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Post by Lynnet » September 17th, 2019, 2:03 pm

An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay by Grant Allen (1848 - 1899).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/an-african-millionaire-episodes-in-the-life-of-the-illustrious-colonel-clay-by-grant-allen/

"My name is Seymour Wilbraham Wentworth. I am brother-in-law and secretary to Sir Charles Vandrift, the South African millionaire and famous financier. Many years ago, when Charlie Vandrift was a small lawyer in Cape Town, I had the (qualified) good fortune to marry his sister. Much later, when the Vandrift estate and farm near Kimberley developed by degrees into the Cloetedorp Golcondas, Limited, my brother-in-law offered me the not unremunerative post of secretary; in which capacity I have ever since been his constant and attached companion." An illustrious scientist, Allen came to fiction as a more lucrative avenue than more serious writing. As well as writing ghost and detective stories, he introduced us to the illustrious Colonel Clay, a precursor of other gentleman rogue characters; he notably bears a strong resemblance to Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin, introduced some years later. ( Lynne Thompson, quote from the first chapter)
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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Grant Allen) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Allen
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    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 12
    9. Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    10. Original publication date (if known): 1897
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Post by erwinx » September 24th, 2019, 1:26 am

Hi! I'm completely new here and still getting my bearings. I'd love to record a few chapters of this book, if possible. I'd appreciate your guidance :)

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Post by Lynnet » September 24th, 2019, 5:25 am

erwinx wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 1:26 am
Hi! I'm completely new here and still getting my bearings. I'd love to record a few chapters of this book, if possible. I'd appreciate your guidance :)
Hi and welcome to Librivox!
There are a few things to do before you get started.
You will need to complete a one minute test - this is to check your specs are up to Librivox standards, and if not, you'll be given hints on how to remedy that. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test
Please post your test in the Listeners Wanted forum (see the dropdown at the bottom of the page) for the speediest response. Waiting for the OK may seem tedious, but can save time in the long run.

All the chapters in this project are quite long. You will be talking about a final recorded time over more than 30 minutes. If you are new to recording, that can be overwhelming. Of course, you can choose whatever interests you, but, to be honest, 1000 words is a good length for a first recording. There is a very steep learning curve! When you see a project you like the look of, you will need to claim specific chapters rather than 'a few', eg chapter 1 or chapters 12-14. You may want to stick to one at first (see my comment about the learning curve!). You will probably find, at first at least, that the recording/editing time is 3 times the final file time. It does get easier, though!

Once you have the OK on your test, let me know if you would still like a chapter here.
Lynne
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Post by erwinx » September 24th, 2019, 10:39 am

Hi! Thanks for your clear instructions and clarification. I've uploaded the test file marking you as the MC.

Here is the feedback thread: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=76604

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Post by shewhospeaks » October 9th, 2019, 6:52 am

I would like to read Sections 1, 2 and 3.

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Post by Lynnet » October 9th, 2019, 7:28 am

shewhospeaks wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 6:52 am
I would like to read Sections 1, 2 and 3.
Thank you for claiming!
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Post by shewhospeaks » October 9th, 2019, 7:30 am

Lynnet wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 7:28 am
shewhospeaks wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 6:52 am
I would like to read Sections 1, 2 and 3.
Thank you for claiming!
You're welcome! :)

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Post by shewhospeaks » December 13th, 2019, 11:14 am

Sorry for the delay in completing my sections. Will be working them within the next week. Thanks! :)

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Post by Lynnet » December 13th, 2019, 5:34 pm

shewhospeaks wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 11:14 am
Sorry for the delay in completing my sections. Will be working them within the next week. Thanks! :)
:thumbs:
It’s best to ask for an extension before the two month deadline :D
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Post by shewhospeaks » December 16th, 2019, 11:20 am

Lynnet wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 5:34 pm
shewhospeaks wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 11:14 am
Sorry for the delay in completing my sections. Will be working them within the next week. Thanks! :)
:thumbs:
It’s best to ask for an extension before the two month deadline :D
Thank you...I will remember to do that next time. I hope to have these sections completed by the weekend. Thanks again!

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Post by L0ki » February 4th, 2020, 8:13 am

These are lovely stories. I'd like to take a crack at section 4 assuming 1, 2 and 3 are still being worked on?

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Post by Lynnet » February 4th, 2020, 10:07 am

L0ki wrote:
February 4th, 2020, 8:13 am
These are lovely stories. I'd like to take a crack at section 4 assuming 1, 2 and 3 are still being worked on?
I will assign you section 4 ... shewhospeaks had an extension and exceeded it without word, so I removed her name. I have no idea if she is still working on them, so if someone else requests them, that is fine. If the files are submitted before anyone else claims, I will still use her files.
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Post by L0ki » February 5th, 2020, 7:55 am


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Post by Lynnet » February 5th, 2020, 9:39 am

L0ki wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 7:55 am
Here is section 4.


https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/africanmillionaire_04_allen_128kb.mp3

Track length: 37:10 (mm:ss)
Thank you
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Post by Lynnet » February 5th, 2020, 11:11 am

Chapter 4 PL OK

I really enjoyed your reading... do you have theatrical training?
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