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My Life at Sea, by William Caius Crutchley (1848 - 1923)
The author began his life at sea in sailing-ships, in the age of the Black Ball liners, the Baltimore clipper-ships, and those perfect specimens of naval architecture built in Aberdeen for the China tea trade.

Captain Crutchley tells of the hardships of the sea. He gives stirring descriptions of the performances of the ships in which he sailed. His narrative may perhaps be briefly supplemented. Sir George Holmes, in his book on ancient and modern ships, quotes many examples of record passages. (Summary by (from the foreward))
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Couple of my projects are just a recording or two from completion, so I figured we'd launch this one.

Looking for a DPL this time, I will be taking the Forward. A couple sections are rather lengthy and have been split into 2 (aiming for that 20 to 30 minute mark on them).

Pretty good read, from what I've read. :D

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Happy to DPL for you if you're still looking!
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Cbteddy wrote: December 6th, 2023, 4:00 pm Happy to DPL for you if you're still looking!
That would be awesome! Thank you!
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I can MC this one for you, Elijah! Back in a moment with your MW!
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OK, your MW is ready, and Claire has access to the MW, thank you!
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Mw has been filled in!

I greatly underestimated the chapters though, almost 8 to 10k words per chapter SO, my theory of 20 to 30 minutes each will be anywhere from 25 to probably 40 each, which is alright. Just meant I added a few more sections to the MW for each chapter to have part 1 & 2. :D

Were ready for readers!

I'm going to also take on sections 1-3 as well :thumbs:
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Off we go to Readers Wanted!
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Hi! May I please have sections 7 and 8?
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Cbteddy wrote: December 18th, 2023, 2:24 pm Hi! May I please have sections 7 and 8?
Yes! Thank you! I can PL them for you :D
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ej400 wrote: December 18th, 2023, 4:38 pm
Cbteddy wrote: December 18th, 2023, 2:24 pm Hi! May I please have sections 7 and 8?
Yes! Thank you! I can PL them for you :D
Awesome, thanks! I totally forgot I was PL for this one. I wondered why it sounded familiar :lol:
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Hello! Here is section 7 (15:56). I do enjoy this author's tone and style of writing. He is very witty and the hints of sarcasm crack me up.

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/mylifeatsea_07_crutchley_128kb.mp3
Cheers,
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~~I'm not addicted to reading. I can stop as soon as I finish the next chapter~~

Come read!
The Boys' Book of Famous Rulers by Lydia Hoyt Farmer
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Cbteddy wrote: December 21st, 2023, 12:41 pm Hello! Here is section 7 (15:56). I do enjoy this author's tone and style of writing. He is very witty and the hints of sarcasm crack me up.

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/mylifeatsea_07_crutchley_128kb.mp3
:D That's awesome, I'm glad you enjoyed! Thank you!
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Cheers,
Claire

~~Books are like people, but usually more interesting~~
~~I'm not addicted to reading. I can stop as soon as I finish the next chapter~~

Come read!
The Boys' Book of Famous Rulers by Lydia Hoyt Farmer
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