Abbey Court Murder -Solo Project Possibility

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Post by powellb » September 9th, 2019, 12:54 am

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks15/1501181h.html

Hi,

I am planning to do a solo project and am looking for a good mystery or action/adventure in need of becoming an audio book :)

I found the above link for a book that seems out of copyright, but was only able to find it on gutenberg Australia and not sure how to tell if it is truly a piece out of copyright that can be done here on Librivox..

Anyone know?

Open to other book possibilities too...


Thanks,

Brian Powell

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Post by chocoholic » September 9th, 2019, 7:45 pm

If this book was published in 1923, the original version should be public domain in the United States. The trick is to find an original version, meaning either a scan of a 1923 edition or a version posted on gutenberg.org (the US site) or HathiTrust (which are both reliable sources for books in the US public domain). I did a quick internet search and couldn't find an edition we'd be able to use, which doesn't mean one doesn't exist. It's possible that because this book was in copyright in the US until this year, the volunteers at gutenberg.org haven't gotten around to vetting it yet. It does look like a ton of fun! Maybe you'll have better luck than I did finding a 1923 scan--or even a hard copy published in 1923.
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Post by powellb » September 11th, 2019, 5:47 am

Thanks for the reply. I guess I'm on hold for this one unless I can find a scan of the original.

Thanks!

Brian

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Post by Peter Why » September 11th, 2019, 9:19 am

It might be worth contacting the Australian gutenberg site to ask about their original copy.
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Post by annise » September 11th, 2019, 12:50 pm

It's not, I'm afraid. they clearly state on the site that they can not. It's a very small operation and will accept anything that is PD in Australia.

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Post by Peter Why » September 11th, 2019, 1:37 pm

That's a shame.
I missed that note when I looked at the site.
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