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Audio Books Where are they.

#1 User is offline   gypsydevil 

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:23 AM

Ok, I drive a lot, and thusly listen to a lot of audio books. I've gone through Dark tower, A Game of Thrones, Dune, etc. I would really like to start on the Malazan series but can't seem to find it anywhere.

The really weird part is, I know they exist(at least 3 of them). Gardens of the Moon, Dead house gates, and Memories of Ice are all available via torrents/rapidshare(which I do not want to use and fully denounce piracy of any kind), however, I cannot for the life of me find out where to purchase them. What's the deal? Where can I buy them?

As for the rest of the series, looks like no audio books and no plans for them, correct?
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 03:50 AM

is there anywhere else I could ask this question? I've tried here and yahoo answers. Should I have posted it in a different board?
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 03:55 AM

No, this is probably the best place to ask, but I've seen several threads about audio books, either the creation thereof or the obtaining thereof end up with just plain old dead threads - the site owners are the most likely people to know, and they say there aren't any official audio books.

If you send a PM to the user 'Hetan' with this question, I'm sure you'll have a faster and more accurate response, though. :)
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 03:58 AM

View PostSilencer, on 17 June 2010 - 03:55 AM, said:

No, this is probably the best place to ask, but I've seen several threads about audio books, either the creation thereof or the obtaining thereof end up with just plain old dead threads - the site owners are the most likely people to know, and they say there aren't any official audio books.

If you send a PM to the user 'Hetan' with this question, I'm sure you'll have a faster and more accurate response, though. :)


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Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:35 PM

View Postgypsydevil, on 17 June 2010 - 03:58 AM, said:

View PostSilencer, on 17 June 2010 - 03:55 AM, said:

No, this is probably the best place to ask, but I've seen several threads about audio books, either the creation thereof or the obtaining thereof end up with just plain old dead threads - the site owners are the most likely people to know, and they say there aren't any official audio books.

If you send a PM to the user 'Hetan' with this question, I'm sure you'll have a faster and more accurate response, though. :)


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The publishers have told me that they are not currently available as audio books and he rather suspects that the size and complexity of them would not make them very audio book friendly.

For those who want them in ebook format - they are available from Random House directly.

edit : apparently they will shortly be available for iphone too - which makes me very happy. ;)
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 03:00 PM

Good news!! Or at least, not bad news!!

This is the email reply from steven eriksons website:

Dear --------I have just recently signed an amendment to my contract for audio versions of the Malazan novels; so the wheels are in motion, at least through Bantam UK.

Glad you're enjoying the books.

Best Regards
Steven Erikson




So it may be a while but looks like they are on the way..now...maybe I'll tide myself over by starting WoT series.
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 09:46 PM

Now I'll know how to pronounce all the weird names, like K'Chain Che'malle and Tiste Andii and Quick Ben.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 12:56 AM

Posted Image This is AWESOME!!!! I can not wait....... Thanks to SE and all involved in the audio books!!! Posted Image
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Posted 14 May 2011 - 01:42 AM

This might be old news it's certainly an old thread) but....

All of the Malazan books have been or are being done for the Library Of Congress's Talking Books program.

The catch? You gotta qualify for the LOC TB program, which means you're blind or otherwise disabled enough so that you can't read a book. But these things are out there.
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