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    • The King's Speech

    • How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
    • By: Mark Logue, Peter Conradi
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 935
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 698

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As enjoyable as the film, and then some.

    • By Howard on 02-28-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The King's Speech

    • By: Mark Logue, Peter Conradi
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    One man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the 20th century – amazingly he was an almost unknown, and certainly unqualified, speech therapist called Lionel Logue, whom one newspaper in the 1930s famously dubbed ‘The Quack who saved a King’. Logue wasn’t a British aristocrat or even an Englishman – he was a commoner and an Australian to boot.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow at the beginning, engaging at the end!

    • By Daniel on 03-04-11

    Regular price: $18.58

    • The King's War

    • By: Mark Logue, Peter Conradi
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    The broadcast that George VI made to the nation on the outbreak of war in September 1939 - which formed the climax of the multi Oscar-winning film The King's Speech - was the product of years of hard work with Lionel Logue, his iconoclastic Australian-born speech therapist. Yet the relationship between the two men did not end there. Far from it: in the years that followed, Logue was to play an even more important role at the monarch's side. The King's War follows this relationship through the dark days of Dunkirk and the drama of D-Day to eventual victory in 1945 - and beyond. It is written by Peter Conradi, a Sunday Times journalist, and Mark Logue, Lionel's grandson, whose previous book, The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy, was a best-seller in Britain and America and translated into more than 20 languages.  

    Regular price: $21.81