[COMPLETE] The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan - icequeen

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Post by digitizer » May 11th, 2021, 2:01 am

The Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan (1875 - 1940)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-thirty-nine-steps-version-3-by-john-buchan/
The Thirty-Nine Steps is an adventure spy novel by John Buchan written in 1914. Told from the first-person point of view, it relates the adventure of "ordinary fellow" Richard Hannay, who is thrust into a plot involving the theft of crucial military intelligence by German anarchists. (Summary by Cliff Stone)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/558

Target completion date: 2021-06-30

Prooflistening level: Standard
Prospective PLs, please see the Guide for Proof-listeners.

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This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

[list]
[*]Project Code: 5PjGK9bA
[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchan (John Buchan)
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thirty-Nine_Steps
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 10
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
[*]Original publication date (if known): 1935
[*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? digitizer
[*]Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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Genres for the project: War & Military Fiction; Action & Adventure Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: spies, war, military, World War One, intelligence, spy ring

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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 The Thirty-Nine Steps. 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 Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan. 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 The Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: thirtyninesteps_##_buchan_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. thirtyninesteps_01_buchan_128kb.mp3)

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

MC to select: icequeen

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.
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Post by annise » May 11th, 2021, 3:49 am

This will be version 3. - Anne

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Post by silverquill » May 11th, 2021, 6:41 am

I just recently, as in a few months ago, was DPL for another solo for this book, so if you go ahead with a third version, I'll let someone else have the privilege.
~ Larry

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Post by digitizer » May 11th, 2021, 6:05 pm

annise wrote:
May 11th, 2021, 3:49 am
This will be version 3. - Anne
Thanks, Ann
I will add the numeral '3' to my audio file uploads to differentiate.
e.g. thirtyninesteps3_01_buchan_128kb
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Post by icequeen » May 11th, 2021, 9:05 pm

Hi Cliff! I can MC this one for you! Back in a moment with your MW!
Ann

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Post by icequeen » May 11th, 2021, 9:11 pm

OK, your MW is ready for you! We will wait here a day or two to see if we can pick up a DPL. As far as this being version 3, the only reason Anne let you know is because some readers prefer to read something new to LV. But we welcome multiple versions, it gives the listeners more choices! So, you don't really need to add a 3 to the file name, just as long as you upload to my folder.
Ann

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Post by annise » May 11th, 2021, 9:17 pm

Well not fully it is much better for it to be catalogued as version 3 than to have to change the title after cataloguing although sometimes it is better to let readers know in case they find out later and abandon the project :D

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Post by icequeen » May 11th, 2021, 9:22 pm

That is very true, and I have found that it depends on who I talk to about this, because opinions vary on this point. I have found that both ways do work, but if someone is not comfortable with one way, the other way works well. I'm easy! :D
Ann

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Post by digitizer » May 11th, 2021, 9:53 pm

I will be guided by best practice and happy to take on board any suggestions :thumbs:
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Post by icequeen » May 13th, 2021, 11:39 am

Moving on to Going Solo!
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Post by icequeen » May 13th, 2021, 11:41 am

digitizer wrote:
May 11th, 2021, 9:53 pm
I will be guided by best practice and happy to take on board any suggestions :thumbs:

OK, just to satisfy my paranoia, how about making your file names thirtyninestepsver3_##_buchan_128kb ? (Yes, I am paranoid, I don't want to break the internet! :D )
Ann

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Post by digitizer » May 15th, 2021, 6:09 pm

Chapter 01 is Ready for PL
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Post by digitizer » May 15th, 2021, 7:10 pm

Chapter 02 is Ready for PL
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Post by HZFerr » May 16th, 2021, 5:45 pm

Hi Cliff,
I will claim DPL if you still need one. :D

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Post by digitizer » May 16th, 2021, 8:04 pm

HZFerr wrote:
May 16th, 2021, 5:45 pm
Hi Cliff,
I will claim DPL if you still need one. :D

Helen
Hello Helen
That would be appreciated
I do not recall a PL stepping up as yet
Thank you
:D
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