[COMPLETE]The Wife of the Secretary of State by EM Tybout-tg

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Nullifidian
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Post by Nullifidian » April 28th, 2010, 7:04 pm

The Wife of the Secretary of State by Ella Middleton Tybout (1871 - 1952).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-wife-of-the-secretary-of-state-by-ella-middleton-tybout/
In this political thriller set at the turn of the 20th century, several lives, both of Washington insiders and those on the periphery, intersect over the issue of some stolen diplomatic papers. And what hidden secrets bind Mrs. Redmond, the wife of the Secretary of State, to the unscrupulous Count Valdmir, the Russian ambassador? Politics, power, and intrigue combine in this novel, first published in 1905. (Summary by Nullifidian)
WARNING: Because Ella Middleton Tybout died in 1952, her works are only public domain for U.S. residents, residents of Life + 50 countries, and residents of Life + 70 countries that recognize the rule of the shorter term.
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    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.archive.org/details/wifeofsecretaryo00tyboiala
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    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
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    Title: ##
    Artist: Ella Middleton Tybout
    Album: The Wife of the Secretary of State

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Please post below or PM me. :)
Last edited by Nullifidian on July 9th, 2011, 8:30 pm, edited 8 times in total.

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Post by TriciaG » April 29th, 2010, 5:02 pm

I'll MC this. Be back with the MW.

(You might get more volunteer readers if you came up with even a temporary summary for the first post. Just a thought.)

Edit: OK, you're all set. I'll move this to Readers Wanted in a day or two.
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Post by Nullifidian » April 29th, 2010, 7:58 pm

Thanks, Tricia! :)

I added a brief summary—more of a teaser, really, since this seems to be a political thriller.

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Post by DrBeccaAnne » May 4th, 2010, 6:00 pm

May I read section 1?
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Post by Nullifidian » May 4th, 2010, 11:27 pm

DrBeccaAnne,

You certainly may! Thank you. :)

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Post by RobinC » May 5th, 2010, 8:57 am

My 1-minute test was approved, and I'm ready to volunteer!

I'll take section 2 if that's alright...

Robin

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Post by DrBeccaAnne » May 5th, 2010, 9:52 am

I didn't follow the "intro" wording exactly because of the dedication and introduction. Let me know if you want me to change it.

Section 1
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/wifesecretarytate_01_tybout.mp3
duration 21:19

I will also take section 2.

Rebecca
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Post by TriciaG » May 5th, 2010, 10:29 am

Rebecca - could you say "Introduction and Chapter 1 of The Wife of the Sec of St" at the beginning, instead of just the title?

The reason we have the chapter number at the very beginning is so that the blind and those otherwise flipping through the sections audibly can hear right away which chapter/section it is. So I think doing it this way would be better than leaving the chapter indicator off entirely.

(It looks like Robin claimed chapter 2 in the post right above yours. :wink:)
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Post by RobinC » May 5th, 2010, 1:23 pm

Rebecca,

I'm still waiting for admin approval to reply to PM's.

Feel free to take Section 2. I'll take Section 3.

Robin

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Post by TriciaG » May 5th, 2010, 2:49 pm

You should be able to send PM's now, Robin. :)
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Post by Nullifidian » May 5th, 2010, 8:05 pm

Many thanks to TriciaG for juggling things while I was away.

I was helping my father get his car back from the dealership in Los Angeles, where it was being repaired after breaking down on Sunday. On the way, I got food poisoning, so it really has been an eventful day.

Now, RobinC
Anyway, normally, the practice is to assign the chapters to the person who requests it first, but if you're fine with taking chapter 3 instead, then I will happily assign it to you.

Accordingly, I'm assigning the 2nd section to Rebecca and the 3rd to you.

Since you're new here, please let me know if you have a preference for a particular catalogue name (usually one's real name, in full or in part) and if you have a personal URL, like a website or blog, that you'd like to be linked from your catalogue page.

Thank you for your interest in this project, and welcome to LibriVox! :D

DrBeccaAnne:
Thanks for your prompt submission. You've made me feel guilty about neglecting my claimed chapters in the other group project I'm BCing. :lol:

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Post by RobinC » May 6th, 2010, 7:48 am

Thank you, Nullifidian. Hope today goes better for you!

You can use my full name, Robin Classen. I have no blog or web site at the moment.

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Post by dii » May 6th, 2010, 8:16 am

Hi!

Can I have chapter 6, please? :D
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Post by Nullifidian » May 6th, 2010, 11:56 am

RobinC:

Okay, will do. :)

dii:

Yes, you certainly may. Welcome on board! :)

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Post by DrBeccaAnne » May 6th, 2010, 1:54 pm

Nullifidian,
I am not always so quick! But thank you :) And thank you to Robin for taking chapter 3...and I even KNOW the policy :oops:
Anyway...while I am at it, can I have sections 4 and 5 also? And hope all is going better in your world now!
Rebecca
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