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I'm looking for an MP3 of Norman Mailer's Ancient Evenings...

Can anyone help?

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Wow. The closest I could get was a now-ended sale for 1983 audio cassette edition (probably abridged) for over $150 U.S. I couldn't even find an ebook edition so that one could at least have his computer read it to him. That's a toughie. Good luck.

P.S. I've got the book sitting in front of me. I've heard enough good recommendations that I should probably read it.


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"priestofal" wrote:
I've got the book sitting in front of me. I've heard enough good recommendations that I should probably read it.

I've referred to it elsewhere on this site: it's awesome! Takes some getting into but it gets under your skin and transports you to a world of magick like no other book I've read.

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Hmmm. The thing has felt sticky, like it wants to be read. Thanks for the advice!


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If you can supply a name of anyone who has done a reading of it I can have a look, I've had no luck so far just searching for "Norman Mailer - Ancient Evenings". It'll be a bloody long MP3 if you're after the whole book !


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I can't help with the Mailer but I agree with BlueKephra above. I have just downloaded a 229 page book read aloud from Librivox.org . The result is six files that come in at 246Mb. I also have some cassettes of books read aloud (BBC stuff) and they are all abridged.

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"BlueKephra" wrote:
It'll be a bloody long MP3 if you're after the whole book !

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I've just recently completed my much-treasured unexpurgated audio CDs (17 of the things!) of Joyce's Finnegans Wake, so I know exactly what you mean!

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Haha.
So, the question remains, do you have any details about an actual reading/recording of the whole book? That would help enormously with the search.


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Ah, I see what you mean... No, I've no knowledge of anything other than the previously-mentioned abridged cassette tape version. I thought I'd ask, though, as I'm told that a version was recorded for the blind.

By the way, those of you that have read the book will know that the book - and therefore this thread - isn't entirely unrelated to Thelema, in terms of its earthy tales of the lives of certain gods of significance to us.

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Well done, with the "Finnegan's Wake" audio set in glorious HiFi ..I'm positive there are many new treasures to be found through a 3rd party reading.

"So who do you no tonigh, lazy and gentlemen?"(126 penguin edition)

Alas, searched High and Low and even among the pirate folk and "Ancient Evenings" was nowhere to be seen


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"lashtal" wrote:
"priestofal" wrote:
I've got the book sitting in front of me. I've heard enough good recommendations that I should probably read it.

I've referred to it elsewhere on this site: it's awesome! Takes some getting into but it gets under your skin and transports you to a world of magick like no other book I've read.

I started "Ancient Evenings" awhile back-it does have that ability to transport you to ancient Egypt-I must not have read far enough to find anything about magick, though. Will defiantely take a second look in the near future, since the reccomendations here have rekindled my interest.


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-- Location: NLS and Regional Libraries

Book Number: RC 19218
Brief Description: Mailer, Norman.
Ancient evenings [sound recording] / Norman Mailer.
[Washington, D.C.] : NLS, 1983. (Talking Book Publishers, recording agency. AFB, distributor.)
5 sound cassettes (C-90) : analog, 15/16 ips, 4 track, mono.
Narrated by Merwin Smith.
Annotation: In Egypt, 1100 B.C., a man who does not know who he is finds himself in the Necropolis, in the tomb of a dead nobleman, young Menenhetet the Second. Thus begins this rich historical novel with such Mailer themes as death, sex, excrement, magic, homosexuality, and courage. The author strikingly renders the sensuous texture of ancient Egyptian life. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller 1983.
Access Restrictions: Availability restricted to those meeting the eligibility criteria of the holding agency.

LCCN: 83998721


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Thanks for that.

I note from Wikipedia that, apparently: "Most new popular titles put out by the audiobook publishers are available in audiobook format simultaneously with publication of the hardcover edition. The first example of this simultaneous publication was when Caedmon published the spoken recording of Norman Mailer's Ancient Evenings."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audiobooks

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