[COMPLETE] Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens & Others - tg

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BrynRoberts
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Mugby Junction, by Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870), Andrew Halliday (1830 – 1877), (Charles Collins (1820 – 1864), Hesba Stretton (1832 – 1911), Amelia B. Edwards (1831 - 1892)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/mugby-junction-by-various/
Originally published in 1866 in the Christmas edition of Dickens's magazine, "All the Year Round.", "Mugby Junction" offers a diverse collection of stories, each with its own unique characters and themes, ranging from family and compassion to the supernatural and mysterious. It showcases both Charles Dickens's storytelling prowess and the contributions of other authors to this literary work centered around the railway station, Mugby Junction.
Dickens contributes the first four stories including the spooky ‘The Signalman’, and is ably supported by Scottish journalist and dramatist Andrew Halliday’s ‘The Engine Driver’, novelist and journalist Charles Collins’ ‘The Compensation House’, evangelical author Hesba Stretton’s ‘The Travelling Post-Office’ and finally novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist Amelia B. Edwards’ tale of unrequited love, ‘The Engineer’.
Humour and pathos, life and death intersect where the great railways cross – get your ticket for Mugby Junction! (Summary by Bryn Roberts)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27924

Target completion date: 31 January 2024

Prooflistening level: Standard
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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 Mugby Junction 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."] "Mugby Junction, by Charles Dickens & Others. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Mugby Junction, by Charles Dickens & Others. 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:
"Mugby Junction, by Charles Dickens & Others."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: mugbyjunction_##_dickens_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. mugbyjunction_01_dickens_128kb.mp3)

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

MC to select: TriciaG

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.
Last edited by BrynRoberts on December 4th, 2023, 11:50 am, edited 1 time in total.
BrynRoberts
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Apologies to whoever picks this up, the form is pasted from a manually edited template - the form generator didn't work for me again. Hope you can make sense of it.
All the best
Bryn
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Post by lomond »

Greetings -

Looking for a DPL?

Lomond
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Post by BrynRoberts »

That would be super, Lomond! Thanks very much and welcome aboard. Apologies in advance for all the bad railway puns.
All the best
Bryn
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Post by Areduto »

May I be one of the PL?
ARLENE
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Post by TriciaG »

I'm working on setting this up.

The text link given only has the first 3 chapters. Are there other text links for the rest?

Oh, wait. I found them all here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27924 Is this the link you're using?

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For the intros, I suggest using "Section [#]" and for the "[Section title]" part of the intro, saying "[Story name] by [author]". Make sense?
Serial novel: The Wandering Jew
Medieval England meets Civil War Americans: Centuries Apart
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Areduto wrote: December 4th, 2023, 9:20 pm May I be one of the PL?
ARLENE
It looks like Lomond asked to be DPL (dedicated PL) a couple posts above yours, and was accepted. :)
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Ok, thanks. Arlene
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Post by BrynRoberts »

TriciaG wrote: December 5th, 2023, 7:08 am I'm working on setting this up.

The text link given only has the first 3 chapters. Are there other text links for the rest?

Oh, wait. I found them all here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27924 Is this the link you're using?

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For the intros, I suggest using "Section [#]" and for the "[Section title]" part of the intro, saying "[Story name] by [author]". Make sense?
Hi Tricia - that Gutenberg link didn't work for me - here's the one that I use : https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1419

I agree about the intros, I was thinking the same thing myself - I've broken some of the longer sections down so there'll be a bit of detail in the intros.
Thanks for joining in, much appreciated.
All the best
Bryn
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Post by TriciaG »

The 1419 one only has the first couple chapters, though, doesn't it? The ones by other writers aren't there. :hmm:

Gutenberg does seem to be having some connection issues. If you tried that link and got an error message, try refreshing it a couple times.
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Post by BrynRoberts »

TriciaG wrote: December 5th, 2023, 10:24 am The 1419 one only has the first couple chapters, though, doesn't it? The ones by other writers aren't there. :hmm:

Gutenberg does seem to be having some connection issues. If you tried that link and got an error message, try refreshing it a couple times.
Ah, yes! It works now.
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Post by BrynRoberts »

Hi Lomond,
I've made a start on the recording ahead of setting up the project so the first three will come along in short order but then maybe slow down a little.
Anyway, the first train has arrived at Platform 1!
All the best
Bryn

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mugbyjunction_01_dickens_128kb.mp3 Running Time : 14:56


and here's part 2

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mugbyjunction_02_dickens_128kb.mp3 Running Time : 19:28

PS if you look in the upload folder you'll find a few extra files - I kept making mistakes on the intros - the latest are the greatest (or at least, the best of a bad job)
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Post by lomond »

BrynRoberts wrote: December 6th, 2023, 8:06 am Hi Lomond,
I've made a start on the recording ahead of setting up the project so the first three will come along in short order but then maybe slow down a little.
Anyway, the first train has arrived at Platform 1!
All the best
Bryn

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mugbyjunction_01_dickens_128kb.mp3 Running Time : 14:56


and here's part 2

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mugbyjunction_02_dickens_128kb.mp3 Running Time : 19:28

PS if you look in the upload folder you'll find a few extra files - I kept making mistakes on the intros - the latest are the greatest (or at least, the best of a bad job)
Greetings -

Two nicely read sections from a voice that seems aptly made for reading Charles Dicken.

Looking forward to more soon.

Lomond
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Post by BrynRoberts »

Thanks for the encouragement, Lomond. I'm still pretty new at this but trying to get better. I wasn't happy with section three so I did it again. I have section four recorded too but it still needs checking and processing.
All the best
Bryn

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mugbyjunction_03_dickens_128kb.mp3 Running Time : 27:40
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Post by lomond »

BrynRoberts wrote: December 12th, 2023, 10:49 am Thanks for the encouragement, Lomond. I'm still pretty new at this but trying to get better. I wasn't happy with section three so I did it again. I have section four recorded too but it still needs checking and processing.
All the best
Bryn

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mugbyjunction_03_dickens_128kb.mp3 Running Time : 27:40
Greetings -

Another nicely-read chapter. Definitely PL OK.

It's hard for me to decide which or what emotion to respond with to this story. Interesting.

Lomond
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