[COMPLETE][humour/essays]Journeys to Bagdad - Charles S. Brooks - kit

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Post by Kitty » October 30th, 2019, 7:54 am

Journeys to Bagdad by Charles S. Brooks (1878 - 1934).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/journeys-to-bagdad-by-charles-s-brooks/
In these 10 short and witty essays, author Charles S. Brooks (1878-1934) muses on various topics, as wide-ranging as Shakespeare, travelling to foreign countries, or even fashion (night-caps and hoopskirts), to name only a few. ( Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » October 30th, 2019, 8:00 am

launching the second volume of essays by witty humourist Charles S. Brooks. :) The titles already promise to be just as funny as the first book. :mrgreen:

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Post by Availle » October 30th, 2019, 6:10 pm

Yes, funny indeed! I'm in for section 3 on the night-caps! :D
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Post by Kitty » October 31st, 2019, 6:08 am

Availle wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Yes, funny indeed! I'm in for section 3 on the night-caps! :D
first claim ! thank you, Availle, great to have you in this project. It's my second Brooks volume and I also participated in his two plays and I can assure you, his wit is quite funny. :lol:

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Post by Anitazz » November 1st, 2019, 7:36 pm

Hi! I'd like to claim section 9, please!
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Post by Kitty » November 2nd, 2019, 4:36 am

Anitazz wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 7:36 pm
Hi! I'd like to claim section 9, please!
Anita
ah glad you found the next instalment ;) thank you, I'll put you in for section 9. Enjoy

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Post by rainaramsay » November 4th, 2019, 9:23 pm

I would like to read section 7

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Post by Kitty » November 5th, 2019, 12:21 am

rainaramsay wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 9:23 pm
I would like to read section 7
Hello Raina :) and welcome to our forum, and especially in this project. I can reserve you Section 7 for the moment, but before you start into any lengthy recording, it's highly recommendable to do a one-minute-test first. This is to make sure that the technical settings are all correct.

You can read more about it here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test
Please post the test in the Listeners Wanted forum: viewforum.php?f=21 and someone will come along and check it and give you feedback or advice if needed.

As soon as the test is ok'ed, please post the results back here, and then I can assign you the sections officially. For that I would need to open a personal reader page for you, so please also tell me which reader name you want to go by. Can be the same as the forum name or your real name, or whatever.

For the time being, I will reserve the sections for you for one month, to give you time to sort out the test. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. :)

Good luck with the test ! :) And if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Sonia

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Post by erieston » November 5th, 2019, 7:30 am

I'd like to claim section 04 [Maps and rabbit-holes] please! These all seem like very interesting reads! :D
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Post by Kitty » November 5th, 2019, 7:31 am

erieston wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 7:30 am
I'd like to claim section 04 [Maps and rabbit-holes] please! These all seem like very interesting reads! :D
hey, great to have you read in here :) yes, this author is very funny and witty. I am sure you will like it. It's often serious topics but explained in a humorous way.

Thanks for claiming !

Sonia

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Post by dbowens1227 » November 5th, 2019, 11:42 am

Hello there,

If possible I would like to claim #6 Respectfully submitted-to a mournful air please. - 900 Words. This is my first time recording - please use dbowens.

Thank you,
Denise Bowens

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Post by Kitty » November 5th, 2019, 12:28 pm

dbowens1227 wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 11:42 am
If possible I would like to claim #6 Respectfully submitted-to a mournful air please. - 900 Words. This is my first time recording - please use dbowens.
hi Denise ! I remember our discussion about volume in the one-minute-test :D cool that you want to start out in this project. It's a nice short section you chose as your first venture. :thumbs:

Here is your brandnew reader page: https://librivox.org/reader/13698
all your future projects will be listed here, for the moment you only see this one.

For all the details regarding intro disclaimer, filenaming, etc, please read the first post carefully.

And now have fun with you first section. This author is very funny, so maybe you have a hard time keeping from laughing from time to time :lol: Luckily these episodes can get cut out in post-processing ;)

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Post by dbowens1227 » November 6th, 2019, 2:49 pm

Great thanks Sonia! :D

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Post by rmd2001 » November 7th, 2019, 10:55 am

May I have section 8?
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Post by Kitty » November 7th, 2019, 12:09 pm

rmd2001 wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 10:55 am
May I have section 8?
hey Rachel, welcome to this project :) I see you just passed your test :thumbs: so now I only need to know the reader name you want to go by, then I can open your personal reader page for you and assign you the section officially. This can be your forum name or your real name, or a pseudonym, whichever you prefer.

All the important details about intro/outro and filenaming can be found in the first post. If there are any questions still, don't hesitate to ask. And have fun with your first official recording. 8-)

Sonia

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