George V did not expect to become king, but as the monarch, he guided the British throne through the turmoil of WWI and the end of royal houses across Europe. In doing so, he set Britain on the road to the reign we know today. Joanna David offers a pleasant, even narration of this audiobook. Her English accent adds atmosphere without overwhelming American listeners. Her pace is good. She lifts the register of her voice slightly for direct quotes by women and lowers it for male speakers. The only drawback--and it's a small one--is the author's overly detailed text. It slows the arc of the narrative, at times. Fans of TV's "The Crown" especially should enjoy this chapter of English royal history. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2021]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780063216532 $42.99
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