[COMPLETE] The Boys' and Girls' Pliny Vol 4-mtf

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Foon
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Post by Foon » August 23rd, 2019, 7:53 am

The Boys' and Girls' Pliny Vol. 4 by Pliny the Elder (23 - 79) and others.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-boys-and-girls-pliny-vol-4-by-pliny-the-elder/
The Natural History of Pliny the Elder is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire. The full work consists of 37 books, covering more than 20.000 topics ranging from astronomy and mathematics to botany and precious stones. The book became a model for later encyclopaedias and gives a fascinating overview of the state of scientific knowledge almost 2000 years ago. This version of the Natural History (or, the "Pliny") has been adapted for a younger audience. This third volume contains Book VII (The Natural History of Birds) and Book VIII (The Various Kinds of Insects) out of a total of 9 books. ( Foon)
This is an abandoned solo, re-opened as a group project. Lots of quick and easy sections. Come and get 'em!
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58589
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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      BC Admin

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      Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Science; *Non-fiction/Reference; Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity)

      Keywords that describe the book: history, science, birds, plants, insects, Natural History, Pliny, antiquity, encyclopedia

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Book [number] chapter [number] of The Boys' and Girls' Pliny Vol. 4. 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 Boys' and Girls' Pliny Vol. 4, by Pliny the Elder. [Chapter]"

      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 Boys' and Girls' Pliny Vol. 4, by Pliny the Elder. "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      boysgirlspliny4_##_pliny_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. boysgirlspliny4_01_pliny_128kb.mp3)


      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: mightyfelix
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

      Any questions?
      Please post below
Last edited by Foon on August 25th, 2019, 12:04 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

Foon
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Post by Foon » August 23rd, 2019, 7:54 am

I've asked Anne (annise) and Anthony (afutterer) to MC and DPL again.
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

annise
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Post by annise » August 23rd, 2019, 10:44 am

MW ready :D

Foon
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Post by Foon » August 23rd, 2019, 12:05 pm

Thank you Anne!
I'm excited to get started on the next volume! I sneakily recorded some sections a while ago already when the Internet Archive was down, I couldn't access LV to find texts for my claimed sections, and all I could think of to record in my quiet time was this book which I already had on my computer! :mrgreen:

Still gotta edit though, I left that for future me :roll: :lol:
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

Foon
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Joined: May 10th, 2018, 2:33 pm

Post by Foon » August 25th, 2019, 12:40 pm

I've posted the first three sections for PL :)
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

Foon
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Joined: May 10th, 2018, 2:33 pm

Post by Foon » August 26th, 2019, 7:06 am

Anne, Anthony confirmed via PM to me that he'd like to DPL again, could you add him to the project? :D
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

Foon
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Joined: May 10th, 2018, 2:33 pm

Post by Foon » August 30th, 2019, 3:07 am

I've uploaded 3 more sections. :)
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

Foon
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Post by Foon » September 19th, 2019, 10:16 am

Hi Anthony,
I've uploaded 3 more sections :D
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

Foon
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Joined: May 10th, 2018, 2:33 pm

Post by Foon » September 27th, 2019, 4:09 am

I've uploaded 6 more sections. :) I had a bit of a mammoth recording session the other day, so there's a lot more coming once I get around to editing them! :D
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

afutterer
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Post by afutterer » September 27th, 2019, 10:24 am

PL NOTES:

SECTIONS - 2,3,4,5

PL OK
Anthony

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~Epictetus

afutterer
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Post by afutterer » September 27th, 2019, 11:28 am

PL NOTES:

SECTIONS 6-15

PL OK
Anthony

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~Epictetus

Foon
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Post by Foon » September 27th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Thank you! :D
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

Foon
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Joined: May 10th, 2018, 2:33 pm

Post by Foon » October 4th, 2019, 12:31 pm

4 new sections uploaded, and more to come soon!
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

afutterer
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Post by afutterer » October 9th, 2019, 11:58 am

PL NOTES:

SECTIONS - 16, 17, 18, 19

PL OK
Anthony

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~Epictetus

Foon
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Post by Foon » October 13th, 2019, 2:13 pm

Thank you! :D
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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