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THE KING'S SPEECH

How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

By Peter Conradi, Mark Logue

Narrated by Simon Vance

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Publication Date: 02/28/2011 Running Time: 7 hrs
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Based on the recently discovered diaries of Lionel Logue, The King's Speech recounts an inspiring real-life tale of triumph over adversity, when an Australian taught a British king with a crippling speech defect how to speak to his subjects.

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"A must-listen for historians, gossips, royalists, colonialists, and everyone else.... A captivating and exemplary performance." ---AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

"Narrator Simon Vance delivers an outstanding performance, convincingly evoking the mood and spirit of the era." ---Library Journal Starred Audio Review

"Simon Vance . . . offers such a fluent and silky reading, it's as if he, too, had practiced his speechmaking with Logue. The audiobook's highlight is the recording of the speech delivered on September 3, 1939. Having been so lavishly informed of the struggles that went into the preparation of the speech, its delivery, the listener hears each pause and intonation with the greatest drama." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review

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The King's Speech was written by London Sunday Times journalist Peter Conradi and Mark Logue—grandson of Lionel Logue, whose recently discovered diaries and correspondence contain fascinating details about these true events.

At the urging of his wife, Elizabeth, the Duke of York (known to the royal family as "Bertie") began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship—between a future monarch and a commoner born in Australia—would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse. Through intense locution and breathing lessons, the amiable Logue gave the shy young Duke the skills and the confidence to stand and deliver before a crowd. And when his elder brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry for love, Bertie was able to assume the reins of power as King George VI—just in time to help steer the nation through the dark waters of the Second World War.


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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHYRoyalty
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delivered on September 3, 1939.
 
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