[COMPLETE]A Prefect's Uncle by P.G. Wodehouse - icequeen

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Post by icequeen » June 10th, 2019, 8:57 pm

A Prefect's Uncle by P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/a-prefects-uncle-by-p-g-wodehouse/


An abandoned duet brought back as a group project!

Volunteers outside the USA P.G. Wodehouse died in 1975. This and other works by this author are still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954, or Canada (authors's death plus 50 years).

The action of the novel takes place at the fictional "Beckford College", a private school for boys; the title alludes to the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Reginald Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older "Bishop" Gethryn, a prefect, cricketer and popular figure in the school. His arrival, along with that of another youngster, Wilson, who becomes fag to Gethryn, leads to much excitement and scandal in the school, and the disruption of some important cricket matches. - Summary by Wikipedia ( )
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      [list]
      [*] Project Code: J4wFF82F

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (P. G. Wodehouse) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._G._Wodehouse
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Prefect's_Uncle
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 18
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      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1903
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Post by icequeen » June 10th, 2019, 8:58 pm

I think it is time to pull this one out of mothballs, enough time has passed! We are open and ready for claims!


I will get the first chapter fixed, just two minor issues that are easily resolved.
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Post by elsieselwyn » June 11th, 2019, 9:20 am

Yay! I love P. G. Wodehouse :clap:

Can I have section 2?

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Post by icequeen » June 11th, 2019, 10:14 pm

elsieselwyn wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 9:20 am
Yay! I love P. G. Wodehouse :clap:

Can I have section 2?

Of course! Thanks Elsie!
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Post by KevinS » June 12th, 2019, 9:49 am

Chapter 7, please.
"E agora, José?"

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Post by icequeen » June 12th, 2019, 2:03 pm

KevinS wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 9:49 am
Chapter 7, please.
Chapter 7 is yours! Thanks Kevin!
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Post by icequeen » June 12th, 2019, 2:04 pm

Moving on to Readers Wanted!
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Post by KevinS » June 12th, 2019, 2:23 pm

icequeen wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 2:03 pm
KevinS wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 9:49 am
Chapter 7, please.
Chapter 7 is yours! Thanks Kevin!
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/prefectsuncle_07_wodehouse_128kb.mp3

13:33
"E agora, José?"

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Post by icequeen » June 12th, 2019, 8:59 pm

Sweet! Thanks Kevin!
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Post by icequeen » June 15th, 2019, 8:48 pm

Chapter 7 is PL OK!
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Post by RitaBoutros » July 18th, 2019, 9:28 am

Greetings!
I'd like to try sections 3, 4, 5 and 6
Thanks, Rita

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Post by Horner94 » July 18th, 2019, 9:43 am

Hello,
May I claim Section 9?
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by KevinS » July 18th, 2019, 12:16 pm

8 and 11, please.

Maybe we'll get this going forward. It's darn good stuff!
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Post by icequeen » July 18th, 2019, 3:51 pm

RitaBoutros wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 9:28 am
Greetings!
I'd like to try sections 3, 4, 5 and 6
Thanks, Rita

Sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 are all yours! Thanks Rita!
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Post by icequeen » July 18th, 2019, 3:52 pm

Horner94 wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 9:43 am
Hello,
May I claim Section 9?
Kind regards,
Chad

Section 9 is yours, thanks Chad!
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