[Humor] Leave it to Psmith, Wodehouse-mas

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Post by Elizabby » August 7th, 2019, 8:47 pm

Leave it to Psmith by P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975).

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Freddie Threepwood and his uncle are in difficulties. Freddie wants a thousand pounds to start a bookmaker’s business and to marry Eve, while his uncle wants to raise three thousand pounds, unbeknown to his wife, to help a runaway daughter. Freddie persuades his uncle to steal his wife’s necklace and sees Psmith’s advertisement in a daily paper. Freddie enlists the services of Psmith to steal the necklace. There are plots and counterplots. This is the fourth book in the "Psmith" series, following on from "Mike and Psmith", "Psmith in the City" and "Psmith, Journalist". (From the publisher's blurb)

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Post by KevinS » August 8th, 2019, 1:10 pm

I prefer recording Wodehouse, but I can PL the chapters that I don't.
E agora, José?

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Post by Elizabby » August 8th, 2019, 8:25 pm

That’s fine! If you DPL the rest, I’ll PL your chapters!

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Post by KevinS » August 9th, 2019, 4:48 am

Chapter 1, please.
E agora, José?

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Post by Elizabby » August 9th, 2019, 5:20 am

I won’t take claims until we have a MW - too hard to keep track manually.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 10th, 2019, 6:00 pm

Beth,

I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.

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Post by KevinS » August 10th, 2019, 6:40 pm

Ch. 1, please.
E agora, José?

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Post by Lmnei » August 15th, 2019, 8:56 am

Hi!

Chapter 14 please. I will record while in the USA.

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Post by Elizabby » August 15th, 2019, 6:14 pm

OK, I've finally filled out the MW with the claims already made - we are ready for Readers Wanted!

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Post by KevinS » August 15th, 2019, 6:48 pm

E agora, José?

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Post by Elizabby » August 15th, 2019, 9:12 pm

That was quick!

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Post by KevinS » August 15th, 2019, 9:16 pm

Elizabby wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 9:12 pm
That was quick!
I love Wodehouse!
E agora, José?

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Post by Elizabby » August 15th, 2019, 10:41 pm

Chapter 1 text is all is PL OK! But please don’t give the title of the chapter at the end, it isn’t necessary, and we only want 5 seconds of silence at the end - if you just trim Those two things and reload please.

Do you want to go on and do Ch 2?

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Post by KevinS » August 16th, 2019, 2:29 am

Chapter 1 fixed!

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/leaveittopsmith_01_wodehouse_128kb.mp3

20:14

I don't think I should commit to anymore chapters until I catch up a little bit on my other projects.

I'll be doing the PLing, though.
E agora, José?

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Post by Elizabby » August 16th, 2019, 7:49 pm

Chapter 1 is now PL OK! You can sit back now and wait for the other chapters to roll in!

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