Common Objects of the Country

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Post by Nimrod1212 » September 14th, 2013, 9:55 am

I have at least one suggestion for a book project that I would happily volunteer to record, Common Objects of the Country by the Rev. J.G. Wood. This Is, I would guess, practically unknown, but an endearing and somewhat unintentionally amusing Victorian guidebook. I have read parts of this (and others in the series) to my wife with great mirth. In my profession as a teacher and making short video documentaries I have done some voice-over work. I would be interested in other opinions about this as a possible project. Here is a wiki link relating to the author: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_George_Wood

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Post by Darvinia » September 14th, 2013, 10:44 am

Do you have a link to an online text of the book?
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Post by Darvinia » September 14th, 2013, 11:35 am

libraryanne wrote:wow that's a big url...
:) TinyURL for the win!

http://tinyurl.com/pdmnt8w will take you there too.
or
http://preview.tinyurl.com/pdmnt8w if you're the suspicious type like me!
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Post by RuthieG » September 14th, 2013, 11:37 am

A couple of shorter (real) URLs:

http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011632605 (1858)
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007677452 (1866)

and indeed, it does look fun :).

The gentleman was prolific...

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Post by Nimrod1212 » September 14th, 2013, 12:17 pm

Thanks for looking into this guys. I'm surprised what is actually out there. I bought this book from a used bookshop in England probably 30 years ago when I was a student, then found another of his (Common Objects of the Microscope) in Pittsburgh some 15 years later. He takes such a subjective view of the the animals he encounters - the impudent shrew etc, but with such well mannered scientific pretensions that it makes me grin at least. I think I would have liked the Rev. JG.

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Post by TriciaG » September 14th, 2013, 1:30 pm

First step is the one-minute test. We have some specific tech settings we need (128 constant MP3, 44100 Hz sample rate, etc.), and the test is the easiest way to get all that ironed out, even for VO artists that don't need their volume or background noise or plosives corrected. ;)

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Post by Nimrod1212 » September 14th, 2013, 4:59 pm

TriciaG wrote:First step is the one-minute test. We have some specific tech settings we need (128 constant MP3, 44100 Hz sample rate, etc.), and the test is the easiest way to get all that ironed out, even for VO artists that don't need their volume or background noise or plosives corrected. ;)

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Post by Loveday » September 14th, 2013, 5:05 pm

There is indeed a separate login for the uploader. If you go to http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test and look under the heading "Upload your file and get feedback" at point 1.2 you will see it. I hope this helps :)
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Post by Nimrod1212 » September 14th, 2013, 6:24 pm

Loveday wrote:There is indeed a separate login for the uploader. If you go to http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test and look under the heading "Upload your file and get feedback" at point 1.2 you will see it. I hope this helps :)
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Post by ColleenMc » September 20th, 2020, 8:36 am

This does look like a fun little nature book, and is now available on Gutenberg:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/54623

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Post by mightyfelix » September 20th, 2020, 8:46 am

It's very cute, and very short, too. Would be ideal for a first-time soloist. I like it, but I'll leave it for someone else. (I knew a guy named JG Wood. Reading his name for every intro would be.... weird. :? :roll: )

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Post by Peter Why » September 20th, 2020, 10:55 am

Common Objects of the Country is also on archive.org: https://archive.org/details/commonobjectsofc00woodiala

.. as is ".. of the Microscope."

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