Jim Davis by John Masefield - lt

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Post by mitteldorf » February 22nd, 2021, 8:04 pm

Jim Davis, by John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

Volunteers outside the USA: John Masefield died in 1967. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
The tale of a 12-year-old boy who falls in with smugglers. Jim, an orphan, is sent to live with relatives along the Devon coast. There he accidentally witnesses the deeds of a troop of night-riders, or smugglers, and becomes caught up in their shadowy, dangerous world of excise men, sea caves and illicit cargo. The adventure takes the boy to sea against his will, where he faces hurdle after hurdle. From a skirmish with a British frigate to a nightmarish chase on horseback to run-ins with soldiers and gypsies, the plot stays rip-roaring, and the atmospheric prose supplies a polished, literary veneer. Ages 9-12. (Summary by Michael Morpurgo, Josh Mitteldorf)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/files/7369/7369-h/7369-h.htm

Target completion date: 2021-03-31

Prooflistening level: Standard
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[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Masefield (John Masefield)
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[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 14
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[*]Original publication date (if known): 1911
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Genres for the project: Action & Adventure Fiction; Children's Fiction/Action & Adventure

Keywords that describe the book: adventure, pirates, sea, smugglers, boy

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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 Jim Davis. 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."] "Jim Davis, by John Masefield. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Jim Davis, by John Masefield. 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 Jim Davis, by John Masefield."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: jimdavis_##_masefield_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. jimdavis_01_masefield_128kb.mp3)

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

MC to select: lt - Lynnet

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 Lynnet » February 23rd, 2021, 3:54 am

I can set this up for you.

Edit: All set.
Do you have a DPL set up?

Let me know if you need anything else.

mitteldorf
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Post by mitteldorf » February 28th, 2021, 7:44 pm

Yes, Lynnet! Please help me get started. I haven't done this in a 2 years, and forgetw what's involved. I'm grateful for your help.
- Josh

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Post by Lynnet » February 28th, 2021, 9:00 pm

I’m noticing a couple of things:

You should add a tilde (~) to the subject line to advertise for a DPL.

It is a good idea to put the file length in the notes field. It helps with validation.

The file name is wrong. The number should be the same as the section number, so even though you combined chapters 1 and 2, the file name should be _01_

And are you sure about combining chapters? It’s your decision, but I have found in most cases, it’s best not to.

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