Introduction: Prince Harry, the Duke from Sussex, has been compared to Alan Partridge for his audiobook version of his memoir, Spare. In the clip, Harry discusses his relationship with the British press and mentions a meeting with tabloid editor Rebecca Brooks. After the clip was released, many noted the comparison to Partridge, with one user asking if the script for Harry’s book and Alan Partridge’s new novel From The Osthouse were encoded into an audiobook printer. Harry’s memoirs also detail a date with Friends star Courteney Cox during which he ate magic chocolate mushrooms. With all this in mind, this audiobook is sure to be a fascinating listen.
Prince Harry has been compared to Alan Partridge for an audiobook of his memoir Spare.
After the publication of the book of Tuesday (January 10), an excerpt of the audiobook version was posted on Accidental Partridge’s Twitter account.
In the clip, Harry discusses his relationship with the British press, where he mentions a meeting with tabloid editor Rebecca Brooks.
Although he does not name Brooks directly to “spare the reader and myself,” Harry says, “Also, could it be a coincidence that the name of the woman who pretended I was in rehab is the perfect anagram for Rehabber Kooks. Isn’t the universe saying something there?’
— Accidental Partridge (@AccidentalP) January 10, 2023
Referring to Brooks, Harry adds: “Who is this editor? I collected a hideous frog. Everyone who knew her was in complete agreement that she was an infected abscess on humanity’s ass, plus a crappy excuse for a journalist.
“But none of that mattered because she was able to work her way into a position of great power. And lately she’s been focusing all her energy on me.
After the clip was released, many noted the comparison to Partridge. One user wrote: “Was the script for Prince Harry’s book and Alan Partridge’s new novel From The Osthouse encoded into an audiobook printer?”
Were the screenplays for Prince Harry’s book and Alan Partridge’s new From the Osthouse encoded on the audiobook studio’s printer? https://t.co/VGDK1B5IfE
— Luke Turner (@LukeTurnerEsq) January 10, 2023
“I honestly don’t think so [Steve] Coogan could have written something similar to Partridge. Unbelievable,” added another.
Brooks has been chief executive of News UK since September 2015. She was previously chief executive of News International from 2009 to 2011 and became a prominent figure during the company’s phone hacking scandal which led to the Leveson Inquiry in 2011.
In Harry’s memoirs, duke from Sussex detailed a date with Friends star Courteney Cox during which he ate “[magic] chocolate mushrooms.”