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Let Love Rule

Narrated by: Lenny Kravitz
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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'I see my story as a suite of songs that have a magical connection. I never understood that connection until I sat down to write. It was then that the magic started to flow.'

Let Love Rule is a work of deep reflection. Lenny Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny and humour. 

'My life is all about opposites,' he writes. 'Black and white. Jewish and Christian. The Jackson 5 and Led Zeppelin. I accepted my Gemini soul. I owned it. I adored it. Yins and yangs mingled in various parts of my heart and mind, giving me balance and fueling my curiosity and comfort.'

Let Love Rule covers a vast canvas stretching from Manhattan's Upper East Side, Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant, Los Angeles's Baldwin Hills, Beverly Hills, and finally to France, England and Germany. It's the story of a wildly creative kid who, despite tough struggles at school and extreme tension at home, finds salvation in music. We see him grow as a musician and ultimately a master songwriter, producer and performer. 

We also see Lenny's spiritual growth - and the powerful way in which spirit informs his music. The cast of characters surrounding Lenny is extraordinary: his father, Sy, a high-powered news executive; his mother, Roxie Roker, a television star; and Lisa Bonet, the young actress who becomes his muse.

The central character, of course, is Lenny, who, despite his great aspirational energy, turns down record deal after record deal until he finds his true voice. The creation of that voice, the same voice that is able to declare 'Let Love Rule' to an international audience, is the very heart of this story.

'Whether recording, performing, or writing a book,' says Lenny, 'my art is about listening to the inspiration inside and then sharing it with people. Art must bring the world closer together.'

This program includes performances of the lyrics that appear in the book. These include Lenny's songs (performed with original instrumentation), as well as songs from his childhood, rhymes he sang with his Grandma Bessie and hymns he performed with his high school choir. 

©2020 Lenny Kravitz (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-10-2020

Listen your instinct

Emotinally beautiful and honest. Lenny takes us through the beginning and development of his musical journey. Most fascinating is how he was lead by his inner drive no matter all the opportunities that came his way. Insightful!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-2020

Beautiful, Deep, Honest Perspective.

The way in which Lenny brings you into his world to share his story, with such honesty and intimacy, it's an experience of personal reflection not only for Lenny, but also for the reader to see their own journey as equally important, if we learn anything from this narrative, ita that you never know where your journey will lead you.

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  • Benny
  • 09-10-2020

Great book, can't wait for volume 2...

It's great and I enjoyed Lenny's performance and story. It just felt like someone tore out the pages and left me without the last half of the book. Good stuff so far.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-10-2020

Inspirational!

I’ve been a fan of Lenny Kravitz music since 1991 and hearing his story of his early days was very inspirational and inspiring. I can highly recomend this to all musiclovers and I sure hope there will be a 2nd book about his stardom days and his musical journey.

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  • AM HOPEWELL
  • 08-10-2020

Amazing Storytelling

Loved every minute of this book. Lennys expressive voice was perfect for weaving the stories of his childhood and youth. never boring, full of amazing revelations and a cast full of all the greatest musicians and actors. I loved the way music was also weaved in at key moments. Highly recommend!

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  • Jasmine
  • 07-10-2020

An absolutely wonderful read and listen!

I couldn't put this book down. I loved it so much, it was truly a joy to read. I can't wait for the next book and Lenny grow as an author. ❤

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  • MR M P GOULDER
  • 07-10-2020

A piece of rock history from the man himself

A great audio book! I listened to the whole story in a day. An interesting origins tale before Lenny hit it big, narrated calmly by the man himself. Fan or not, this is a story that should be heard by all fans of rock music.