Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex’s first children’s book, The Bench, beautifully captures the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother’s eyes. The audiobook, read by the author, gives us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion.
This is your bench
Where you’ll witness great joy.
From here you will rest
See the growth of our boy.
In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family.
Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Bench gives listeners a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons—moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort.
With a universal message, this thoughtful and heartwarming audiobook is destined to be treasured by families for generations to come.
Terrible! Not worth the money.
Soothing and inspirational
The Duchess of Sussex has the most soothing voice. It’s such a joy and comfort to hear her reading the words in my ears. Having grown up in a society where the environmental messaging often taught boys that is was not okay for them to be vulnerable, that somehow venting emotions is an inappropriate act for little boys, the message in The Bench is one that supports a more emotionally nurturing masculinity. I love that! It is beautiful for fathers to model and create both physical and emotional safe spaces for nurturing their sons who will one day become men. I really enjoyed this and I know my nephew will too. It’s definitely a soothing and heartwarming read.
A beautiful poem
Meghan has a great voice, it was a lovely poem.