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The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

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17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Great read! Loved it!

I read this as I anxiously awaited the movie to arrive in theaters. As a speech-language pathologist, I was especially anxious given the subject matter. This book really highlights the special relationship between these two men. And as anyone who works with those who...
I read this as I anxiously awaited the movie to arrive in theaters. As a speech-language pathologist, I was especially anxious given the subject matter. This book really highlights the special relationship between these two men. And as anyone who works with those who stutter, so much of the therapeutic process is about building a comfortable, personal relationship. These individuals clearly had that in eachother, which is something in itself fascinating due to the differences in their backgrounds.

A must read if you work in the speech-language field, have an interest in the British monarchy or just want a great true story of friendship.

posted by CourtneyBSLP on January 26, 2011

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Here's the history behind the movie

I haven't seen the movie yet, but the trailer is full of scenes that are not in this book, so there must have been some Hollywood-itization of the story. I'm sure I will enjoy the movie. This book is just-the-facts biography of the Lionel Logue based on his diaries and ...
I haven't seen the movie yet, but the trailer is full of scenes that are not in this book, so there must have been some Hollywood-itization of the story. I'm sure I will enjoy the movie. This book is just-the-facts biography of the Lionel Logue based on his diaries and his friendship with George VI. Excellent overview of information on the royal family, WWII and wonderful family photos. Logue was an interesting man who lived in interesting times, and I enjoyed reading this true-life account.

posted by TexasStarVA on January 8, 2011

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    Praise for the King's Speech

    When I began reading this book I hated it. I thought it was a boring book of facts. But after seeing the movie and realizing what a pivotol moment this was in history I had to read the book. When I read the book I was pleasantly surprised. Mark Logue and Peter Conradi write the facts so you have the feeling of actually being there, unlike most non-fiction books. Also I was excited that the book covered more of this story than the movie. In conclusion this book tells the story of the king of england who overcomes an obstacle because of an ordinary man.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Terrific Book, especially for history buffs!

    I recommend this book highly. As a fan of World History and American History, this was a perfect fit for me. This is an amazing story of the relationship between a specialist and his patient, one of whom happens to be a member of the royal family. Not only does the writer, explain the treatment methods, but also what is going on within the Royal Family at the time. It is certainly not about the gossip, but the strong relationship,"Bertie" has with his own family that gives him the motivation and strength to continue the therapy.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2011

    Good book!

    What a pleasure to read a story about someone working hard and having their dreams come true. He had mentioned to me how the book, "The 50 Laws of Control", has helped him gained wisdom about the manipulations that people use to hold hard working people back. Another MUST READ!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    Reader Friendly, Comforting

    This book was enjoyable as well as entertaining. It left me with a warm feeling reading about a place in history and an enduring friendship between one of the most important people in England and a common man. It provided insight into the pressures of running a government during one of the worst periods in history and overcoming a physical challenge that could have been a traumatic setback in more ways than one. I came to feel about the characters and looked forward to getting back to reading like I look forward to seeing my own friends and co-workers. A comfortable and satisfying read.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    Enjoyable Reading

    I borrowed this book from my daughter through Lend Me. I found it to be an enjoyable read, especially if you like and/or appreciate the British style of English. Born and raised in the USA, I appreciated the bit of insight the book provided into the British Monarchy. Now I want to rent or get the DVD of the movie so I can compare the two.

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