[Complete] Bill Nye's Cordwood by Bill Nye - lt

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Post by Penumbra » March 28th, 2018, 7:25 pm

Bill Nye's Cordwood by Bill Nye (1850 - 1896).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page:https://librivox.org/bill-nyes-cordwood-by-bill-nye/
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From Galileo to Grover Cleveland, from wasps to cattle, from dinosaurs to the railroad, Bill Nye's wide ranging wit pokes gentle fun at everything and everybody. This book is another wonderful collection of his thoughts on late 19th century America. ( Tom Penn)
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Bill Nye) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Wilson_Nye
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    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 35
    9. Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    10. Original publication date (if known): 1887
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    Genres for the project: Humorous Fiction; Satire

    Keywords that describe the book: satire, humor

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Tom Penn

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Post by Lynnet » March 28th, 2018, 7:56 pm

All set, Tom. Do you have a DPL set up?
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Post by Penumbra » March 29th, 2018, 7:41 am

Thanks, Lynne. I've invited someone to be DPL but haven't heard back yet.

I'll fill in the MW later today when I have a little more time.

Edit: My DPL request fell through so I am now in the market for one.
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Post by NemoR » March 29th, 2018, 11:37 am

May I claim sections 29 and 31 please.

Thanks!
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Post by Penumbra » March 29th, 2018, 1:17 pm

NemoR wrote:
March 29th, 2018, 11:37 am
May I claim sections 29 and 31 please.

Thanks!
All yours. Thank you!
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Post by pschempf » March 29th, 2018, 5:57 pm

Hi Tom -

May I have section 5?
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Post by Steve » March 30th, 2018, 1:22 am

Hi Tom

Could I claim sections 9 & 27?

Thanks

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Post by NemoR » March 30th, 2018, 4:50 am

Nemo

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Post by Penumbra » March 30th, 2018, 7:20 am

pschempf wrote:
March 29th, 2018, 5:57 pm
Hi Tom -

May I have section 5?
Section 5 is yours. Thank you!
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Post by Penumbra » March 30th, 2018, 7:20 am

Steve wrote:
March 30th, 2018, 1:22 am
Hi Tom

Could I claim sections 9 & 27?

Thanks

Steve
You got 'em. Thanks!
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Post by Penumbra » March 30th, 2018, 7:25 am

In the MW and ready for PL (as soon as I get one :) ). Thank you!
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Post by Penumbra » March 30th, 2018, 7:26 am

The person I had invited to be DPL is not available, so I am now looking for a DPL. Any takers?
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Post by pschempf » March 30th, 2018, 11:06 am

Fritz

"A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules."

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Post by Penumbra » March 30th, 2018, 1:18 pm

pschempf wrote:
March 30th, 2018, 11:06 am
Tom -

Here's section 5 -

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/billnyescordwood_05_nye_128kb.mp3
Track length: 7:15
Thank you!
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Post by Penumbra » March 30th, 2018, 1:45 pm

pschempf wrote:
March 30th, 2018, 11:06 am
Tom -

Here's section 5 -

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/billnyescordwood_05_nye_128kb.mp3
Track length: 7:15
Section 05 is PL OK! :clap:
Brilliant! Thank you.
Tom Penn

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