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by Kaffen
Yesterday, 1:50 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 22
Views: 272

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

I discovered I had uploaded Chapters 10 & 11 without normalizing their volume. Now I have done so and re-uploaded those chapters. The links remain as before, but there are now older versions on the server. Just saying, in case anyone (Annise?) notices!
by Kaffen
Yesterday, 1:46 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 22
Views: 272

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Chapter 12 is in the pot, and now you will know all you want to know about the map of the Moon! :D
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_12_verne_128kb.mp3


For myself, I wish Verne would make up his mind, and choose either leagues or miles for measurement, instead of mixing them. :(
by Kaffen
January 21st, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 22
Views: 272

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Chapter 9 is one big whoopsie! (And please be advised - I corrected the math at 12:03. Cursed be the non-engineering knaves who leave off the units they are calculating in! From "yards per second" to "leagues per hour" is not explicit... especially when considering there are at LEAST 3 different kno...
by Kaffen
January 20th, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 22
Views: 272

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Chapter 8 is ready. I have made some changes from Gutenberg's text, as I believe Gutenberg botched the transcription from the original, rather than Verne made these mistakes. At 8:07, I have corrected the number to 78,514, to agree with the chapter title (you see why I suspect Gutenberg). At 9:09, i...
by Kaffen
January 19th, 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 22
Views: 272

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Back to our story!

Chapter 6, wherein we learn some more astronomy. :D
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_06_verne_128kb.mp3

And Chapter 7, where these fine fellows are about to start a fist fight! :D
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_07_verne_128kb.mp3
by Kaffen
January 15th, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 22
Views: 272

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Chapter 4 presages Lockheed's goof of a few years back - in space science, you need to check your work! https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_04_verne_128kb.mp3 Chapter 5 gives us another improbable scene... but Verne had never heard of "explosive decompression." https://librivox.org/uplo...
by Kaffen
January 14th, 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 22
Views: 272

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Well, in Chapter 3, they take account of everything they brought with them... but Verne has completely forgotten bathroom facilities! And with extra dogs, it's gonna get close in there, no matter how much oxygen they produce! :lol:
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_03_verne_128kb.mp3
by Kaffen
January 13th, 2021, 3:36 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 22
Views: 272

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

I read this pretty uncritically as a kid of 10 or 11; now certain parts jump out: the expectation that hydrogen, which has no scent, would be smelled if the reservoir leaked; the idea that during the launch loose items would have hit the ceiling! (We'll leave aside the fact that the projectile devel...
by Kaffen
January 12th, 2021, 8:03 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 22
Views: 272

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

You're in, Helen - and thank you!

Two chapters are already up!
by Kaffen
January 12th, 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 22
Views: 272

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Well, I have begun recording, and an eventual proof-listener can catch up later! Chapter 00, wherein we reprise the major events of the preceding book: https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_00_verne_128kb.mp3 And then we move on to the actual moment of detonation!! https://librivox.org/up...
by Kaffen
January 11th, 2021, 5:10 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 22
Views: 272

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Thank you kindly, Anne!
by Kaffen
January 11th, 2021, 1:56 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 22
Views: 272

[SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Round the Moon by Jules Verne (1828 - 1905) . Translated by Louis Mercier (1820 - 1875) will added later. ( Mark Smith) Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44278 NOTE: This is an omnibus including "From the Earth to the Moon", of which this is the sequel. Text f...
by Kaffen
December 5th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: Volunteer CD Covers! Working Thread
Replies: 13050
Views: 892241

Re: Volunteer CD Covers! Working Thread

TriciaG wrote:
December 5th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Mark - I wasn't sure what you wanted done with that doc file, so I merged it with your PDF to make a 2-page PDF. :)
THANK YOU! That is what I wished, but didn't know how to achieve it. I sent the two pieces so they could be separately printed, but merging them is better.
by Kaffen
December 4th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE - From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne - icequeen
Replies: 38
Views: 582

Re: SOLO - From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne - icequeen

Here is my summary for the catalog: Jules Verne takes aim at some amusing stereotypes of Americans in this story of a pre-rocketry attempt to shoot a cannonball to the Moon. Those Yankees don’t do anything by halves! His means is a Columbiad cannon so enormous that it must be bored 900 feet into the...