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Post by Guero » July 11th, 2012, 8:01 pm

The Life and Ventures of the Original John Jacob Astor by Elizabeth Louisa Gebhard (1859 - 1924) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/life-and-ventures-of-astor-by-gebhard/
John Jacob Astor was pre-eminently the opener of new paths, a breaker of trails. From his first tramp alone through the Black Forest of Baden, at sixteen, his life never lost this typical touch. In America, both shores of the Hudson, and the wilderness to the Northwest knew his trail. The trees of the forests west of the Mississippi were blazed by his hunters and trappers; and his partners and agents planted through this vast region the flag of the American Fur Company. The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans were invisibly lined by the path of his vessels. His were the first American ships to habitually circle the globe, trading around the earth. With his far-sighted vision withdrawn from distant scenes, and centered on Manhattan Island, he led the way toward the upbuilding of the largest, and most important city in the new world. (Summary from book's Foreword)
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    BC Admin ======================================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and readers (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 33
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: yes
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Date of first publication: 1915

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    adventure, biography, history, memoirs

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Post by Guero » July 13th, 2012, 11:24 am

Moving to Readers Wanted...
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Post by philchenevert » July 29th, 2012, 1:48 pm

I would like to claim the first chapter 01 A pivotal day please Image
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Post by Guero » July 30th, 2012, 8:39 am

philchenevert wrote:I would like to claim the first chapter 01 A pivotal day please Image
Great, Phil! Welcome to the project. :)
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Post by philchenevert » August 5th, 2012, 1:06 pm

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Post by pkrantz » August 5th, 2012, 1:41 pm

Hello there! If you don't mind a female voice starting and ending this book, would you mind if I did the Forward and the last Section 32, as the bookends?
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Post by Guero » August 6th, 2012, 10:31 am

pkrantz wrote:Hello there! If you don't mind a female voice starting and ending this book, would you mind if I did the Forward and the last Section 32, as the bookends?
I don't mind having female voices at all. This is not a dramatic work. ;)

Those sections are yours, Pamela. Thanks!
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Post by Guero » August 6th, 2012, 10:33 am

John
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Post by J_N » August 7th, 2012, 7:13 am

May I have 03 - The Village School and the Old Church Bells, please?

Quick question: Should I pronounce German words German or English?
And there is a mistake on page 15
(Walt, Waiz, Wein, Wasser, Weid
which probably should be "Wald, Weizen, Wein, Wasser, Weide" (Forrest, Wheat, Wine, Water, Meadow) - should I correct this or simply read it wrongly?
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Post by Guero » August 8th, 2012, 6:45 am

J_N wrote:May I have 03 - The Village School and the Old Church Bells, please?

Quick question: Should I pronounce German words German or English?
And there is a mistake on page 15
(Walt, Waiz, Wein, Wasser, Weid
which probably should be "Wald, Weizen, Wein, Wasser, Weide" (Forrest, Wheat, Wine, Water, Meadow) - should I correct this or simply read it wrongly?
Yes, you may have section 03. Welcome to the project! :D

You can pronounce the German words in German, if you'd like. I often do the same when I run across Spanish words in a text I'm reading. And, yes, feel free to make the corrections you list above. Thanks!
John
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Post by pkrantz » August 8th, 2012, 10:31 am

:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by Guero » August 8th, 2012, 11:32 am

Thanks, Pamela!
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Post by Guero » August 9th, 2012, 11:23 am

I've taken a couple sections for myself.
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Post by pkrantz » August 9th, 2012, 8:10 pm

32 - Gathering the Threads Together is uploaded.

11:17
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gu/lifeandventures_32_gebhard.mp3
:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by Guero » August 10th, 2012, 6:35 am

pkrantz wrote:32 - Gathering the Threads Together is uploaded.
11:17
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gu/lifeandventures_32_gebhard.mp3
Thanks, Pamela! :D
John
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