~(Grp/detective) Captain Sparkle, Pirate by Nicholas Carter - lt

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Post by Lynnet » October 19th, 2020, 9:34 am

Captain Sparkle, Pirate by Nicholas Carter ( - ).

Nick Carter is a fictional detective who first appeared in 1886 in dime store novels. Over the years, different authors, all taking the nom de plume Nicholas Carter, have penned stories featuring "America's greatest detective". Nick is only visited by the rich and famous, and in this swashbuckling story, it is Nick's friend Maxwell Kane who asks for help, after his yacht has been boarded by pirates while at anchor. Max and his guests are rattled, but Nick will get to the bottom of the case. ( )
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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Nicholas Carter) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Carter_(literary_character)
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    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 24
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    10. Original publication date (if known): 1905
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    Genres for the project: Crime & Mystery Fiction/Detective Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: pirates, millionaire, yacht

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Post by ashleighjane » October 20th, 2020, 11:06 am

Would this be public domain in death +70 countries? :hmm: it appears that the author is anonymous so we cant be sure of the year of death

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Post by Lynnet » October 20th, 2020, 4:51 pm

ashleighjane wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 11:06 am
Would this be public domain in death +70 countries? :hmm: it appears that the author is anonymous so we cant be sure of the year of death
That’s true... there were a group of writers, some still writing as late as the 1980s. I leave it to you to decide whether it is worth it. This was written in 1905, so if it was written less than 45 years before his death, you are safe. But, as you say, we have no way of knowing.
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Post by ashleighjane » October 20th, 2020, 4:58 pm

Im very lax about obtaining copyrighted materials online :lol: but i wouldnt want to get librivox itself into any trouble! :)

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Post by Lynnet » October 20th, 2020, 5:01 pm

ashleighjane wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Im very lax about obtaining copyrighted materials online :lol: but i wouldnt want to get librivox itself into any trouble! :)
I think the worst that would happen is we would be asked to take it down.
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Post by Jaz367 » October 22nd, 2020, 7:36 am

I would like to claim Section 1.
This is my first Librivox recording. My name is Stephen R Gagin (pronounced gay GIN)
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Post by Lynnet » October 22nd, 2020, 8:14 am

Jaz367 wrote:
October 22nd, 2020, 7:36 am
I would like to claim Section 1.
This is my first Librivox recording. My name is Stephen R Gagin (pronounced gay GIN)
www.stephenrgagin.com
Welcome, Stephen.
Please be sure to read the first post and ask if you have questions.
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Post by ColleenMc » October 22nd, 2020, 9:58 am

Can I just say that Captain Sparkle is making me giggle every time I see it? Doesn't really strike fear into the heart, makes me think more of pride parades and drag queens!

Colleen

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Post by Lynnet » October 22nd, 2020, 10:02 am

ColleenMc wrote:
October 22nd, 2020, 9:58 am
Can I just say that Captain Sparkle is making me giggle every time I see it? Doesn't really strike fear into the heart, makes me think more of pride parades and drag queens!

Colleen
Or maybe Captain Jack Sparrow's alter ego?
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Post by ColleenMc » October 22nd, 2020, 11:43 am

Lynnet wrote:
October 22nd, 2020, 10:02 am
ColleenMc wrote:
October 22nd, 2020, 9:58 am
Can I just say that Captain Sparkle is making me giggle every time I see it? Doesn't really strike fear into the heart, makes me think more of pride parades and drag queens!

Colleen
Or maybe Captain Jack Sparrow's alter ego?
Oh I love that!

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Post by Jaz367 » October 23rd, 2020, 6:36 am

So, do you want me to read it as a SWASHbuckler or a SWISHbuckler? Inquiring minds need to know.
:roll: :lol: :D

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Post by Lynnet » October 23rd, 2020, 8:23 am

Jaz367 wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 6:36 am
So, do you want me to read it as a SWASHbuckler or a SWISHbuckler? Inquiring minds need to know.
:roll: :lol: :D
:mrgreen:
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Post by Bkartik » October 23rd, 2020, 12:34 pm

I would like to read Section 2. This will be my first time recording and I would like to appear as Bhargavi Kartik.

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Post by Lynnet » October 23rd, 2020, 1:31 pm

Bkartik wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 12:34 pm
I would like to read Section 2. This will be my first time recording and I would like to appear as Bhargavi Kartik.
Hi and welcome to Librivox!
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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. I will just assign one section for now, but once that has been submitted, you will be free to claim any sections that are still open. Your section will be held for 1 month pending your test. Please keep in touch if there is a problem.
You will also need to be added to the catalog of readers. I will add you using the name you gave. We can also link to a personal blog or website. Be sure to read the first post - all the info you need is there, but if anything doesn't make sense, just ask. The wiki (see the top of the page) has bundles of info too.
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Post by 2839reader » October 23rd, 2020, 3:01 pm

Claim 3, 4, and 5 please.
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