COMPLETE: Historical Tales, Volume VIII: Russia by Charles Morris - jo

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Post by DrPGould » July 7th, 2018, 8:52 am

Historical Tales, Volume VIII: Russian by Charles Morris (1833 - 1922).

This project is complete. All audio files can be found on the catalog page.

https://librivox.org/historical-tales-volume-viii-russian-by-charles-morris/
These Russian tales span the time of Russia's founding in the 800s-900s all the way to the early twentieth century and are factually based, although particularly the older tales have become legendary. ( DrPGould)
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      Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/History ; Culture & Heritage

      Keywords that describe the book: myths and legends, russian tales

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Post by DrPGould » July 7th, 2018, 9:02 am

Hello everyone.

I have dusted off an abandoned project for completion. In so doing I have asked knotyouraveragejo and craigdav1 to continue as MC and DPL. I do not yet know whether they will do so.

I have changed the text link to the gutenberg.org work. It the same work down to the pagination as the earlier link, but I find it easier to read. You may read from either one.

After the MW is created, I will be editing the first post for some additional clarity.

These tales contain much of the essence of Russian history and culture spanning a millennium. They are all familiar to most contemporary Russians (with the possible exception of the Russo-Japanese war section).

I look forward, with the help of an MC, DPL, and numerous enthusiastic readers, to adding this to the Librivox catalog.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by TriciaG » July 7th, 2018, 9:29 am

I've given you MW access in the meantime, so you can fix up things before Jo shows up. :)
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Post by DrPGould » July 7th, 2018, 9:35 am

Thank you Tricia. I appreciate your help.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 7th, 2018, 9:57 am

Here!
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Post by DrPGould » July 7th, 2018, 10:16 am

Hi, Jo!

Thanks for remaining with the project! I hope we can attract some terrific readers. These are great tales. (I heard the older ones during the semester I taught in Russia back in the 1990s. The newer ones, not so much).

I think I have the MW in order.

I'm thinking about shortening the file name a bit and I'll probably find something else in the first post I missed.

Ever forward,

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » July 7th, 2018, 10:19 am

Oops, sorry.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 7th, 2018, 10:31 am

The original files were named historicaltales08_##_morris_128kb.mp3. I changed it in the first post to match. If you want to change it to something else then I will have to rename the existing files accordingly.
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Post by DrPGould » July 7th, 2018, 11:11 am

That's fine, Jo. I didn't think about the file names needing to match (first time I'd taken a project from the abandoned pile--but won't be the last).

I put text links in to the relevant sections--so I think we're in great shape.

Many thanks,

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 7th, 2018, 12:58 pm

I've moved the files back into my folder so all the links in the MW should be working. :)
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Post by DrPGould » July 7th, 2018, 3:12 pm

Jo--

All the links seem to be working now. Thanks for your help.

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Post by tovarisch » July 7th, 2018, 3:56 pm

If this is a group project, may I claim 19, Mazeppa?
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Post by DrPGould » July 7th, 2018, 4:49 pm

Tovarish:

It is a group project and Section 19 is yours!

Many thanks,

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Post by tovarisch » July 8th, 2018, 2:15 pm

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Post by DrPGould » July 8th, 2018, 3:59 pm

Tovarish

Chapter 19 is in the MW and ready for PL!

Many thanks,

Philip
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