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Post Posted:: June 10th, 2017, 12:52 pm 

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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America During the Years 1799-1804, Volume 3 by Alexander von Humboldt (1769 - 1859) and others. Translated by Thomasina Ross ( - 0)



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To be completed later. ( Gail Timmerman-Vaughan)



  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7254
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!



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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Science; *Non-fiction/Travel & Geography; *Non-fiction/Nature

    Keywords that describe the book: South America, botany, Cuba, geography

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  • 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 Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America During the Years 1799-1804, Volume 3. 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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    • "Chapter [number] of Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America During the Years 1799-1804, Volume 3 by Alexander von Humboldt. Translated by Thomasina Ross ( - 0) This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
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    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename personalnarrative3_##_humboldt.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. personalnarrative3_01_humboldt.mp3)


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Post Posted:: June 10th, 2017, 2:20 pm 
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Adding to post queue.


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Post Posted:: June 10th, 2017, 5:21 pm 
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MW open.

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Post Posted:: June 10th, 2017, 8:47 pm 

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Thank you, Anne. :clap: Super speedy.

And the DPL for this project is craigdav1.

Cheers.

Gail


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Post Posted:: August 5th, 2017, 12:52 am 

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Hi -

We are back in the Orinoco again. Here is Section 1.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_01_humboldt.mp3
27 min 02.5 sec, 87.9 dB.

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Post Posted:: August 5th, 2017, 7:40 am 
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1 PL OK!


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Post Posted:: August 6th, 2017, 5:57 pm 

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Hi --

Here is Section 02.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_02_humboldt.mp3
21 min 38 sec, 89.5 dB.

AvH makes a comment about the locals observing that the flood is higher about every 5 years - but seems not to believe it. My interpretation is that it is perhaps a very early European report of an effect of the Southern Oscillation.....

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Post Posted:: August 6th, 2017, 8:07 pm 
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2 PL OK.

Southern Oscillation.....been a while since I thought about that.....but tomorrow as it's getting late here. Enjoying the narrative.....almost feel like I'm with him on his travels.


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Post Posted:: August 26th, 2017, 9:38 pm 

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Hi -

Here is Section 3.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_03_humboldt.mp3

88.6 dB, 26 min 02 sec.

It could be a while before I manage the next recording. I have my annual bout of laryngitis..... I had recorded Section 3 before getting sick.

Let me know if anything needs to be fixed, please.

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Gail


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Post Posted:: August 27th, 2017, 6:50 am 
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3 PL OK.

Keep warm. Weather here is already getting a bit like fall.


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Post Posted:: September 21st, 2017, 2:35 pm 

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Hi --

It's been a while.

Section 4 is ready to be DPLed. Both this section and the next are pretty hard reading - hopefully the listening is easier (I think it would put me to sleep!) - a lot of tongue twisting place names, and the subject is the erroneous historical maps. And, poor old AvH complains of having been mis-attributed!

I also wonder if the translator was getting a bit tired, or if her sentence structure was being badly influenced by her immersion in the French, because many sentences are very awkward.

My voice sounds a bit forced in places in this reading - I hope it is OK - but don't hesitate to let me know if it would be best if I were to rerecord this Section.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_04_humboldt.mp3
27 min 43.8 sec, 87.2 dB.

Many thanks

Gail


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Post Posted:: September 21st, 2017, 3:40 pm 
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Voice sounds fine but the bitrate is 101kbps.


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Post Posted:: September 21st, 2017, 8:50 pm 

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craigdav1 wrote:
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Voice sounds fine but the bitrate is 101kbps.


Thanks for that. Not a good thing -- but it should be right now. Let me know if it isn't.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_04_humboldt.mp3

Are the other ones OK? I can save them again with the proper specs if they aren't.

How do you check the bitrate?

Cheers

Gail


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Post Posted:: September 21st, 2017, 9:03 pm 
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4 PL OK.

Sections 1-3 are also not 128kbps. I should have noticed sooner. :shock:


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Post Posted:: September 22nd, 2017, 12:21 pm 

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craigdav1 wrote:
4 PL OK.

Sections 1-3 are also not 128kbps. I should have noticed sooner. :shock:


Thanks for checking that. New computer..... too many check boxes..... but I shouldn't make excuses.

Anyway, Sections 1 - 3 are now saved at 128 kbps.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_01_humboldt.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_02_humboldt.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_03_humboldt.mp3


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