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Post by LilacNLace » February 27th, 2021, 8:34 pm

Eight Cousins, by Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)
Eight Cousins, or The Aunt-Hill was published in 1875 by American novelist Louisa May Alcott. It is the story of Rose Campbell, a lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and must now reside with her maiden great aunts, who are the matriarchs of her wealthy Boston family. When Rose's guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad, he takes over her care. She is suddenly confronted with a male guardian and seven male cousins, none of whom she knows well. (Summary by Wikipedia)
Source text (please read only from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2726

Target completion date: 2021-06-31

Prooflistening level: Standard
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Magic Window:



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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Eight Cousins. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Eight Cousins, by Louisa May Alcott. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Eight Cousins, by Louisa May Alcott. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Eight Cousins, by Louisa May Alcott."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: eightcousins_##_alcott_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. eightcousins_01_alcott_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

MC to select: alg1001

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.

annise
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Post by annise » February 27th, 2021, 8:54 pm

fyi this will be version 3
Anne

LilacNLace
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Post by LilacNLace » February 27th, 2021, 9:28 pm

Yes, I saw there were other versions, hope no one minds? I have a particular fondness for the Rose books :)

alg1001
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Post by alg1001 » March 1st, 2021, 8:30 am

Hi,
I will MC this for you. I'll send you a private message with how to obtain a password for the magic window and other information about being a Soloist.
Have fun.
-Amy

LilacNLace
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Post by LilacNLace » March 1st, 2021, 9:09 pm

Lovely, thank you so much Amy!

alg1001
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Post by alg1001 » March 2nd, 2021, 8:31 pm

I'll move you to Going Solo. You can advertise for a proof listener if one doesn't come along.
Thanks,
-Amy

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Post by LilacNLace » March 7th, 2021, 8:59 pm

Hullo! Preface and the first two chapters are complete!

Preface - 0:51 - https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/eightcouins_00_alcott_128kb.mp3
Chapter 1 - 13:49 - https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/eightcouins_01_alcott_128kb.mp3
Chapter 2 - 16:35 - https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/eightcouins_02_alcott_128kb.mp3

How does one advertise for a PL?

Marina

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Post by jennlea » March 7th, 2021, 9:25 pm

LilacNLace wrote:
March 7th, 2021, 8:59 pm
How does one advertise for a PL?
The ~ in the subject line is one way. It lets us know you need someone to PL. That's why I'm here! I just finished up PLing another project and would love to join you as DPL :)
-Jenn B.
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Post by alg1001 » March 8th, 2021, 6:46 am

Hi Marina and Jennlea,
I wanted to make sure I could update this before leaving for the day so Jennlea has been added as DPL. I put the recordings in "Ready for PL" status. Marina, you can do that when you add a recording the magic window.
Have a lovely day!
-Amy

LilacNLace
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Post by LilacNLace » March 8th, 2021, 10:54 am

Okiedokie, thank you so much Amy!

Marina

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Post by LilacNLace » March 8th, 2021, 10:56 am

jennlea wrote:
March 7th, 2021, 9:25 pm
LilacNLace wrote:
March 7th, 2021, 8:59 pm
How does one advertise for a PL?
The ~ in the subject line is one way. It lets us know you need someone to PL. That's why I'm here! I just finished up PLing another project and would love to join you as DPL :)
Fantastic!! Thanks for taking this one on!

Marina

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Post by jennlea » March 8th, 2021, 9:00 pm

Hi Marina!

I just love your reading style and am really going to enjoy listening to you read this story :9:

I have just a couple of notes for you.

Preface Note:

-Please add "End of Preface" at the end before the 5 seconds of silence

Chapter 1 Note:
-8:55 to 8:57 there is some sort of audio blip on the phrase "I was so miserable that I 'most cried my eyes out". I think it would be worth it to re-record that small bit.

Chapter 2 Note:
4:23- there is an extra "fired" that can be cut out.

Once you've made the corrections and re-uploaded the files, change the status to "Ready for Spot PL" and post here that the files are ready for me to check.

I am looking forward to listening to more!
-Jenn B.
My Recordings

LilacNLace
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Post by LilacNLace » March 9th, 2021, 6:22 am

Thanks for the feedback; I'll get to those corrections shortly! Hopefully I'll have some more for you to listen to this week :)

Marina


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Post by jennlea » March 12th, 2021, 8:18 pm

And now all three are PL-OK!
-Jenn B.
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