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Post by TriciaG » March 14th, 2020, 3:47 pm

Character by Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904).

Although this was written in the 19th Century, the underlying principles still apply today. If you like the classics and are passionate about self development, you can't go far wrong with any book by Samuel Smiles. "Character" will help you not only become a better person, but recognize the traits of success within others too. ( Cribbed from Goodreads; to be changed before cataloging)
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Post by JohanSupertramp » March 23rd, 2020, 1:28 pm

Well, if no one else will give this a shot, I guess I will! Perhaps I might get a majority of the chapters too :) I'll start from the beginning with Ch. 1.

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Post by TriciaG » March 23rd, 2020, 1:51 pm

I've put you in for section 1. Thanks!

I may have scared people away with my warning about the difficulty of the text. ;)

Your way of going about it is wise: We'll take it a section or two at a time and see if anyone else jumps in.
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Post by mmelhart » March 25th, 2020, 6:31 pm

I'll jump in! I'd like to read sections 34-37, the entirety of Chapter 10. Thanks :D
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Post by TriciaG » March 25th, 2020, 7:24 pm

Thank you!
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Post by mmelhart » March 25th, 2020, 8:25 pm

Should I stop for the disclaimer between sections, or read the whole chapter through?
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Post by TriciaG » March 26th, 2020, 5:17 am

Each section is a separate file, which means reading the intro/outro for each file/section. :) I separated them into sections so the reader (and listener) doesn't have to do it all in one big chunk.
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Post by mmelhart » March 26th, 2020, 7:39 am

Will do!! :clap:
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Post by mmelhart » March 26th, 2020, 6:42 pm

love, mel hart

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Post by TriciaG » March 27th, 2020, 5:28 am

Thank you! I should be able to listen sometime today. :)
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Post by TriciaG » March 27th, 2020, 6:19 am

Very nicely read! Two nit-picky things:

0:19 - "Chapter 10, part 1" I'd like it said, "Chapter 10, part a".

14:57 - "End of chapter 10, part 1" please say instead, "End of section 34." (These are audio clues for those who cannot see a screen. With "End of section 34" at the end and the next file beginning with "Section 35", they can be sure they're listening in the right order.)
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Post by mmelhart » March 27th, 2020, 2:23 pm

love, mel hart

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Post by TriciaG » March 27th, 2020, 3:10 pm

mmelhart wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Here is the updated version! 14:59

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/character_34_smiles_128kb.mp3
Fixed, but then you lost the 5 seconds of silence at the very end. :lol: There's about 1.

Last fix, I promise!
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Post by adr6090 » March 28th, 2020, 8:19 am

Hello,
May I please read sections 16-19?
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Post by TriciaG » March 28th, 2020, 8:36 am

Thanks! You're in!
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