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Post by silverquill » June 29th, 2020, 7:56 am

Chunky, the Happy Hippo by Richard Barnum ( - ).

Follow the many adventures of the little Chunky Hippo from his home in Africa to the circus. ( Larry Wilson)
    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/62135
    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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      Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Animals & Nature

      Keywords that describe the book: africa, bedtime story, circus, childrens literature, hippotamus

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    7. DURING recording:
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      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [number] of Chunky, the Happy Hippo. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      END of recording
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        "End of Chunky, the Happy Hippo, by Richard Barnum. "

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      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      chunky_##_barnum_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. chunky_01_barnum_128kb.mp3)
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      Artist: Richard Barnum
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: Chunky, the Happy Hippo

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      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: kathrinee
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
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      Any questions?
      Please post below
~ Larry

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Post by kathrinee » June 29th, 2020, 11:18 am

I can set this up, Larry, I'll be back in a little bit with a MW

ETA:
Here we go :)
Kathrine

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Post by BlakeSG » June 29th, 2020, 8:33 pm

Hello there,

Is there any possibility for me to be able to do this as a solo project? Not sure how to claim it as such.

Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you :)

Blake

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Post by silverquill » June 29th, 2020, 8:36 pm

kathrinee wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 11:18 am
I can set this up, Larry, I'll be back in a little bit with a MW

ETA:
Here we go :)
Thank you!
MW is populated.

READERS and DPL most welcome!
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » June 29th, 2020, 8:42 pm

BlakeSG wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Hello there,

Is there any possibility for me to be able to do this as a solo project? Not sure how to claim it as such.

Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you :)

Blake
Hi, Blake!
Well, I set this up as a group project before I saw this note.
I would suggest recording a couple of chapters here, although I know you have done some in another project.
And/or if you want to try some proof listening, I'm looking for a DPL.

Now, there is another book in this series that I have waiting to launch.
If you think you're ready to do a solo, sent me a PM (private message) and I'll give you some guidance in setting it, or something else, as a solo.
~ Larry

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Post by BlakeSG » June 30th, 2020, 1:43 am

Thanks Larry :)

In this case please could I claim sections 1 and 2 from the current project.

I have sent you a PM re: Solo project (I am interested) as well as what a DPL is involved in.

Thanks again.

Blake

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Post by silverquill » June 30th, 2020, 7:29 am

BlakeSG wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 1:43 am
Thanks Larry :)

In this case please could I claim sections 1 and 2 from the current project.

I have sent you a PM re: Solo project (I am interested) as well as what a DPL is involved in.

Thanks again.

Blake
Thanks!
You have the first two chapters.
~ Larry

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Post by Shasta » June 30th, 2020, 10:34 pm

I woud like to claim Chapters 3 through 12.
Russ Bruno

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Post by Shasta » July 1st, 2020, 3:05 pm

Reviewing the earlier notes, I see that you have set this book up as a group project, so please ignore my request to do Chapters 3 through 12.

I enjoy recording childrens books, preferably as a solo project. If you know of any that I could do, please let me know. Thank You.
Russ Bruno

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Post by mleigh » July 1st, 2020, 4:54 pm

Might I have Chapters 8 and 9?

Thanks,

M

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Post by silverquill » July 1st, 2020, 8:20 pm

Shasta wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 3:05 pm
Reviewing the earlier notes, I see that you have set this book up as a group project, so please ignore my request to do Chapters 3 through 12.

I enjoy recording childrens books, preferably as a solo project. If you know of any that I could do, please let me know. Thank You.
Ah, I thought that might be the case.

Well there is at least one other book in this series that recently popped up on Gutenberg that hasn't been recorded yet. Blake, who has the first two chapters, is also interested in doing a solo, so here is the link and it is up for grabs: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62020

I'll be glad to help either one of you if needed. Plenty to go around. :D
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » July 1st, 2020, 8:21 pm

mleigh wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 4:54 pm
Might I have Chapters 8 and 9?

Thanks,

M
Oh, yes, with pleasure!
Thank you.
~ Larry

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Post by mleigh » July 2nd, 2020, 6:00 pm

Oh Dear,

I just left Chunky in the ocean trying to swim to shore. I've got to find out what happens to him. Can I please have the following chapter as well. If is

Chapter 10, Chunky in the Circus.

THanks,

M

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Post by silverquill » July 2nd, 2020, 9:33 pm

mleigh wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 6:00 pm
Oh Dear,

I just left Chunky in the ocean trying to swim to shore. I've got to find out what happens to him. Can I please have the following chapter as well. If is

Chapter 10, Chunky in the Circus.

THanks,

M
You've got it!
Thank you.
~ Larry

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Post by vivvexation » July 3rd, 2020, 12:16 am

May I please have chapters 3 and 4?

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