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Post by ToddHW » December 13th, 2019, 3:07 pm

Mars and Its Canals by Percival Lowell (1855 - 1916).

In the days before telescope photography, astronomers had to draw what they thought they saw through the eyepiece throughout the long dark nights. Sometimes they saw saw more than there really was to see, and a bit over 100 years ago Percival Lowell published books on what he was sure were canals on Mars, signs of intelligent civilization. (In case you too are skeptical, we also have at Librivox a criticism of Lowell's theories in a book published a year later (in 1907) by Alfred Russel Wallace.)
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Post by ToddHW » December 13th, 2019, 3:24 pm

I'd love to have a DPL. Failing that, I will PL completed sections.

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Post by silverquill » December 13th, 2019, 4:31 pm

Cool project, Todd.
May I take 1 and 34?

OK, can''t resist asking for DPL too.....

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Post by ToddHW » December 15th, 2019, 7:06 am

Thank you.

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Post by adrianstephens » December 16th, 2019, 12:05 am

Can I have sections 2-5 please?
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
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Post by ToddHW » December 16th, 2019, 3:10 am

Thank you.

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Post by adrianstephens » December 18th, 2019, 4:30 am

My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by ToddHW » December 18th, 2019, 4:42 am

Thank you.

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Post by adrianstephens » December 18th, 2019, 7:24 am

My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by ToddHW » December 18th, 2019, 1:36 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Avyndus » December 18th, 2019, 7:57 pm

Hello!

I would like to claim Section 23 of this project. This is my first project and I am eager to get started. The pseudonym I would like used is "Avyndus." I am going to use an AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone. Thank you!

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Jack a.k.a. Avyndus

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Post by silverquill » December 18th, 2019, 9:22 pm

adrianstephens wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 4:30 am
Section 2 @ 14:48 ready for PL
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/marsanditscanals_02_lowell_128kb.mp3
PL OK!
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Post by adrianstephens » December 19th, 2019, 12:10 am

Avyndus wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Hello!

I would like to claim Section 23 of this project. This is my first project and I am eager to get started. The pseudonym I would like used is "Avyndus." I am going to use an AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Jack a.k.a. Avyndus
Hello Jack,
Welcome to Librivox!
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Post by adrianstephens » December 20th, 2019, 2:49 am

My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by ToddHW » December 20th, 2019, 3:33 am

Thank you.

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