[COMPLETE][solo][Mystery] Cut by the County by Mary Elizabeth Braddon - kit

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Post by miss stav » April 2nd, 2021, 7:43 am

Cut by the County; or, Grace Darnel, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835 - 1915)

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/cut-by-the-county-by-mary-elizabeth-braddon/
Darnel Park is the typical country park. Full of lovely views, furniture which goes down through generations, and many secrets. Sir Alan Darnel recently married the beautiful Claire, widow of captain Stuart. Nobody knows anything about her. Yet, as his good friend points out, "her eyes look sad". But the family lives, and the secrets remain buried. Everything changes when sir Alan is fatally shot and even the detective from Scotland Yard cannot find a clue. (Summary by Stav Nisser.)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/cutbycounty00brad

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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:
"Chapter # of Cut by the County. 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."] "Cut by the County; or, Grace Darnel, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Chapter Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Chapter # of Cut by the County; or, Grace Darnel, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Chapter Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of 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 Cut by the County; or, Grace Darnel, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: cutbythecounty_##_braddon_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. cutbythecounty_01_braddon_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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Last edited by miss stav on April 8th, 2021, 8:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Kitty » April 3rd, 2021, 4:01 am

Hi Stav

I love a good mystery, so I can MC this

MW coming up soon...

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » April 3rd, 2021, 8:44 am

ok the MW is up and I changed the intro a bit to include the subtitle of the book as well. I think the chapters are not that long so they all fit inside one section, so we can say "Chapter" in intro.

I let you fill out the MW and we wait another day to attract a DPL.

Have fun !

Sonia

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Post by miss stav » April 3rd, 2021, 2:27 pm

Hi Sonia, how are you? Glad to see you here. Chapter titles are in the mw. Not their names or wordcounts because the etext from archive.org is not accessible. I guess this would do.
Stav.
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Post by Kitty » April 4th, 2021, 1:08 am

miss stav wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 2:27 pm
Hi Sonia, how are you? Glad to see you here. Chapter titles are in the mw. Not their names or wordcounts because the etext from archive.org is not accessible. I guess this would do.
well since the chapters have actual titles, I think it is much better to insert those than just plain chapter. If you cannot do it, I'll do it, no worries. Also at least the page count I would insert, as a courtesy to the volunteers, who can find the start of the chapter better that way and assess how long a section would be. I will populate the MW later on in the day.

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » April 4th, 2021, 2:18 am

all right, MW is now completely filled in and we can move to readers wanted. Maybe you want to advertise for a DPL ? I already put a tilde in the title, so it will additionally alert prospective DPLers.

Sonia

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Post by miss stav » April 4th, 2021, 11:00 am

Wow, thanks for that. I usually wait for longer at the lonch pad, and advertise for a dpl after the first chapter or two are up. So I would not advertise right now.
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Post by AdriPrev » April 8th, 2021, 5:45 pm

This looks like fun, and from the first couple pages that I skimmed, it's something I can see myself enjoying reading all the way through. Is it reasonable to ask for this as a solo project?
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Post by miss stav » April 8th, 2021, 8:15 pm

AdriPrev wrote:
April 8th, 2021, 5:45 pm
This looks like fun, and from the first couple pages that I skimmed, it's something I can see myself enjoying reading all the way through. Is it reasonable to ask for this as a solo project?
Sure, why not? There are no other readers around. And I know you from Children Of The Abbie. You are a relyable and fast reader. so I give my blessing.
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Post by Kitty » April 9th, 2021, 1:59 am

excellent, Adrienne, welcome to the project. And is this your very first solo ? How exciting. We can move this over to Going Solo then and I'l updated the status and the intro disclaimer. As a soloist you can read the abbreviated disclaimer starting with section 2. Only the long one for section 1.

Also, as a soloist, you will be your own BC as well, so I'll give you access to the Magic Window. If you click on BC/Admin underneath the MW it will take you to the workflow and you maybe have to change your password to get access. Please try it and let me know if you manage to get in.

The BC work is not that difficult, as the chapter titles have all been filled in by now. Only copy/paste the links to your recordings in the appropriate slot, put the length in the Notes section and change the status to Ready for PL in the final column. Then leave a note in the thread as always, that a new section is up for PL.

Stav...thank you for being ok with this becoming a solo. I remember I MCed a previous project of yours which also turned into a solo. I agree, these novels lend themselves nicely as solos. :9:

Let's wait a bit longer for a DPL to show up, but I am also not against PLing this myself, as the topic sounds really interesting. So Adrienne: here's to a fruitful cooperation. :birthday:

Sonia

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Post by AdriPrev » April 9th, 2021, 4:23 am

I've accessed the system before (as a DPL), so accessing the MW should be fine. And thank you both for the opportunity - this is exciting!
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Post by Kitty » April 9th, 2021, 4:36 am

AdriPrev wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 4:23 am
I've accessed the system before (as a DPL), so accessing the MW should be fine. And thank you both for the opportunity - this is exciting!
right...I did not think about DPL jobs :lol: well all is well then, you know what all this is about.

On to a great solo then :thumbs:

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » April 15th, 2021, 6:30 am

hi again

I just saw by coincidence that you updated the MW with two sections....please always post a short message in the project thread, that way I get notified of any updates. It saves me to check projects all the time in case there is an update.

As you don't have a DPL yet, I will try to PL it myself sometime soon...but I have a few things queued still for listening, it may take a bit of time.

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Post by AdriPrev » April 15th, 2021, 6:48 am

Oh, I must have forgotten to do that, thanks for reminding me. I'll post in the thread in the future!
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Post by Kitty » April 15th, 2021, 6:51 am

AdriPrev wrote:
April 15th, 2021, 6:48 am
Oh, I must have forgotten to do that, thanks for reminding me. I'll post in the thread in the future!
thank you :thumbs:

Sonia

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