[Y.A./Adventure] King Mombo by Paul du Chaillu - lt

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Post by Lynnet » August 6th, 2020, 3:26 pm

King Mombo by Paul du Chaillu (1831? - 1903).

An adventure story for young adults, set in Africa. The young hero sets out from New York aboard ship and after an eventful journey arrives in Africa. He sets out to explore, and arrives at the village of King Mombo. Superstitions and bad luck dog his visit, but after meeting the local medicine man he sets out on further adventures and discovers unusual animals. Du Chaillu is credited with being the first European to document the existence of gorillas, and they feature prominently in this tale.
Note: there are references to slavery, which some may find offensive; but the work reflects views of the time and it is Librivox policy not to censor.( )
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    Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Action & Adventure

    Keywords that describe the book: africa, superstition, voyage, ship, gorillas, medicine man

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Post by Lmnei » August 8th, 2020, 4:59 pm

Hi Lynne -

Can I please have 3, 8, 18, 21 and 28?

Many thanks!

Lynda

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Post by Lynnet » August 8th, 2020, 5:34 pm

Lmnei wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Hi Lynne -

Can I please have 3, 8, 18, 21 and 28?

Many thanks!

Lynda
You may!
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Post by misikis719 » August 17th, 2020, 9:20 pm

Hello! May I read sections 1 and 2? I just posted my second test recording this evening, and I want to use the name "Misikis." Thank you!

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Post by Ares » August 18th, 2020, 2:19 am

Hello!
My I claim 4, 5, 6 and 7 ? :)

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Post by Lynnet » August 18th, 2020, 2:39 am

misikis719 wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Hello! May I read sections 1 and 2? I just posted my second test recording this evening, and I want to use the name "Misikis." Thank you!
Welcome! I will get you added to the catalog and signed up for section 2. Please ask if you have questions.
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Post by Lynnet » August 18th, 2020, 2:42 am

Ares wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 2:19 am
Hello!
My I claim 4, 5, 6 and 7 ? :)
You certainly may!
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Post by misikis719 » August 20th, 2020, 9:32 pm

Lynnet wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 2:39 am
misikis719 wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Hello! May I read sections 1 and 2? I just posted my second test recording this evening, and I want to use the name "Misikis." Thank you!
Welcome! I will get you added to the catalog and signed up for section 2. Please ask if you have questions.
Here is my recording for Section 2. It's my first official non-test recording, so I hope it is worthy. Time is 08:38.
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/kingmombo_02_duchaillu_128kb.mp3

I originally asked for sections 1 and 2. Would it be possible to do section 1? I think this story is fun so far. Thank you!

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Post by Lynnet » August 21st, 2020, 8:31 am

misikis719 wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Lynnet wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 2:39 am
misikis719 wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Hello! May I read sections 1 and 2? I just posted my second test recording this evening, and I want to use the name "Misikis." Thank you!
Welcome! I will get you added to the catalog and signed up for section 2. Please ask if you have questions.
Here is my recording for Section 2. It's my first official non-test recording, so I hope it is worthy. Time is 08:38.
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/kingmombo_02_duchaillu_128kb.mp3

I originally asked for sections 1 and 2. Would it be possible to do section 1? I think this story is fun so far. Thank you!
Thank you. And my mistake about section 1.
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Post by Lynnet » August 21st, 2020, 10:12 am

Excellent first recording :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Chapter 2 PL OK
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Post by kyouhanaie » August 26th, 2020, 6:16 pm

Hello, can I take chapter 9 please?
Thanks

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Post by Ares » August 26th, 2020, 10:31 pm

Hi! i did chapter IV:

duration: 10:56
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/kingmombo_04_duchaillu_128kb.mp3

I'd like very much to have a little of feedback, for me to know if im doing it ok, or learn how to fix any mistakes i've made.
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Post by Lynnet » August 27th, 2020, 7:19 am

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Post by Lynnet » August 27th, 2020, 7:23 am

kyouhanaie wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Hello, can I take chapter 9 please?
Thanks
Thank you for claiming
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