Solo: The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini - dc

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ColleenMc
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Post by ColleenMc » December 25th, 2018, 8:00 pm

Chapter 11:

Very dramatic reading! I was quite riveted by the drama and you did a great job expressing it!

There is one repeated phrase:

“But the prodigious rapidity of his blade broke as upon a cuirass”
At 22:07 (the timer counts down)

Also it looks like the silence at the end is a little short, I make it about 3 seconds.

Looking forward to the next chapter!

Colleen

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Post by ColleenMc » December 25th, 2018, 8:36 pm

Chapter 12 (section 13) PL ok!!

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Post by ColleenMc » December 30th, 2018, 2:21 pm

Chapter 13 (Section 14) is PL OK!

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Post by carolpelster » January 3rd, 2019, 3:10 pm

Thanks so much for finding that terrible gaffe in section 12. It was so hard for me to pronounce "cuirass" , and it took a few tries. The repeated phrase should be gone now.

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Post by carolpelster » January 4th, 2019, 9:57 am

Chapter 15 is ready now.

ColleenMc
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Post by ColleenMc » January 4th, 2019, 7:11 pm

Section 12 is now PL OK!

Colleen

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Post by ColleenMc » January 4th, 2019, 9:24 pm

Chapters 14 and 15 PL OK!

Colleen

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Post by carolpelster » January 6th, 2019, 8:18 am

Chapter 16 is ready.

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Post by carolpelster » January 7th, 2019, 2:44 pm

Chapter 18 is ready

ColleenMc
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Post by ColleenMc » January 10th, 2019, 8:48 pm

Sections 17 and 18 PL OK! :clap:

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Post by carolpelster » January 12th, 2019, 8:15 am

Chapter 19 is ready. Sabatini really teases with some suspense in this one.

ColleenMc
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Post by ColleenMc » January 12th, 2019, 9:11 am

I've never read Sabatini before but I'm going to be looking for more of his work now! I'd heard of Captain Blood and the Sea Hawk but didn't realize he had such a long list of novels. I can really see the roots of a lot of the modern romance novel hero tropes -- although I suspect Sabatini influenced Georgette Heyer and Heyer is the route to most of the modern-day romance writers.

It's also an interesting contrast with the non-fiction book I'm listening to right now, the Four Georges by Justin McCarthy, which covers the same era of Jacobite plotting. Though that is pretty well packed with drama too, just told less dramatically.

Looking forward to getting to this chapter, hopefully tonight!

Colleen

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Post by carolpelster » January 14th, 2019, 3:23 pm

Chapter 19 is ready.

One interesting thing that Sabatini does in this book is give every character a flaw. Even Hortensia with her hasty elopement, though she seems to be quite perfect by this point of the story.

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Post by ColleenMc » January 16th, 2019, 5:35 pm

Chapter 18 and 19 are PL OK!

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Post by ColleenMc » January 16th, 2019, 5:38 pm

There are 4 chapters left in the book—are they going to be combined into the two sections or do two more rows need to be added to the MW?

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