[COMPLETE] Queen Zixi of Ix by L. Frank Baum - tg

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Post by Tortilla » June 5th, 2016, 12:01 am

Queen Zixi of Ix by L. Frank Baum (1856 - 1919).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/queen-zixi-of-ix-by-l-frank-baum/
Fairy-Queen Lulea and her merry band, in a quest to relieve themselves of boredom, decide to create a new magical amusement. They weave a beautiful magic cloak that grants its wearer a single wish. The Queen tells a fellow fairy to give the cloak to the most unhappy mortal she happens to meet. She hands it over to the sister of Noland's new king, recently coronated and still trying to figure out how to rule. The Witch-Queen of Ix, taking notice of the cloak and Noland's power struggles, hatches a plan steal the cloak and become even more powerful (possibly taking over Noland in the process)! Will the new royals withstand her attempts?

Published in 1905 and consider by Baum to be his best work, this novel, though not an official part of the Oz canon, takes place in Ix and Noland, Oz's bordering countries. It was also adapted into a now-fragmented silent film in 1914. (Mary Kay)
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      This title is pronounced "Zix-ee of Icks."

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Last edited by Tortilla on June 5th, 2016, 10:00 am, edited 6 times in total.
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Post by TriciaG » June 5th, 2016, 5:45 am

This is set up. :)
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by Tortilla » June 5th, 2016, 9:47 am

Thank you Tricia!! I have set up the MW, word counts included. :) Now we wait for a DPL~
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Post by BettyB » June 5th, 2016, 10:02 am

I would love to read the last three sections.
BettyB

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Post by Tortilla » June 5th, 2016, 10:40 am

BettyB wrote:I would love to read the last three sections.
BettyB
MW updated, thank you for signing up!!
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Post by TriciaG » June 7th, 2016, 5:53 am

Moving to Readers Wanted...
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by Tortilla » June 7th, 2016, 3:50 pm

Thank you! I will let it stand as is for another couple of days, and then I'll make a DPL wanted posting. :)
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Post by Tortilla » June 13th, 2016, 7:55 pm

Still looking for a DPL!
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=61304
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Post by TheSybilline » June 15th, 2016, 4:15 pm

Greetings! I would like to read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 please? This would be my first recording but I have downloaded Audacity and have a headphone with a microphone and can start recording this Saturday :)

I'd like to go by Ella Louise if that sounds alright?
I haven't got any websites to plug. :)

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Post by Tortilla » June 18th, 2016, 11:18 am

TheSybilline wrote:Greetings! I would like to read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 please? This would be my first recording but I have downloaded Audacity and have a headphone with a microphone and can start recording this Saturday :)

I'd like to go by Ella Louise if that sounds alright?
I haven't got any websites to plug. :)
Hi Ella!

If you could record your 1-minute test and get it OKed, I'd appreciate it! If anything is wrong with your audio aspects, it is easier to fix one minute over an entire chapter. Message back here when you get approved, and I'll add you into the MW. They are reserved for now. :)
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Post by BettyB » July 9th, 2016, 10:30 am


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Post by Tortilla » July 10th, 2016, 11:58 am

MW updated! :)
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Post by linny » July 10th, 2016, 12:05 pm

Hi Betty.

PL ok! :D

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Post by Elizabby » July 13th, 2016, 3:03 pm

Hi, I can read the first four chapters for you - nice short ones! I reckon this project could be finished in a month, don't you think?

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Post by SoulSatchel » July 14th, 2016, 9:17 am

I'd like to claim chapters 6,7,and 8 for a start, if I could.

I don't know if I'm in the catalog yet, but I'd like to be credited as Andy Harrington.

Thank you!

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