[Complete] The Last Egyptian by L. Frank Baum - lt

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Post by Lynnet » July 7th, 2017, 11:14 pm

The Last Egyptian by L. Frank Baum (1856 - 1919).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-last-egyptian-by-l-frank-baum/
Published anonymously during Baum's lifetime as he did not want his adult adventure stories to detract from his children's fantasy stories, the story takes the limited points of view of three protagonists in the field of Egyptology. A complex tale of intrigue, embezzlement, forgery, arranged marriages, bigotry and cheating keep the reader guessing the outcome until the last chapter.
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55020
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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (L. Frank Baum) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Frank_Baum
    7. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Egyptian
    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 26
    9. Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    10. Original publication date (if known): 1908
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    Genres for the project: Romance

    Keywords that describe the book: marriage, egypt, archaeology, forgery, ramses, eembezzlement, mummification

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  • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

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Post by DrPGould » July 8th, 2017, 6:48 pm

May I DPL this for you?

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by Lynnet » July 8th, 2017, 6:58 pm

DrPGould wrote:May I DPL this for you?

Many thanks,

Philip
Absolutely!
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Post by 2839reader » July 10th, 2017, 11:21 am

Claim 22,23, and 24 please.
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Post by Lynnet » July 10th, 2017, 12:53 pm

2839reader wrote:Claim 22,23, and 24 please.
All yours
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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » July 15th, 2017, 9:48 pm

May I read Chapter 1?

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Post by jpercival » July 16th, 2017, 6:00 am

Going to claim 13 and 14 please. (I may claim more once I get these done but don't want to bite off more than I can chew).

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Post by Lynnet » July 16th, 2017, 8:04 am

Delmar H Dolbier wrote:May I read Chapter 1?
Thank you for claiming.
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Post by Lynnet » July 16th, 2017, 8:07 am

jpercival wrote:Going to claim 13 and 14 please. (I may claim more once I get these done but don't want to bite off more than I can chew).
Thank you for claiming. You get 2 months in which to submit your files, so you can claim as many sections as you think you can complete in that time... but as one who has been over-enthusiastic in my claiming in the past, I understand your caution.
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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » July 16th, 2017, 9:08 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/lastegyptian_01_baum_128kb.mp3 [30:15]

Chapter One.

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Post by Lynnet » July 16th, 2017, 10:32 pm

Delmar H Dolbier wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/lastegyptian_01_baum_128kb.mp3 [30:15]

Chapter One.

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Thank you
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Post by DrPGould » July 17th, 2017, 12:53 pm

Delmar H Dolbier wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/lastegyptian_01_baum_128kb.mp3 [30:15]

Chapter One.

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Very nicely read. Just a couple of comments:

l. At 12:12, I heard "Scholars of Egypt".....I expected to hear "Scholars of Europe"
2. At 15:40 I heard "As he would like".....I expected "As if he would like"

One note to keep in mind....the checker brought the sound level in at 92 db--which is the very top of the scale. In the future you may want to reduce your amplification a bit.

I appreciated your reading.

Philip
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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » July 17th, 2017, 8:25 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/lastegyptian_01_baum_128kb.mp3 [30:20]

Chapter One corrected.

Also reduced volume of the file.

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Post by Lynnet » July 17th, 2017, 8:32 pm

Delmar H Dolbier wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/lastegyptian_01_baum_128kb.mp3 [30:20]

Chapter One corrected.

Also reduced volume of the file.

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Post by DrPGould » July 17th, 2017, 9:08 pm

Bravo! Section 1 is PL-OK. :clap:

Many thanks,

Philip
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