[COMPLETE] The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof - tg

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Post by GeraldAMoe » January 16th, 2021, 6:15 am

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof (1858 - 1940). Translated by Velma Swanston Howard (1868 - 1937)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-wonderful-adventures-of-nils-by-selma-lagerloef-2/
Nils Holgersson is a boy who would rather cause trouble than be responsible. One day as he is skipping out on going to church he captures an elf. His treatment of this small creature provokes it to transform him into an elf as well. Along with his greatly reduced size this also gives him the ability to talk with animals.
Following this mishap Nils joins one of his family’s geese as it accompanies a flock of its wild brethren on their migration. During his travels over the many historical areas of Sweden Nils has many adventures that help him to become a better person. He also learns that if he can prove he has changed for the better he may be able to regain his normal size.
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10935
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, by Selma Lagerlof. Translated by Velma Swanston Howard. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof. Translated by Velma Swanston Howard. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, by Selma Lagerlof. Translated by Velma Swanston Howard."

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename wonderfuladventuresofnils_##_lagerlof_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. wonderfuladventuresofnils_01_lagerlof_128kb.mp3)

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Post by TriciaG » January 16th, 2021, 2:39 pm

Looks good! I'll set this up for you. :)

We'll need a different summary/intro at cataloging time, since Wikipedia is not Public Domain. You can either write one yourself (using sources like Wikipedia as a guide) or maybe your DPL will help.
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by TriciaG » January 16th, 2021, 2:45 pm

P.S. Does it matter to you that this will be Version 2 of this book? :)
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
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Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by GeraldAMoe » January 16th, 2021, 6:51 pm

I'm ok with it being version 2. This was my first favorite book as a kid so I'll enjoy recording it
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Post by TriciaG » January 16th, 2021, 6:53 pm

OK, great!

As you're the soloist, you're in charge of updating the Magic Window.

Detailed Instructions for accessing the Magic Window can be found in the document linked here:
Instructions for Soloists

Video showing how to use the Magic Window (read the above document first - it has the information on how to log in for the first time, which this does not have):
Magic Windows / Section Compiler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOP4tcr1kl8

I've entered the first three chapters for you as an example. You can fill in the rest.

When you upload a chapter, put the file duration (mm:ss) in the Notes field and the uploaded URL into the Listen URL field, and mark it from Assigned to Ready for PL.
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by TriciaG » January 18th, 2021, 8:20 am

Moving this to Going Solo. :)
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by GeraldAMoe » January 18th, 2021, 3:53 pm

Here is the link fir chapter 1. Length 39.45

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/_wonderfuladventuresofnils_01_lagerlof_128kb.mp3

This is by far my longest recording to date. I also discovered that with longer files Audacity is very glitchy on a chromebook, it freezes and loses files. Based on this and on the length of the entire book I may have underestimated how long it will take me to finish the project. But even if I don't get it done by the end of June I will get it done eventually.
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Post by TriciaG » January 18th, 2021, 4:40 pm

Okay. Be sure to put it into the Magic Window! See my previous post. :)
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
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Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by GeraldAMoe » January 18th, 2021, 5:56 pm

I updated it. Let me know if I got it right
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Post by TriciaG » January 18th, 2021, 6:05 pm

Perfect!
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Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by GeraldAMoe » January 19th, 2021, 3:22 am

Do I need to look for a proof listener?
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Post by GeraldAMoe » January 19th, 2021, 4:28 am

Since these chapters are rather long and unwieldy i would like to use a different approach for the remaining sections. I think they would be easier to record, edit, and proof listen if I split the chapters into their parts. For example, Section 2 would become "AKKA FROM KEBNEKAISE, part 1, EVENING", section 3 would be "AKKA FROM KEBNEKAISE, part 2 NIGHT" and so on.

Is this approach acceptable? if it is I will update the magic window accordingly.
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Post by TriciaG » January 19th, 2021, 6:18 am

Yes, perfectly acceptable. :)

In the audio, then, say "Chapter [number] part [number]" in the intro and at the end. (These are for sight impaired or for those who can't look at their player to know if they're listening in order.)

Regarding DPL: Since none has volunteered yet, you or I can advertise for one over in Listeners & Editors Wanted. Give me time to wake up. :lol:
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by TriciaG » January 19th, 2021, 6:53 am

Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by Dulcamara » January 19th, 2021, 9:43 am

Hello,

If you still need someone to PL Section 1, I'll be happy to do it.

:D

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