(Complete) Tales of the Long Bow by G.K. Chesterton - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » January 6th, 2021, 9:57 am

Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/tales-of-the-long-bow-by-g-k-chesterton/

These tales concern the doing of things recognized as impossible to do; impossible to believe; and, as the weary reader may well cry aloud, impossible to read about. Did the narrator merely say that they happened, without saying how they happened, they could easily be classified with the cow who jumped over the moon or the more introspective individual who jumped down his own throat. In short, they are all tall stories; and though tall stories may also be true stories, there is something in the very phrase appropriate to such a topsy-turvydom; for the logician will presumably class a tall story with a corpulent epigram or a long-legged essay. (From the book)
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Post by mightyfelix » January 6th, 2021, 10:59 am

Fun! I'll read section 6, please!

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Post by m8b1 » January 6th, 2021, 12:06 pm

All yours ~ have fun! :-)

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Post by Kalamareader » January 7th, 2021, 1:08 pm

Maria,

Even though I know this isn't really the beginning of the story of Colonel Crane, I would like to do Chapter 1.

Thanks,

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Post by m8b1 » January 7th, 2021, 2:13 pm

Kalamareader wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 1:08 pm
Maria,

Even though I know this isn't really the beginning of the story of Colonel Crane, I would like to do Chapter 1.

Thanks,

Wayne
Thank you, Wayne ~ have fun! :-)

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Post by m8b1 » January 8th, 2021, 7:19 am

Moving to Readers Wanted.......

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Post by Kalamareader » January 9th, 2021, 3:27 pm

Maria,

Here is Chapter 1: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/taleslongbow_01_chesterton_128kb.mp3

Time: 57:39

This story is great. Great characters and such an amazing ending. I just hope I did it justice.

This is the longest reading I have done, by far. And I am not sure I will do it again. :hmm: (Of course I picked the second longest one in the book. :shock: )

Wayne
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Post by m8b1 » January 10th, 2021, 8:25 pm

Thank you, Wayne! I am sure you did great! :mrgreen:

I will get it PL'd tomorrow!

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Post by Owlivia » January 10th, 2021, 8:55 pm

oooh! What fun!

May I claim
Section 4, The Elusive Companion of Parson White,
please?

Owlivia/Deborah
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Post by m8b1 » January 11th, 2021, 7:29 am

All yours, Deborah ~ have fun! :-)

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Post by m8b1 » January 11th, 2021, 2:12 pm

Chapter 1 is PL OK! You did a great job! :thumbs:

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » January 25th, 2021, 1:45 pm

Could I do section 5 please?
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Post by m8b1 » January 25th, 2021, 1:55 pm

AdeledePignerolles wrote:
January 25th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Could I do section 5 please?
Of course ~ thank you!

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » January 25th, 2021, 9:30 pm

Adele

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Post by m8b1 » January 26th, 2021, 8:19 am

AdeledePignerolles wrote:
January 25th, 2021, 9:30 pm
Here's Chapter 5!
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/taleslongbow_05_chesterton_128kb.mp3 32:15
Thanks!
Thank you, Adele! Chapter 5 is PL OK!

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