COMPLETE - SOLO Despoilers of the Golden Empire by David Gordon - lny

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Post by Steven Seitel » October 10th, 2020, 9:58 am

Despoilers of the Golden Empire by David Gordon (Gordon Randall Phillip David Garrett 1927 - 1987).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/despoilers-of-the-golden-empire-by-randall-garrett/
From the text: A handful of men, and an incredible adventure—a few super-men, led by a fanatic, seeking to conquer a new world!

The story appears to be about an expedition through space to a planet inhabited by a civilized but technologically backward people, whom the expedition conquer. However, in the last line it is revealed to be anything but that.[T]he story reads like a pulp magazine yarn mixing space travel and classic swashbuckling themes, to the point where the characters even fight with swords, bringing to mind the adventures of Flash Gordon, or the Barsoom stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs. (Wikipedia)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24091
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin Genres for the project: Action & Adventure Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: Conquest and Treasure

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    • "Section[number] of Despoilers of the Golden Empire. 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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  • Example filename despoilersofthegoldenempire_##_garrett_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. despoilersofthegoldenempire_01_garrett_128kb.mp3)
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Last edited by Steven Seitel on October 10th, 2020, 8:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Steven Seitel

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Post by Steven Seitel » October 10th, 2020, 10:02 am

Well, here goes. This one should be interesting, unusual, and lots of fun! It hides a secret, to be revealed by the author only in his upraised-middle-finger final chapter, which really should be saved for last! :lol:

Steve
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Post by linny » October 10th, 2020, 10:31 am

I can MC this. I'll be back in a moment with your MW.

EDIT: MW is ready. Let me know if you have any trouble gaining access. Enjoy! :D

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

Hi, Linny. Thanks for jumping in so quickly. :)

I've had second thoughts about the number of chapters; they're so short (< 5 min ea.) it makes sense to read several in each section. I'll see if I can rearrange the MW myself, but I may need your help to delete the extra sections.

Thank you,

Steve
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Post by linny » October 10th, 2020, 11:08 am

You will... deleting is an admin function. Let me know when you are finished and I'll get the extras out of your way.

EDIT: Looks like you finished so I deleted. I also updated your intro/ending so as not to confuse your future DPL.

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Post by Steven Seitel » October 10th, 2020, 11:46 am

Terrific. Thank you, Linny.

Here's section 01; we can use it as a test case.
https://librivox.org/uploads/linny/despoilersofthegoldenempire_01_garrett_128kb.mp3
Duration 14:12

Steve
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Post by Steven Seitel » October 10th, 2020, 2:22 pm

Steven Seitel

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Post by ColleenMc » October 10th, 2020, 6:44 pm

I would like to be DPL on this if available!

Colleen

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Post by Steven Seitel » October 10th, 2020, 7:44 pm

Hi, Colleen. Welcome aboard! :)

Steve
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Post by linny » October 11th, 2020, 3:50 am

Colleen added as DPL and we are off to Going Solo. Enjoy the project. I'll be back here lurking should you need anything. :D

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Post by Steven Seitel » October 12th, 2020, 8:16 am

Patched section 01 to add reader's name to the intro.

https://librivox.org/uploads/linny/despoilersofthegoldenempire_01_garrett_128kb.mp3

Duration is now 14:16

Steve
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Post by Steven Seitel » October 12th, 2020, 10:00 am

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Post by Steven Seitel » October 12th, 2020, 12:41 pm

Section 04
https://librivox.org/uploads/linny/despoilersofthegoldenempire_04_garrett_128kb.mp3 (21:01)

Linny, I have added a fifth section to the MW to contain Chapter 16, which is really not part of the story,
but rather the author's defense of how he wrote it. Also, this balances section durations more evenly.

Steve
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Post by Steven Seitel » October 12th, 2020, 1:28 pm

Aaaand...section 05. This is where the author gets to poke his finger into his critics' eyes, figuratively speaking, of course. It's a riot, but do listen to the whole story first to get the full effect. :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/linny/despoilersofthegoldenempire_05_garrett_128kb.mp3 (15:01)

That's it for this novelette, pending corrections from Colleen. It's fun to do an easy short one now and then... :wink:

Steve
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Post by ColleenMc » October 12th, 2020, 4:52 pm

Section 1 is PL OK!

Colleen

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