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Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2309The Freelands family is a mixture: Tod Freeland is an uncommunicative gentle giant, his wife Kirsteen passionate and free-spoken, Felix is a literary man, Stanley the man of business, John is in politics. Their mother is a practical uncomprehending old lady while Nedda and Derek, the younger generation and cousins, fall head over heels in love.
The story revolves around the ‘land question’ which was the chief matter of moment when the novel was written – British agriculture was depressed as imported food (chiefly from the USA) meant that domestic farmers were struggling. The rich landowners pay scant attention to the wishes and rights of the labourers on their land. The Freelands find themselves on both sides of the divide and the ensuing struggle involves them all.
There is therefore much social commentary in the book but it is also a tender love story and an insight into how different members of one family can think differently while still bonded together.
(Summary by Simon Evers)
Target completion date: 2023-06-01
Prooflistening level: Standard
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Genres for the project: Historical Fiction
Keywords that describe the book: Family, social justice
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
For the first section, say:
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:"Section (or Chapter) # of the Freelands. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "the Freelands, by John Galsworthy. Section Title."
End of recording:"Section (or Chapter) # of the Freelands, by John Galsworthy. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of the Freelands, by John Galsworthy."
Filename: freelands_##_galsworthy_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. freelands_01_galsworthy_128kb.mp3)
Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
MC to select: craigdav1
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