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Post by Carolin » August 23rd, 2017, 4:41 am

The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889).
Mercy Merrick is living a difficult life on the streets, but when she meets the young and charismatic clergyman Julian Gray, she desires to leave this life behind and start afresh. She packs her things and volunteers as a nurse in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. It is, however, very difficult to leave your life behind, and even harder to start a new life in a society so dependent on social connections. So when she sees that Grace Roseberry is killed by a shell, Mercy assumes Grace's identity and social position... ( Carolin)
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Post by Carolin » August 30th, 2017, 1:23 am

this project is now ready to go! all readers and a dpl are most welcome!
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Post by ToddHW » August 30th, 2017, 5:19 pm

May I please read sections 17-19? The Guardian Angel, The Search in the Grounds, and The Evil Genius. The juxtaposition of Guardian Angel and Evil Genius looks just too enticing to pass up.

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Post by Carolin » August 30th, 2017, 10:20 pm

Thank you todd!
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Post by Margot » August 31st, 2017, 11:01 am

I would love to be a DPL for this project but I'm not sure how fast the chapters will be ready.

I have from now until mid January to be committed to a project. I can always just PL as they come in as well.

Count me in for helping with this project. Who doesn't love Wilkie Collins?

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Post by Carolin » September 1st, 2017, 1:55 am

hi margot, welcome to this project!

cool that youd like to join us. no problem if you have to step away if it takes us longer than january, we will cross that bridge when we get to it.

i see you have been pling already, but you havent been signed up officially as dpl elsewhere. to be able to do so, i need to add you to the system. how would you like to be credited? you can choose any name or pseudonym you like :) thank you!
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Post by Margot » September 1st, 2017, 2:21 pm

Carolin,

I guess it really doesn't matter - margot is just fine.

I'm really happy to help out and so far the PLing is fun for me to do. I can't believe how much time and effort goes into making each book sound so great.

I'm learning a lot and love to be able to help out with Librivox.

Count me in. I've also downloaded the book so I can read along. It seems to help as I'm listening. And I'm happy for any instructional tips as we go along. I'm watching and rewatching Phils videos to increase my skills.

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Post by Carolin » September 2nd, 2017, 11:19 pm

Awesome, thank you :thumbs:

I see someone else has added you to the system in the meantime, so you are signed up :D thank you!
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Post by ToddHW » September 4th, 2017, 6:14 pm

Here is section 17. Great story!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/newmagdalen_17_collins_128kb.mp3

19:05

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Post by Carolin » September 4th, 2017, 11:15 pm

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by Margot » September 5th, 2017, 9:19 am

Chapter 17 is perfect! PL all okay!

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Post by ToddHW » September 5th, 2017, 3:51 pm

Great. On to 18 and 19.

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Post by Carolin » September 5th, 2017, 11:05 pm

Thank you both :thumbs:
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Post by Carolin » September 8th, 2017, 1:02 am

thank you todd!
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