All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-first-men-in-the-moon-version-2-by-h-g-wells/
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1013The novel tells the story of a journey to the Moon undertaken by the two protagonists: a businessman narrator, Mr. Bedford; and an eccentric scientist, Mr. Cavor. Bedford and Cavor discover that the Moon is inhabited by a sophisticated extraterrestrial civilisation of insect-like creatures they call "Selenites". (Summary by Cliff Stone)
Target completion date: 2021-09-30
Prooflistening level: Standard
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[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells (H. G. Wells)
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Men_in_the_Moon
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 26
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
[*]Original publication date (if known): 1901
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Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction; Fantastic Fiction/Fantasy Fiction
Keywords that describe the book: space travel, moon, moon landing, travel to the moon, trip to the moon, selenites, in the moon
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:
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:"Section (or Chapter) # of The First Men in the Moon. 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."] "The First Men in the Moon, by H. G. Wells. Section Title."
End of recording:"Section (or Chapter) # of The First Men in the Moon, by H. G. Wells. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of The First Men in the Moon, by H. G. Wells."
Filename: firstmeninthemoon_##_wells_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. firstmeninthemoon_01_wells_128kb.mp3)
Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
MC to select: Lynnet
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.