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Post by Elizabby » December 7th, 2015, 1:27 am

The Door in the Wall, and Other Stories by H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-door-in-the-wall-and-other-stories-by-h-g-wells/
A collection of short stories by H. G. Wells, author of "The Time Machine" and "War of the Worlds". The science fiction master ranges over a variety of topics, each original and unexpected. Included in this collection is "The Country of the Blind" where a man with sight hopes to make himself king. In other stories a stranger offers to sell diamonds on the street, a magic door appears requires a sacrifice to go through it, a demon machine tries to become a god, an engineer finds an engineering solution to a love triangle, and a man dreams or does he? (summary by Beth Thomas)
  • Volunteers outside the USA: H. G. Wells died in 1946. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like the UK/Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years. Please note this IS in the public domain in Australia.

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Post by Elizabby » December 7th, 2015, 3:07 am

Word Counts:

The Door in the Wall: 6,800 words
The Star: 4,500 words
The Dream of Armageddon (Part 1): 4,600 words to "and then it came again."
The Dream of Armageddon (Part 2):: 5,600 words from "When the dream came again..." to the end.
The Cone: 4,300 words
A Moonlight Fable: 1,800 words
The Diamond Maker: 3,000 words
Lord of the Dynamos: 3,500 words
Country of the Blind (Part 1): 4,600 words to "Thanked God that the power of sight had been given him."
Country of the Blind (Part 2): 5,000 words from "He heard a voice calling..." to the end.

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Post by craigdav1 » December 7th, 2015, 6:02 am

Would enjoy being dpl if one is needed.
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Post by Elizabby » December 7th, 2015, 12:55 pm

Thanks Dave, that would be lovely! :thumbs:

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Post by TriciaG » December 7th, 2015, 3:46 pm

You're set up.

For now I put "Short stories" and "Science Fiction" in as keywords. You may certainly change these or add to them later, but I wanted to put something in case we forget. :)
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
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Post by Elizabby » December 7th, 2015, 9:11 pm

MW is all done, I've claimed the first section (as I usually do) and we are ready for readers wanted! :mrgreen:

Tricia, these are longish short stories, so I'm not sure if they would be better in Readers Wanted or in Short Works? I'll leave it up to you - I'm happy either way.

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Post by TriciaG » December 8th, 2015, 7:15 am

Well, it's a book of stories, so it's a book. But they're short stories, so they're short works. LOL!

I'll put it in books, I think. If we decide to move it later, we can.
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Family history: The Medici, Vol. 2

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Post by Elizabby » December 8th, 2015, 2:35 pm

TriciaG wrote:Well, it's a book of stories, so it's a book. But they're short stories, so they're short works. LOL!

I'll put it in books, I think. If we decide to move it later, we can.
I agree - I don't go to the "Short Works" forum if I intend to read a section of over 6,000 words! :shock:

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Post by HeartsandStars » December 8th, 2015, 7:09 pm

Hi, I'd like to read section 6--A Moonlight Fable.

Thanks!
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Post by kevjose » December 9th, 2015, 2:12 pm

I would like to submit 7. The Diamond Maker.

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Post by Elizabby » December 9th, 2015, 3:25 pm

Thanks for those claims, I'll put both of them in the MW now. All the information you need should be in the first post, but please just ask if you have questions!

kevjose, if this is your first recording I'll need to create a reader file for you. This needs to have your catalogue name - what you say when you read your voice credit. It can be your real name, forum name or anything else you like. But once you've chosen it don't change it or listeners won't be able to find your work!

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Post by kevjose » December 12th, 2015, 11:02 am

Elizabby, sorry about the late reply. Please name my reader file Kevin Jose.

Thanks

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Post by Elizabby » December 12th, 2015, 2:36 pm

OK, Kevin, you are in the MW - record when ready! :thumbs:

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Post by jburlinson » December 12th, 2015, 3:04 pm

Hi. Could I claim section 8 Lord of the Dynamos ?

Thanks.
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Post by Elizabby » December 12th, 2015, 4:38 pm

Thanks John, section 8 is all yours!

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