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Listen to Love Audiobook

Listen to Love

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Publisher's Summary

Pop on your headphones, and hit 'play' - Australia, let's talk about love.

Marriage equality is a subject that's captured the hearts and minds of Australians for years, and the topic of love is one for the ages. What is it to love and be loved? What does it mean to have our relationships recognised by the communities we are a part of? These questions and more are explored in Listen to Love, a six-part original audio series from Audible.com.au in partnership with The Equality Campaign.

Listen to Love features some of Australia's favourite voices, including comedian Tom Ballard as host, comedian Joel Creasey with an original stand-up routine, writer and philosopher Damon Young with a thought-provoking discussion on the ethics of love and marriage, TV and radio personality Osher Günsberg reading classic love poetry, and Australian author Catherine Cole with a short story providing a timely reminder that how we experience love is how we experience the world. Bringing us up to speed on the issue of marriage equality in Australia is Dr Shirleene Robinson, a historian focusing on the evolving treatment of gay, lesbian and transgender Australians.

We also hear from everyday Australians whose lives are touched by the ongoing conversation about marriage equality. LGBTIQ couples sit down with broadcaster and performer Joel Carnegie to speak candidly about their relationships, and siblings Angie and Brent Greene explore the family dynamic of love as well as the issue of sexual discrimination in sport. These intimate real-life stories of love and commitment demonstrate the barriers faced by those Australians who are not presently able to marry the ones they love.

Listen to Love is free to download and listen to - don't miss your opportunity to hear these powerful Australian stories brought to you by Audible.com.au and The Equality Campaign.

About the Listen to Love series:

  • Episode 1: Second Class Citizen - Joel Carnegie with LBGTIQ couples
  • Episode 2: What Is Love? - with Joel Creasey, featuring the poem 'Glisten' by Quinn Eades from the collection Rallying
  • Episode 3: So What's The Status Quo? - Tom Ballard with Dr Shirleene Robinson, featuring the poem 'To Be One with Each Other' by George Elliot
  • Episode 4: Standing Up for Us - Angie and Brent Greene, featuring the poem 'Sonnet 116' by William Shakespeare
  • Episode 5: The Ethics of Love - Damon Young, featuring 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  • Episode 6: Mother Love - by Catherine Cole, narrated by Louise Siverse, featuring the poem 'Love's Philosophy' by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Production of The Space Company for Audible Originals.

©2017 Audible Originals (P)2017 Audible Originals

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    "Great topic - but no real content"

    Episode 1 started strong, then it spiralled into random nonsense. Do a series on the elderly couple from episode 1, that would have been brilliant

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ReadforFun 29/05/2017
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    "Great topic"
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    Personally i think that each story ended before a "deep dive". Would of loved to hear more about the couple in episode 1.
    I'm probably alone on this but honestly i didn't like the poems.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 26/05/2017
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    "great!"

    this was wonderful,thoughtful,touching,and maddening at the same time that LGBTIQ are still waiting. absolutely loved all the stories.

    thank you.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Fernando Estrada - thank you!"

    congratulations for such an insightful and nurturing manner to express what marriage equality means to the LGBTQI community.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jacob Brisbane 08/09/2017
    Jacob Brisbane 08/09/2017

    Lover of good stories, I simply love to hear it.

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    "I had to hear it all 3 times, LOVELY"

    love is different for everyone. this book is a celebration of it in all it's forms and shapes

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    "Moving"

    The stories of same sex couples wanting to marry are very moving. Tom Ballard and Joel Creasey are terrific. It covers the issue from every angle.

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    gjabba 14/08/2017
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    "Take a step in their shoes"
    What did you like most about Listen to Love?

    Listen to Love is an interesting insight into the impact of the Australian laws and society on different aspects of LGBTIQ individuals' lives, from being gay when homosexuality was a crime to a young person coming out to their family today and also the effect on their children. Having said that, this production is not at all political, simply honest, personal conversations. I think everyone should have a listen for a better informed decision on the discussion of marriage equality in Australia. It may not take you a mile, but try on their shoes and take a few steps. Know what is at stake.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    First track - Peter and Bonn had been together for 50 years in 2016! Their respect, admiration and love for each other is palpable and inspirational.


    Any additional comments?

    There are some sad moments but on the whole you will be listening to love.

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    CA Weir 27/07/2017
    CA Weir 27/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Mad me mad but I loved it!"
    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The story of the couple who were too late to marry, at the beginning, was incredibly moving.


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    "Comprehensive reasons for marriage equality"

    From personal anecdotes to undebatable logic and evidence, this is the best debate for marriage equality. If you're against marriage equality after this, then there is no hope for us to change you.

    Personally, I wish we didn't have to debate this anymore.

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    AndrewH 15/09/2017
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    "Not an interest."

    Waste of money because I did not preview the book properly before I bought it.

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    "Equality for all"

    Lovely, touching stories... that also make me sad. Equality is a must... and now is the time!

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  • Jess
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    "Sort yourself Australia. "

    Great stories. Sad that we still have to discuss the fact that Australia is so backwards on this matter though. Hurry up Australia!

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  • Miareadsbooks
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    23/05/17
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    "An important conversation"

    An excellent production highlighting the many positive reasons the Australian government should embrace and legislate marriage equality. The conversation is balanced, entertaining at times, informative and engaging. Congratulations to all the contributors.

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