[COMPLETE] Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans - tg

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Post by TriciaG » April 6th, 2020, 4:53 pm

Man of Many Minds by Edward Everett Evans (1893 - 1958).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/man-of-many-minds-by-edward-everett-evans/

This is an abandoned project, resurrected as a group project!

Volunteers outside the USA: E. Everett Evans died in 1958. His work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954).
GALAXY IN DANGER!

Somewhere, somehow, the first moves have been made—the pattern is beginning to emerge. Someone—or something—is on the way to supreme power over all the planets held by Man.

And the Inter-stellar Corps is helpless to meet the threat—no normal man can hope to penetrate the conspiracy.

But—the Corps has a man who isn't normal, a man with a very strange weapon...

...his mind.

Exciting! Strange! Extraordinary! One of the most unusual science fiction adventures ever published. (Preface)

Space travel, telepathy, and heroism! Military school cadet George Hansen is selected to join an elite, super-secret, secret service organization. He has extraordinary mental powers, among them the ability to talk to animals and transfer parts of his mind into them. Old-school space opera! (Summary by TriciaG)
  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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      The text often uses "SS" for "Secret Service" Please read it as "secret service".

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 8th, 2020, 12:29 pm

Hi mokka. I will be your MC for this project. Your MW will be available shorty.

Since this will be your first project as soloist/book coordinator(BC), you will need to set up a password for access to the workflow system so you can enter the information into the section compiler which then appears in the "Magic Window" in the top post. Here are some links to detailed instructions for logging into the system and setting a password the first time, as well as for entering and editing information in the section compiler.

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If you have any questions, let me know. I'll leave this thread here in the Launch Pad for a day or so longer before I move it to the Going Solo forum, to see if a DPL (Dedicated Prooflistener) volunteers. Looking forward to working with you.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 8th, 2020, 12:35 pm

The Preface/Introduction is extremely short. I would suggest you just include it at the beginning of Chapter 1. If you agree, let me know and I will adjust the section numbers accordingly. :)
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Post by mokka » April 8th, 2020, 5:00 pm

Hi mokka. I will be your MC for this project. Your MW will be available shorty.
Thanks a lot, that's much appreciated!
knotyouraveragejo wrote:
April 8th, 2020, 12:35 pm
The Preface/Introduction is extremely short. I would suggest you just include it at the beginning of Chapter 1. If you agree, let me know and I will adjust the section numbers accordingly. :)
I agree with that; with the preface only clocking in at a few seconds, it feels pointless having it sit in its own file.
I'll figure out the MW stuff and enter the chapters + word counts and get started recording c:

Regards,
Michael

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 11th, 2020, 2:19 pm

Moving this over to Going Solo. Once you have a few files uploaded, you can post for a DPL over in Listeners Wanted if no one has volunteered in the meantime.
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Post by mokka » April 12th, 2020, 8:30 am

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
April 11th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Moving this over to Going Solo. Once you have a few files uploaded, you can post for a DPL over in Listeners Wanted if no one has volunteered in the meantime.
Splendid, many thanks!

I have completed my first read of the book and will start recording the first chapters on Monday/Tuesday.

I do, however, have a question: The book frequently abbreviates "Secret Service" to "SS". In reading, am I allowed to always use the long-form, that is: say "Secret Service" whenever it is abbreviated to "SS" in the text?

Regards,
Michael

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 12th, 2020, 11:22 am

Yes, that's fine.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 6th, 2020, 12:14 pm

Hi Michael,

Are you still planning to continue with this project?

I see you have not posted to the forums since early May. Please respond if you are still around and have time to record any time soon. If I don't get a response back from you within the next 2 weeks then I will have to assume you are no longer available or interested in continuing with this project. As a result, since there are no files submitted, this thread will be removed from the forum and the project will be deleted from the database as per the following policy:
IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
Hope to hear from you,
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 30th, 2020, 10:33 am

No response from the soloist. Moving to Abandoned Threads. Since there are no files, the project will be deleted from the database.
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Post by Availle » July 30th, 2020, 1:47 pm

Oh please don't delete this - it sounds like a great (group?) project?
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Post by TriciaG » August 9th, 2020, 5:35 pm

Adopting as a group project. All ready for claims!
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Post by KevinS » August 9th, 2020, 6:07 pm

Chapter One, please.

Can I PLEASE read the tiny introduction 'GALAXY IN DANGER!' as a man might for a movie?!
What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by ToddHW » August 9th, 2020, 6:49 pm

May I read Chapter 2?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by OooThatsNifty » August 9th, 2020, 9:12 pm

Might I claim Chapters 7 & 8?

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Post by TriciaG » August 10th, 2020, 5:39 am

Claims entered!

Kevin - yes, go ahead and read that preface as you wish. (Can you believe I set this up without once looking at the text?? I added the preface to the project's intro/summary as well, it fits that purpose so well.)
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
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