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lyra211
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Post by lyra211 » March 25th, 2006, 8:39 pm

This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/at-the-back-of-the-north-wind-by-george-macdonald/



At the Back of the North Wind
by George MacDonald


We are in proof-listening phase! Check here:
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6482

At the Back of the North Wind is lovely. Old Diamond the horse... young Diamond who isn't stupid... and the North Wind, who is beautiful and terrible...
Yes, it's an odd book with old-fashioned Victorian morals, but it's a wonderful children's story.
So how about it? Takers? There are 38 chapters -- plenty to go around!

Gutenberg e-text:
http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext95/nwind10.txt


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Target completion date of this project: Sept 1st, 2006, but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.
*** NEW TARGET COMPLETION DATE: April 1, 2007 ***


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Artist: George MacDonald
Album: At the Back of the North Wind

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So, err... start claiming chapters! I guess I'll go first... :-)


Meredith

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Post by raynr » March 26th, 2006, 3:31 am

Hello Meredith,
I'm sure you get a lot of readers for children's literature. Just go on and put down your id3-tag information. I will meta-coordinate you and I'm curious about this book full of "old-fashioned Victorian morals"! :D
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Post by Gesine » March 26th, 2006, 3:41 am

Great, we were just looking for another children's lit book in Readers Wanted!

You can find ready-made templates for the intro thread here, Meredith: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/ProjectTemplatesForBookCoordinators
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Post by kayray » March 26th, 2006, 10:38 am

Wonderful!

I've never read any MacDonald -- but I will certainly take some after I've finished Heidi!

I suggest you go ahead and set up the post with ID3 tag information, etc., so you don't slow down any enthusiastic readers :)
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Post by alienlurker » March 29th, 2006, 1:31 am

I'll do chapter 4, The North Wind.

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Post by Bronwyn Kate » March 29th, 2006, 1:54 am

I LOVE those kinds of Victorian stories.

Haven't decided what chapter I want yet.

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Post by Bronwyn Kate » March 29th, 2006, 1:56 am

Okay, I've decided.

I want all the Diamond chapters from 15 to 20.

http://s23.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=22K80WK7YQY9J0ESZYIL91BQKX
Chapter 15
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Post by kri » April 3rd, 2006, 8:38 pm

I'll take Chapter 5 - The Summer-House please

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Post by harvey » April 3rd, 2006, 9:40 pm

I will sign up for something ... as soon as I figure out what I'd like to do.

George MacDonald influenced a number of well-know 19th and 20th Century
writers, including W.H. Auden, Madeleine L'Engle, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien,
and Mark Twain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_MacDonald

Fox in the Stars is doing MacDonald's The Light Princess as a solo project.
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1695

Peter Eastman recorded the short story The Golden Key
http://librivox.org/short-story-collection-001/

And I recorded his short story The Gray Wolf.
http://librivox.org/short-story-collection-003/

The wonderful, but now defunct Family Radio Theatre did an excellent
radio dramatization of At the Back of the North Wind.
http://www.radiotheatre.org/products/northwind/

And, since the movie is in theaters, although not a public domain work,
Family Radio Theatre also did a 22+ hour dramatization of the complete
Chronicles of Narnia (David Suchet does a great job as Aslan).
http://www.radiotheatre.org/products/narnia/
If this topic is of interest, we should probably move it to the knitting forum.
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Post by lyra211 » April 8th, 2006, 9:53 pm

You've got it, Kri!
Sorry for the delay. :-)
Meredith

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Post by Kaffen » April 9th, 2006, 7:49 pm

I'll take Chapters 6 and 7.
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Post by Kaffen » April 12th, 2006, 1:51 pm

- Mark

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Post by lyra211 » April 12th, 2006, 3:39 pm

Sounds fantastic, Mark! You can read for my projects anytime! ;-)
Thanks!
Meredith

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Post by harvpa » April 13th, 2006, 10:41 pm

It's been a long time since I've read this book, but remember loving it...

I'll take two chapters...
Paul....

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Post by lyra211 » April 14th, 2006, 6:10 am

Any particular two chapters? If not, I'll just sign you up for the next two (8 & 9, I think...)
Enjoy!
Meredith

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