COMPLETE SOLO Round About a Great Estate by Richard Jefferies - kiki

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Post by Steven Seitel » March 20th, 2020, 10:46 am

Chapter 5.
https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/greatestate_05_jefferies_128kb.mp3
Duration 22:58

Lots of flowers... :)

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Post by Steven Seitel » March 22nd, 2020, 12:09 pm

And...Chapter 6
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Duration 23:19

We're over the hump now. :D

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Post by Steven Seitel » March 24th, 2020, 10:03 am

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Post by Steven Seitel » March 25th, 2020, 11:07 am

Still plodding along...two more to go! :wink:

Chapter 8
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Duration 19:53

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Post by Steven Seitel » March 25th, 2020, 12:48 pm

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Post by Kikisaulite » March 25th, 2020, 1:15 pm

Moving quickly with this one!

The stoats and birds are all fine and PL OK! :clap: Now to the bees.
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Post by Kikisaulite » March 25th, 2020, 2:26 pm

Bees (funny!) and flowers (beautiful!!!) - both chapters PL OK! :clap:

This book is so very calm and soothing, I can really imagine walking among all those flowers, sun shining and birds chirping... :9: great book! And great reading!
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Post by Steven Seitel » March 26th, 2020, 12:10 pm

And here's the final chapter:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/greatestate_10_jefferies_128kb.mp3
Duration 18:58

You're right. It's a peaceful book about a simpler time. Very calming. But we can't go back.

We still need to gin up a summary of some sort. Would you like to tackle that, Kristine, or shall I?

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Post by Kikisaulite » March 26th, 2020, 12:18 pm

Steven Seitel wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 12:10 pm

You're right. It's a peaceful book about a simpler time. Very calming. But we can't go back.

We still need to gin up a summary of some sort. Would you like to tackle that, Kristine, or shall I?
We can't go back of course, and I am not sure I'd like to go back permanently, but we can enjoy the book and that is already something very good. :)
Would be nice if you could conjure up the description.
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Post by Steven Seitel » March 26th, 2020, 1:14 pm

Okay, will do. Thanks for being such a good reviewer. :wink:

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Post by Kikisaulite » March 26th, 2020, 1:17 pm

The author really loves birds and flowers. :) Sections 6 and 7 - PL OK!
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Post by Steven Seitel » March 26th, 2020, 5:45 pm

How about something like this for a summary:

John Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) wrote of country life, natural history, and agricultural practice at a time when the industrial revolution was bringing great change to long-settled patterns of English life. In this book, a work of fiction, he aims to tell us something of "the former state of things before it passes away entirely.”

This is a gentle book with a keen eye for the beauty of the countryside, the uncultivated bonuses of plants and flowers; the antics of the birds and wild animals; and the agricultural practices, superstitions, and great generosity of the simple country folk who live on or about the Great Estate of the title.

Suggestions?

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Post by Steven Seitel » March 26th, 2020, 5:59 pm

Hi, Kristine.

I can't figure out how to add keywords. Perhaps you can do it as MC. I suggest "Natural history" "Country life" "Victorian England" plus whatever you think we should add.

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Post by Kikisaulite » March 28th, 2020, 2:32 am

Summary looks very good!!! :thumbs: Sums up the essence of the book very nicely.

I added the keywords, only a MC can do that after the stage of the initial project set-up.

So we are all set so far. I will most likely listen to the remaining sections this evening.

Kiki :)
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Post by Kikisaulite » March 28th, 2020, 1:31 pm

Chapters 8 and 9 - PL OK! :clap: one more to go. :)
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