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Post by philchenevert » May 16th, 2014, 10:26 am

Helping Himself; Or, Grant Thornton's Ambition by Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832 - 1899).

This project is now complete and can be found in our catalog at http://librivox.org/helping-himself-or-grant-thorntons-ambition-by-horatio-alger-jr-2/
“wish we were not so terribly poor, Grant," said Mrs. Thornton, in a discouraged tone. "Is there anything new that makes you say so, mother?” His mother then shows Grant the grocery bill that she cannot pay.
This book, a true rags-to-riches novel, follows Grant, the oldest of three children that their mother, a widow is struggling to feed and clothe. His determination to succeed is fierce and yet he never cheats or follows the easy path to success.
Horatio Alger, Jr. was a prolific 19th-century American author, most famous for his novels following the adventures of bootblacks, newsboys, peddlers, buskers, and other impoverished children in their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of respectable middle-class security and comfort. His novels about boys who succeed under the tutelage of older mentors were hugely popular in their day. ( Phil Chenevert)
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Post by Salma97 » June 23rd, 2014, 6:09 pm

May I claim chapter one, please? :D

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Post by philchenevert » June 23rd, 2014, 6:31 pm

Salma97 wrote:May I claim chapter one, please? :D
Certainly you may! Enjoy. :thumbs:
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Post by Salma97 » June 24th, 2014, 1:04 pm

Here is Chapter 1! :D
Duration: 8:11
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/helpinghimself_01_alger,jr.mp3
I would love to claim chapters 2 and 3 too :$

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Post by philchenevert » June 24th, 2014, 1:28 pm

Salma97 wrote:Here is Chapter 1! :D
Duration: 8:11
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/helpinghimself_01_alger,jr.mp3
I would love to claim chapters 2 and 3 too :$
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Post by Salma97 » June 25th, 2014, 8:26 am

Here is chapter 2 Phil :D
Duration 9:25
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/helpinghimself_02_alger,jr.mp3
Who is going to pl this project?

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Post by philchenevert » June 25th, 2014, 10:17 am

Salma97 wrote:Here is chapter 2 Phil :D
Duration 9:25
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/helpinghimself_02_alger,jr.mp3
Who is going to pl this project?
Thanks. Unfortunately we don't have a DPL yet but be patient, someone will volunteer.
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Post by Salma97 » June 26th, 2014, 1:58 pm

Okay I'll wait :D
Chapter 3 is ready.
Duration: 9:38
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/helpinghimself_03_alger,jr.mp3

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Post by philchenevert » June 26th, 2014, 2:10 pm

Salma97 wrote:Okay I'll wait :D
Chapter 3 is ready.
Duration: 9:38
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/helpinghimself_03_alger,jr.mp3
Thank you!
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Post by pattymarie » July 3rd, 2014, 5:37 am

Yes, I'll dpl this Phil.
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Post by philchenevert » July 3rd, 2014, 6:37 am

pattymarie wrote:Yes, I'll dpl this Phil.
Thank you a lot patty! :thumbs: Image
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Post by pattymarie » July 3rd, 2014, 10:20 am

Sections 1,2, and 3 are PL OK as far as the reading goes. Sections 1 and 2 are softer than 3 and have a hollow, tinny sound, I hope there's a way to fix that, and they definitely need to be brought up to volume of three. It's like the reader found her stride with the third one.
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Post by Salma97 » July 3rd, 2014, 4:07 pm

I don't know what edit can I use with them, If Phil can help maybe?

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Post by philchenevert » July 3rd, 2014, 4:24 pm

Salma97 wrote:I don't know what edit can I use with them, If Phil can help maybe?
I will check the two files and see if it will be easy to fix 'em.
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Post by Salma97 » July 3rd, 2014, 4:27 pm

Thank you Phil, I appreciate your effort :oops:

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