• This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/our-feathered-friends-by-elizabeth-grinnell/This volume displays the romance of birds in beautiful prose and dialog in simple language for children and adults alike. Written by a mother and son team of naturalists, chapters describe various aspects of the life and habits of birds highlighting specific birds from owls to hummingbirds. From the introduction:
“Seek the children, little book: Bid them love the bird's retreat . . . Bid them find their secrets out, How to understand their words.”
(Summary by Larry Wilson)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64517
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Animals; *Non-fiction/Science/Life Sciences
Keywords that describe the book: nature, birding, ornithology, bird, Natural History, oriole, flicker, owl, sparrow, buzzard, bluebird, thrush, heron, mocking bird, cat bird, humming bird, robi, towhee, finch, king bird, bee marti, shrike, goldfinch, phoebe, warbler, meadow lark, wax wing
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.
End of recording:"Chapter Number of Our Feathered Friends. 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."] "Our Feathered Friends, by Elizabeth and Joseph Grinnell. Chapter Title."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of chapter Number." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of Our Feathered Friends, by Elizabeth and Joseph Grinnell."
NOTE: Do not read footnotes, scientific names, or picture captions
Filename: ourfeatheredfriends_##_grinnell_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. ourfeatheredfriends_01_grinnell_128kb.mp3)
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MC to select: alg1001
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