[SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

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Post by Kaffen » January 11th, 2021, 1:56 pm

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 for this book starts about halfway through.
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Jules Verne) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Verne

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Around_the_Moon
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 24
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1869
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Genres for the project: Action & Adventure Fiction; Travel Fiction; Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: Space Travel, Moon

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Post by annise » January 11th, 2021, 2:34 pm

I can MC this Mark - back soon.

Anne

All done

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Post by Kaffen » January 11th, 2021, 5:10 pm

Thank you kindly, Anne!
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Post by Kaffen » January 12th, 2021, 3:26 pm

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/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_01_verne_128kb.mp3

I finally was inspired to check out the locale that Verne references, on Google Earth. Oh, that Verne was a clever man! Rather than have "Yankees" buying up "Stones Hill" and charging admission to see the ACTUAL SPOT where Verne (fictionally) placed his Columbiad, his given coordinates are for a spot about 26 miles north of Hope Town, Bahamas... in the Atlantic Ocean!
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Post by annise » January 12th, 2021, 3:51 pm

Well , that way, he could write another one with an underwater craft searching for it. :D :D Let's stay here for a day or so and see who drops in .

Anne

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Post by HZFerr » January 12th, 2021, 6:05 pm

Hi Anne & Mark,
If you don't have a DPL, I would like to stake my claim. :D
Helen



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Post by Kaffen » January 12th, 2021, 8:03 pm

You're in, Helen - and thank you!

Two chapters are already up!
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Post by HZFerr » January 12th, 2021, 8:32 pm

DPL checking in. ✔️
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Post by annise » January 12th, 2021, 8:34 pm

Welcome aboard Helen - fasten seatbelts, we are off to Going Solo......

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Post by HZFerr » January 13th, 2021, 11:06 am

sect 1-2
PL OK
Very dramatic! :clap:
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Post by Kaffen » January 13th, 2021, 3:36 pm

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 developed over 1,000 g's during launch, and modern astronauts train at about 7-10 g's. If we try to be too scientific about the story, there would be no story!)

Oh well, that was the state of science fiction in the 1860's.

So, today we have our travelers recover their wits and take stock... and have a close call!
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_02_verne_128kb.mp3
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Post by Kaffen » January 14th, 2021, 2:52 pm

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
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Post by Kaffen » January 15th, 2021, 6:02 pm

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/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_05_verne_128kb.mp3

:D :D
- Mark

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Post by HZFerr » January 15th, 2021, 10:12 pm

:lol: :lol:
sect 3-4
PL OK

Considering the times and knowledge, the creativity is amazing. I find that there are times when we must just accept and enjoy.
It would have easier if they brought cats, easy litter box clean up. :D
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