COMPLETE SOLO Round About a Great Estate by Richard Jefferies - kiki

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Post by Steven Seitel » March 17th, 2020, 9:49 am

Round About a Great Estate by Richard Jefferies (1848 - 1887).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/round-about-a-great-estate-by-richard-jefferies/

John Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) wrote of country life, natural history, and agricultural practice at a time when the industrial revolution was bringing great change to long-settled patterns of English life. In this book, a work of fiction, he aims to tell us something of "the former state of things before it passes away entirely.”

This is a gentle book with a keen eye for the beauty of the countryside, the uncultivated bonuses of plants and flowers; the antics of the birds and wild animals; and the agricultural methods, superstitions, and great generosity of the simple country folk who live on or about the Great Estate of the title.
(Steven Seitel)
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Post by Steven Seitel » March 17th, 2020, 9:52 am

I'd like to take a stab at this one. It's a gentle tale of an earlier, seemingly more peaceful time.

I hope I've got it launched properly. Let me know if I need to correct anything.

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Post by Kikisaulite » March 17th, 2020, 11:31 am

Yay!!!! :9:
DPL checking in! :D

I will also MC this and set all up in a minute!
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Post by Kikisaulite » March 17th, 2020, 11:35 am

Sooo... all set up. I shortened the proposed file name, otherwise all looks good to me! :clap:
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Post by Steven Seitel » March 17th, 2020, 12:48 pm

Hi, Kiki! Welcome aboard.

I've populated the MW with chapter names. Now let's have some fun.

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Post by Steven Seitel » March 17th, 2020, 1:08 pm

Here's the preface. Please let me know if the sound quality is okay.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/greatestate_00_jefferies_128kb.mp3

Duration 2:52

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Post by Kikisaulite » March 17th, 2020, 1:23 pm

Yes! Let's have some fun!!! :D

The sound quality is good! The file - checker OK! And PL OK! :clap: :clap: :clap:

And I really love the idea that "though all the clocks in the world should declare the hour of dawn to be midnight, the sun will presently rise just the same". It is somehow cheering.
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Post by Kikisaulite » March 17th, 2020, 1:24 pm

Moving us to Solos in the meanwhile...
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Post by Steven Seitel » March 17th, 2020, 1:55 pm

Great! Here's Chapter 1
https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/greatestate_01_jefferies_128kb.mp3
Duration 20:59 Volume 89.1 dB

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Post by Steven Seitel » March 18th, 2020, 12:22 pm

And Chapter 2:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/greatestate_02_jefferies_128kb.mp3
Duration 23:07

What a peaceful (though fictional) place Okebourne Chase is in Spring.

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Post by Kikisaulite » March 18th, 2020, 12:52 pm

This is going to be a wonderfully peaceful book!
Chapter 1 PL OK and I enjoyed it very much! :clap:
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Post by Kikisaulite » March 18th, 2020, 2:03 pm

And chapter 2 - PL OK! :clap:
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Post by Steven Seitel » March 19th, 2020, 10:44 am

Wow, thanks for the quick review, Kiki.

Here is Chapter 3.
https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/greatestate_03_jefferies_128kb.mp3
Duration 20:51

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Post by Steven Seitel » March 19th, 2020, 2:30 pm

Bees 1, Parishioners 0!

Chapter 4
https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/greatestate_04_jefferies_128kb.mp3
Duration 22:53

Shall I tell you a little story that still amuses me, though years have passed? I was poking my way about in the Union Pacific's rail yard at Salt Lake City, Utah, angling to see and photograph the old steam-era turntable by the engine house. I suppose I may have failed to notice one or two No Trespassing signs on my way in, but the yard looked largely deserted and I wasn’t overly concerned. I had paused to admire one of the UP's mightiest engines, an SD70, I think, when I spotted a company truck rushing toward me. Worse, it was a pickup with a light bar on top. Uh, oh. Security. I’m cooked now, I thought.

The pickup slid to a halt beside me and the driver, a big fellow, leaned out of the window. "Are you the beekeeper?" he demanded. "We've got a really big swarm in the office." I allowed as how I wasn’t the beekeeper, sorry. "Well there's one around here somewhere," he grumbled. "We called him an hour ago." Then..."Try not to get hurt, okay?" he shouted as he drove away.

Saved by the bees…

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Post by Kikisaulite » March 20th, 2020, 2:47 am

Saved by the bees.... :lol: had to laugh about your story. Wonder how long it took them to find the beekeeper after all... :lol:
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