(SOLO) Alice and Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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Post by GabriellaDiPrima » September 16th, 2018, 12:45 pm

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Caroll (1832 - 1898).

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre. ( Wikipedia)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/files/928/928-h/928-h.htm
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
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    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
    • Project Code: qSTuHwSD
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Lewis Caroll) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Carroll
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice's_Adventures_in_Wonderland
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 12
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication date (if known): 1865
    • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Gabriella DiPrima Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:

    Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Action & Adventure; Classics (Antiquity); Literary Fiction; Humorous Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: whimsical, nonsensical

  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. 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:
      "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, by Lewis Caroll. [Chapter]"

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      "End of [Chapter]"
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, by Lewis Caroll. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename alicesadventuresinwonderland_##_caroll_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. alicesadventuresinwonderland_01_caroll_128kb.mp3)
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    Artist: Lewis Caroll
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Post by TriciaG » September 16th, 2018, 4:22 pm


Please, PLEASE, before embarking on a solo, do two things:

(1) We do STRONGLY encourage a one-minute test (LINK) to check your technical settings. It's not an audition, but to make sure you're exporting at the correct bit rate, have your recording in mono, etc. It would be a shame to record a whole section, only to have to scrap it and redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.

(2) Claim, record, and get OK'd at least one section in a group project. This is to make sure you know what you're getting into. Recording a whole book isn't as easy as it seems. It isn't simply sitting down and recording. There's editing to do - and that often can take up to 5 times as long as recording does. In my experience, a ballpark estimate of 95% of brand new readers who start with a solo end up quitting before finishing. Please test the waters first before jumping in. :) Not only that, you're basically alone in a solo: you are the coordinator, and unless you have a very friendly DPL, you won't get much encouragement while doing your solo.

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Post by NobelActual » September 17th, 2018, 2:45 pm

May I claim dpl for this project? NobelActual

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Post by TriciaG » September 19th, 2018, 4:28 pm

Moved to Book Suggestions for now, to keep the Launch Pad tidy. Gabriella - when you've passed your 1-minute test and read a section or two in a group project, post back in this thread and we'll move it back to the Launch Pad for you. :)

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