[SOLO] Left to Themselves by Edward Stevenson - darv

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Post by DACSoft » May 23rd, 2018, 7:26 am

Left to Themselves by Edward Irenæus Stevenson (1858 - 1942).
Said to be the first-ever gay youth novel, this 1891 story follows the adventures of 12-year-old Gerald Saxton embarking on a trip from New York, to meet his father in Nova Scotia. He is chaperoned by 17-year-old Philip Touchtone. During the trip, their steamer sinks, they are shipwrecked, and marooned on an island. In addition, a shady antagonist is stalking the two. And while all this is happening, a friendship of mutual affection develops between the boys (nothing explicit). (Summary by Donald Cummings)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57203
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    BC Admin ===========================================
    Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Action & Adventure
    Keywords that describe the book: fiction, adventure, youth, friendship, voyage, juvenile, shipwrecked, LGBT
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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Preface of Left to Themselves, Being the Ordeal of Philip and Gerald, published 1891. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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    Title: ## - [Section title]
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Last edited by DACSoft on December 10th, 2018, 10:03 am, edited 2 times in total.
Don (DACSoft)
Bringing the Baseball Joe series to audio!

In Progress:
Left to Themselves; Baseball Joe in the Central League
Next up:
Baseball Joe in the Big League; Whispering Tongues; Baseball Joe on the Giants

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Post by Darvinia » May 23rd, 2018, 10:11 am

Hi Don,

I just happen to have an MC project finishing soon :wink: so I'll take this one on. MW will be up this afternoon.
Bev

"I yam what I yam, and that's all what I yam." - Popeye, the sailor man
"Everybody's got a mountain to climb" - Dickey Betts
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Post by Darvinia » May 23rd, 2018, 1:32 pm

And there it is! :D

I'll leave this in the launchpad for a day or so to hopefully attract a prooflistener.

As usual, any questions or errors on my part, let me know!

Have fun!
Bev

"I yam what I yam, and that's all what I yam." - Popeye, the sailor man
"Everybody's got a mountain to climb" - Dickey Betts
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Post by DACSoft » May 25th, 2018, 10:50 am

Thanks Bev.

I'm glad we'll be working together again. :clap:

Don
Don (DACSoft)
Bringing the Baseball Joe series to audio!

In Progress:
Left to Themselves; Baseball Joe in the Central League
Next up:
Baseball Joe in the Big League; Whispering Tongues; Baseball Joe on the Giants

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Post by Darvinia » May 28th, 2018, 3:13 pm

Time to move. I had hoped we would acquire a DPL over the weekend.

When you have a file uploaded for listening, if a DPL hasn't found us yet, you can advertise in Listeners Wanted.
Bev

"I yam what I yam, and that's all what I yam." - Popeye, the sailor man
"Everybody's got a mountain to climb" - Dickey Betts
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Post by DACSoft » May 31st, 2018, 3:35 pm

Section 0 is available for PL. (4:23)

Bev, I'll set up an ad for a PL/DPL. :)

Don
Don (DACSoft)
Bringing the Baseball Joe series to audio!

In Progress:
Left to Themselves; Baseball Joe in the Central League
Next up:
Baseball Joe in the Big League; Whispering Tongues; Baseball Joe on the Giants

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Post by Darvinia » May 31st, 2018, 7:33 pm

Ok, found it, and locked and stickied it. :) I hope somebody jumps on board!
Bev

"I yam what I yam, and that's all what I yam." - Popeye, the sailor man
"Everybody's got a mountain to climb" - Dickey Betts
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Post by aniroo » June 1st, 2018, 7:55 am

If you are still looking for a DPL, I'd be glad to volunteer.

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Post by DACSoft » June 1st, 2018, 8:59 am

Hi aniroo,

Yes, still looking, and would be happy to have you DPL. :clap:

Thank you,
Don
aniroo wrote:
June 1st, 2018, 7:55 am
If you are still looking for a DPL, I'd be glad to volunteer.

aniroo
Don (DACSoft)
Bringing the Baseball Joe series to audio!

In Progress:
Left to Themselves; Baseball Joe in the Central League
Next up:
Baseball Joe in the Big League; Whispering Tongues; Baseball Joe on the Giants

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Post by aniroo » June 1st, 2018, 9:00 am

Thanks. Looking forward to it.

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Post by Darvinia » June 1st, 2018, 9:37 am

You're in, aniroo. Thank you!
Bev

"I yam what I yam, and that's all what I yam." - Popeye, the sailor man
"Everybody's got a mountain to climb" - Dickey Betts
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Post by aniroo » June 1st, 2018, 10:30 am

Preface PL OK.

Thanks. Looking forward to hearing how he manages to be light hearted but not light headed. :wink:

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Post by DACSoft » July 21st, 2018, 9:28 am

Just a quick FYI:

Chapter 1 has been recorded and I'm about 1/2 way through editing. RL and that I'm a slow editor :( has caused the delay. I expect this to be available in about a week.

Thanks for your patience,

Don
Don (DACSoft)
Bringing the Baseball Joe series to audio!

In Progress:
Left to Themselves; Baseball Joe in the Central League
Next up:
Baseball Joe in the Big League; Whispering Tongues; Baseball Joe on the Giants

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Post by Darvinia » July 21st, 2018, 9:32 am

Thanks for the update, Don. :)
Bev

"I yam what I yam, and that's all what I yam." - Popeye, the sailor man
"Everybody's got a mountain to climb" - Dickey Betts
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Post by DACSoft » July 22nd, 2018, 1:14 pm

Section 1 is available for PL. (18:42)

My time suddenly freed up since my status report. One can never predict. :hmm: :)

Don
Don (DACSoft)
Bringing the Baseball Joe series to audio!

In Progress:
Left to Themselves; Baseball Joe in the Central League
Next up:
Baseball Joe in the Big League; Whispering Tongues; Baseball Joe on the Giants

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