LibriVox 11th Anniversary Collection - tg

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Post Reply
Sue Anderson
Posts: 4305
Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Location: Midwest, USA
Contact:

Post by Sue Anderson » July 13th, 2016, 7:24 am

Would you like to add your voice to LibriVox's 11th anniversary celebration, but you're pressed for time to record? Here are two suggestions that you should be able to record, edit, and upload in, let's say, eleven minutes or just a few minutes more!

First off, Chapter 6 of Number Stories by L. J. Woodward (1888). The whole chapter is only 2 pages long. Here's an excerpt:

Cora's cat is eight months old.
Marion's cat is three months older.
How old is Marion's cat?


Number Stories doesn't get any better (or worse?) than that. But it's fun!
https://books.google.com/books?id=EK0XAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA14&dq=number++stories+chapter+VI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWlZ6o0fDNAhXK5CYKHcq0Cx8Q6AEIHjAA#v=onepage&q=number%20%20stories%20chapter%20VI&f=false


Or for the habitually time-pressed, what about an 11 minute working day? Read all about it in an article entitled "French Socialists and the Eleven-Minute Day." Jules Guesde, a "radical labor leader, brilliant writer and orator, as well as an out-and-out Socialist," according to the Literary Digest, Vol. 32. p. 881 (June 9,1906), affirmed that "a man ought to be able to secure a subsistence by a daily work of eleven minutes." I'm all for it!
https://books.google.com/books?id=mIA4AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA881&dq

linny
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 15381
Joined: November 5th, 2010, 12:37 pm
Location: Florida, USA

Post by linny » July 15th, 2016, 10:42 am

Sue Anderson wrote:Hi, I'm tossing my handful of confetti in the air to celebrate LibriVox's 11th anniversary, with this selection:

How to Furnish and Decorate an Eleven Hundred Dollar Cottage , from The Decorator and Furnisher magazine (1890).

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/eleven_elevenhundreddollarcottage_decoratorandfurnisher_sa_128kb.mp3
https://archive.org/details/jstor-25586232
7:27

It has been pointed out to me that my $1100 cottage makes no provision for indoor plumbing; but, ah, the dining room has a gold frieze, with ornament in "citron emplevined with gold." Grandiose you say? Well, my problem was not with the color scheme, but with the word "emplevined," which, as far as I could figure out, does not exist in any dictionary. What to do? I mulled it over for a quite a while, and, finally, in true LibriVox fashion, said "emplevined with gold" loud and clear, with as much braggadocio as I could muster.

If anyone else encounters words they find curious or comely in their 11th anniversary readings, it would be fun to hear about them here! :)
Hi Sue,
Your section is PL ok. "Emplevined with gold" sounds spot on. :D
The checker is flagging back moderate level of background noise coming in at 46.2dB. Honestly, I didn't notice it but I figured I should mention it.

Sue Anderson
Posts: 4305
Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Location: Midwest, USA
Contact:

Post by Sue Anderson » July 15th, 2016, 11:31 am

Linny, Thanks for the PLing!

J_N
Posts: 2529
Joined: July 14th, 2010, 12:32 pm
Location: Austria (no kangaroos ;))
Contact:

Post by J_N » July 15th, 2016, 11:47 am

In honor of the eleventh anniversary, I just read "the eleventh anniversary" eleven times... that's one hell of tongue twister for me... those 'th' sounds at the end always get me :shock: :lol:

back to recording...
Julia - Introverts, unite! Seperately... in your own homes.

Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to. ― Susan Cain

Author death +70 yrs? Legamus!

J_N
Posts: 2529
Joined: July 14th, 2010, 12:32 pm
Location: Austria (no kangaroos ;))
Contact:

Post by J_N » July 15th, 2016, 12:16 pm

And here is the promised recording :)

Author: Franz Kafka
Title: Elf Söhne
Language: German
Source: https://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Elf_S%C3%B6hne

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/eleven_elfsoehne_kafka_jn_128kb.mp3 13:26
Julia - Introverts, unite! Seperately... in your own homes.

Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to. ― Susan Cain

Author death +70 yrs? Legamus!

BettyB
Posts: 2412
Joined: July 7th, 2015, 10:12 pm

Post by BettyB » July 15th, 2016, 3:26 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/eleven_aesopsfables_aesop_bbs_128kb.mp3

Time is 2:38
Gutenberg Ebook 39187
Aesop's Fables Embellished with 111 Emblematical Devices

BettyB

Sue Anderson
Posts: 4305
Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Location: Midwest, USA
Contact:

Post by Sue Anderson » July 15th, 2016, 4:18 pm

J_N wrote:And here is the promised recording :)

Author: Franz Kafka
Title: Elf Söhne
Language: German
Source: https://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Elf_S%C3%B6hne

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/eleven_elfsoehne_kafka_jn_128kb.mp3 13:26
Hi Julia, Thank you very much for your contribution of "Eleven Sons" by Kafka! :) I don't know German, but I enjoyed following along with the text. Listening made me a bit pensive, thinking how sad it is that so many of us here in the U.S., myself being among them, cannot speak the languages of our immigrant grandparents.

PL OK.

Sue Anderson
Posts: 4305
Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Location: Midwest, USA
Contact:

Post by Sue Anderson » July 15th, 2016, 4:26 pm

BettyB wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/eleven_aesopsfables_aesop_bbs_128kb.mp3

Time is 2:38
Gutenberg Ebook 39187
Aesop's Fables Embellished with 111 Emblematical Devices

BettyB
Hi Betty, That lion in the woodcut looks a bit too benevolent to have committed such a dastardly deed, but then, you can't always tell a book by it's cover . . . :)

PL OK.

J_N
Posts: 2529
Joined: July 14th, 2010, 12:32 pm
Location: Austria (no kangaroos ;))
Contact:

Post by J_N » July 16th, 2016, 12:16 am

Sue Anderson wrote: Listening made me a bit pensive, thinking how sad it is that so many of us here in the U.S., myself being among them, cannot speak the languages of our immigrant grandparents.
It's much easier for Europeans to learn foreign languages, I think. Especially English. It's everywhere... and it's easy to get somewhere, where your own language is not spoken... :)
Julia - Introverts, unite! Seperately... in your own homes.

Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to. ― Susan Cain

Author death +70 yrs? Legamus!

RuthieG
Posts: 22007
Joined: April 17th, 2008, 8:41 am
Location: Kent, England
Contact:

Post by RuthieG » July 17th, 2016, 2:44 am

Thank you for doing this :). I have been out of action for some time, and not fully operational yet, but I have a little contribution to the collection.

Title: The Lodger in Number Eleven
Author: Kate Jordan (1862-1926)
Upload URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/eleven_lodgerinno11_jordan_rg_128kb.mp3
Text source (page): http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b2870638?urlappend=%3Bseq=298
Text source (book): http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b2870638 p. 298
Duration: 24:05
Music source (for short snippet of song): http://mainemusicbox.library.umaine.edu/musicbox/pages/full_record.asp?id=KAS_001773B

Author is not yet in database.
Kate Jordan (1862-1926)
Irish-born novelist and playwright who emigrated to New York with her parents in her childhood. She continued to write under her maiden name after her marriage to Fredrick Vermilye.
My LV catalogue page | RuthieG's CataBlog of recordings | Tweet: @RuthGolding

Sue Anderson
Posts: 4305
Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Location: Midwest, USA
Contact:

Post by Sue Anderson » July 17th, 2016, 4:25 am

RuthieG wrote:Thank you for doing this :). I have been out of action for some time, and not fully operational yet, but I have a little contribution to the collection.

Title: The Lodger in Number Eleven
Author: Kate Jordan (1862-1926)
Upload URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/eleven_lodgerinno11_jordan_rg_128kb.mp3
Text source (page): http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b2870638?urlappend=%3Bseq=298
Text source (book): http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b2870638 p. 298
Duration: 24:05
Music source (for short snippet of song): http://mainemusicbox.library.umaine.edu/musicbox/pages/full_record.asp?id=KAS_001773B

Author is not yet in database.
Kate Jordan (1862-1926)
Irish-born novelist and playwright who emigrated to New York with her parents in her childhood. She continued to write under her maiden name after her marriage to Fredrick Vermilye.
Hello Ruth, How wonderful to hear your voice, celebrating LibriVox's 11th by reading this happy ending story--and by also singing the anniversary song no less! :9: I think Maria and I both felt that the anniversary celebrations you so ably oversaw for so many years should continue. Hoping you are back to your old self soon, my best wishes to you,

Luisooo
Posts: 30
Joined: February 10th, 2016, 3:27 pm
Location: Madrid (Spain)
Contact:

Post by Luisooo » July 17th, 2016, 9:56 am


Sue Anderson
Posts: 4305
Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Location: Midwest, USA
Contact:

Post by Sue Anderson » July 17th, 2016, 12:13 pm



Muchas gracias, Luis, por tu contribución! :) What gets excoriated as "incultura y barbarie" in the matter of women's dress in 2016 is certainly a lot different than it was in 1911!

Luisooo
Posts: 30
Joined: February 10th, 2016, 3:27 pm
Location: Madrid (Spain)
Contact:

Post by Luisooo » July 18th, 2016, 9:25 am

Sue Anderson wrote:


Muchas gracias, Luis, por tu contribución! :) What gets excoriated as "incultura y barbarie" in the matter of women's dress in 2016 is certainly a lot different than it was in 1911!
¡De nada Sue! ¡Encantado! Sí, ciertamente lo es :)

carteki
Posts: 1634
Joined: January 10th, 2015, 9:56 am

Post by carteki » July 20th, 2016, 5:05 am

An idea - Sonnet #11.
I'm not a great poetry reader and currently am full of cold, so I thought I'd leave my suggestion for someone else to read.

Post Reply