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kmerline
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Post by kmerline » January 31st, 2008, 5:43 pm

The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the "Fram," 1910-12, by Roald Amundsen. Translated by A. G. Chater. 11/04

This book was cataloged on October 31, 2008. The audio files have been transferred to Internet Archives and may be accessed at: http://www.archive.org/details/south_pole_0810_librivox


In contrast to Scott's South Pole expedition, Amundsen's expedition benefited from good equipment, appropriate clothing, and a fundamentally different primary task (Amundsen did no surveying on his route south and is known to have taken only two photographs) Amundsen had a better understanding of dogs and their handling, and he used of skis more effectively. He pioneered an entirely new route to the Pole and they returned. In Amundsen's own words: "Victory awaits him who has everything in order -- luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck." Short accounts by other members of the party are appended. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.)

Link to author on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roald_Amundsen
Link to South Pole on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_pole
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CateranLlama
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Post by CateranLlama » January 31st, 2008, 11:10 pm

Can I tentatively claim section 01? I'll let you know within the next day or so if I can't work it out. Thanks, Llama

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Post by kmerline » February 1st, 2008, 8:28 am

Hi Llama, welcome to LibriVox.

As you can see, this post is a "work in progress" - I was called away from the computer last night by "real life", so the text links have yet to be posted!

Nevertheless, your interest is very welcome! Section 1 has been assigned to you. Unless you have previous recording experience, you might like to submit a 3 or 4 minute sample of the beginning of your section to make sure the technical issues are all ironed out. :)

Just post it to this thread, and I'll have a listen. When you reply, please tell me the name you wish to use for catalog credit and your URL, if any.

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Post by kmerline » February 1st, 2008, 10:52 am

Listen links all done!

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Post by lezer » February 1st, 2008, 11:07 am

Hi Karen,
What a great choice again - could I take section 19 & 20 (so volume I chapter 9)?
Anna

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Post by Bear Creek Mama » February 1st, 2008, 5:58 pm

Karen, may I have section 4?

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Post by kmerline » February 1st, 2008, 8:52 pm

lezer wrote:Hi Karen,
What a great choice again - could I take section 19 & 20 (so volume I chapter 9)?
Anna
I'm delighted with your interest. Sec 19 and 20 are yours.

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Post by kmerline » February 1st, 2008, 8:55 pm

Bear Creek Mama wrote:Karen, may I have section 4?
And you, too, BCM! You have Section 4.

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Post by Kikisaulite » February 1st, 2008, 9:03 pm

Wonderful project indeed! Could I have 21 and 22?
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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Post by kmerline » February 2nd, 2008, 11:32 am

Kikisaulite wrote:Wonderful project indeed! Could I have 21 and 22?
Delighted! Chapters 21 and 22 are yours!

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 2nd, 2008, 3:30 pm

Karen,

I was going to ask for section 01, but in reading the thread it looks like it might be spoken for? If not, please sign me up. Otherwise I guess I'll opt for 02 instead.

Thanks
Jo
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Post by kmerline » February 3rd, 2008, 8:01 am

Thank you for pointing that out! And of course, Sec 2 is yours.

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Post by CateranLlama » February 5th, 2008, 5:20 pm

I'm going to have to give up on this project. I'm sorry to have wasted your time.

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Post by kmerline » February 5th, 2008, 6:41 pm

No problem here, Cateran! Thank you for volunteering. I hope we hear from you again soon!

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Post by russiandoll » February 6th, 2008, 12:19 pm

Hey! I'll leap on board with this one too, please!
Can I have section 15, 'Preparing for Winter'?

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