(Fiction) The Pothunters by P. G. Wodehouse - m8b1

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growlands
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Post by growlands » October 10th, 2019, 12:54 pm

The Pothunters by P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975).


The Pothunters was popular British humorist P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse's first published book. It tells the first of what would become a number of tales set in a fictitious English public school, and already shows the author's masterful, gentle satirical humor, lovingly sending up his privileged countrymen. ( Gareth Rowlands)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6984
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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!
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  • Example filename pothunters_##_wodehouse_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. pothunters_01_wodehouse_128kb.mp3)



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Post by KevinS » October 10th, 2019, 1:49 pm

I'll be happy to serve as DPL, if you'd like.
"E agora, José?"

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Post by m8b1 » October 12th, 2019, 9:53 am

Hi Gareth,

I will MC this for you. The Magic Window is up!

As a soloist, you are your own BC, and in charge of taking care of the MW. You will need to enter the chapter titles (I have done the first few as an example), enter the files and running times, and mark the sections ready for PL.

Don't worry, it is easy, and you can't break anything! :-)

Here is a link to a page in the wiki on how to setup your MW login, and how to navigate the MW: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Soloists:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window

If you have any questions or run into any problems, let me know and I will be happy to help!

Barring you had someone else in mind as DPL, I have added Kevin to that slot. :-)

Have fun!

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Post by growlands » October 14th, 2019, 5:28 pm

Thanks, Maria!

Really looking forward to this project.

Gareth

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Post by growlands » October 14th, 2019, 5:30 pm

Hi, kev5,

I'd be very grateful if you could PL this project. Thanks!

Gareth

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Post by KevinS » October 14th, 2019, 5:35 pm

growlands wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Hi, kev5,

I'd be very grateful if you could PL this project. Thanks!

Gareth
Let`s get rollin`! Haha!

I just discovered that `Wodehouse` is pronounced 'Wood-house.' I can't believe it! (Well, apparently it's true.)
"E agora, José?"

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Post by growlands » October 14th, 2019, 5:59 pm

Yes, it's typical of those English fellows to be so confoundedly odd with their pronunciation. Why, they should do as we Welsh, and spell everything as it sounds. No-one ever gets confused by anything we say or write :lol:

If Wodehouse gave you trouble, try out St-John, as in Norman St-John Stevas. (Hint: if you find yourself rhyming the opposite of virtue, along with mother's ruin, you'll be about there.)

Gareth

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Post by KevinS » October 14th, 2019, 6:13 pm

growlands wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Yes, it's typical of those English fellows to be so confoundedly odd with their pronunciation. Why, they should do as we Welsh, and spell everything as it sounds. No-one ever gets confused by anything we say or write :lol:

If Wodehouse gave you trouble, try out St-John, as in Norman St-John Stevas. (Hint: if you find yourself rhyming the opposite of virtue, along with mother's ruin, you'll be about there.)

Gareth
I think the impossible road signage in Wales is what kept the English out for all those centuries.
"E agora, José?"

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Post by m8b1 » October 15th, 2019, 5:40 am

Moving over to Going Solo!

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Post by growlands » October 15th, 2019, 8:40 am

Oh, no, Kevin, you worked out our plan!

Maria, that's great about the move. Makes it seem even more official somehow 😁

Gareth

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