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"This captivating audiobook purports to be about the musical development of the multitalented Lenny Kravitz.... As he draws listeners into his world, however, listeners begin to see that he's talking about something broader than music: This deeply thoughtful man is talking about how his passion for learning and expressing himself was shaped." (AudioFile magazine)

"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 humor.

“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’ 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."

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

©2020 Lenny Kravitz (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Mesmerized by Lenny ~ I want more!

Mesmerized by the sweet, soothing & sexy voice of Lenny Kravitz- I want more!
His story is deep in love, life lessons & inspiration. I’ve known that I’ve loved Lenny & his music for years but now I know more of why. Thank you Lenny for sharing your amazing Gemini life with us. You are such a beautiful soul. I am proud to be your fan & will anxiously await a follow up to this beautiful story of your life.
I will listen to this book over again 💗 Let Love Rule!

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excellent listen

Lenny is a wonderful captivating human being. I found listening to his way of what he has been through was encompassing.

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Loved it!

From the very first word to the very last one I was enamored by the voice and being of Lenny....

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You can't go wrong with Lenny!

And that voice! Well done! A true artist and beautiful spirit in this world. I'm looking forward to his next book.

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Lenny K. is a real gem in this world

Absolutely loved listening and learning about Lenny Kravitz in his own words and voice. Had the opportunity to meet him a couple of years ago and wasn't disappointed, He was lovely and so very talented. A fan for life!

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Not what I thought it would be

This autobiography from Lenny Kravitz just skims the surface on what I thought would have been an interesting life. The entire time I was waiting for some unveiling that never happened. Save your money and don’t bother with this one.

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Let love rule

Can’t wait to read Lenny next book.

Love everything this guy does. Thanks for all your energy

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OKAY

I don’t know what I was expecting - it was ok. Thankfully Kravitz narrated or else it would hAve been completely uneventful and I likely wouldn’t have finished. Understandably it’s a autobiography so you get what you get but in true Kravitz style it was very mellow. Was a good listen but not sure if I’d ew omens unless you are a true fan

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The Hero's Journey

I remember the first time I heard Lenny Kravitz tell a cab driver, "FU! I'm a survivor." This cry of artistic rebellion was deeply felt. I was expecting that same frankness and raw presentation of truth from this book. Conversely, I feel this story is a far more sanitized version of his life. Regardless, I am and will be a big fan, and am grateful to fill in the blanks of a life story of a person that so greatly impacted my life.

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Dreamy❤

Listening to Lenny's voice tell his story was blissful. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into becoming Lenny Kravitz.

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  • Brandi N. Williams
  • 2020-10-07

Not a full memoir

I'm such a huge Lenny Kravitz fan that of course the minute this book came out I purchased it! I saw it was only 6 hours long which was a little disappointing because I figured it would be lacking in content, but I was happy to be able to listen in 1 day. Honestly it was not lacking in content, it just was not a full memoir. It is probably only 1/3 of his story, which I guess is fine. I just wasn't expecting to have to wait for other books.. This book focuses on his childhood mainly. The last hour or so is when he is meeting Lisa Bonet and getting his music out there. Obviously there's so much more to be said so I don't know why it ends there. I was very let down.. but I still love Lenny. If you want to know about his life growing up then you should buy this.. but if you want to know about the life of a rock n roll star, I'd wait for the next one. He seems to hint at a next book at the end of this one.

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  • J. Lowrey
  • 2020-11-12

Love Lenny!!

Great biography- I was so excited for this book!! And it definitely didn’t disappoint. The only thing I didn’t realize was that it is only the first half of his life!! Hurry up and write part 2, Lenny— it’s so hard to wait to hear the rest of your story!!!

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  • Issa
  • 2020-11-12

sexy singer

I enjoyed the book..... I am so sad that he broke up with Lisa, that seems devastating after reading the book of how special in intense there Love was,that they would even leave each other I just can't even fathom that it seems so strange...... He should write for the rest of his life ..... because this book is very enjoyable, I can't wait for the next book he could write many more he could even write many more than autobiographies.... they could also go off into different roads different paths and focus on topics Of things that happened throughout his life I hope he 'keeps it up"..... And thank you so much for adding the music to the book it is such a nice touch, and every musician who writes a book and then put it on audible should do the same thing , but we should also have a way to see on audible /pictures that they might include in their book that were not going to see unless we get the book.... they should have a quick easy comfortable way to view it on audible!
"why not"

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  • LorrieDawn
  • 2020-10-06

Excellent! Lenny - Born on my grandmothers BD!

Lenny - Gemini. Born on my grandmothers BD and my kindred spirit as a Sagittarius. Excellent book! Real! Soulful! True Lenny! Love this life! Walk the Camino de Santiago with me! Backpack and a guitar!

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  • DVH
  • 2020-10-23

I knew there was a reason

I always knew there was a reason that I loved Lenny Kravitz. I thank him for the confirmation that he is the person I always thought he was.

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  • Mark
  • 2020-10-22

Romeo Blue

I’ve been a fan of Lenny Kravitz for decades. I really enjoyed learning about what made Lenny Kravitz. of course having Lenny at Marriot his own story makes it that much better he can hear the passion in his voice.

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  • Jill in Indy
  • 2020-10-22

Like going back in time

With just a few years difference between myself & Lenny, I could relate to the musical time capsule this book offers. I was jotting down a lot as the story unfolded, wanting to listen to some of the music that inspired this music man. I appreciate the journey and look forward to book 2.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-10-22

Best audiobook of all!!

Listening to Lenny Kravitz’s life journey through his own words was phenomenal. I have always loved his music, but after hearing about his life experiences, the impact of his family’s love, and his musical journey, I truly get him as a person and an artist. Now I have an even deeper love for his music because I get the meaning behind his words and understand the musical influences that shaped him into the incredible artist that he is!

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  • Justine Bailey
  • 2020-10-10

Incredible journey to who God made Lenny to be!

Being the child of a beautiful, black TV star and a Jewish father would (of course) make for an interesting life... but I didn't know the half of it! This is a story about learning to embrace all the facets of your life, amplify and not stifle your creativity, and follow the path God has laid out for your life. Lenny's dedication to his craft, dogged perseverance, spot-on intuition, and immense talent are a sight to behold! Possibly my favorite thing about this book though is the deep love, respect, and reverence with which he speaks of his mother. It brought tears to my eyes and I can only hope my son speaks half as kindly about me when he's an adult! What in incredible spirit God made when he created Lenny Kravitz!

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  • Monica West
  • 2020-10-10

Must Read For All Ages

This story shows that if you stay your authentic self and stand for what you believe, peace and success will come. Everything happens for a reason. EXCELLENT read, I could not stop listening. Cannot wait for the next book by Lenny!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-12-06

Beautifully written and heartfelt performance

Really inspiring account of a life dedicated to pursuing dreams. Lots of key takeaways for anyone following and carving their own path in life as well!