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Post by Rapunzelina » February 10th, 2021, 11:34 am

The Burglars' Club: A Romance in Twelve Chronicles, by Henry Augustus Hering (1864 - 1945)
'He's one of us,' the burglar explained. 'You see, we are men who have pretty well exhausted the pleasures of life. We've all been in the Army or the Navy, all of us are sportsmen, and we are bachelors; so there isn't much excitement left for us. We've started a Burglars' Club to help things on a bit. The entrance fee is a town burglary, the subject to be set by our president, and every other year each member has to keep up his subscription by a provincial line.' (excerpt from the book)

Comedy, crime and adventure in Victorian London. (Summary by Rapunzelina)
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Post by Steve » February 11th, 2021, 7:18 am

Could I please claim:

Section 1 - Sir John Carder's Cigars

Section 7 - The Great Seal

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 11th, 2021, 8:05 am

Yes, thank you, Steve! 1 and 7 are yours.

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Post by Kalamareader » February 11th, 2021, 9:01 pm

Good evening (at least that is what it is here, now),

This sounds intriguing (and fun). Might I have section 11 "The Victoria Cross"?

Thanks for considering this.

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 12th, 2021, 2:33 am

Thank you, Wayne! Section 11 assigned! I hope you'll enjoy the writing style. The author has a subtle but distinct sense of humour, I would say :D

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Post by alily » February 12th, 2021, 7:37 am

hello can i have chapters 5 or 10 please?

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 12th, 2021, 7:53 am

Hi Lysa! Lovely to see you in this project! Did you mean one or the other? I've signed you up for chapter 5, but if you meant both let me know and I can sign you up for 10 as well. Or if you'd rather finish with 5 first and then decide if you'd like another one too. :D

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Post by Kalamareader » February 13th, 2021, 9:14 pm

Rapunzelina,

Here is Chapter 11: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/burglarsclub_11_hering_128kb.mp3

Time: 25:52

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Post by BrettCoulstock » February 14th, 2021, 5:15 am

I'm new here, but I'd like to claim Chapter 2 if that's okay?

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 14th, 2021, 5:20 am

Thank you, Wayne! PL OK! That last paragraph gave me a hearty laugh!

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Post by Steve » February 18th, 2021, 2:10 am

Chapter 1 uploaded: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/burglarsclub_01_hering_128kb.mp3

Duration: 26:30

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 18th, 2021, 5:37 am

Thank you, Steve! :clap:
PL OK and very entertaining!

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Post by MannAmar » February 21st, 2021, 2:02 pm

Please could I claim chapter 3, the luck of Illingworths please?
Last edited by MannAmar on February 22nd, 2021, 11:06 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 22nd, 2021, 9:23 am

MannAmar wrote:
February 21st, 2021, 2:02 pm
Please could I claim chapter 3, the luck of Illingworths?
That would be great! Welcome to this project!
If you'd like, you could do the 1-minute test first to ensure your recording tech specs are correct: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test
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Post by MannAmar » February 22nd, 2021, 11:03 am

Hello, I think I have done all that is required. Here is the link
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/luck_of_the_illingworths.mp3

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