[SOLO] The Radio Beasts by Farley - tg

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Post by Talespinner » April 20th, 2021, 12:09 pm

The Radio Beasts, by Ralph Milne Farley (1887 - 1963)

Volunteers outside the USA: Ralph Milne Farley died in 1963. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
This is the second book of a fanciful series written by Ralph Milne Farley, pen name for Roger Sherman Hoar. It is an interplanetary adventure in the style of Edgar Rice Burroughs. In the first book, "An Earthman On Venus," Myles Cabot, an electrical engineer from Earth, was accidentally transported to the planet Venus while attempting to transfer matter in a small scale experiment in his Boston laboratory. Alone and unarmed and finding himself on Poros, the local name for his new-found alien world, Cabot was swiftly captured by a race of giant intelligent ants, called Formians. They had enslaved a race of much more human-like inhabitants known as the Cupians for a period of five hundred years. While a prisoner, Myles soon falls in love with a beautiful Cupian princess who was being held captive by the Formians for the purpose of genetic experimentation. Cabot escapes with the princess and begins the long road to freedom for the Cupian nation which is eventually accomplished by the end of the first book in the series. Now, in book two, Cabot and his adopted country are pitted against a resurgent Formian empire who are in league with a renegade Cupian known as Prince Yuri. The traitorous prince hates Myles with a passion for stealing the beautiful Lilla away from him, and he snobbishly looks down on anyone not born of nobility as he is. And in Cabot's particular situation, he has the added stigma in Yuri's mind of possessing those peculiar alien deformities of a man from another planet. Neither the Formians nor the Cupians have external ears to perceive sound, but rather are endowed with two graceful antennae with which they are able to communicate with each other by a type of radio waves. Without his ingeniously contrived apparatus made up of tubes, headphones, microphone and homemade batteries, Cabot would be entirely unable to communicate with either species himself. Throughout the remainder of the book, Cabot must escape from various predicaments, fight for his very life, and then succeed to rally the Cupians to overcome the tremendous threat once again posed by the renegade Yuri and his Formian cohorts. (Summary by Daryl Hanson)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64303

Target completion date: 2021-12-01

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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 The Radio Beasts. 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."] "The Radio Beasts, by Ralph Milne Farley. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Radio Beasts, by Ralph Milne Farley. 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:
"End of The Radio Beasts, by Ralph Milne Farley."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: radiobeasts_##_farley_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. radiobeasts_01_farley_128kb.mp3)

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

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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.

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Post by TriciaG » April 20th, 2021, 12:26 pm

This is set up. :)
By John Muir: Our National Parks
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by Talespinner » April 20th, 2021, 12:30 pm

Wow! That was fast. I just posted this a few minutes ago!
Hi Tricia, it's good to have you aboard. I'll get right to adding chapter titles to the MW.
This should be fun.

Daryl

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Post by TriciaG » April 20th, 2021, 12:37 pm

Don't expect such quick service all the time. :lol:
By John Muir: Our National Parks
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by Talespinner » April 20th, 2021, 12:41 pm

Ahh, but now you're bursting my bubble. And here I thought you'd be looking over my shoulder the whole way.

Daryl :)

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Post by silverquill » April 20th, 2021, 9:38 pm

Me for DPL again???
~ Larry

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Post by TriciaG » April 21st, 2021, 5:18 am

Assuming that's OK, I've put you in. :)

Moving to Going Solo...
By John Muir: Our National Parks
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by Talespinner » April 23rd, 2021, 3:53 pm

Alright people, strap yourselves in. Here begins the journey.
Chapter 1 of Radio Beasts has a running time of 14:32.
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/radiobeasts_01_farley_128kb.mp3
Enjoy! :)

Daryl

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Post by silverquill » April 23rd, 2021, 7:56 pm

Talespinner wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 3:53 pm
Alright people, strap yourselves in. Here begins the journey.
Chapter 1 of Radio Beasts has a running time of 14:32.
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/radiobeasts_01_farley_128kb.mp3
Enjoy! :)

Daryl
PL OK
I've been to all of these Massachusetts places, but never to Venus. :lol:
~ Larry

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Post by Talespinner » April 30th, 2021, 5:00 pm

I've got chapter 2 here. Duration is 30:58.
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/radiobeasts_02_farley_128kb.mp3

Please enjoy! :)

Daryl

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Post by silverquill » May 2nd, 2021, 9:04 pm

Talespinner wrote:
April 30th, 2021, 5:00 pm
I've got chapter 2 here. Duration is 30:58.
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/radiobeasts_02_farley_128kb.mp3

Please enjoy! :)

Daryl
PL OK
Long live King Kew!
~ Larry

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Post by Talespinner » May 4th, 2021, 3:30 pm

Chapter 3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/radiobeasts_03_farley_128kb.mp3
Length is 31:05. Please enjoy!

Daryl

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Post by silverquill » May 4th, 2021, 9:43 pm

Talespinner wrote:
May 4th, 2021, 3:30 pm
Chapter 3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/radiobeasts_03_farley_128kb.mp3
Length is 31:05. Please enjoy!

Daryl
PL OK!
~ Larry

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Post by Talespinner » May 7th, 2021, 12:03 pm

I've got chapter 4 for your listening pleasure. The running time is 21:25.
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/radiobeasts_04_farley_128kb.mp3
Enjoy!

Daryl

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Post by silverquill » May 8th, 2021, 6:57 pm

Talespinner wrote:
May 7th, 2021, 12:03 pm
I've got chapter 4 for your listening pleasure. The running time is 21:25.
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/radiobeasts_04_farley_128kb.mp3
Enjoy!

Daryl
PL OK again!
~ Larry

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