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Post by laughingcat302 » May 29th, 2020, 8:59 pm

[SOLO] A Short History of Russia by Lucy Cazalet by Lucy Cazalet (1870 - 1956).

A Short History of Russia by Lucy Cazalet is a helpful introduction to the people, places, and events that shaped Russia, the largest country in the world. While covering the bullet points of Russian history, the author expands to greater detail when talking about the people whose ideas and victories became the backbone of Russian culture and politics. The timeline of this book is the 9th century A.D. to 1906, when the country's first State Parliament (Duma or Дума) opened, but before the last Romanov Tsar, Nicholas II, was executed, and Revolution swept the entire country. ( --)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/ashorthistoryru00cazagoog/page/n6/mode/2up
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Post by Availle » May 30th, 2020, 3:19 am

This looks like a good choice for a first solo! :clap:

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Post by Availle » May 30th, 2020, 3:40 am

Okay, we're good to go! :thumbs:

Since this is your first solo, you will need a password for the "BC Admin" link (preferably one that's different from your forum password); it will work for the uploader as well.
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Post by laughingcat302 » May 30th, 2020, 9:19 am

Availle wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 3:40 am
Okay, we're good to go! :thumbs:

Since this is your first solo, you will need a password for the "BC Admin" link (preferably one that's different from your forum password); it will work for the uploader as well.
Here is a "Magic Magic Window How-to": https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Soloists:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window

Let me know if you have questions.

I will let this here for a few days longer, maybe we'll catch us a DPL.
Have fun! :D
Thanks for cleaning up the thread so nicely! I will set up a password today, and start prepping to record. :) :9:
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Post by Availle » May 30th, 2020, 2:31 pm

Great!

Also, I forgot to mention that we will need an introduction. Not now, but by the time this is ready for cataloging. I'm sure you'll know enough about the book to write a few sentences of your own by then.
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Post by laughingcat302 » May 30th, 2020, 2:58 pm

Availle wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Great!

Also, I forgot to mention that we will need an introduction. Not now, but by the time this is ready for cataloging. I'm sure you'll know enough about the book to write a few sentences of your own by then.
Will do, thanks!
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Post by TriciaG » May 31st, 2020, 5:04 pm

May I DPL?
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Post by laughingcat302 » May 31st, 2020, 5:36 pm

TriciaG wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 5:04 pm
May I DPL?
Hi,

I don't see why not! :lol:
I saw that you live in Canada... I love Canada, and really wish that I could travel (or maybe live) there!

Thank you in advance,
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Post by Availle » May 31st, 2020, 5:38 pm

Tricia is in as DPL, and we're ready to move to "Going Solo". :D

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Post by TriciaG » May 31st, 2020, 5:42 pm

laughingcat302 wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 5:36 pm
TriciaG wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 5:04 pm
May I DPL?
Hi,

I don't see why not! :lol:
Well, it's always polite to ask. ;)
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Post by laughingcat302 » June 2nd, 2020, 10:09 am

Here is the first chapter. Time is 03:20.0.

https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/shorthistoryrussia_01_cazalet_128kb.mp3

Let me know if there are any tweaks that need to happen for the next chapters.

Thank you,
Natalie
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Post by TriciaG » June 2nd, 2020, 12:13 pm

Don't forget to put it in the MW. :) The section title goes in the "title" field, the uploaded link goes in the "listen URL" field, and the run time in the "notes" field.

3:15 - need "end of chapter 1" right before the 5 seconds of silence.

If you're looking for tweaks going forward, I'd suggest a little more pause between phrases and sentences. It sounds as if you cut out all your breaths, which shortened up all the spaces that little bit. With no breath sounds and just that little bit of speeding up, it felt a little rushed to me. (The pacing of the reading itself was great; it's just the pacing of the sentences, so to speak.)

Hope this makes sense!
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Post by laughingcat302 » June 2nd, 2020, 2:15 pm

Here is the updated Chapter 1, with changes. Time is 3:23.

https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/shorthistoryrussia_01_cazalet_128kb.mp3

I am still working on updating the Magic Window. The system doesn't seem to like me changing my password, so I am reading the Help pages to figure it all out.

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Post by TriciaG » June 2nd, 2020, 2:16 pm

Make sure you're changing the password in the WORKFLOW (Magic Window) - not in the forum. They're two separate systems. :)

PL OK! I've entered this file's info for you.
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Post by laughingcat302 » June 2nd, 2020, 4:11 pm

TriciaG wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 2:16 pm
Make sure you're changing the password in the WORKFLOW (Magic Window) - not in the forum. They're two separate systems. :)

PL OK! I've entered this file's info for you.
Thank you! :D
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