COMPLETE-[BIO/WESTERN] The Border Bandits by J. W. Buel-ag

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silverquill
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Post by silverquill » October 10th, 2019, 11:01 pm

The Border Bandits by J. W. Buel (1849 - 1920).

''An authentic and thrilling history of the noted outlaws Jesse and Frank James and their bands of highwaymen.compiled from reliable sources and containing the latest facts in regard to these desperate freebooters.'' (from the author's sub-title) The James brothers emerged from the Confederate guerrillas to become notorious outlaws of the American west rising to legendary status. J.W. Buel chronicles their path of robbery and murder across the West in short vignettes.
( Larry Wilson)

• This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-border-bandits-by-jw-buel/

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      BC Admin Keywords that describe the book: Americana, Crime, civil war, ford, West, robbery, outlaws, union pacific, cole younger, quantrell raiders, pinkerton, daniel askew, george shepherd, younger brothers

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Post by silverquill » October 10th, 2019, 11:05 pm

It is time for another book out of the American Old West.
This time, instead of heroes, we have the story of one of the most ruthless pair of outlaws in the history of the Old West, Frank and Jesse James.

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Post by alg1001 » October 11th, 2019, 7:14 pm

Hi Larry,
I'll MC this for you.
-Amy

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Post by silverquill » October 11th, 2019, 10:31 pm

Thank you so much, Amy!

The MW is populated and we are near READY FOR A DPL
and READERS are most welcome.

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Post by alg1001 » October 12th, 2019, 11:02 am

Off to Readers Wanted. :)

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Post by Pmiddy » October 13th, 2019, 2:44 pm

Hello!
I'm brand new to recording so I would like to start small. Can I claim sections 2 and 3 for starts? I just want to get comfortable with it. Please be patient with me!
Thanks,
Patrick

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Post by Anitazz » October 14th, 2019, 9:52 am

Hi! I'd like to volunteer for 26, 28, 29 and 30 (San Antonio, Muncie, Huntington, Rocky Cut). Is the MW correct? Section 27 says "anecdotes", which is the last chapter of the book. And an Interview with the Younger Brothers should be second to last. Just wondering.

Anita

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Post by silverquill » October 14th, 2019, 10:51 am

Pmiddy wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Hello!
I'm brand new to recording so I would like to start small. Can I claim sections 2 and 3 for starts? I just want to get comfortable with it. Please be patient with me!
Thanks,
Patrick
i Would be pleased for you to make your LibriVox debut here!

Pleas let me know how you would like to be listed in the LibriVox catalog. Many of us just use our real name since this is how we are credited for our work, but you may choose any pseudonym or nickname that you wish. I'll go ahead and save these for you, and you are free to start recording.

Let me know if you have any questions. Always here to help.

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Post by silverquill » October 14th, 2019, 11:02 am

Anitazz wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 9:52 am
Hi! I'd like to volunteer for 26, 28, 29 and 30 (San Antonio, Muncie, Huntington, Rocky Cut). Is the MW correct? Section 27 says "anecdotes", which is the last chapter of the book. And an Interview with the Younger Brothers should be second to last. Just wondering.

Anita
Yikes :shock: :oops:

It is so easy to mess up the MW, and I'm glad you caught that early.
I've put things back in the right order, and your sections are now 26-29.

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Post by johnb2 » October 14th, 2019, 11:56 am

hi Larry


chaps 6-7-8-9-10-11-12 :)

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Post by silverquill » October 14th, 2019, 8:51 pm

johnb2 wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 11:56 am
hi Larry


chaps 6-7-8-9-10-11-12 :)
Thanks, John!

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Post by johnb2 » October 15th, 2019, 1:03 pm


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Post by johnb2 » October 15th, 2019, 6:27 pm

Hi Larry

I'd like to add chapters 13-20

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Post by silverquill » October 15th, 2019, 11:27 pm

Thanks!
We don't have a DPL yet, but these are in the MW
And I've added you for 13-20

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Post by lomond » October 15th, 2019, 11:36 pm

Greetings -

Lomond's Listening Laboratory is interested in DPLing this book.

It will be an interesting contrast to Little Jack Rabbit. :D :D

Lomond

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