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Post by aravis » December 22nd, 2012, 3:54 pm

Dot and Tot of Merryland by Lyman Frank Baum (1856 - 1919) .

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Dot and Tot of Merryland is a 1901 novel by L. Frank Baum.[1][2] After Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, he wrote this story about the adventures of a little girl named Dot and a little boy named Tot in a land reached by floating on a river that flowed through a tunnel. The land was called Merryland and was split into seven valleys. The book was illustrated by artist W.W. Denslow, who had illustrated three previous Baum books. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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Post by aravis » December 23rd, 2012, 3:31 pm

Under construction... word counts etc. will come soon.
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Post by philchenevert » December 24th, 2012, 12:58 pm

May I DPL? or do you have someone already?

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Post by aravis » December 26th, 2012, 9:26 am

That would be awesome! Thanks Phil!!! :9:
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Post by aravis » December 28th, 2012, 12:00 pm

The MW is now ready... we are open for business now! 8-)
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Post by Zaradaqaw » December 29th, 2012, 9:07 pm

I'd love to tackle sections 00 and 01.

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Post by aravis » December 30th, 2012, 10:16 am

Hi and welcome to LibriVox, Zaradaqaw!

Sections 00 and 1 are all yours! Have fun reading! :D
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Post by aravis » December 30th, 2012, 10:17 am

Moving us to Readers Wanted! :D
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Post by Zaradaqaw » December 30th, 2012, 9:43 pm

Here's one of my sections. I had to de-amplify it a bit. I hope it turned out OK.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/avs/dotandtotofmerryland_01_baum.mp3

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Post by Zaradaqaw » December 30th, 2012, 9:54 pm

And it's 6:35 long.

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Post by Zaradaqaw » December 30th, 2012, 10:26 pm


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Post by Zaradaqaw » December 30th, 2012, 10:28 pm

If you'd like me to take any further sections, let me know.

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Post by aravis » January 1st, 2013, 10:55 am

Hi Zaradaqaw!

Thanks a lot! :D

Sure, if you'd like to read some more just let me know which sections you'd like.
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Post by Zaradaqaw » January 1st, 2013, 1:25 pm

Great, might as well keep going with 02 and 03.

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Post by philchenevert » January 1st, 2013, 1:30 pm

Sections 00 and 01 are PL OK! . I think Dot has just found Tot !

question for the BC: do you desire readers to say "end of chapter 1" or "end of "Tot"? or something else?
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