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Source text (please read only from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/files/558/558-h/558-h.htmRichard Hannay thirsts for adventure. Down and out in early retirement in South London, Hannay bores of the easy life. When Franklin Scudder reveals a secret ploy to set all of Europe to arms, Hannay finds his cure. With experience, intelligence, and a good deal of luck, Richard Hannay peels the layers one step at a time.
(Summary by Tom Haire)
Target completion date: 2021-03-15
Prooflistening level: Standard
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Intro to recording:
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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 Thirty-Nine Steps. 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 Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan. Section Title."
End of recording:"Section (or Chapter) # of The Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
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Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of The Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan."
Filename: thirtyninesteps_##_buchan_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. thirtyninesteps_01_buchan_128kb.mp3)
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