[YA/GROUP] Radio Boys in the Secret Service by J. W. Duffield - icequeen

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silverquill
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Post by silverquill » May 12th, 2020, 12:43 pm

Radio Boys in the Secret Service by J. W. Duffield (1859 - 1946).

Radio Boys in the Secret Service or, Cast Away on an Iceberg: Twin sixteen year-old brothers, Guy and Walter Burton are the “Radio Boys” headed for another adventure. Travels take Guy from their home to in New England to London where he meets another radio enthusiast, Glennon. There are city adventures before they find themselves on an old steamer headed for disaster. Can the wireless radio help them in their time of need? And, where is Walter? ( Larry Wilson)
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      [*] Project Code: JBUCNzL9

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (J. W. Duffield) : n/a
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 24
      [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1910
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    Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Action & Adventure

    Keywords that describe the book: teen, young adult, London, New England, youth, Eskimo, radio, wireless, morse code

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    Artist: J. W. Duffield
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: Radio Boys in the Secret Service

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~Larry

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Post by silverquill » May 12th, 2020, 12:46 pm

This is Gutenberg File No. 62000, so a landmark of sorts.
Also, part of a series for the Radio Boys.
Because of its length, I didn't put in the subtitle, except as part of the description.
~Larry

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Post by julianpratley » May 12th, 2020, 3:29 pm

I’ll take Chapter 2 please
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Post by icequeen » May 12th, 2020, 10:03 pm

I can MC this one for you, Larry! Back in a moment with your MW!
Ann

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Post by icequeen » May 12th, 2020, 10:09 pm

OK, your MW is up and ready for you. We will wait here a day or so to see if we can pick up a DPL.
Ann

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Post by silverquill » May 12th, 2020, 11:18 pm

julianpratley wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 3:29 pm
I’ll take Chapter 2 please
Great!
I've put you in for this.
~Larry

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Post by silverquill » May 12th, 2020, 11:21 pm

icequeen wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 10:03 pm
I can MC this one for you, Larry! Back in a moment with your MW!
Thanks so much!
I really appreciate it.

I know there was a suggestion about having landmark projects to help celebrate the Gutenberg 20th anniversary or something. So, I don't know if this counts or if there is anything special to do about it. Fun project that's I'd do anyway.

MW is filled out.

Readers and a DPL are welcome!
~Larry

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Post by k3inP » May 13th, 2020, 10:33 pm

Hi!

I would like to take Chapter 3, please. I am new at librivox and still have to post the 1 min test, but I would like to claim the part if possible.

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Post by silverquill » May 13th, 2020, 10:47 pm

k3inP wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Hi!

I would like to take Chapter 3, please. I am new at librivox and still have to post the 1 min test, but I would like to claim the part if possible.
Sure!
I'll save it for you, but can't actually assign it until you are added to the LibriVox catalog.
So, one you have the "OK" on your rest recording, post back here and let me know how you would like to be listed -- real name, pseudonym or other nickname. This is how you will be credited for all of your LV work.

73 de KE1HZ
~Larry

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Post by icequeen » May 14th, 2020, 12:42 pm

Moving on to Readers Wanted!
Ann

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Post by k3inP » May 18th, 2020, 8:40 am

silverquill wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 10:47 pm
k3inP wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Hi!

I would like to take Chapter 3, please. I am new at librivox and still have to post the 1 min test, but I would like to claim the part if possible.
Sure!
I'll save it for you, but can't actually assign it until you are added to the LibriVox catalog.
So, one you have the "OK" on your rest recording, post back here and let me know how you would like to be listed -- real name, pseudonym or other nickname. This is how you will be credited for all of your LV work.

73 de KE1HZ
Hi!

I just posted my test in the 'listeners wanted' section. Not sure if this is the right place, but I thought I should run it by you as well. Here is my test https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/untitled.mp3

Thanks!

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Post by dg73 » May 24th, 2020, 5:12 pm

I would like to do chapters 7 and 8 if possible. Looks like a lot of fun!

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Post by silverquill » May 24th, 2020, 8:53 pm

dg73 wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 5:12 pm
I would like to do chapters 7 and 8 if possible. Looks like a lot of fun!
Thank you for dropping by.
These chapters are for you to record. :)
~Larry

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Post by kaivimed » May 28th, 2020, 9:19 am

Hi, I was wondering if I can take up the section 14, The Voice of the Fog Pirate.

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Post by julianpratley » May 28th, 2020, 9:13 pm

“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
― Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

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