COMPLETE: Bill the Conqueror by P.G. Wodehouse -jo

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carolpelster
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Post by carolpelster » March 21st, 2020, 10:59 am

Bill the Conqueror by P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/bill-the-conqueror-by-p-g-wodehouse/

Hailed as one of the funniest writers of the 20th century, P. G. Wodehouse cheerfully radiates humor that is both sophisticated and popular. In Bill the Conqueror, Wodehouse creates an array of entertaining characters who gallop around England and America in quest of love and money. Our far-from-perfect hero Bill is a dissipated American former football player and man of action, who tangles with odious relatives, bumbling gangsters, suave white-collar crooks, and even his exasperating but well-meaning friend Judson, as he seeks to become worthy of the woman of his dreams, whichever one she might be. As you might expect, the course of true love never did run smooth.
( Carol Pelster)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.32194/page/n5
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    Genres for the project: General Fiction; General Fiction/Published 1900 onward; Humorous Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: romantic comedy, english humor, comedic complications, the course of true love never did run smooth.

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    • "Chapter [number] of Bill the Conqueror. 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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Last edited by carolpelster on May 16th, 2020, 12:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 22nd, 2020, 11:34 am

I'll MC for you, Carol.
Jo
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Post by carolpelster » March 22nd, 2020, 6:24 pm

Thanks, Jo!

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Post by julianpratley » March 22nd, 2020, 6:31 pm

I've never read Wodehouse but I've been told I’d like him. Would you like me to DPL?
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Post by carolpelster » March 23rd, 2020, 4:20 am

Whoever told you that you would like P.G.Wodehouse is giving you a compliment. It shows that you have a good sense of humor . Thanks for offering to sign up to listen. So glad to have you.
Carol

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Post by carolpelster » March 23rd, 2020, 12:08 pm

I just put up Chapter 1. It's pretty long, 45 minutes. Chapter 2 is even longer, so I am going to divide it. I think most of the rest of the book has shorter chapters.
Carol

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Post by julianpratley » March 23rd, 2020, 3:10 pm

carolpelster wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 12:08 pm
I just put up Chapter 1. It's pretty long, 45 minutes. Chapter 2 is even longer, so I am going to divide it. I think most of the rest of the book has shorter chapters.
Carol
Sounds good, I'll give it a listen when I get the chance. I get the feeling time isn't going to be hard to come by for the next while... Looking forward to the book!
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carolpelster
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Post by carolpelster » March 24th, 2020, 6:15 pm

So many things are cancelled, that I have been having lots of time for reading.
Section 2 is ready.

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Post by julianpratley » March 24th, 2020, 6:47 pm

carolpelster wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 6:15 pm
So many things are cancelled, that I have been having lots of time for reading.
Section 2 is ready.
I loved chapter 1! He paints the characters so clearly and he definitely has a way with words. You brought out the humour in his writing well too :D

PL OK :thumbs:
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Post by julianpratley » March 27th, 2020, 3:29 am

I'm not warming to Bill quite as much as the characters in chapter 1, although I did enjoy the end of this section. I only have two notes, both of which are very minor, so I'm not sure whether you want to bother with them.

~0:28 you're missing the ‘of’ in ‘hordes of people's’
~3:00 small stumble on honest
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Post by carolpelster » March 27th, 2020, 6:08 pm

Thanks ever so, for finding the mistakes in section 2. I fixed them, but I must say, it is harder than you would think to fix it when you leave out the word "of".

I also added Section 3.

Bill has quite a long way to go to reach the status of a conquering hero.

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Post by carolpelster » March 27th, 2020, 6:08 pm

Thanks ever so, for finding the mistakes in section 2. I fixed them, but I must say, it is harder than you would think to fix it when you leave out the word "of".

I also added Section 3.

Bill has quite a long way to go to reach the status of a conquering hero.

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Post by julianpratley » March 27th, 2020, 7:53 pm

That's why I wasn't sure - I figured it would be rather finicky. You're doing well if those are the only issues in 25 minutes of audio though!
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Post by julianpratley » March 29th, 2020, 2:37 am

Only one note for part 3: at 6:43 “doorstep again” is very rushed and interrupts the flow.
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Post by carolpelster » March 29th, 2020, 11:56 am

Thanks again for finding my mistakes. I would hate to have them get missed, and afflict the poor listeners with them.
I fixed Section 3 and added Section 4.

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