The Box-Car Children

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Post by victoria11 » April 20th, 2021, 7:28 am

The Box-Car Children, by Gertrude Warner (1890 - 1979)

Volunteers outside the USA: Gertrude Warner died in 1979. 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.
Four children have adventures while living in a boxcar. (Summary by )
Source text (please read only from this text!):

Target completion date: 2021-05-24

Prooflistening level: Standard
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This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
  • Project Code: fNq6F39y
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Gertrude Warner)
  • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 17
  • Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
  • Original publication date (if known):
  • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Anonymous
  • Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:

Genres for the project:

Keywords that describe the book:


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 The Box-Car Children. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit" [Optional: "Read by your name."] "The Box-Car Children, by Gertrude Warner. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Box-Car Children, by Gertrude Warner. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
"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 The Box-Car Children, by Gertrude Warner."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: boxcarchildren_##_warner_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. boxcarchildren_01_warner_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader:

MC to select: xxxx

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 knotyouraveragejo » April 20th, 2021, 12:48 pm

Hi Victoria. Welcome to LibriVox. I see this is your first post to the forum.

I always like to let readers know if they have chosen a book that is already in the catalog. This would be version 3 of The Box-Car Children.
That doesn't prevent you from recording it again as popular titles often end up with several versions, but some readers prefer to chose something that hasn't already been done here.

However, before starting a solo project, please complete and get an OK on a one-minute test to check your technical settings even if you have previous recording experience. It's not an audition, but to simply confirm that your files meet our specific requirements. Post your test in the Listeners Wanted Forum and an experienced LVer will have a listen and check the specs for you. It would be a shame to record a whole section, only to have to redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.

1-Minute Test

Also as a new reader, we strongly recommend that you record a section or two in group projects before embarking on a solo, so that you can get a sense of the amount of time and effort a commitment to a solo recording would entail, as well as become a little familiar with the community here and our process for submitting files, prooflistening, etc. As a soloist, you will be responsible not only for recording and editing all the sections, but you will also be your own book coordinator (BC) which means you will be responsible for entering all the information (titles, time, links) into the workflow system.

Meanwhile, this thread will be moved to Book Suggestions once you have seen this post and can be moved back here to the Launch Pad once you are ready to begin.
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Post by mightyfelix » April 25th, 2021, 12:12 pm

Moving this to Book Suggestions.

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