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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, amazed to find that not only are there the John Chancer 1-6 and the LC AATE by Tim Gerard Reynolds, which I am listening to at the moment but there are Scott 'Audio Covenant' Brick ones and LC by Anton Lesser. Shocked

I am not able to find most on Audible by Amazon though. They would be free to listen to in in my local library here in London, England. I will give Scott's and Anton's a listen and after finishing the 10 I have and will let you know which I think is best.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Audio Covenant, I have listened to 3 different peoples versions of the audio books and I have to say, even though I only got through the 'What has gone before' bit in Runes, I am liking your work the best. Your pronunciations of names, races, etc., are just like mine. Like an English man's.
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Just out of interest, at the start of Runes you mention that a 'cow' was slaughtered to give the blood smeared over Covenants house when it was actually a 'horse'. Any reason for the change?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Power That Preserves, narrated by Scott Brick, is now available on audible.

https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Power-That-Preserves-Audiobook/B085ZLZMPZ

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

darthbuzz wrote:
Just out of interest, at the start of Runes you mention that a 'cow' was slaughtered to give the blood smeared over Covenants house when it was actually a 'horse'. Any reason for the change?


When an audiobook is released at the same time as the print edition, the audiobook may need to be recorded before final revisions on the text are complete. Thus, narrators may read a slightly earlier version of the text, resulting in minor changes in wording between the audio and print editions.

So perhaps the blood originally came from a cow in an earlier draft, but changed to a horse in the final version.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

darthbuzz wrote:
Audio Covenant, I have listened to 3 different peoples versions of the audio books and I have to say, even though I only got through the 'What has gone before' bit in Runes, I am liking your work the best. Your pronunciations of names, races, etc., are just like mine. Like an English man's.
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Having met with Scott Brick at the 2011 Elohimfest and heard him discuss his process of working with SRD to optimize his pronunciation of SRD's "made up words", the way Scott say it is as close as possible to what SRD intends, based on where SRD derived the roots of his neologisms.

That this matches the pronunciation we have mentally used speaks well for how we hear these words in our head.

OTOH, if it doesn't match..."Shannara, Shannara."
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In StephenRDonaldson.com News wrote:
The first Thomas Covenant trilogy in audio: widely available at last! Plus other Covenant audio news.

After many unforeseeable (and indeed inexplicable) delays, all caused by an unreliable distributor, Scott Brick's recordings of "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever" are finally available from outlets like Amazon, Audible, and--if I'm not mistaken--iTunes. Later, the readings will become available from a much wider range of outlets, including libraries.

For those who don't know the history: for 35+ years, Ballantine Books had no interest at all in doing anything to support these books; so Scott leased the rights, made the recordings himself, and sold them through his own outlet, brickbybrickaudiobooks.com. Then, at about this time last year, someone at Ballantine woke up to the growing market for audio books. That led to an extension of Scott's license which enabled him to "go wide."

His recordings of "The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" are still available from his outlet. Eventually, they will also reach wider distribution. But his immediate goal is to get his reading of "Fatal Revenant" (Book Two of "The Last Chronicles") onto Amazon et al. As a particularly stupid example of publisher-think, Penguin licensed Books One, Three, and Four for audio, but refused to license Book Two--until Scott stepped in. At present, "Fatal Revenant" can still be found only on brickbybrickaudiobooks.com.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Working my way through the books again and considering buying second chronicles from Scott Brick's website with 20% promo code good through end of year. Still very pricey for the three books even with that though. Not sure I can afford.

I am keen to know about any other versions which may exist. I heard something about a UK Audible version? Was that a different production? Was it good? Is it available in any way now?

I have Audible (US) and got the first Scott Brick read trilogy that way, but frustratingly the second series is not on there currently. I have enough tokens and everything but it just isn't there, and the cost of buying it from his site is so high.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, just saw this on SRD's site from earlier this year, dunno if it helps:

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After many unforeseeable (and indeed inexplicable) delays, all caused by an unreliable distributor, Scott Brick's recordings of "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever" are finally available from outlets like Amazon, Audible, and--if I'm not mistaken--iTunes. Later, the readings will become available from a much wider range of outlets, including libraries.

For those who don't know the history: for 35+ years, Ballantine Books had no interest at all in doing anything to support these books; so Scott leased the rights, made the recordings himself, and sold them through his own outlet, brickbybrickaudiobooks.com. Then, at about this time last year, someone at Ballantine woke up to the growing market for audio books. That led to an extension of Scott's license which enabled him to "go wide."

His recordings of "The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" are still available from his outlet. Eventually, they will also reach wider distribution. But his immediate goal is to get his reading of "Fatal Revenant" (Book Two of "The Last Chronicles") onto Amazon et al. As a particularly stupid example of publisher-think, Penguin licensed Books One, Three, and Four for audio, but refused to license Book Two--until Scott stepped in. At present, "Fatal Revenant" can still be found only on brickbybrickaudiobooks.com.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

StephenRDonaldson.com News wrote:
FATAL REVENANT audio book--GOOD news for a change

Finally, FATAL REVENANT, Book Two of "The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant," is available as an audio book from Amazon/Audible. I can't begin to describe all the bureaucratic hoops the reader, Scott Brick, has been forced to jump through. But now the first three and the last four "Covenant" audio books are for sale from Amazon/Audible. I'm told that "The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" as audio books should be released (comparatively?) soon.

7/13/21

Kudos to Scott Brick for working his ass off.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Runes of the Earth is on Audible UK, abridged and narrated by Anton Lesser. No other TC books are available.
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