[COMPLETE] Korea and Her Neighbors by Isabella L. Bird - availle

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Post by Availle » August 20th, 2020, 6:16 am

Korea and Her Neighbours by Isabella L. Bird (1831 - 1904).

This project is now complete. All files can be downloaded from the catalog page:
https://librivox.org/korea-and-her-neighbors-by-isabella-l-bird/

isabella travels to Korea and China this time! ( Availle)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/koreaherneighbor00bird_0/mode/1up
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Post by silverquill » August 20th, 2020, 8:04 am

Would love to join you as DPL, unless you have someone else in mind.
~ Larry

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Post by Availle » August 20th, 2020, 3:40 pm

I kinda did and she has agreed to help this morning... sorry Larry.

But thanks very much for offering! I know you like these lands just as much as I do... :wink:
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Post by Availle » September 6th, 2020, 5:18 pm

We have a preface! Actually, it's two, but it's really more of a preface and acknowledgements. :D
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Post by Availle » September 21st, 2020, 7:30 pm

Two more chapters are up!

There's a lot of numbers in here, I hope it'll get better and she returns to the style of her letters...
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Post by annise » October 8th, 2020, 10:40 pm

Better late than never. Am downloading now but posted so that that I'd get reminders

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Post by annise » October 11th, 2020, 5:40 am

first 2 PL OK. I too am :D hoping she starts talking about what she sees and is a little more sympathic to the population.

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Post by annise » October 11th, 2020, 7:03 pm

section 2 - repeat 20:17, honest and helpful man else OK and more interesting.
I've been watching a few more Netflix while stuck at home and really enjoyed a Japanese one about a boy and a child murderer because of the insight into family and school it showed, so decided I'd try another crime one - which puzzled me because the actors didn't seem Japanese or Chinese to me until I saw them enter a Korean police station. I hadn't really realised that I would be able to tell them apart. (the films are dubbed and subtitled of course

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Post by Availle » December 8th, 2020, 11:52 pm

I've uploaded a few more sections for you, in case you need to take your mind off things.

I don't recommend listening to section 4/chapter III before going to bed though. One would think that a description of the king leaving his palace with all sorts of pomp and people would be rather interesting. It isn't... :?

She also doesn't like Seoul much. Can't blame her. 21st century Seoul is pretty dreadful too. :lol:
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Post by Availle » December 12th, 2020, 7:11 pm

And another chapter is up. :D

I thought I might be able to finish this by the end of the year, but it seems this will take more energy than I am able to muster at the moment...
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Post by Availle » April 3rd, 2021, 6:46 pm

I've started recording here again and have uploaded two new sections. :clap:

Section 9 will be up in a few days, it's a long one to edit...
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Post by Availle » April 4th, 2021, 4:17 am

Well, since it just started to rain heavily, there's no way I can record, so: more editing!

All sections up to 11 are finished and uploaded. Somewhere at 9 or 10 I said "dollars" instead of "pence/shillings" if you catch that, could you please let me know, I couldn't find it anymore.
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Post by annise » April 4th, 2021, 4:50 pm

Didn't read this before I started but as I seemed to have missed the rapids chapter, I'll do it later but I did hear dollars and was surprised so it's not in the rapids chapter.
It's really interesting, she is a good writer and a very good describer

Anne

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Post by Availle » April 4th, 2021, 5:11 pm

Thanks Anne - that was quite a marathon! :lol:

I think I found the dollars - it's in section 10 "Marriage Customs" around 8:27. I'll fix it as soon as it stops raining. I hope this was the only occasion of wrong currency, but I'm not sure anymore. Did you hear it more than once so far?
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Post by annise » April 4th, 2021, 6:10 pm

No, only once - I didn't think of it being a mistake - I was just surprised that she had used it. All sections finished are Ok

Anne

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