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.
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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.
History timeline and fitting other events with the book.
When both the Kings wife and his speech tutor gave him the praise
It took time and patience.
Over all a good modern history book.
Hearing about the times and practices of this historic period.
Probably. It's worth the listen
A very interesting listen! The book not only tells of the king's battle with stuttering, but offers insights into the events of the time.
I liked the movie, and found more detail and a better story in the book. More than a highlight of one important speech, the book shows a long working relationship between two men in extraordinary circumstances.
This audiobook has a great narrator who was able to perfectly match the accents of the characters involved. It was also a great look into history, particularly World War II.
The most memorable moment was hearing the actual speech recorded by the king to announce that Britain was at war with Germany.
The description of the king's coronation.
I love historical novels and this one ranks good.
I am not a writer so I wouldn't presume to change a thing.
Simon Vance has a good voice and he brought life to the characters.
I was moved by the detached life of the royal children from the King and Queen.
I would recommend the book to my friends.