COMPLETE SOLO Travels in the Interior of Africa by Mungo Park-mas

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Post by Lmnei » December 24th, 2017, 10:57 pm

Travels in the Interior of Africa by Mungo Park (1771 - 1806).


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/travels-in-the-interior-of-africa-by-mungo-park/

Mungo Park, a Scottish surgeon and explorer, was sent out by the 'Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior of Africa' after Major Houghton failed to return, to discover the if the River Niger was a tributary of either the river Senegal or Gambia in South Africa. This is the story of his first trip. The journey had many challenges, such as language, religions, imprisonment and robbery. Most of the trip he had nothing but his tattered clothes, a horse, a pocket compass and his hat where he kept his notes. After first following the Gambia River, he finally was the first European to reached the Niger River at Ségou. He continued along the Niger another 80 miles to Silla, where he had to turn around as he had no way of continuing without procuring more supplies. He then returned to England by boat, via America. [Lynda Marie Neilson]
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): Volume I http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5266 Volume II http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5305
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 25th, 2017, 5:24 pm

Lynda,
I'd be happy to MC this for you.
MaryAnn

Edit - OK, you're set. You'll need to write a new summary before we catalog. The site you have quoted is copyrighted.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 30th, 2017, 6:44 am

I see the MW is filled in, so I'll move this over to going solo. We can advertise for a DPL once you get a couple of sections read (unless someone volunteers before then based on the ~ in the title).

Have fun!

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Post by Lmnei » December 30th, 2017, 12:18 pm

Okay Mary Ann!

I am going to ask Helen as I like her as my DPL - she is my DPL on my other solo and I cannot do both and the same time :)
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Post by HZFerr » December 30th, 2017, 5:08 pm

:D I am here. DPL :thumbs:

TY, I am honored. :clap:
Helen
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 30th, 2017, 8:31 pm

Great. I've updated the MW.
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Post by Lmnei » February 10th, 2018, 5:41 am

Good morning Helen!

I have recorded the Introduction along with I have started putting in the word count so I know how long each recording is. So far I do not need to split any into Part 1 and II which is good :)

Have a great day!
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Post by HZFerr » February 10th, 2018, 9:15 pm

HI Lynda,

0 Vol.1 Introduction
PL note:

Start of recording, for the intro chapter only, the authors name is to be included.
"Travels in the Interior of Africa,
by Mungo Park

was not included.
Helen
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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
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Post by Lmnei » February 11th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Hi Helen -

Thanks for catching my missing name in the Introduction! It is now fixed :)

Have a great day!
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Post by HZFerr » February 11th, 2018, 2:36 pm

0 Vol.1 Introduction
Spot PL OK

I am impressed how you are able to do these changes.
Great job! :thumbs: :clap:
Helen
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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by HZFerr » March 1st, 2018, 2:41 pm

1 Vol.1 Chapter I - JOURNEY FROM PORTSMOUTH TO THE GAMBIA
PL OK :thumbs:
Helen
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Post by Lmnei » March 1st, 2018, 2:56 pm

:) :clap: :)

Thanks so much! More Anne to come shortly!

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Post by WYSIWYG » March 7th, 2018, 5:33 pm

Looking forward to hearing this one!
Vision issues and routine, long travel make audbiobooks a MUST for me-- THANK YOU. Apologies in advance for ypto's in my posts.

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Post by Lmnei » March 11th, 2018, 3:51 pm

Hi Helen -

Well, Chapter 2 is recorded - these ones are a lot LOONGGGER so it is going to take me a bit more time to get some of these read and proofed for you.

Have a great night!

Lynda

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Post by HZFerr » March 12th, 2018, 5:15 pm

sect 2 Vol.1 Chapter II - LANGUAGE AND RELIGION OF THE NATIVES

PL notes: some editing.
14:59 please check for a slight stumble, then repeated line:
In most of the towns the Mohammedans
17:48 slight stumble, travels of Francis Moore 'is' preserved
18:29 slight stumble, trade with Europe..by being..
25:03 slight stumble,(Remove) I shall now, keep corrected: I shall detain

I know these longer and harder. You gave yourself a real challenge.
Helen
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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