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Post by fae » December 14th, 2006, 8:03 am

kri, to explain why some projects might be abandoned, wrote:... We understand that life intervenes and is far far more important than helping us out at LibriVox. At the very least, I do, and I'm sure I'm not stepping too far to say the rest of us running around behind the scenes understand as well. All we ask for is a little notice if you've got projects that you're responsible for, and no guilt is necessary. Even if you decide that you're just not enjoying things anymore and don't really want to participate, we really won't think badly of it. It's important to have fun, enjoy yourself, and if you're no longer doing those things, let us know and we'll be glad to wish you well and find other people to take things over for you.
Sometimes a soloist or closed group will not be able to finish their project and opens that project for others to work on. When this happens, their MC will add the book to the list below, and move the project thread into storage. This thread is to advertise for either a soloist to complete the book using the existing files, or for an experienced book coordinator to convert it into a group project.

If you would like to pick up any of these projects, and use the existing chapter file/s please create a NEW THREAD in the Launch Pad, including all the regular information. You should use the solo/group template as appropriate, and post that you are adopting an abandoned project. You will need to wait for a new MC to sign up to the project, then they will be able to recreate the old Magic Window, including the links to existing files.

If you would like to read the original project thread before deciding, please post below, and any MC will be able to move it out of storage to Book Suggestions for review. You could also ask there if others are interested in helping! If you decide to go ahead with it, please create a NEW THREAD in the Launch Pad as described above.

If you decide to begin a brand new project, not using any of the old files, you do not need to post in this thread at all. Proceed to the Launch Pad and begin the new project.

Once an adopted project is underway, please check that your MC has removed the posts from this thread, just to keep things tidy.

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If you cannot see the project thread, it is because it has been moved off the general forum. Post here to ask for an admin to move it back so you can see it.


Heimskringla: The Stories of the Kings of Norway, Called The Round World (Volume 1 to 3) by Snorri Sturleson (1178 - 1241). Translated by George Pope Morris (1802 - 1864) and Eiríkur Magnússon (1833 - 1913) (abandoned Dec 2017)
Text: https://archive.org/details/sagalibrarydonei03snor
Project Thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=62818
Total # of sections: 77
Sections completed: 4 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/heimskringla/

Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Reed (1852 - 1893) (abandoned Dec 2016)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21037
Project Thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=60932
Total # of sections: 26
Sections completed: 3 (PL'd with comments)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/fellsgarth/

Doctor Syn by Russell Thorndike (1885 - 1972) (abandoned Jun 2017)
Text: https://archive.org/details/doctorsynsmuggle00thor
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=58174
Total # of sections: 39
Sections completed: 6 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/doctorsyn/


The Book of the Dead by E.A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934). (abandoned June 2017)
Text: https://archive.org/details/TheEgyptianBookOfTheDead
Project Thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=65434
Total # of sections: 32
Sections completed 1 (PL OK)
File location: kathrinee's folder

Critique of Dogmatic Theology, by Leo Tolstoy (abandoned January 2018)
Text: https://archive.org/details/myconfessioncrit00tols
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=65353
Total no. of sections: 29
Sections completed: 4 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/critiquedogmatictheology

The Crook in the Lot; or, The Sovereignty and Wisdom of God , in the Afflictions of Men, Displayed by Thomas Boston (abandoned Apr 2017)
Text: https://archive.org/details/crookinlotord00bost
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=60579
Total # of sections: 10
Sections completed: 2 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/crookinthelot/

Essays and Addresses on the Philosophy of Religion by Friedrich von Hugel (abandoned November 2017)
Text: https://archive.org/details/essaysaddresses00hggoog
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=64900
Total # of sections: 23
Sections completed: 2 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/philosophyofreligion/

Holy Life the Beauty of Christianity by John Bunyan (abandoned July 2017)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6047
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=59098 (reused for solo project).
Total # of sections: 11
Sections completed: 2 (Editor's Note and Introduction; both need minor edits)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/holylife/

"My Inventions" and Other Works, The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla, Electrical Experimenter February to October 1919 by Nikola Tesla and others (abandoned July 2017)
Text: http://electricalexperimenter.com/n10electricalexperi06gern.pdf & https://archive.org/details/electricalexperi07gern
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=58840
Total # of sections: 17
Sections completed: 4 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/myinventions/

Availle considering this as a solo; if she chooses not to do it, TriciaG will open it as a group project

Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913 by Harris Newmark (1834 - 1916). (abandoned Oct. 2015)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42680
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=52621
Total # of sections: 39
Sections completed: 6 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/sixtyyearsinsoutherncalifornia/

The Soul of a People by H. Fielding (abandoned April 2017)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29527
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=54832
Total # sections: 25
Sections completed: 10 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/soul_of_a_people/


[FRENCH] Carmilla par Sheridan Le Fanu (abandoned May 2016)
Text: http://www.ebooksgratuits.com/
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=38859
Total # of sections: 17
Sections completed: 2
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/Carmilla 2

[FRENCH]Les Confidences d'Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc (1864 - 1941) (abandoned Jan 2017)
Text: http://www.ebooksgratuits.com/details.php?book=416
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=59251
Total # of sections: 9
Sections completed: 4 (PL OK)
File location: Carolin's Folder

[FRENCH] Emma par Jane Austen (Abandoned April 2016)
Text: http://www.ebooksgratuits.com/pdf/austen_emma.pdf
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=59704
Total # of sections: 54
Sections completed: 4 (2 need small edits, 2 ready for pl)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/e.g_._emma/

[FRENCH] Essais (Livre I) par Michel de Montaigne (Abandoned Sept 2014)
Text: http://www.bribes.org/trismegiste/montable.htm possibly http://jclvtxt.blogspot.com/2008/11/essais-par-montaigne-index.html
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=16255
Total # of sections: 60-ish (MW not totally filled in)
Sections completed: 21 (to be PLed)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/essais/

[FRENCH] La royale maison de Savoie par Grégoire Hudry-Menos (abandoned May 2016)
Text: https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_xDbK5tRSE_wC
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=54136
Total # of sections: 5
Sections completed: 3 (2 PL OK, 1 needs edits)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/royalemaisondesavoie

[FRENCH] Zadig ou la destinée de Voltaire (Abandoned Oct 2016)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4647
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=55651
Total # of sections: 10
Sections completed: 3 (PL OK)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/norwegischvolksmarchen/

[FRENCH] Claude Gueux de Victor Hugo (abandoned Jan 2017)
Text: https://books.google.com/books?id=BelTAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA287#v=onepage&q&f=false (can possibly read from http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Claude_Gueux if it's the same text)
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=56779
Total # of sections: 3
Sections completed: 1 (with optional edit)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/claudegueux


[GERMAN] Norwegische Volksmährchen by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812 - 1885) (abandoned December 2017)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29796
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=63796
Total # of sections: 30
Sections completed: 0, 1 section needs minor edits
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/memoiren/

[GERMAN] Memoiren einer Sozialistin - Lehrjahre von Lily Braun (1865-1916) (abandoned May 2014)
Text: http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/1571/1
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=24056
Total # of sections: 30
Sections completed: 7: 2 PL OK, 1 needs edits, 4 need PL
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/memoiren/

[GERMAN] Das Rübezahl-Buch von Carl Hauptmann (1858 - 1921) (abandoned April 2017)
Text: https://archive.org/details/rbzahlbuch00haupuoft
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=60874
Total # of sections: 12
Sections completed: 1 (PL OK)
File location: availle's folder for the time being.

[MIDDLE GERMAN] Daß Narrenschyff ad Narragoniam von Sebastian Brant (solo abandoned May 2011)
Text: http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Doctor_Brants_Narrenschiff
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=30308
Total # of sections: 39
Sections completed: 2 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/narrenschiff_ad_narragoniam/


[SPANISH] Biblia Reina Valera Antigua (solo abandoned February 2014)
Text: http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/index.php?action=getVersionInfo&vid=6
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=40705
Total # of sections: ? (165 in MW; Éxodo partly done; 1 section with PL notes, rest of Éxodo OK)
Sections completed: 6 (5 PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/biblia_reinavalera/

[SPANISH] El Infierno De Dante (solo abandoned October 2009)
Text: http://www.biblioteca.clarin.com/pbda/poesia/infierno/poesia.htm
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=17645
Total # of sections: 33
Sections completed: 6 (possibly PL'd in thread, not in MW)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/infierno/

[SPANISH] El Escuadrón del Brigante by Pío Baroja (abandoned Aug 2016)
Text: https://archive.org/stream/elescuadrndelbri00baro#page/n9/mode/2up
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=54651
Total # of sections: 51
Sections completed: 14 (13 PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/escuadron/

[SPANISH] Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (abandoned Sept 2016)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24536
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=58043
Total # of sections: 30
Sections completed: 3 (all PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/jinetes/


[CHINESE] - 兒女英雄傳 Er Nu Ying Xiong Zhuan by Kang, Wen 文康
Text: text link
Project Thread: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=233643
Total # of sections: 42
Sections completed: 19
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/ernuyingxionzh/

[CHINESE] - Wandering (彷徨) by Xun Lu (1881 - 1936)
Text: text link
Project Thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=39205
Total # of sections: 11
Sections completed: 5 (4 PL OK, 1 Ready to PL)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/wandering/

[HEBREW] Bible: Exodus
Group project begun Feb 27, 2011; abandoned June 4, 2013.
Original text source no longer available; there is an alternate text mentioned in the project thread, not verified.
The ideal situation would be for a single reader to adopt and complete this project.
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=31730
Total # of sections: 15
Sections completed: 1 (needs PL)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/exodus/

[ITALIAN] Le Avventure di Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie by Carroll, Lewis (abandoned September 2015)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28371
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=54303
Total sections: 12
Sections completed: 3 (1 PL OK, others might need edits)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/aliceinwonderland_italian/

[ITALIAN] Dialogo dei Massimi Sistemi by Galileo Galilei (started Dec 2009, abandoned Apr. 2010)
Text: http://www.archive.org/details/idialoghidigalil00galiuoft
Project thread: http://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?t=23117
Total sections: 30
Sections completed: 3 (PL OK)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/dialogo_sistemi/

[LATIN] Homeri Odyssea by Homer, trans. Samuel Clark (collab started in 2010; abandoned December 2011)
Text: http://www.archive.org/details/operaomnia03home
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=25330
Total # of sections: 24
Sections completed : 6 (PLed)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/homeriodyssea/

[LATIN] Mostellaria, by Plautus (Solo project, abandoned November 2013)
Text: http://archive.org/stream/mostellariaplau01ramsgoog#page/n6/mode/2up
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=45590&p=946656#p946656
Total # of sections: 20
Sections completed: 2(1 PL OK; 1 to be PLed)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/mostellaria/

[PORTUTUESE] Canaã (solo abandoned October 2016)
Text: https://ia902607.us.archive.org/9/items/chanaan00aranuoft/chanaan00aranuoft.pdf
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=57971&p=1161260#p1161260
Total # of sections: 12
Sections completed: 2 (1 ready for spot PL, 1 ready to PL)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/canaa/

[PORTUGUESE] O Livro de Ruth (Abandoned Oct 2016)
Text: https://books.google.com/books?id=YoZLAAAAIAAJ
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=59939
Total # of sections: 4
Sections completed: 1 (with PL Notes, look correctable)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/Ruth/

[TAMIL/ENGLISH] Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar (Translated by G. U. Pope) (abandoned January 2012)
Text: http://www.scribd.com/doc/3452399/The-Sacred-Kural-by-RevGUPope
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=24152
Total # of sections: 26
Sections completed: 1 (Needs PL)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/thirukkural/


The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (1868-1927) (abandoned September 2017)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/175
Project Thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=51091
Total # of sections: 30
Sections completed: 9 (5 PL OK, 4 need to be PL'ed)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/phantomoftheopera
Since there are already 3 versions of this in the catalog, this project will be removed and the files deleted on September 1, 2018 unless it is adopted.

Cleopatra by Georg Ebers (1837 - 1898). Translated by Mary J. Safford (1834 - 1891) (abandoned Dec 2016)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5482
Project Thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=59089
Total # of sections: 26
Sections completed: 6 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/cleopatra/
Since there is already one version of this in the catalog, this project will be removed and the files deleted on October 1, 2018 unless it is adopted.

The Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee (1807 - 1870) (abandoned March 2015)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2323
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=48166
Total # of sections: 24
Sections completed: 1 (PL OK, but reader wanted to redo it)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/recollectionsandletters_01_lee_128kb.mp3
Since there is already one version of this in the catalog, this project will be removed and the files deleted on October 1, 2018 unless it is adopted.
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