COMPLETE: Old Christmas, by Washington Irving

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Post by alexfoster » October 25th, 2005, 12:34 am

Hey Alex... do you happen to have a "country seat" in Yorkshire, and if so can we all come spend Christmas with you?
I hate Christmas, you really don't want to spend it with me!
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Post by Squiddhartha » October 25th, 2005, 7:55 am

I'm late to the party -- I was working on something else last night, alas -- but since we might as well finish this puppy off for the sake of completeness, I'll do "Christmas Day" tonight...

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Post by hugh » October 25th, 2005, 12:01 pm

you guys are awesome.


maybe we should organize a big librivox party in hawaii with mitchell!

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Post by kayray » October 25th, 2005, 12:17 pm

I can record the last section (christmas dinner) this afternoon, if no one else wants to... but I don't want to be greedy, so please holler if you want to do it!

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Post by Squiddhartha » October 25th, 2005, 12:22 pm

My brother is getting married in Hawaii next July, so it'll have to be then since there's no way I'll be able to afford two trips... :)

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Post by kayray » October 25th, 2005, 4:03 pm

Ok. Chapter five, The Christmas Dinner, is uploading now.

http://kayray.org/audiobooks/librivox/irving/

Sould be done in about 5 minutes. Hit refresh a couple of times and make sure, before you download :)

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Post by tis » October 25th, 2005, 5:13 pm

Wow. You stop reading the forum for a few hours, and look what happens! Ah well, I was busy this week anyway :)

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Post by kayray » October 25th, 2005, 5:33 pm

Chris, if you want to re-do 2 or 5 I don't mind! (Especially 2 -- I was tired and read a bit too slowly I think)

It's a delightful book.

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Post by Squiddhartha » October 26th, 2005, 8:14 am

I envy some of you folks your free time -- I got ch4 recorded last night, but didn't have time to edit. Tonight.

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Post by kayray » October 26th, 2005, 7:09 pm

By the way, is there any word in the English language harder to pronouce than "minstrelsy"? I practiced it over and over and still stumbled both times :)

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Post by Squiddhartha » October 26th, 2005, 9:16 pm

Kara, based on my Secret Agent chapter, I'll vote for "inimical."

"Christmas Day" is now in the can! http://surly.org/librivox/old_christmas_4_irving.mp3

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Post by hugh » October 26th, 2005, 10:35 pm

sweet. well done. I will be back in action soon, just collecting my thoughts now!

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Post by Waynedear » October 28th, 2005, 6:11 pm

Hi there. I just discovered your site, and am very interested in volunteering to read some public domain material. I've been "bopping around" the site, but am still a bit unclear as to what books/chapters are still available. I would love to read some of the Christmas material! Please let me know your suggestions, ideas, and so forth. Thank you.
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Post by GordMackenzie » October 28th, 2005, 7:43 pm

Waynedear,

"Old Christmas" was a bit of a rush jump to get as much done as possible for the launch of the Open Library (http://openlibrary.org).

I think that all the sections of this book have been accounted for (but I'm not the team lead for this one, Hugh will let you know for sure).

In general, however, you can volunteer for any of the books in the "Readers Wanted" forum.

Once a book has been fully signed up with volunteers, the topic (eventually) gets moved to "Readers Found".

As far as I know there are still volunteer readers needed for:
  • Leaves of Grass
    The Spy
    Open Library Vision
    Journey to the Interior of the Earth
    Treasure Island
Just post a note in the topic of your choice, and the team lead will assign you a section.

Have fun!
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Post by kayray » October 28th, 2005, 7:53 pm

Waynedear -- not only is Old Christmas all claimed, it's complete and up on the catalog page!

http://librivox.org/old-christmas-by-washington-irving/

I agree that it would be wonderful to do more Christmas-themed stuff. "A Christmas Carol" is already set up and fully claimed, and I don't know of any other full-length public-domain Christmas novels. I found a collection of children's Christmas stories:

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5061

Anyone have an opinion?

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