The Odyssey, by Homer, translated by William Cowper

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Post by garstep » August 3rd, 2020, 10:05 am

The Odyssey, translated by William Cowper by Homer (c. 8th cen - c. 8th cen). Translated by William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

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  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

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    • Project Code: AbpbBSXs
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Homer) :
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have:
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
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    Keywords that describe the book: poetry, homer, Epic, verse, odyssesy, cowper

  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Odyssey, translated by William Cowper. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "The Odyssey, translated by William Cowper, by Homer. Translated by William Cowper (1731 - 1800) [Chapter]"

    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Odyssey, translated by William Cowper by Homer. Translated by William Cowper (1731 - 1800) This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Odyssey, translated by William Cowper, by Homer. Translated by William Cowper (1731 - 1800)"

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename odysseytranslatedbywilliamcowper_##_homer_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. odysseytranslatedbywilliamcowper_01_homer_128kb.mp3)
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    Artist: Homer
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: The Odyssey, translated by William Cowper

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Post by Availle » August 3rd, 2020, 4:02 pm

Hi there and welcome (back)!

You'll probably don't want to hear this, but this is not a good project for a first-time narrator. Even experienced readers would think long and hard whether to start a project of this magnitude.

Given the size of this project, it will run to around 16 hours completed audio, which can take up to 4x as long to produce. And maybe even longer, since this is poetry... :shock:

So I would suggest you start with a few sections in one of our group projects (after you have done your test, of course) to learn about our processes, and then maybe start with a smaller solo of 4-5 hours before you embark on a project of this length.
Cheers, Ava.
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Post by TriciaG » August 9th, 2020, 5:00 pm

Moving this to Book Suggestions, to keep the Launch Pad tidy. It can be moved back to the Launch Pad when the time is right. :)
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