More R.M.Ballantyne books?

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gracesilvey
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Hi! I am interested in getting some more R.M. Ballantyne books on Librivox. Is anybody interested in this also?😊 I noticed this link to his books in another thread awhile back and was wondering if anybody knew if these are all in the public domain? (Link below)
https://archive.org/details/@nick_hodson
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gracesilvey wrote: May 28th, 2024, 7:57 am Hi! I am interested in getting some more R.M. Ballantyne books on Librivox. Is anybody interested in this also?😊 I noticed this link to his books in another thread awhile back and was wondering if anybody knew if these are all in the public domain? (Link below)
https://archive.org/details/@nick_hodson
It looks like he died in 1894 with his final novel published post-humously in 1895, so I would think all his works are public domain worldwide.
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Okay, thank you for the information!
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I just finished reading a copy of 'The Hot Swamp'. It was a little more childish than I was hoping for. Last year I also read 'The Norsemen of the West' and that was somewhat similar. But I LOVE 'The Island Queen', and I know my siblings like some of his other works. So I might be interested in being involved depending on the Ballantyne. I haven't looked into any specific titles, though; usually I just end up reading any hard copy I can get my hands on : )
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LuellaMargaret wrote: June 5th, 2024, 7:04 pm I just finished reading a copy of 'The Hot Swamp'. It was a little more childish than I was hoping for. Last year I also read 'The Norsemen of the West' and that was somewhat similar. But I LOVE 'The Island Queen', and I know my siblings like some of his other works. So I might be interested in being involved depending on the Ballantyne. I haven't looked into any specific titles, though; usually I just end up reading any hard copy I can get my hands on : )
Thanks for your interest! Yes, I agree some of his books aren't as good as others, so we'll have to find 'the right' one. :wink: Some of my siblings are thinking about starting a group project of one sometime soon. Are you thinking you would like to do a solo or collaborative project?
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I have at least five other books (mostly Haggards) that I would prioritize for soloing (especially as I've only begun my first solo today : ) But I might be up for contributing to a collaboration. Then I wouldn't feel like I'd need to read the book first. I really should look into Ballantyne's further works at some point; I've just been into Haggard for the past year. And Emma Leslie: only one book of hers is on Librivox. Have you heard of her? Children's Church History/ Religious Historical Fiction, in a kind of cross between Henty and Ballantyne for writing style.
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Okay, gotcha! I'll let you know if/when they start a collab project!

Hm...I don't believe I've ever heard of Emma Leslie. One of here book titles looked slightly familiar when I looked her up, but I know I've never read any of hers. I'll have to listen to the one on here - it's always nice to find good, new authors!
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gracesilvey wrote: June 10th, 2024, 8:45 am Okay, gotcha! I'll let you know if/when they start a collab project!

Hm...I don't believe I've ever heard of Emma Leslie. One of here book titles looked slightly familiar when I looked her up, but I know I've never read any of hers. I'll have to listen to the one on here - it's always nice to find good, new authors!
Thanks! And anyway Ballantyne usually is a fairly easy read (aloud).

I actually haven't listened to the Leslie book that's on Librivox, as I was more interested in her Church history titles. I've read a bunch of those. (I'm thinking of doing one for my next solo...) They can be a bit childish too, but I'd love for my younger siblings to be able to listen to them, especially the ones that aren't quite ready for Henty yet : ) And its great simplified Church history.
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I've been listening to "A Sailor's Lass" by Emma Leslie today and it's really good! I'll be definitely working to get some more of hers on here in the future!
"Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come...Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man's all." -Ecclesiastes 12:1,13
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