bankruptcies etc?) Tom had to know the accusations Re surrogacy (or as I believe, MMs deliberate faux surrogacies to create chatter?) yacht girl? 3 husbands? tazing Uni students - (gluing eyes)? He wrote this book with an expectation ppl like me would buy it, looking for these questions to be addressed. He must have investigated them, and if he found them untrue then TELL US!!!! The fact that the author hasn’t addressed these issues either way is intriguing. (Understatement +++) Mr Bowers, you were our hope for exposure and it’s an opportunity lost. Someone, somewhere, sometime has to have the guts to deliver the killer blow about this Galah and her Hapless Wombat spouse. We want them exposed, discredited and dispensed with in the lifetime of our Queen. I’m fed up with those that obviously know so much more bunkering down. For goodness sake SAY what you know… go to court and be vindicated. Or let’s just let this grifting, lying, vindictive, parasitic couple do their thing in a vacuum and be starved of their lifeblood - further comment or media attention. As my father used to say “piss or get off the pot”.

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  • Jennifer
  • 07-23-22

Revenge…a must read

Absolutely fantastic book. Helps all understand the last few years better. Well written and researched. Well done

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  • Vicki hobbs
  • 08-10-22

great reading

very informative and open book covering all sides of the story. I certainly see things differently.

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  • Marlene L.
  • 08-02-22

The truth about Harry & Meagan

Excellent truthful account of Harry & Meagan.
Everything you have written about these 2 is exactly what I have always thought.
A Recommended read to all those interested in the Royals.
Well researched & narrated

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-01-22

Fascinating Listening

Easy to listen to. I really enjoyed the reader’s voices for the “characters”! I found this book really interesting! Tom Bower has a lovely writing style.

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  • Kim
  • 07-28-22

All of the back story revealed

They say Revenge is best served cold...This filled in the blanks as it dispassionately chronicles the revolting self-centered, lying and vaccuous self promotion of the Susexes ... they deserve their nicknames of Horrid and Methane ....God Save the Queen!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-27-22

What will their future bring?

Well read and the content was good. I do wonder how this will pan out.

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  • BeatrixBalazar
  • 07-26-22

Everything you knew, but loads mre

Such a contriving, money grabbing social climber. It amazes me how the continual lies, scheming, and trouble making, she continues to go unpunished. Harry on the other hand, doesn't have a brain to bless himself with. I just wish the 2 of them would fade into the ether

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