I thought that this was a audio version of the movie, but it was not. Rather it was a biography of Lyle Logue the Kings speech pathologist - not bad - but not what I was looking for.
Simon Vance was able to bring some life into the story.
For the most part this was a time filler - don't think I will bother with it again.
Probably. Since I have not read the text, I cannot say with 100% certainty.
It managed to fill in several gaps in the story of this man's career and personal life that the biopic motion picture did not portray.
His voice , his tenor, his rhythmic cadence..
Not at all. It was to be savoured.
Brilliantly performed by one of my favorite narrators.
his actual speech was included..did not see the movie, don't need to
king albert...so human
the ability to change characters, accents
the kings struggle
I'm just this guy, y'know?
I found myself wishing that I could have met King George VI, and the historical context of WWII (a particular interest of mine) made the narrative very engaging for me.
I wouldn't steer them away
No particular favorite
Interesting and informative but not very stimulating
When I downloaded this book the cover art led me to believe it would be a novelized version of the movie and I was very pleasantly surprised to find that it was a far more detailed (and interesting) account of the story of Lionel Logue and his relationship with the King, both before he rose to the throne and after. Well written and well told - so don't pass it by even if you fell asleep during the movie, as I did.
I would listen to this audio book again. However, I must say that since I have admired all things English/British for close to six decades, I might be found to be too disposed toward this subject to be objective. Needless to say, I liked what I heard in both content and performance. I also find a passion for history whether it be deeply researched, clear-cut non-fiction, or historical novels that do not stray too far from the basic truth. Since Mr. Logue was taking much of his story from actual first person writings, I would only be accusing Lionel of complete falsehoods and I don't believe he would or could have done such a thing. The compassion that came through to me of Lionel toward a man who was born in a fishbowl was palpable. Yet that very same compassion was equally fused with discipline -- never punishment. For anyone who enjoys reading and learning about, in depth, an individual who has since departed this mortal coil, it is always such an adventure.
He read with clarity, but I have a good ear for understanding some British speakers who would be otherwise unintelligible. To reiterate, Mr. Vance's reading was very well done.
I did not have an
I would recommend this book to anyone.
The historical background made me think I was back there during those trying times.
Bio of Ronald Reagan; historical value.
No extreme reaction.
Good story; if you liked the film, you'll enjoy the added bio about Mr Logue and the King.
It's one of the best I've listened too. The performance is very genuine. It gives much more background than one can glean from the movie.