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    Description"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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    Title
    The King's Speech
    Subtitle
    How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Logue, By (author) Peter Conradi, Narrator Simon Vance
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452631301
    ISBN 10: 1452631301
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 941.084092
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY20
    BISAC V2.8: BIO017000, BIO014000
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55500
    BISAC V2.8: LAN018000, BIO006000, MED007000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DA585.L54 L54 2011
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged library ed
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    28 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Peter Conradi is a veteran journalist, an editor for the "Sunday Times," and the author of several popular biographies, including the critically acclaimed "Hitler's Piano Player." The grandson of Lionel Logue, speech therapist to the Duke of York, Mark Logue is a writer, filmmaker, and the custodian of the Logue Archive. Simon Vance has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for his narration of "Scaramouche" by Rafael Sabatini. He is also the recipient of five coveted Audie Awards, including one for "The King's Speech" by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, and he was named an "AudioFile" Best Voice of 2009.
    Review quote
    "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