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Untold Story - A Novel

Monica Ali

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When Princess Diana died in Paris's Alma tunnel, she was thirty-seven years old. Had she lived, she would turn fifty on July 1, 2011. Who would the beloved icon be if she were alive today? What would she be doing? And where? One of the most versatile and bold writers of our time, Monica Ali has imagined a different fate for Diana in her spectacular new novel, Untold Story. Diana's life and marriage were both fairy tale and nightmare rolled into one. Adored by millions, she suffered rejection, heartbreak, and betrayal. Surrounded by glamour and glitz and the constant attention of the press, she fought to carve a meaningful role for herself in helping the needy and dispossessed. The contradictions and pressures of her situation fueled her increasingly reckless behavior, but her stature and her connection with her public never ceased to grow. If Diana had lived, would she ever have found peace and happiness, or would the curse of fame always have been too great? Fast forward a decade after the (averted) Paris tragedy, and an Englishwoman named Lydia is living in a small, nondescript town somewhere in the American Midwest. She has a circle of friends: one owns a dress shop; one is a Realtor; another is a frenzied stay-at-home mom. Lydia volunteers at an animal shelter, and swims a lot. Her lover, who adores her, feels she won't let him know her. Who is she? Untold Story is about the cost of celebrity, the meaning of identity, and the possibility—or impossibility—of reinventing a life. Ali's fictional princess is beautiful, intrepid, and resourceful and has established a fragile peace. And then the past threatens to destroy her new life. Ali has created a riveting novel inspired by the cultural icon she calls "a gorgeous bundle of trouble."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emma Fielding, Nicholas Farrell

Length:

9h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:37