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Author: various authors Narrator: various narrators Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781593166489
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This audiobook includes the actual recording of speeches from six famous British politicians: James Ramsey MacDonald, King George V, King Edward VIII, Stanley Baldwin, Neville Chamberlain, and King George VI.

James Ramsay MacDonald, the first ever labour prime minister of the United Kingdom, delivers a 1929 political broadcast discussing peace and unemployment. King George V issues the first royal Christmas Day broadcast in 1932, which started an annual tradition. In 1936, King Edward VIII broadcasts to the nation and the Empire, explaining his decision to abdicate the throne so that he might marry his love, American socialite Wallis Simpson. Stanley Baldwin, a conservative politician who dominated the British government between the two world wars, give a 1937 speech extolling the virtues of British life versus German Nazi life. Neville Chamberlain, a conservative prime minister best known for his appeasement foreign policy—in particular, his signing of the Munich Agreement in 1938 which conceded the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia to Germany—speaks about the Munich Agreement in 1938. And finally, King George VI, who was portrayed in The King’s Speech by Colin Firth, delivers a broadcast on D-day, June 6, 1944.

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About the Author

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.

About the Narrator

Peter Riegert is an actor, screenwriter, and film director who is best known for his roles in the films Animal House and The Mask; he also played the role of New Jersey State Assemblyman Ronald Zellman in the HBO original series The Sopranos.