[COMPLETE] LibriVox 12th Anniversary Collection - tg

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 12th, 2017, 4:53 pm

Note: Sue Anderson is the Book Coordinator for this project, Mary in Kansas is the dedicated proof listener, and TriciaG will MC.


This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/librivox-12th-anniversary-collection/

"LibriVox is a hope, an experiment, and a question: can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to bring books in the public domain to life..."
Hugh McGuire, LibriVox's founder, August 9, 2005

This year is the 12th anniversary of our beloved LibriVox. The readings in this collection celebrate that "bunch of volunteers" who make up the worldwide LibriVox community. The readings are held together by their connection to the number "12" or to the words "twelve," "dozen," "midnight," or "noon." The collection is multilingual. The selections, which are chosen by the readers, include fiction, nonfiction, poems, short stories, and articles.

1) The reading must have the number "12" or the word "twelve," "dozen," "midnight," or "noon" in the title, or relate to the idea of 12 in some way. All languages are ok!

2) The selection must be in the public domain. For clarification of what it means for a work to be "in the public domain," please see this section of the LibriVox Wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain. Please stick to works that run less than 60 minutes.

3) Please limit yourself to one contribution per reader.

4) To sign up for a reading from the "suggestions list," please indicate your choice by posting in this thread; you can also sign up to read a selection you have discovered on your own it by posting in this thread. Selections in green are available; selections in red have been claimed.

4) We will start with 20 sections, and see how it goes from there. The collection will close on July 31, 2017.

Basic Recording Guide: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording

  • Be sure to set your recording software to: 44100Hz, 16-bit
  • At the BEGINNING Say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is a Librivox recording, read in honor of the 12th anniversary of LibriVox. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"
  • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
  • If you wish, you may also say: "Read by ... your name.
  • Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording. Add 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording.
2. EDIT and SAVE your file:
  • Need noise-cleaning?Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear distracting background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with old versions of Audacity is not recommended.

  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kpbs using the following filename and ID3 tag format:

  • File Name: (all lower case. Please omit a, the, etc from title):
  • Please keep the file name short. It isn't necessary to put the whole title in the file name - just a word or two. Please omit "a," "the," etc. from the title. Do not put spaces between words. Keep everything lower case. Even your initials should be lower case. The only underscores should be the separations between the twelve, title, author's name, and your initials. There are only 4 underscores in a title!

  • ID3 Tags: (NOTE: ID3 tags are now added automatically during cataloging)
3. SUBMIT your recording:
  • Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader. When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy and post to the current Reader's Wanted: Short Works thread. If you don't post the fact that you've uploaded your recording, the book coordinator won't know that you did it!
  • If you have trouble reading the image above, please send a private message to any admin.
  • To upload, you'll need to select the MC, which for the 12th Anniversary Collection is TriciaG.
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
4. POST the following information in this thread:
  • The link you copied from the uploader to your file
  • Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg or other etext url. NOTE: If posting a Gutenberg link please provide the link to the download page, e.g. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/# where # is the PG project number for the book.)
  • Length in minutes.
  • If this is your first Librivox recording, We will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalog page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalog page.
5. DEADLINE FOR EDITS on recordings you have submitted:
  • The level of proof listening on this project is "standard." Your recording does not need to be word perfect; we will just proof for "repeated words or passages that the reader likely intended to edit out" and such. For a discussion of the levels of proof listening, please see this Wiki page: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guide_for_Proof-listeners#Levels_of_Proof-listening.
  • We do ask that you complete any editing requested by the Dedicated Proof Listener within two weeks of the request, or, if you need more time than this, that you post in this thread to request an extension. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen. Extensions are, however, at the discretion of the Book Coordinator.

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 12th, 2017, 4:53 pm

:D We're depending on you for suggestions for readings. :D These have been kindly submitted by Mary in Arkansas, Caroline, MaryAnn Spiegel, TriciaG, Veggrower, SkyRider' and commonsparrow3. We'd like to hear from more of you. Please post your 12th anniversary suggestions in this thread.

Readings in green are available.

Readings in red have been claimed.
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The Twelve Months, a story for children, translated from the French by E. Dyke.

Three Minutes to Twelve (author unknown)

Twelve Drops from the Sacred Bottle by Edwin H. Blanchard

The Story of a Landscape During Twelve Months

The Twelfth Guest

The Extra Dozen Eggs by J. B. Hawley


From "The Twelve" by Alexander Blok

The Twelve-forty-five (for Edward J. Wheeler) by Joyce Kilmer

Twelve Good Men and True by Nancy Byrd Turner

Twelve Loyal Fishermen, another Phantasm of War by Amy Lowell

Twelve Months in a Row by Annette Wynne (Steigman)

Poetry on Twelve Shillings a Week

(suggested by RuthieG)

"Twelve Ways to Meet the New Economic Conditions Here in the South"
by George Washington Carver

(suggested by commonsparrow3)

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

(suggested by SkyRider)

The Love Story of Miss Twelve and Captain Seven

Across the Atlantic in a Twelve-Foot Boat

The Twelve Brothers, or the History of Joseph, by Sidney Babcock

(Suggested by Veggrower)

A dozen dainty recipes for preparing War department canned meats
About 3100 words from author's bio to the very end.

suggested by TriciaG

Nova Scotia, the land of Evangeline and the tourist's paradise : reached in 12 to 17 hours by the Yarmouth Steamship Co. (1892)

Sport and work on the Nepaul frontier; or, Twelve years sporting reminiscences of an indigo planter (1878)
James Inglis (1845-1908)

Trains that met in the blizzard, a composite romance: being a chronicle of the extraordinary adventure of a party of twelve men and one woman in the great American blizzard,...
by Woodward, R. Pitcher.
Published 1896

Ramrodism! and its fruits in Mendota [Illinois], for the last 12 years. (1870)

Hands up! in the world of crime, or, 12 years a detective / by Chicago's Famous Dectective Clifton R. Wooldredge [!] (1906)

Priscilla juniors' crochet book; models and directions for crocheting adapted to girls from 8 to 12 years (1914)

A Balloon Ascension at Midnight
George Eli Hall, privately printed, 17 pgs, 1902

Trip to the "Land of the midnight sun".
by Tiffany, Flavel B. (Flavel Benjamin), 1846-1918.
Published 1905

The Marsh Wrens' Midnight Song
By: Hunt, Chreswell J
Type: Article
Date: 1904
Publication info: Columbus, Ohio :Wilson Ornithological Society,1894-2005.

Midnight feasts; two hundred & two salads and chafing-dish recipes, by May E. Southworth.(1914)

The true story of Paul Revere, his midnight ride,
by Gettemy, Charles F. (Charles Ferris), 1868-
Published 1905

The midnight sky: familiar notes on the stars and planets. By Edwin Dunkin ... With thirty-two star-maps and numerous other illustrations ...
by Dunkin, Edwin, 1821-1898.
Published 1879

Note: you could pick any one of any of the twelve poets in these 12 sketches:
Twelve English poets : sketches of the lives and selections from the works of the twelve representative English poets from Chaucer to Tennyson / by Blanche Wilder Bellamy. (1900)

Twelve years in the saddle for law and order on the frontiers of Texas, by Sergeant W. J. L. Sullivan, Texas ranger, Co. B., Frontier battalion. (1909)

Syllabus of a course of twelve lectures on landmarks of English poetry, from Chaucer to Tennyson. By J. Wight Duff. (1895)

Rectangular holes in twelve-row punched cards. Washington : Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards : 1971.

How to Make $500 Yearly Profit with Twelve Hens." (2nd ed., 1901)

Twelve months in Andersonville. On the march--in the battle--in the Rebel prison pens, and at last in God's country. By Lessel Long. (1886)

Note: These books have interesting bios; you could pick any one bio to read and it would be plenty:

Twelve great passions [by] J.A. Brendon. (1912)
Subject = "Love" (12 biographies of great romances)

Chapter 11, King George III and Hannah Lightfoot
There are still 11 great passions available in this book!

Twelve great actors. (1900)

Twelve great actresses. by Edward Robins (1900)

Twelve great artists, (1900)

(suggested by Sue)

The twelve wild ducks

The twelve huntsmen

The Twelve lost princesses

The Twelve Apostles

The twelve months

Twelve causes of dishonesty, Henry Ward Beecher

The Twelve Tables by Paul R. Coleman-Norton (introduction to Roman Law)

Twelve Months with the Eighth Massachusetts Infantry in the Service of the United States

Twelve Royal Ladies, by Thomas Y. Crowell Company

Twelve months in Klondike by Kirk, Robert C

Twelve Japanese painters, by Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945

The League Of Twelve, by Boothby, Guy

The Art Of Conversation Twelve Golden Rules, by Baker,josephine Turck

Twelve months in Peru, by Clark, E. B

Under Twelve Flags, by Annette Lucile Noble , A. De Mier, Joseph J . Ray

Twelve noxious weeds, by Bedford, S. A. [Biology!]

Not Ten but Twelve!, by Smith, William Benjamin [was this done for the 10 year collection? TriciaG says "Yes, she read it." ]

Poetry: (I think the source is PD, but you might want to check with Tricia to be sure she agrees)
Twelfth Night: Or, King And Queen. By Robert Herrick

The Twelve-Forty-Five By Alfred Joyce Kilmer (Joyce)

Twelve Months After By Siegfried Loraine Sassoon

From A Shropshire Lad, by A.E. Housman, - XXV -This time of year a twelvemonth past,

Rhapsody on a Windy Night by T.S. Eliot, first line: Twelve O'Clock. [This may be a stretch, as the poem title does not contain a reference to 12]

Twelve profitable sonnets, by MacMechan, Archibald, 1862-1933 (short enough to read them all in 1 section)


poem Wanted, twelve pairs of stockings
https://archive.org/details/auntcalliessunse00unse (pg.44)

The twelve months
https://archive.org/details/goodstoriesforgr00olco (pg 9)

History of the Scottish expedition to Norway in 1612 by Thomas Michell

The Great Riots of New York, 1712 to 1873 by Joel Tyler Headley

The Naval War of 1812 by Theodore Roosevelt

Napoleon's Letters to Josephine 1796-1812 by Emperor of French Napoleon I

The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812 by James Blake Bailey

Trailing the Bolshevicki: Twelve Thousand Miles with the Allies in Siberia

Twelve Thousand Miles Over Land and Sea or Wanderings in Europe

The Great Pacific Coast: Twelve Thousand Miles in the Golden West

Twelve Scots Trials

Twelve Miles from a Lemon

A Beautiful Rebel: A Romance of Upper Canada in 1812

National Society of United States Daughters of 1812

Twelve Hundred Miles in a Waggon

How France Built Her Cathedrals: A Study in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

Barbarossa; An Historical Novel of the XII Century. by Conrad von Bolanden

Arbuthnotiana: The Story of the St. Alb-ns Ghost (1712) A Catalogue of Dr

Twelve Men by Theodore Dreiser .

The Voyages of William Baffin. 1612-1622

The White Ladies of Worcester a Romance of the Twelfth Century

Mary in Arkasas and Caroline

Let's not forget that the anniversary collections are multilingual! :!:
Here's something for the Latinists at LibriVox:
:) SUETONIUS, The Twelve Caesars. in Latin, with English translation, the Loeb Library Classics:


And here are some suggestions in Portuguese and Spanish:


Os Doze de Inglaterra (poema), 1902
Teófilo Braga (1843-1924)

Descripçâo de Serra-Leôa e seus contornos, escripta em doze cartas
Joaquim César de Figaniére e Morão, 1822


Doce leyendas,1877
Francisco Sosa Escalante
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Post by Sue Anderson » June 12th, 2017, 4:53 pm

:birthday: :birthday: :thumbs: :9: :birthday: :thumbs:

The LibriVox 12th Anniversary Song is launched, with lyrics by Maria Kasper (commonsparrow3)!

Check out how to sing along here: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=66283


Do you remember how at first
To LibriVox you found your way?
What was the book that brought you here,
And made you want to stay?
The first you heard?
The first you read?
The first that got stuck in your head?

Happy Birthday, LibriVox!
A dozen years of books galore!
Wishing you, dear LibriVox,
A dozen dozen more!

Some have been here since the dawn,
The founding crew, the lucky few.
Most of us came later on,
But we are lucky, too!
We found somewhere
To freely share
The books we love with folks who care!

(Repeat Chorus)

Together we have learned about
Audacity and microphones.
When copyright gives us a doubt
We know we're not alone.
For here are lent
From many lands
Encouragement and helping hands!

(Repeat Chorus)

While I drive to work each day,
A book helps make my journey fly.
When to sleep I drift away,
A book's my lullaby.
You read to me,
I read to you.
I'm glad I joined this merry crew!

(Repeat Chorus)
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Post by TriciaG » June 12th, 2017, 5:40 pm

MW is set up. I haven't added Mary as DPL because I don't know her forum name. :?:

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 12th, 2017, 6:48 pm

TriciaG wrote:MW is set up. I haven't added Mary as DPL because I don't know her forum name. :?:
Mary's forum name is "mmhbook."


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Post by Lynnet » June 12th, 2017, 10:16 pm

Let's get this party underway... I'll read The Twelve Men by G.K. Chesterton.

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Post by TriciaG » June 13th, 2017, 5:03 am

Mary's in as DPL. 8-)

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » June 13th, 2017, 6:15 am

Is there going to be a song this year? Something along the lines of the 12 Days of Christmas might work :)

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Post by mightyfelix » June 13th, 2017, 6:43 am

I found this lovely "play-let" as part of this collection:


The Baker's Dozen
from Reginald in Russia, and Other Sketches
by Saki (H. H. Munro)

I don't know if we're really wanting to mess with a dramatic reading as part of a collection, but it is very short and very funny. There are three roles and stage directions.

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Post by mightyfelix » June 13th, 2017, 6:48 am

If you do want to do the play-let, I'll read for Mrs. Carewe. I'll also volunteer to edit it together, as I'd like to get my feet wet with that kind of editing, and this is such a short piece.

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 13th, 2017, 7:18 am

:D :D
AdeledePignerolles wrote:Is there going to be a song this year? Something along the lines of the 12 Days of Christmas might work :)
Hi Adele and everyone,

Our songstress (composer and director) last year was Maria Kasper (commonsparrow3). She and I have been talking about the 12th anniversary song over the past couple of days by PM. If you look at the signature of Maria's forum posts, you will find this message from her: "Due to a family situation, I will not have time to record for LibriVox for awhile. But I do check in about once a week just to see what's new. So if anyone contacts me, I will respond, though perhaps not immediately."

Family, caregiving, worry ... we've all been there... It can be hard... and lonely. Maria wrote me that it had been a long while since she'd had time to record for LV and that she missed LV "more than she could say." Then she added that maybe, just maybe she could find time to compose a song... and she asked me to give her a couple of weeks to think about it, maybe find a tune... If not, she would "bow out and leave the song to someone else."

Last year's song was the highlight of our anniversary celebration :clap: Take a listen!

So, this is what I would like to do. For now, let's all tell Maria we miss her at LibriVox :D , and let's pass along to her as many "song suggestions" (lyrics too) as we can come up with to help her out!

So, anyone, ideas for songs or lyrics, please post them here and I'll be sure Maria sees them. . ..
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Post by Sue Anderson » June 13th, 2017, 7:32 am

Lynnet wrote:Let's get this party underway... I'll read The Twelve Men by G.K. Chesterton.
Lynne, Thanks for starting off the collection! :)

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Post by VfkaBT » June 13th, 2017, 8:51 am

I'll do:
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
My previous LV work: Bellona Times

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 13th, 2017, 9:09 am

mightyfelix wrote:If you do want to do the play-let, I'll read for Mrs. Carewe. I'll also volunteer to edit it together, as I'd like to get my feet wet with that kind of editing, and this is such a short piece.

Hi Mightyfelix, I read the playlet you've suggested, and it is funny; a few of the lines being funny in particular because of the way they run up against the changing mores of our own age. I'd like to see the play in the anniversary collection, but please let me run the idea by our MC Tricia first, since I don't have any personal experience doing plays. The way we handled the song last year was to start it as a separate project, (which provided the place to edit the several singer's voices into a cohesive whole) and then Tricia combined the file from the song and the files from the spoken reads into a single unit for the catalog collection. That might work for your playlet. Let me talk to her and post a bit later, ok?

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From the Playlet "The Baker's Dozen"

Mrs. P.-P.: Mrs. Carewe, this conversation strikes me as being indelicate, to say the least of it. I’ve only been married two and a half years, and my family is naturally a small one.

Maj.: Isn’t it rather an exaggeration to talk of one little female child as a family? A family suggests numbers.

Mrs. P.-P.: Really, Major, you language is extraordinary. I dare say I’ve only got a little female child, as you call it, at present—

Maj.: Oh, it won’t change into a boy later on, if that’s what you’re counting on. Take our word for it; we’ve had so much more experience in these affairs than you have. Once a female, always a female. Nature is not infallible, but she always abides by her mistakes.

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 13th, 2017, 9:27 am

VfkaBT wrote:I'll do:
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Thank you, BT. :) This will be an excellent addition to the collection!

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