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Post by alg1001 » September 18th, 2015, 7:38 pm

The Secret Power by Marie Corelli (1855 - 1924).

This Marie Corelli novel falls in the realm of fantasy and science fiction with a steampunk element. The story centers around Morgana Royal, a powerful woman who invents an airship, and Roger Seaton, her love interest who has control of a destructive power. She explores her capacity to love, as well as his. Moreover, she questions whether she is of this world and this time, or some other realm altogether. ( Amy Gramour)
  • This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-secret-power-by-marie-corelli/
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      Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction; Fantastic Fiction/Fantasy Fiction; Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction; Romance

      Keywords that describe the book: time travel, speculative fiction, steampunk

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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 19th, 2015, 6:35 am

CORELLI! Please, please, please may I DPL?
-Erin

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Post by alg1001 » September 19th, 2015, 6:48 am

Welcome aboard, Erin!
Thank you for DPLing. I will move us to Readers Wanted.
:D

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Post by JaredXD » September 20th, 2015, 2:28 am

This look like a very interesting story.
May I take sections 1, 2 and 3? I can probably record more, but I don't want to risk taking more than I can handle at one time.

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Post by alg1001 » September 20th, 2015, 4:37 am

Hi Jared,
That is a good strategy. It is easy to overclaim and then get bogged down. Sections 1, 2, and 3 are yours.
Thank you for starting this off.
-Amy :)

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Post by JudeEllis » September 20th, 2015, 12:14 pm

I would like chapter 4, 5, and 6 please. Thank you.
JE

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Post by alg1001 » September 20th, 2015, 1:39 pm

4, 5, and 6 are yours.
Thanks, JE.
-Amy :)

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Post by FCMendel » September 20th, 2015, 8:51 pm

I'll read chapter 7. Thanks

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Post by alg1001 » September 21st, 2015, 4:32 am

7 is yours.
Thank you, FC.
How would you like your name to appear in the catalog?
-Amy :)

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Post by leena2015 » September 21st, 2015, 8:05 am

Hello, I'm a newbie and would like to try my hand at chapter 8. I'm happy to be listed Leena Emsley.
I have a question - how do I make sure I pronounce names in the same way as everyone else in the other chapters?

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Post by alg1001 » September 21st, 2015, 10:00 am

Hi Leena,
8 is yours. I don't expect much variation on the name pronunciation. Listeners will know. If you are worried about one, feel free to post and get some feedback on the pronunciation.
Have fun!
Amy :)

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Post by leena2015 » September 21st, 2015, 11:47 am

Thank you. Phew, how exciting... :lol:

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Post by FCMendel » September 22nd, 2015, 5:38 am

Hey, I'm not going to finish this book. Read the first couple chapters aloud just to get a feel for it and at least so far it's just not interesting to me. I took some time to think about whether I would keep going and I've decided not to. Hope I'm wrong and it gets way better.

So just to be clear, I'm not going to read chapter 7 for this book and you can remove me from the list. Thanks, and sorry for the extra effort.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 22nd, 2015, 6:27 am

leena2015 wrote:Hello, I'm a newbie and would like to try my hand at chapter 8. I'm happy to be listed Leena Emsley.
I have a question - how do I make sure I pronounce names in the same way as everyone else in the other chapters?
Don't spend too much time worrying! The point is to enjoy yourself - and Corelli can be gloriously fun. I'm looking forward to proof listening to your recording!
-Erin

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Post by alg1001 » September 22nd, 2015, 8:32 am

FCMendel wrote:Hey, I'm not going to finish this book. Read the first couple chapters aloud just to get a feel for it and at least so far it's just not interesting to me. I took some time to think about whether I would keep going and I've decided not to. Hope I'm wrong and it gets way better.

So just to be clear, I'm not going to read chapter 7 for this book and you can remove me from the list. Thanks, and sorry for the extra effort.

Hi FCMendel,
I will reopen it.
Thanks for letting me know.
I hope you find something you like better.
-Amy

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