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Post by eggs4ears » July 29th, 2017, 3:56 am

The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician by Edwin Lester Arnold (1857 - 1935).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/phra-the-phoenician-by-edwin-lester-arnold

Phra, a Phoenician merchant and warrior, settles in the south of England as husband to Blodwen, a British princess. Slain during the Roman invasion, he reawakens several hundred years later to find that Blodwen has painstakingly tattooed the history of his family and village on his body. Slipping in and out of a state of suspended animation, Phra goes on to play his part in the departure of the Romans, the Norman conquest, and the Hundred Year's War. Meanwhile, Blodwen appears to Phra from time to time in ethereal form and in the guise of a succession of beautiful lovers. Expect adventure, battles, romance, mystery, commentary on the futility of war and, for those who continue to the end, some bad science in the form of an out-of-control steam-powered robot. Phra was first published as a serial in Illustrated London News, and later as a book in the United States and the United Kingdom. After languishing in obscurity for many years Phra's wonderful adventures were republished in the 1970s as the eleventh volume in the Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library. (Phil Benson)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/13293698.1551.emory.edu
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    Keywords that describe the book: time travel, English History

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    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician. 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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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician, by Edwin Lester Arnold. [Chapter]"


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Last edited by eggs4ears on May 8th, 2018, 8:32 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » July 29th, 2017, 7:08 am

Checking in!

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Post by annise » July 31st, 2017, 3:51 am

You've forgotten to post the template ?. You should be able to add it to your first post.

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Post by annise » August 1st, 2017, 4:49 am

All set up . Next step is yours. It looks interesting

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Post by eggs4ears » August 1st, 2017, 3:47 pm

Thanks!

I've just realised that there is an Introduction (read by his father, Edwin Arnold, who is in the LV catalog), but I said no to that question in the template. Does it matter?

Actually, it is one of those annoying introductions that summarises the book - not exactly a spoiler, but not far off. I would like to leave it out, but as it was in the original book, I think I should leave it in. The Prologue, on the other hand, is the beginning of the story.

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Post by annise » August 1st, 2017, 3:52 pm

You don't have to read introductions. [personal view] unless they are by the author or translator they are often pompous twits writing them [end of personal view]
Do you want the prologue to be section 0 , it's easy to do now , more difficult half way through though not impossible. ?

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Post by eggs4ears » August 2nd, 2017, 5:25 am

I agree but I've already read it, so let's leave it in and call it 0. The prologue should be 1 because it is actually the beginning of the story told by Phra.

annise wrote:You don't have to read introductions. [personal view] unless they are by the author or translator they are often pompous twits writing them [end of personal view]
Do you want the prologue to be section 0 , it's easy to do now , more difficult half way through though not impossible. ?

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Post by eggs4ears » August 7th, 2017, 2:25 pm

First three sections ready for PL. As I am typing, I realise that I have probably got the file numbering wrong. I should have started at _00_, rather than _01_. Is that right?

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/phra_01_arnold.mp3 - 8:23
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/phra_02_arnold.mp3 - 3:47
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/phra_03_arnold.mp3 - 30:57

This book has also reminded me that we have an excellent recording of Jack London's The Jacket in the catalogue. A very different book, but a similar reincarnation through history premise.

https://librivox.org/the-jacket-or-star-rover-by-jack-london/

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Post by annise » August 7th, 2017, 2:41 pm

Yes you should . Lets renumber them now.
You change the numbers on your home computer) and I'll change them in the uploader folder and the MW

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Post by eggs4ears » August 7th, 2017, 6:36 pm

Thanks, I'll do that!
annise wrote:Yes you should . Lets renumber them now.
You change the numbers on your home computer) and I'll change them in the uploader folder and the MW

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Post by Newgatenovelist » August 8th, 2017, 8:19 am

Parts 0 and 1 are PL OK.
eggs4ears wrote:This book has also reminded me that we have an excellent recording of Jack London's The Jacket in the catalogue. A very different book, but a similar reincarnation through history premise.
I'm very glad that you've listened to The Jacket. There is a surprising amount of nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction that features reincarnation. Some of what I've read varies in quality, but if you run out of books from the Newcastle Library and want some ideas...

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Post by Newgatenovelist » August 9th, 2017, 8:09 am

Hi Phil,

Two notes for chapter 1:

0.19-0.26. P. 2, second sentence of chapter. Repetition: This may tempt you to reply that one whose memory is so far-reaching and spacious as mine as mine will presently prove...

2.56-3.05. P. 3, final paragraph, mid-paragraph: ...and knew, as I stood there by her steering-oar [heard cloth], that she was stuffed with a hundred bales of purple cloth from my father's vats along the shore...

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Post by eggs4ears » August 9th, 2017, 3:39 pm

I'm intrigued! Tell me more!
Newgatenovelist wrote: I'm very glad that you've listened to The Jacket. There is a surprising amount of nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction that features reincarnation. Some of what I've read varies in quality, but if you run out of books from the Newcastle Library and want some ideas...

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Post by Newgatenovelist » August 9th, 2017, 3:55 pm

With pleasure - but you may regret it! Do you want a long post here or an email with it in the subject line?

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Post by eggs4ears » August 9th, 2017, 4:48 pm

You could post here, if you don't mind sharing with the world.

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