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The Fall of Gondolin audio book

Nov 8, 2019 (edited)
2019/11/8 15:48:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Samuel West has announced on Twitter that he and his father are narrating The Fall of Gondolin.

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Nov 8, 2019
2019/11/8 19:10:27 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'm not super familiar with audiobook file formats: are the audio files not MP3?
Nov 9, 2019
2019/11/9 7:02:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
From Wikipedia

Audible Audiobooks are distributed by Audible with the file extensions .aa and .aax. They contain data encoded with either the MP3 or ACELP codecs, but include a Digital Rights Management (DRM) system requiring an Audible username and password for playback of the files.
Nov 9, 2019
2019/11/9 10:22:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Ah, that's annoying. And odd since Amazon themselves distribute their music (MP3) DRM-free.

EDIT: Just read the Wiki detail. Didn't realise Apple had also dropped their DRM policy; Wiki doesn't state when this happened, but Bruce Willis should be happy! Makes out like Audible are sort of the last one standing with this still in place.
Nov 30, 2019
2019/11/30 14:56:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
OpenAudible is a fantastic programme, https://openaudible.org/

Will probably signup for Audible again, very very easy to remove the DRM with this application and looking forward to listening to The Fall of Gondolin DRM free
Dec 1, 2019
2019/12/1 3:18:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you Trotter!
Apr 14
2020/4/14 10:54:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
We are delighted to announce that the Beren and Lúthien audio book will be arriving this month. This audio recording will be the third and final of the three ‘Great Tales of Middle-earth' begun with The Children of Húrin in 2007.

Following their acclaimed recording of The Fall of Gondolin, Tolkien's tale will be brought to life once again by father and son, Timothy West CBE and Samuel West.

Available to download in audio on April 30th.


https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Beren-and ... rd_r=EMTCAQGP9N07QWAS8VZ1

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Apr 14
2020/4/14 15:12:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Beren and Luthien should have come out before The Fall of Gondolin did - just like the books.
Apr 14
2020/4/14 20:30:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Won't buy - if I have to have a subscription and/or muck about ripping off the largely-pointless DRM to guarantee lifetime access to what I have paid for, I'm not getting involved.
Apr 14
2020/4/14 21:30:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:
Won't buy - if I have to have a subscription and/or muck about ripping off the largely-pointless DRM to guarantee lifetime access to what I have paid for, I'm not getting involved.

I consider DRM controls to be illegal and I will never respect them no matter the consequences of removing them. There is no evidence that it protects products and does much to harm consumers.

Once I purchase a digital product I am going to use it how I choose on whatever devices I choose and I will not be forced to retain a certain device to continue using it.

So I will purchase items that are DRM controlled but will remove the DRM if I can or find an alternate solution. Often going to a pirate ship or other online enterprise to get a version stripped of its DRM.
Apr 15
2020/4/15 14:10:29 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It can also be purchased 'as is' off of iTunes and Google Play stores. If you don't ever switch from Apple to Android, or vice versa, DRM is not an issue, nor propriarty formats.
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