Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex
Random House Audio
Audible Release: January 10, 2023
Listening Length: 15 hours 39 minutes
Narrators: Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex
KKECReads Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
KKECReads Rating for Performance: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
KKECReads Rating for Story: N/A (memoir)
I purchased the audiobook on Amazon, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, is a husband, father, humanitarian, military veteran, mental wellness advocate, and environmentalist. He resides in Santa Barbara, California, with his family and three dogs.
“Two years older than me, Willie was the heir. Whereas me, I was the spare.”
Prince Harry tells his life story, to date, from his perspective.
I pre-ordered this audiobook the day it was available. This is entirely unheard of, though much of Harry’s recent life has been unheard of.
Hearing Harry tell his story from his perspective was interesting. It had some insights into what growing up royal was like. He shared his memories of his mother with us.
Those were the chapters that were the most emotional for me. The chapters where Harry discusses the accident, the funeral, and the aftermath. It was heartbreaking to hear that he thought Princess Diana was hiding and that she would come for Harry and William later.
I don’t feel like this is a book I can review in the same way I would normally. One, who am I to agree or disagree with what’s been said? I cannot verify (or otherwise) anything in this book. Not really. And I don’t see King Charles or Prince William issuing any legit response. If anything, it will be the typical canned post that basically says nothing.
I was impressed with Harry’s narration performance. He did really well, bringing the various aspects to life, creating voices, accents, etc. He has a lovely speaking voice, maybe a brand new career as a book narrator would be in his future. I’d listen to him read books.
At the end of this book, I wish happiness upon all parties involved. I hope Harry and his family are enjoying the Californian sunshine, finding reasons to smile, and living their best lives.