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The king's speech

by Logue, Mark.

Format: Book on CD 2011
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 10 copies
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Audios AB LOGU
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Brentwood Library Adult Audiobooks CD UNABRIDG 941.084 Logue
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Call Number  CD UNABRIDG 941.084 Logue
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks (CD) DA585.L54 L64 2011x
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Northland Public Library Audio Books 941.0840922 L82 (COMPACT DISC)
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD 941.084 LOG
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Scott Township Library Audio ACD 941.084 LOGUE
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Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD 941.084 LOG 2011
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD 941.084 L [B-O-CD]
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks AUDIO-CD 941.084 LOG
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Summary
Albert, Duke of York 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 would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse. 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.
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.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Published to coincide with the Oscar-winning film of the same name, this memoir by the grandson of speech therapist Logue (memorably played by Geoffrey Rush) retells the story of George VI's triumph over a speech defect from a more intimate, familial perspective. Simon Vance, familiar to many readers for his work on Stieg Larsson's novels, 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. A Sterling paperback. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Logue, Lionel, -- 1880-1953.
Logue, Lionel, -- 1880-1953 -- Friends and associates.
George -- VI, -- King of Great Britain, -- 1895-1952.
George -- VI, -- King of Great Britain, -- 1895-1952 -- Friends and associates.
Elizabeth, -- Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, -- 1900-2002.
Speech therapists -- Australia -- Biography.
Speech disorders -- Patients -- Biography.
Speech therapy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers.
Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Old Saybrook, Conn.?] :Tantor Audio,2011
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles King's speech :
Contributors Conradi, Peter (Journalist)
Vance, Simon.
Tantor Media.
Participants/Performers Read by Simon Vance.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
"Based on the recently discovered diaries of Lionel Logue"--Container.
"This audiobook includes the complete speech delivered by King George VI to his people on September 3, 1939, the day Britain declared war on Germany"--Container.
Description 6 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781452601304
1452601305
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