COMPLETE The Flirt by Booth Tarkington -- icequeen

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Post by Leesma » October 23rd, 2017, 6:43 am

The Flirt by Booth Tarkington (1869 - 1946).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-flirt-by-booth-tarkington/


Laura and Cora Madison and their younger brother Hedrick live with their parents in a Midwestern American town that is fairly bursting with Cora’s discarded and would-be beaus. Her flirtatiousness annoys the tempestuous Hedrick but not the reserved Laura. The return to town of a handsome, charming former resident and an encounter with a deranged young person set in motion a roller-coaster of events that interweave and play out to an exciting, emotional climax.
Booth Tarkington's writing is exceptionally sensitive and perceptive. A popular American novelist and dramatist, he is best remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Alice Adams". – Lee Smalley
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/297
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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Booth Tarkington) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booth_Tarkington

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 25
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1913
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Genres for the project: Romance; Mystery; General Fiction/Published 1900 onward

Keywords that describe the book: Romance; Siblings; Betrayal; Mystery; Flirtatiousness;

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[*]The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
START of recording (Intro):
  • "Chapter [number] of The Flirt. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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  • "Chapter [number] of The Flirt by Booth Tarkington. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
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    "End of The Flirt, by Booth Tarkington. "

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Post by Leesma » October 23rd, 2017, 6:44 am

DPL is icequeen. :D
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Post by icequeen » October 23rd, 2017, 10:41 am

Sweet! The MW is ready for us! I will move s over to Going Solo as soon as I know you have seen what I have done!
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Post by Leesma » October 23rd, 2017, 10:58 am

Fast workers, you and I. The chapters are in the MW!
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Post by icequeen » October 23rd, 2017, 8:04 pm

Perfect! On the move!
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Post by Leesma » October 27th, 2017, 6:38 pm

After a little needed break... here's Ch. 1.

Clearly, Tarkington is a master at his craft, but I wonder if you'll find, as I did, that the first half of the chapter is textbook purple prose. Highfalutin descriptions done as if to awe the reader. But eventually he gets down to business and the story begins.

Now it's back to the war, but I think we'll really have something here to look forward to. :)
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Post by icequeen » October 31st, 2017, 1:46 pm

This is going to be a great story! Chapter 1 is PL OK!
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Post by Leesma » November 28th, 2017, 3:07 pm

Chapter 2. Devilishly wicked fun!
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Post by Leesma » November 29th, 2017, 6:41 pm

Breezing right along (with a little song in my heart :) ) here's 3.
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Post by Leesma » November 30th, 2017, 6:38 am

On second thought...

I did "sing" four lines of the song mentioned in Chapter 3. I'm no Sinatra, but that's not the point. Does LV have anything to say about that? Would it be more appropriate to just say, rather than sing, the lines?
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Post by icequeen » November 30th, 2017, 10:16 am

Leesma wrote:On second thought...

I did "sing" four lines of the song mentioned in Chapter 3. I'm no Sinatra, but that's not the point. Does LV have anything to say about that? Would it be more appropriate to just say, rather than sing, the lines?

I think singing is fine, we have the Christmas Carole collection every year, or at least we used to have one. The only time there is a problem is when music played with it, and that music is still under copy right. I think you are fine to sing four lines though!
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Post by Leesma » December 3rd, 2017, 6:19 pm

And here's 4.
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Post by icequeen » December 4th, 2017, 9:54 pm

Chapter 2 is PL OK! This book is going to be a lot of FUN! :clap:
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Post by Leesma » December 5th, 2017, 2:52 pm

Yes, lots of fun; and some big-time drama when Cora is in the scene.

Here are Chapters 5 & 6.
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Post by icequeen » December 5th, 2017, 9:57 pm

Chapter 3 is PL OK!
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