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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Burgess Narrator: Alex Jennings, Trevor Littledale, A Full Cast Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9781445853659
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It is Coronation Day, 1937. As the country celebrates, the new monarch must face one of the most difficult challenges he has ever encountered: the dreaded BBC Radio Broadcast to the Nation. Only one man can prepare the terrified king for his ordeal at the microphone—Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. With his unconventional methods such as tongue-twisters, breathing exercises, and Shakespearean quotations, and a variety of teaching styles ranging from empathy to bullying, Logue aims to give George VI the confidence to navigate the minefield ahead. As the two men wrestle with the intricacies of the speech, their conversation ranges from the Abdication Crisis to the king’s childhood and his uneasy relationship with his father—and the king’s dependence on and deep friendship with Logue becomes apparent. Starring Alex Jennings as George VI and Trevor Littledale as Logue, this is a riveting portrait of a prominent man at a pivotal moment in his own life and in the history of the twentieth century.

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About the Author

Mark Burgess is an experienced actor and playwright. His television credits include playing Gordon Collins in Brookside, and he has written six plays for BBC Radio 4, all based on true stories. They include Einstein in Cromer, The Wrong Hero (the story of Leslie Howard’s death in 1943 in a commercial plane shot down by the Luftwaffe) and From Father with Love (about Ian Fleming’s distant relationship with his son Caspar). Mark has also written and performed the one-man stage show about Ian Fleming, The Man with the Golden Pen.

About the Narrators

Alex Jennings is an award-winning narrator and actor of stage and screen. He has won more than ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he enjoyed a highly successful run at the Old Vic in Too Clever by Half, for which he won an Olivier Award, the Drama Magazine Award, and the Plays and Players Award for Actor of the Year. He has also won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Peer Gynt. Among his numerous television credits are Inspector Alleyn, Hard Times, and Netflix’s award-winning series The Crown.

Trevor Littledale is an audio and stage actor and a frequent contributor to Big Finish’s audio dramas, including several roles in their Doctor Who and Judge Dredd dramas. He currently stars as the new voice of super-computer TIM in the ongoing series of The Tomorrow People audio dramas. Trevor’s stage credits include performances in Brighton Rock, The Tempest, and playing legendary comedian Max Miller in Casting Shadows.