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Post by Carolin » February 24th, 2019, 3:15 am

Beautiful Birds by Edmund Selous (1857 - 1934).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/beautiful-birds-by-edmund-selous/
In this volume, Edmund Selous explains the beauty of birds to children. We meet some of the most beautiful birds in the world, and learn about their lives. We also learn what to do when our mothers decide to wear hats with stuffed birds on them! ( Carolin)
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Post by Carolin » February 26th, 2019, 11:43 pm

This project is now ready to go :thumbs: all readers and a dpl are most welcome!
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Post by Carolin » February 28th, 2019, 5:56 am

moving us out to readers wanted :)
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Post by cowguy02 » February 28th, 2019, 8:17 pm

I’m willing to DPL
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Post by Carolin » February 28th, 2019, 10:23 pm

Thank you and welcome to this project :thumbs:
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Post by iBeScotty » March 7th, 2019, 10:28 am

May I read the first chapter?
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Post by Carolin » March 8th, 2019, 8:24 am

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by iBeScotty » March 8th, 2019, 5:27 pm

Scotty

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Post by cowguy02 » March 8th, 2019, 6:11 pm

iBeScotty wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Cute intro chapter, it was fun to read:

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/beautifulbirds_01_selous_128kb.mp3
31:10
Great! I'll get that PLed soon.
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Post by Carolin » March 11th, 2019, 12:10 am

Thank you Scotty!
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Post by natcichy » March 15th, 2019, 4:10 am

Hi! Can I read the second chapter? I am new here so it will be my first task- I am so excited! :)

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Post by Carolin » March 18th, 2019, 1:12 am

Hi and welcome to librivox!

You are welcome to participate in this project. As this is your first claim, i will add you to the reader database. To be able to sign you up, i need to know under which name or pseudonym you would like to appear in the catalog. We can also link to your personal website or blog.

Please also complete the one minute test before getting started :thumbs: thank you!
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Post by natcichy » March 19th, 2019, 9:01 am

Great! I will complete 1min test soon. I would like to appear under the name: Natalia Cichy. Thanks! Can't wait to get started! :)

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Post by Carolin » March 20th, 2019, 12:02 am

Great, thanks! I have signed you up, your personal catalog page is here https://librivox.org/reader/13231 :thumbs:

You can get started as soon as you have the okay on your test recording :) let us know if you have any questions!
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Post by CharlesMichael » March 21st, 2019, 8:25 pm

I don't wanna sound too PC or SJW here, but here goes. This is supposed to be a book about various species of birds, yet when I was skimming through Chapters 3 and 4, I started seeing paragraphs upon paragraphs in which Edmund Selous describes a person who kills birds as "black, and nearly naked", as if only black people shot birds in 1901. It also goes into detail about demons, angels, powder, etc., which I feel is going off topic, horribly. But why should I complain? After all, it was only commonplace to demonize black people in a book about how awesome some species of birds are.

I think I'll take a stab at Chapter 5 or something. I love reading about birds and their habits, not about the people that killed them.

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