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Post by silverquill » April 10th, 2020, 4:22 pm

The Famous Missions of California by William Henry Hudson (1841 - 1922).


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-famous-missions-of-california-by-william-henry-hudson/


Naturalist William Henry Hudson was born in Argentina of immigrant parents from England, and later settled there. He published books on ornithology and novels, and other books of far ranging interest. This is a short overview, which he calls a sketch, of the California Missions starting with the first travels of Father Junipero Serra to their time of declining influence. ( Larry Wilson)
  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 10th, 2020, 6:05 pm

Larry,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
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Post by silverquill » April 10th, 2020, 7:13 pm

Thank you most kindly!

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Post by pschempf » April 10th, 2020, 8:17 pm

Can I have chapter VIII Larry? I used to live near Santa Barbara.
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Post by silverquill » April 10th, 2020, 8:21 pm

pschempf wrote:
April 10th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Can I have chapter VIII Larry? I used to live near Santa Barbara.
You've got it!
Thanks. :)
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Post by pschempf » April 10th, 2020, 8:28 pm

That should be chapter 8, not 3 Larry. That's what I get for being fancy and using Roman numerals.
Fritz

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Post by silverquill » April 10th, 2020, 10:08 pm

pschempf wrote:
April 10th, 2020, 8:28 pm
That should be chapter 8, not 3 Larry. That's what I get for being fancy and using Roman numerals.
Well, that's a big, "DUH!" :shock:
But, I could also mistake 8 for 3. :lol:

Thanks for keeping me straight.

Santa Barbara is a great area, I hear.
We lived in LA, pretty much in the center of things, for three years. Terrific experience, I must say, but I am really glad to be on our little hill in New Hampshire, pretty isolated, although we did wake up to snow on the ground this morning. Ice off the pond for a week now, but I'm not taking the plunge just yet. :lol:
~ Larry

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Post by Kikisaulite » April 11th, 2020, 2:28 am

I'd like chapters 5, 6 and 7 please.

K. :)
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Post by silverquill » April 11th, 2020, 6:38 am

Kikisaulite wrote:
April 11th, 2020, 2:28 am
I'd like chapters 5, 6 and 7 please.

K. :)
Glad to have you!
Thanks.
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Post by pschempf » April 12th, 2020, 7:40 pm

Larry -

Here's section 8 to start us off -

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/famousmissions_08_hudson_128kb.mp3
Track length: 6:57
Fritz

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Post by silverquill » April 12th, 2020, 8:01 pm

pschempf wrote:
April 12th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Larry -

Here's section 8 to start us off -

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/famousmissions_08_hudson_128kb.mp3
Track length: 6:57
Thanks so much!
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~ Larry

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Post by michellemo5 » April 13th, 2020, 11:47 am

Hello,

I can do Chapters 2-4

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Post by v323838 » April 13th, 2020, 8:24 pm

Proof listened to chapter 8 by pschempf, reader did a great job. No corrections noted.

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Post by silverquill » April 13th, 2020, 9:53 pm

v323838 wrote:
April 13th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Proof listened to chapter 8 by pschempf, reader did a great job. No corrections noted.
Thank you!
(Best to let us know if you intend to PL a section, though, so we don't have people duplication effort)
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Post by Kikisaulite » April 16th, 2020, 9:33 am

Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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