[Fiction] The Rover by Joseph Conrad - ke

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Post by kathrinee » May 28th, 2020, 7:52 pm

The Rover by Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924).

According to wikipedia: "The story takes place in the south of France, against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Napoleon's rise to power, and the French-English rivalry in the Mediterranean. Peyrol (a master-gunner in the French republican navy, pirate, and for nearly fifty years "rover of the outer seas") attempts to find refuge in an isolated farmhouse (Escampobar) on the Giens Peninsula near Hyères.

The story is about Peyrol's attempt at withdrawal from an action- and blood-filled life; his involvement with the pariahs of Escampobar; the struggle for his identity and allegiance, which is resolved in his last voyage.". I'll write a summary when I have listened to the book! ( kathrinee)
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Post by Jhouse6789 » May 30th, 2020, 4:45 pm

Hello, I was looking to read this for you. I am looking to read the entire piece

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Post by katsmith124 » June 2nd, 2020, 2:56 pm

Hi, I would like to record parts 1-4. Please let me know if I am assigned

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Post by kathrinee » June 2nd, 2020, 10:02 pm

Jhouse6789 wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Hello, I was looking to read this for you. I am looking to read the entire piece
Welcome to LibriVox! Thank you for volunteering! I set this up as a group project, and would like to keep it that way. If you decide that you love it, you can always make your own solo after recording a couple of chapters here.

I see that you have already found some other interesting things to read, as well. I'll assign you sections 1 and 2 to start, and when you have finished them you can claim more. Please make sure to do a 1 minute test before you start recording for real! https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test.
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Post by kathrinee » June 2nd, 2020, 10:05 pm

katsmith124 wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 2:56 pm
Hi, I would like to record parts 1-4. Please let me know if I am assigned
Welcome to this project! I have already given away sections 1 and 2, but it would be great if you record 3 and 4!
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Post by katsmith124 » June 6th, 2020, 6:52 am

kathrinee wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 10:05 pm
katsmith124 wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 2:56 pm
Hi, I would like to record parts 1-4. Please let me know if I am assigned
Welcome to this project! I have already given away sections 1 and 2, but it would be great if you record 3 and 4!
My computer is completely toast and I'm unsure of when I'll get another one. It is probably best if you reassign my parts ): I had just finished recording part 3 too

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Post by kathrinee » June 6th, 2020, 12:59 pm

I'm sorry to hear that! I'll release your chapters back into the pool, but please remember that you can come back and claim again if you are able to, later on. Take care!
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Post by eleanorsnr » June 8th, 2020, 11:40 am

I would be interested in reading a section :)

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Post by Grlio » June 8th, 2020, 12:04 pm

Hello! I'd like to be part of this project. Please can you assign me to chapter III?

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Post by kathrinee » June 8th, 2020, 3:01 pm

eleanorsnr wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 11:40 am
I would be interested in reading a section :)
Thank you! I'll sign you up for section 3. Please make sure to do a 1 minute test before you start, just to make sure that the technical settings are correct. Here is information on how to do the test https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test
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Post by kathrinee » June 8th, 2020, 3:02 pm

Grlio wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Hello! I'd like to be part of this project. Please can you assign me to chapter III?
Absolutely! I'll sign you up for section 4. Well done on doing a 1 minute test. Please make sure to work through any issues and get it OKed before you start recording this section.

You will also need to be added to the catalog of readers. I will add you using your forum name, but if you prefer your real name or a pseudonym let me know. We can also link to a personal blog or website.
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Post by katsmith124 » June 11th, 2020, 6:22 am

Got a computer! Didn't take as long as I thought, I'll do section 5 if it's available (:

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Post by kathrinee » June 11th, 2020, 4:18 pm

Great! Section 5 is all yours :thumbs:
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Post by LiamFricker48 » June 18th, 2020, 5:20 pm

Hello Kathrine, may I please read chapter six? Thank you.

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Post by kathrinee » June 19th, 2020, 1:08 pm

Most certainly, Liam! Have fun with it :thumbs:
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