The King’s War by Mark Logue audiobook

The King’s War: The Friendship of George VI and Lionel Logue During World War II

By Mark Logue  and Peter Conradi
Read by Greg Patmore

Blackstone Publishing 9781643131924
9.37 Hours Unabridged
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Following the New York Times bestselling The King’s Speech, this eagerly anticipated sequel takes King George VI and his confidant and speech therapist Lionel Logue into the darkest days of World War II. The broadcast that George VI made to the British 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 that relationship through the dangerous days of Dunkirk and the drama of D-Day to eventual victory in 1945—and beyond. Like the first book, it is written by Peter Conradi, a London Sunday Times journalist, and Mark Logue (Lionel’s grandson), and again draws on exclusive material from the Logue Archive—the collection of diaries, letters, and other documents left by Lionel and his wife, Myrtle. This gripping narrative provides a fascinating portrait of two men and their respective families—the Windsors and the Logues—as they together face the greatest challenge in Britain’s history.

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Summary

Following the New York Times bestselling The King’s Speech, this eagerly anticipated sequel takes King George VI and his confidant and speech therapist Lionel Logue into the darkest days of World War II.

The broadcast that George VI made to the British 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 that relationship through the dangerous days of Dunkirk and the drama of D-Day to eventual victory in 1945—and beyond. Like the first book, it is written by Peter Conradi, a London Sunday Times journalist, and Mark Logue (Lionel’s grandson), and again draws on exclusive material from the Logue Archive—the collection of diaries, letters, and other documents left by Lionel and his wife, Myrtle. This gripping narrative provides a fascinating portrait of two men and their respective families—the Windsors and the Logues—as they together face the greatest challenge in Britain’s history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A sequel that chronicles the relationship and mutual respect between the men…[and] offers firsthand accounts of the experiences of the king and his family. VERDICT Highly recommended for readers of British history; the history of royalty, especially the Windsors; and above all, the events following The King’s Speech." Library Journal (starred review)
“Touching and nostalgic…Fans of The King’s Speech will be thrilled with this poignant sequel.” Publishers Weekly
“A fresh-feeling account of the war years in London and the sympathy the public held for their royal family.” Kirkus Reviews
“In a resonant baritone, with a tinge of a British inflection, narrator Greg Patmore expertly depicts their continuing friendship and professional relationship…Patmore’s authoritative, crisp, and vibrant performance brings the worlds of both the Windsors and the Logues to life. Logue family diaries, letters, and other documents were extensively mined, and Patmore enlivens them.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Mark Logue

Author Bio: Mark Logue

Mark Logue, the grandson of Lionel Logue, speech therapist to the Duke of York, is a writer, filmmaker, and the custodian of the Logue Archive.

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Author Bio: Peter Conradi

Author Bio: Peter Conradi

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. He is also the author of The Red Ripper and Mad Vlad.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English