[COMPLETE]Stories of the Cave People - philc

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Post by philchenevert » July 19th, 2019, 4:46 pm

Stories of the Cave People by Mary Marcy (1877 - 1922).

This project is complete and can be found in our catalog at https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/storiesofthecavepeople_03_marcy_128kb.mp3
This book, intended for children, presents entertaining scenes from the life of prehistoric man as envisioned by the young science of anthropology in the early 1900's. "In this little book I have sought, in a series of stories or sketches, to present only the first steps in human progress. Man has risen from a stage of lowest savagery, little higher than the apes, buffeted by the hand of Nature, dependent upon the wild game he might kill or the food he found ready to hand, a fearing and a furtive creature of the forests and of the plains, preyed upon by a thousand stronger foes, to a being able to provide warmth and clothing and shelter against the rains and the cold and food against the seasons. He has become a master instead of a plaything of the elements. In a large measure he has become arbiter of his own food supply and, hence, his own destiny. He has subjugated, in a marvelous degree, the forces of Nature and harnessed them to his needs." ( the author)
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      Genres for the project: Children's Non-fiction/Science

      Keywords that describe the book: earlyman

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

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Post by nighthawks » July 22nd, 2019, 3:20 am

May I do Section 2 The Fire Beast. Thanks

:D

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Post by philchenevert » July 22nd, 2019, 5:04 am

nighthawks wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:20 am
May I do Section 2 The Fire Beast. Thanks

:D
Oh yes! all yours. :thumbs:
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Post by johnnyenglish » July 22nd, 2019, 10:09 am

Hello Phil,

I've actually volunteered for a few projects that I need to catch up on - but this looks just my cup of tea!

Instead of actually 'claiming' a part, do you mind if I just read a Chapter when I get the chance, and then claim it?

(I don't mind if somebody else beats me to it - these stories look like fun to read - and it's all practise, innit?)

Still, totally up to you!

(Just to explain - I've done a few 'short story' reads to give me a break from my Solo read, but I've just finished that. Hopefully!
Now, it turns out that a few of the 'short' stories I have volunteered for are anything but - so I may need a 'break' from them now and again!)
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Post by philchenevert » July 22nd, 2019, 5:18 pm

johnnyenglish wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 10:09 am
Hello Phil,

I've actually volunteered for a few projects that I need to catch up on - but this looks just my cup of tea!

Instead of actually 'claiming' a part, do you mind if I just read a Chapter when I get the chance, and then claim it?

(I don't mind if somebody else beats me to it - these stories look like fun to read - and it's all practise, innit?)

Still, totally up to you!

(Just to explain - I've done a few 'short story' reads to give me a break from my Solo read, but I've just finished that. Hopefully!
Now, it turns out that a few of the 'short' stories I have volunteered for are anything but - so I may need a 'break' from them now and again!)
Hi Johnny and I agree this is a neat little attempt at early anthropology. But why not just claim two or three chapters and record them whenever you get the chance? Is there any reason why you don't wish to actually claim some? I won't mind if you need to give 'em back, that's no problem at all. or you can just claim all the remaining chapters that would be cool too. It is all one to me but it seems a shame to record and edit a chapter only to not have it part of the book.
As soon as we get a DPL I will be moving this project to REaders Wanted. Image
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Post by johnnyenglish » July 22nd, 2019, 5:35 pm

No Probs, Mate.

I just didn't want to claim a chapter then not get round to it. It just seems a
bit unfair to anyone else that may fancy having a go...

I'll just keep an eye on it, and claim one (or three!) if I'm pretty sure I can do it.*

Fair enough?

*Actually - I want to get a few of the other projects I've volunteered for done -
I don't like to let people down if I can help it! :wink:
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Post by philchenevert » July 23rd, 2019, 5:10 am

I'll just keep an eye on it, and claim one (or three!) if I'm pretty sure I can do it.*

Fair enough?

*Actually - I want to get a few of the other projects I've volunteered for done -
I don't like to let people down if I can help it! :wink:
An excellent plan Johnny. Stay cool. :thumbs:
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Post by johnnyenglish » July 23rd, 2019, 5:24 am

:D :D :D
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Post by Milzh » July 23rd, 2019, 8:31 pm

May I do section 3 please?

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Post by philchenevert » July 24th, 2019, 7:56 am

Milzh wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 8:31 pm
May I do section 3 please?
Hi MIles and welcome to this project. I am assigning section 3 to you. But before you record it, please be sure you have done the 1 minute test. I can't find a record of your being given the OK, have you indeed done that yet? This is just to be sure your technical specs are set up correctly and things like that. So if you have indeed been approved, just jump in, but if you havent', you really need to do that before recording. Please let me know, OK?
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Post by Lmnei » July 24th, 2019, 6:36 pm

Hi Phil!

Can I please read Section 4 and 6?

Many thanks!

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Post by philchenevert » July 24th, 2019, 7:23 pm

Lmnei wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Hi Phil!

Can I please read Section 4 and 6?

Many thanks!

Lynda
CERTAINLY
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Post by philchenevert » July 25th, 2019, 8:09 am

Hi everyone. I am moving this project to Readers Wanted even though we don't have a Dedicated Proof Listener yet. Hopefully some kind soul will volunteer soon so you can have feedback on your recordings. :D
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Post by johnnyenglish » July 25th, 2019, 10:09 am

Hello Phil,

Can I have 5, 8, and 11 please?

(I've just finished - sort of! - the main story that was bugging me, and I missed the deadline on a couple of others.
Nil probs - they can be rolled over to the next collections! :wink: )

Still, this looks like being a very popular read - so I wanted to get my dibs in!
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Post by johnnyenglish » July 25th, 2019, 10:45 am

Er... Colour me confused...

I actually wanted to read 'Little Laughing Boy', which appears to be unclaimed -
but in the Gutenberg text it is presented as Chapter 4 (IV,) which has already been claimed... :?:
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