Book of Longing: Audio Book, narrated by Leonard

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Book of Longing: Audio Book, narrated by Leonard

Postby meglos2000 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:06 pm

Hi,

Just noticed that Amazon UK are listing an audio book version of BOL for release in early Oct.

Does anyone know if these will be the recordings Leonard made for the Philip Glass project. Would be great if so.

Book of Longing https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07G5DVJTJ/ ... FBb8JZWAY3

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Re: Book Longing: Audio Book

Postby mutti » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:15 am

Hi John
It would be my dream that this book has Leonard himself reading all the poems from the Book of Longing out loud.
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Re: Book of Longing: Audio Book, narrated by Leonard

Postby jarkko » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:52 am

Les, there are moments when your dreams come true. Tuesday October 2 is that moment.

• Book of Longing
• By: Leonard Cohen
Narrated by: Leonard Cohen
• Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
• Unabridged Audiobook
• Release date: 02-10-18
• Language: English
• Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

(This was confirmed by Robert Kory to Marie and me)

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Re: Book of Longing: Audio Book, narrated by Leonard

Postby WiTS » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:13 am

jarkko wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:52 am
Les, there are moments when your dreams come true. Tuesday October 2 is that moment.

• Book of Longing
• By: Leonard Cohen
Narrated by: Leonard Cohen
• Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
• Unabridged Audiobook
• Release date: 02-10-18
• Language: English
• Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

(This was confirmed by Robert Kory to Marie and me)

I edited the subject line of this thread, too!
would it be just in digital format not physical CD?
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Re: Book of Longing: Audio Book, narrated by Leonard

Postby Judy » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:13 am

Wonderful news!!!
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Re: Book of Longing: Audio Book, narrated by Leonard

Postby jarkko » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:56 am

Random House's webpage only lists audio download
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books ... 0771024665

They also list two ISBN numbers with different prices (21 and 70 Can$)

Amazon.com gives list price 19.62 US$ https://www.amazon.com/Book-of-Longing/ ... ging+audio


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Postby holydove » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:01 pm

This is amazing, wonderful news, but when I go to amazon.com (the U.S. website), using the link provided, it says " this is not available to you" & then "this title is no longer available"! :shock: Maybe that just refers to the printed book... And when I did a search for "Book of Longing audio edition", it said "0 results found". Maybe it's just not available till tomorrow or some later date, or maybe I have to sign up for for "audible books" (which has a free trial but then there is a monthly charge unless you cancel). I will try again tomorrow...& tomorrow...I can't imagine that it wouldn't be available in the U.S.; that is just not possible!
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Re: Book of Longing: Audio Book, narrated by Leonard

Postby HugoD » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:01 pm

holydove wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:01 pm
This is amazing, wonderful news, but when I go to amazon.com (the U.S. website), using the link provided, it says " this is not available to you" & then "this title is no longer available"! :shock: Maybe that just refers to the printed book... And when I did a search for "Book of Longing audio edition", it said "0 results found". Maybe it's just not available till tomorrow or some later date, or maybe I have to sign up for for "audible books" (which has a free trial but then there is a monthly charge unless you cancel). I will try again tomorrow...& tomorrow...I can't imagine that it wouldn't be available in the U.S.; that is just not possible!
Isn't there a button "buy with one click" that allows you to buy the audio without subscription? ( see below)

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Re: Book of Longing: Audio Book, narrated by Leonard

Postby HugoD » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:18 am

Just bought it online from Amazon.de for 17,46 euro. Downloaded the required Amazon Audible app on all my devices ( Sonos/Smartphone/Ipad and PC) and also the file that contains the audiobook and within minutes I had it all working. So now I can listen wherever I am on any device :D

Tip: When you log on to the Amazon Audible app make sure that your Amazon location is correct otherwise you won't be able to find your book in the library. I for instance had to select Amazon.de instead of the default Amazon.com

Have listened for 15 minutes or so and it is such a delight hearing Leonard reading his own works!
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Postby WiTS » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:45 am

Got it downloaded to my phone with Audible app from Amazon UK.
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Re: Book of Longing: Audio Book, narrated by Leonard

Postby holydove » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:30 pm

HugoD wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:01 pm
Isn't there a button "buy with one click" that allows you to buy the audio without subscription? ( see below)
Hugo, thank you so much for your efforts & your reply. However, the option to buy in any manner did not come up at amazon.com or audible.com; after trying again several times, I called "customer care" & was told that publishing rights have not been granted to the U.S. by the author or those managing his estate :shock: I was also told that i wouldn't be able to purchase the item from Amazon of another country unless I had a credit card linked to that country. I tried to do that anyway, but when I searched in amazon.ca/audible.ca, the message I received was "0 results found"; & when I went to amazon.co.uk, the item was easily found, but when I put in my credit card, the website told me that they cannot sell this item in my country! I went to the penguin website, & I don't remember what happened there, but I couldn't download from there for some reason... The U.S. amazon customer care person sent me an email address by which i could contact their "content team" & request that the item be made available here, so I sent the request. I can't imagine that Leonard's estate managers wouldn't want this available to people in the U.S., so I'm guessing maybe there is some complication with the publishing rights, & hopefully it will be sorted out at some point. For now, I guess I will just have to practice the "P' word....(or maybe acquire it from a friend, if that's possible... 8). I just wanted to post this info for the sake of making the issue known...
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Re: Book of Longing: Audio Book, narrated by Leonard

Postby HugoD » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:13 pm

Sorry to hear that, hope it will be fixed soon!
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Re: Book of Longing: Audio Book, narrated by Leonard

Postby Mabeanie1 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:53 pm

I am so frustrated. I so desperately want to hear Leonard reading these poems and have taken out an audible trial subscription via our our Prime membership at Amazon UK solely for this purpose. However because we are in Canada at the moment the audible app keeps on defaulting to amazon.ca which tells us we cannot download in this country.

Aaaagh. I have never had this problem downloading Kindle books outside the UK, though I can only buy and download from Amazon UK. I thought it would be the same for Audiobooks but apparently not.

Does anyone have any ideas please?

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Re: Book of Longing: Audio Book, narrated by Leonard

Postby HugoD » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:01 am

Mabeanie1 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:53 pm
I am so frustrated. I so desperately want to hear Leonard reading these poems and have taken out an audible trial subscription via our our Prime membership at Amazon UK solely for this purpose. However because we are in Canada at the moment the audible app keeps on defaulting to amazon.ca which tells us we cannot download in this country.

Aaaagh. I have never had this problem downloading Kindle books outside the UK, though I can only buy and download from Amazon UK. I thought it would be the same for Audiobooks but apparently not.

Does anyone have any ideas please?

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