[HISTORY] American Leaders and Heroes by Wilbur F. Gordy - icequeen

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Post by silverquill » July 8th, 2020, 8:57 pm

Piotrek81 wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 12:19 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/americanleaders_02_gordy_128kb.mp3 duration 10:47
Weird... by the author's admission, De Soto's claim to fame is the discovery of the Mississippi and yet Gordy describes the fact in just one sentence.
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Post by RitaBoutros » July 9th, 2020, 5:34 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 12:19 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/americanleaders_02_gordy_128kb.mp3 duration 10:47
Weird... by the author's admission, De Soto's claim to fame is the discovery of the Mississippi and yet Gordy describes the fact in just one sentence.
Nice reading - and yes, it is odd that the author did not elaborate on the actual discovery of the Mighty Mississippi.

It will always astonish and sadden me to hear about the egregious treatment of native peoples when the Europeans first arrived in this country.

Two tiny things on this section:
4:55 them
6:39 them

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Post by Piotrek81 » July 9th, 2020, 8:12 am

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Post by silverquill » July 9th, 2020, 8:33 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 8:12 am
Re-uploaded with the same duration
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/americanleaders_02_gordy_128kb.mp3
Marked Ready for Spot PL
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Post by RitaBoutros » July 9th, 2020, 8:51 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 8:12 am
Re-uploaded with the same duration
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/americanleaders_02_gordy_128kb.mp3
Ok, we're good to go
Section 2 is PL OK

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Post by RitaBoutros » July 20th, 2020, 1:48 pm

PL notes on 04:

3:22 disease this word is cut off
3:32 text is missing
4:11 paragraph is missing
5:58 paragraph is missing
11:43 attended should be pretended

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Post by silverquill » July 20th, 2020, 10:37 pm

michaelnelson14356 wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Here is Chapter 4 -- John Smith (14:28): https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/americanleaders_04_gordy_128kb.mp3
Thank you for your recording.

It looks as if you've missed some of the chapter though.
See the PL Notes above.

Make the additions and corrections and upload your file again with the same file name and post the link here with the new length.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help.
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Post by michaelnelson14356 » July 22nd, 2020, 4:51 pm

Hi, I'm confused as to what my missing paragraph at 4:11 is. I see a picture caption, but I can't find any text that I'm missing.

Thanks for the help,
Michael

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Post by RitaBoutros » July 23rd, 2020, 4:14 am

michaelnelson14356 wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 4:51 pm
Hi, I'm confused as to what my missing paragraph at 4:11 is. I see a picture caption, but I can't find any text that I'm missing.

Thanks for the help,
Michael
The text that is missing is this:
When Smith fully grasped the situation he threatened the Indians with death, and then finding himself surrounded by hundreds of hostile warriors, he boldly seized Powhatan's brother by the scalp-lock, put a pistol to his breast, and cried, "Corn, or your life!"



Even though this is repeated in the caption, it is still part of the text and should be read. If it was only a caption, then we would leave it out.

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Post by michaelnelson14356 » July 23rd, 2020, 7:24 am

That text also comes later; it's a paragraph in the middle of page 52, where it makes sense to the story. Stuck right after a paragraph about the dire conditions of the initial settlement, it makes little sense, especially when the character of John Smith hasn't been introduced yet. I can read it if you would like, but it screw up the story a little... :help: :?

-Michael

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Post by silverquill » July 23rd, 2020, 8:05 am

michaelnelson14356 wrote:
July 23rd, 2020, 7:24 am
That text also comes later; it's a paragraph in the middle of page 52, where it makes sense to the story. Stuck right after a paragraph about the dire conditions of the initial settlement, it makes little sense, especially when the character of John Smith hasn't been introduced yet. I can read it if you would like, but it screw up the story a little... :help: :?

-Michael
Well, let me jump in here.

I agree with you, Michael. The author, or more likely the illustrator, grabbed that part of the text and incorporated it as part of the illustration, and the ebook creator then rendered it as text for the reader. So, I think it is best to omit it here for the audio format.
~Larry

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Post by michaelnelson14356 » July 23rd, 2020, 10:12 pm

Re-upload of Chapter 4 - John Smith: https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/americanleaders_04_gordy_128kb.mp3
New duration is 14:48

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Post by RitaBoutros » July 24th, 2020, 5:29 am

Thanks for the corrections. 4 is PL OK

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Post by tac107 » July 24th, 2020, 7:40 am

Hi - this is my first time trying to claim a section. It appears to me that section 7 is still open - can I have that one? Thanks! :D

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