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Post by Lynnet » June 21st, 2021, 9:02 am

The Yarn of Old Harbour Town, by William Clark Russell (1844 - 1911)
This novel opens in 1805, during the Napoleonic Wars between England and France. A retired sailor, Captain Acton, reminisces about his time at sea now he lives on shore and wonders about a ship seen burning at sea the previous night. But there is one more voyage for the Captain, this time taking his daughter Lucy. As all sailors know, a woman on board brings bad luck.
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63076

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Post by kadauber » July 11th, 2021, 10:35 am

Hi! I'd like to claim the first chapter.

I'm also curious why this book's topic is marked "Grp"? What does that mean?

Thanks - Kimberly
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Post by Lynnet » July 11th, 2021, 5:17 pm

kadauber wrote:
July 11th, 2021, 10:35 am
Hi! I'd like to claim the first chapter.

I'm also curious why this book's topic is marked "Grp"? What does that mean?

Thanks - Kimberly
“Grp” is an abbreviation for “group” meaning it is open to all readers to claim chapters, as opposed to a solo, where one reader reads all chapters :D
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Post by kadauber » July 11th, 2021, 9:25 pm

Hello! Here is my recording of Chapter 1. Looking forward to hearing from proofreaders!

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/oldharbourtown_1_russel_128kb.mp3
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Post by Lynnet » July 12th, 2021, 7:59 am

kadauber wrote:
July 11th, 2021, 9:25 pm
Hello! Here is my recording of Chapter 1. Looking forward to hearing from proofreaders!

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/oldharbourtown_1_russel_128kb.mp3
Thank you.
What is the length of the file please?
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Post by SophieCS94 » July 12th, 2021, 8:10 am

Hi there,

I'm brand new here, but I was wondering if I could claim Chapter 2

Sophie :)

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Post by Lynnet » July 12th, 2021, 8:54 am

SophieCS94 wrote:
July 12th, 2021, 8:10 am
Hi there,

I'm brand new here, but I was wondering if I could claim Chapter 2

Sophie :)
Certainly. Please wait until your test has been approved before recording :thumbs:
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Post by SophieCS94 » July 12th, 2021, 9:21 am

Yay! My test has been approved :) viewtopic.php?f=21&t=88216
Last edited by SophieCS94 on July 12th, 2021, 12:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Lynnet » July 12th, 2021, 10:49 am

Chapter 1 PL OK

Please be sure to use double digits in the file name e.g. 01. The system will read it as 10 without the leading zero. I can fix it in this instance, but please watch this in future recordings.
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Post by brownrottger » July 12th, 2021, 3:19 pm

If you dont have a DPL, I would like to DPL this project

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Post by Lynnet » July 12th, 2021, 3:46 pm

SophieCS94 wrote:
July 12th, 2021, 9:21 am
Yay! My test has been approved :) viewtopic.php?f=21&t=88216
Go ahead and record whenever you wish :thumbs:
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Post by Lynnet » July 12th, 2021, 3:46 pm

brownrottger wrote:
July 12th, 2021, 3:19 pm
If you dont have a DPL, I would like to DPL this project
That would be great!
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Post by brownrottger » July 12th, 2021, 5:33 pm

Hi Lynnet, Do you want to make a section 0 for the rhyme that prefaces the book? It is referred to in the first chapter. I would be thrilled to read it for the recording.

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Post by Lynnet » July 12th, 2021, 6:03 pm

brownrottger wrote:
July 12th, 2021, 5:33 pm
Hi Lynnet, Do you want to make a section 0 for the rhyme that prefaces the book? It is referred to in the first chapter. I would be thrilled to read it for the recording.
Sure!
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Post by brownrottger » July 12th, 2021, 6:38 pm

kadauber wrote:
July 11th, 2021, 9:25 pm
Hello! Here is my recording of Chapter 1. Looking forward to hearing from proofreaders!

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/oldharbourtown_1_russel_128kb.mp3
Very professionally done! Just 2 notes:
22:59 should be "employed"; I heard "enjoyed"
End remove "Read by Kimberly Dauber" since you did state this in intro.
A most enjoyable listen!

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