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Post by Lynnet » January 29th, 2016, 7:27 am

Windy McPherson's Son by Sherwood Anderson (1876 - 1941) .

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Windy McPherson's Son is the story of Sam McPherson's rise in the world of business and search for emotional enlightenment in later life. McPherson starts out as an ambitious newsboy in Caxton, Ohio, with drunkard of a father who constantly embarrasses him. Eventually, after his mother's death and an episode with a middle-aged schoolteacher, McPherson leaves Caxton for Chicago. In Chicago, he gets a job as a buyer of farm implements and establishes his reputation in business. While his professional life is blossoming, his personal life suffers. After meeting Sue Rainey, the daughter of his boss Colonel Rainey, they get married and twice fail to have children. Following a business deal that forces his father-in-law out of his own company, McPherson and Sue Rainey separate.

One day, once McPherson had become quite wealthy, he gets a telegram saying that Colonel Rainey committed suicide. This causes Sam to realize that he is unhappy with his life. This feeling inspires him to leave Chicago and travel all over becoming involved in various adventures. Finally, McPherson's comes across a promiscuous and alcoholic mother of three children. A deal is made and McPherson gets custody of the children. Showing up with the children at Sue's current place of residence, the five of them become family. ( Wikipedia)
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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Sherwood Anderson) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherwood_Anderson
    7. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windy_McPherson's_Son
    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 25
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    10. Original publication date (if known): 1916
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    Keywords that describe the book: marriage, Chicago, childhood, alcoholism, business, determination, hardship, custody, separation

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Post by afutterer » February 24th, 2016, 9:42 am

Hi Lynnet. I would like to act as DPL for this project. Is this the "claim" you referred to, or is there something else I must do?
Anthony

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Post by Lynnet » February 24th, 2016, 10:21 am

afutterer wrote:Hi Lynnet. I would like to act as DPL for this project. Is this the "claim" you referred to, or is there something else I must do?
This is perfect. As you can see, this is a group project, but I've got it started with the first 2 chapters. If it doesn't take off, I may read more.
As a DPL, you will have access to the MW, which is password protected, but I am unable to give you access yet. As you just joined yesterday, we have to wait for the system to update, so it shouldn't be too long. I'll check again later today.
If you have any questions, please ask.
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Post by Lynnet » February 24th, 2016, 10:36 am

I have managed to add you!

Under the Magic Window, you will see a link marked BC Admin. If you click that, it opens the magic window. The only column you need to worry about is on the far right. It's a drop down menu, so you choose either "see PL notes" or "PL OK". If you are adding notes, I find it helpful to add in the notes column "see notes p. 6" or whatever, but not everyone does that.

Oh yes, the password should be different from the one you use to get on the forum and if you change one, the other remains unaffected.
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Post by afutterer » February 24th, 2016, 2:30 pm

PL Notes:

Chapter 1:
~00:25 - Mouth click.
~00:28 - Mouth click during reading.
Anthony

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Post by afutterer » February 24th, 2016, 3:19 pm

PL Notes:

Chapter 2:
~2:44 - "...s-squirrel creek..." Edit out extra "s" sound.
~17:31 - "...the c-crowd..." Edit out extra "c" sound.
~19:53 - "...h-heard his father..." Edit out extra "h" sound.
~19:55 - There is a stumbling pause on the word "birthplace."
~26:29 - There is a stumble at the word "tall."
Anthony

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Post by bincy » February 26th, 2016, 11:13 am

Hi,

Could I have Book I Chapter 3?

bincy

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Post by Lynnet » February 26th, 2016, 11:32 am

bincy wrote:Hi,

Could I have Book I Chapter 3?

bincy
Hi and welcome to Librivox!
I can certainly hold that story for you but there are a few formalities before you get started.
First, we ask all new readers to complete a one minute test to ensure their recording setup meets with Librivox requirements. If not, you'll be given tips on how to change things. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test
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Lastly, all the information you need for recording is in the first post, but if you have questions, please ask.

Just one more thing, section 3 is very long... That's going to be about 40 minutes of final recording, so it would take even an experienced reader 2 hours or more of work. You may want to consider a shorter section for a first reading.
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Post by deongines » February 27th, 2016, 7:45 am

Could I claim section 4? Thanks, Deon
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Post by Lynnet » February 27th, 2016, 11:30 am

deongines wrote:Could I claim section 4? Thanks, Deon
Of course.
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Post by afutterer » March 1st, 2016, 8:16 am

PL Notes:

Chapter 2:
~2:44 - "...s-squirrel creek..." Edit out extra "s" sound.
~17:31 - "...the c-crowd..." Edit out extra "c" sound.
~19:53 - "...h-heard his father..." Edit out extra "h" sound.
Anthony

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Post by deongines » March 2nd, 2016, 10:27 am

Turning it over in your mind will not plow the field.

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Post by Lynnet » March 2nd, 2016, 10:29 am

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Post by deongines » March 2nd, 2016, 2:36 pm

Could I claim section 5? Thanks, Deon
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Post by Lynnet » March 2nd, 2016, 3:16 pm

deongines wrote:Could I claim section 5? Thanks, Deon
Certainly.
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