COMPLETE: [NATURE] Birds of Song and Story, by Elizabeth & Joseph Grinnell-Leni

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silverquill
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Post by silverquill » February 12th, 2021, 10:09 pm

This project is now complete! All files can be found at https://librivox.org/birds-of-song-and-story-by-elizabeth-and-joseph-grinnell/

Birds of Song and Story, by Elizabeth Grinnell (1851 - 1935) and others
This mother and son team, each distinguished in their field, collaborate to give charming portraits of a dozen of our favorite song birds. Their use of poetry and flowing prose makes each of these birds come alive in and endearing and accessible way. (Summary by Larry Wilson)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64468

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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.

Say:
"Chapter Number of Birds of Song and Story. 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."] "Birds of Song and Story, by Elizabeth & Joseph Grinnell Chapter Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section chapter Number." [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 Birds of Song and Story, by Elizabeth & Joseph Grinnell"
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: birdsofsongandstory_##_grinnell_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. birdsofsongandstory_01_grinnell_128kb.mp3)

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

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into a new post in this thread along with the file duration (mm:ss). Watch this thread for prooflistening notes.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Just post in this thread.
~ Larry

silverquill
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Post by silverquill » February 12th, 2021, 10:15 pm

Yikes!
This took me awhile to do. Guess I blinked and the project template went through some drastic changes. :shock:
I'm used to going certain places to make my customizations, etc. But I will get used to it before I die. :lol: Certainly a lot cleaner look with some of the underbrush cleared out.

Anyway, this should be a fun little project.
~ Larry

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Post by DOLZ » February 13th, 2021, 9:00 am

I am available to PL this project if no one has offered. Thank you.

silverquill
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Post by silverquill » February 13th, 2021, 9:11 am

DOLZ wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 9:00 am
I am available to PL this project if no one has offered. Thank you.
I'd be glad to have you!
Once we are set up, I'll send you a PM to get us started together.

Thank you.
~ Larry

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Post by Leni » February 13th, 2021, 9:15 am

Hello, Larry! Here I am again :mrgreen: Getting your window ready.

ETA: Here we are! Let me know if all looks okay, and I will move this to Readers Wanted. ^.^
Leni
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Four sections open at the Library of the World's Best Literature, volume 12!

DOLZ
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Post by DOLZ » February 13th, 2021, 10:21 am

silverquill wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 9:11 am
DOLZ wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 9:00 am
I am available to PL this project if no one has offered. Thank you.
I'd be glad to have you!
Once we are set up, I'll send you a PM to get us started together.

Thank you.
Super! Thank you.

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Post by silverquill » February 13th, 2021, 8:40 pm

Leni wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 9:15 am
Hello, Larry! Here I am again :mrgreen: Getting your window ready.

ETA: Here we are! Let me know if all looks okay, and I will move this to Readers Wanted. ^.^
Most happy for you help!

MW all populated and we are READY FOR READERS.
~ Larry

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Post by jillebean » February 13th, 2021, 10:06 pm

Hi Larry!

The air scrubbers are now out of my house and noise levels adequate for LV recording have again been achieved here so I'm wondering if I might stake a claim on sections 3 and 5? What a fun book! Thanks!

Jill

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 13th, 2021, 10:20 pm

Hi Larry. I'll take section 10 if I may - the bluebird. We've had a couple checking out the birdhouse in the last couple of weeks, but nobody has moved in yet this year.
Jo
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Post by silverquill » February 13th, 2021, 10:26 pm

jillebean wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 10:06 pm
Hi Larry!

The air scrubbers are now out of my house and noise levels adequate for LV recording have again been achieved here so I'm wondering if I might stake a claim on sections 3 and 5? What a fun book! Thanks!

Jill
Glad we're on a quiet hill now -- well, except when my son-in-law is plowing or roaring around on a snowmobile. :lol:

Glad to have you.
Thanks.
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » February 13th, 2021, 10:29 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 10:20 pm
Hi Larry. I'll take section 10 if I may - the bluebird. We've had a couple checking out the birdhouse in the last couple of weeks, but nobody has moved in yet this year.
Ah, nice!
I think we saw a grosbeak recently, but we're sub-freezing temps holding fast for awhile yet.

Thanks for joining in on the fun.
~ Larry

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Post by mleigh » February 14th, 2021, 7:57 am

I'd like section 11, The Tanager People, please.


We're having the sandhill cranes by the hundreds flying past our house on their return to the north.


Thanks,

M

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Post by silverquill » February 14th, 2021, 10:38 pm

mleigh wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 7:57 am
I'd like section 11, The Tanager People, please.

We're having the sandhill cranes by the hundreds flying past our house on their return to the north.

Thanks,

M
Glad to have you joining us!
You're in for 11
Thank you!
~ Larry

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Post by Owlivia » February 14th, 2021, 11:28 pm

Whoooo can resist?
May I claim Section 2, The Mockingbird?

Owlivia/Deborah
🦉

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Post by silverquill » February 15th, 2021, 8:59 am

Owlivia wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 11:28 pm
Whoooo can resist?
May I claim Section 2, The Mockingbird?

Owlivia/Deborah
A pleasure to have you joining the group!
All set.
~ Larry

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