[COMPLETE] A Primary Reader by E. Louise Smythe - smijen

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Post by smijen » August 17th, 2015, 6:33 pm

A Primary Reader: Old-time Stories, Fairy Tales and Myths Retold by Children by E. Louise Smythe (1858 - 0).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/a-primary-reader-by-e-louise-smythe/
This is a book of simple, classic stories for beginning readers. It is included in Year 1 of the Ambleside reading list. There are short lists of reading words on each page, and these have been read by a child. (Summary by Sarah Jennings)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7841
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

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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 A Primary Reader. 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:
      "A Primary Reader: Old-time Stories, Fairy Tales and Myths Retold by Children, by E. Louise Smythe. Chapter [number], [chapter name]."


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of A Primary Reader by E. Louise Smythe. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of Chapter [number]."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of A Primary Reader: Old-time Stories, Fairy Tales and Myths Retold by Children, by E. Louise Smythe."

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename primaryreader_##_smythe_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. primaryreader_01_smythe_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: E. Louise Smythe
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: A Primary Reader: Old-time Stories, Fairy Tales and Myths Retold by Children

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Post by SweetPea » August 17th, 2015, 6:42 pm

May I DPL? :D
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Post by smijen » August 17th, 2015, 6:48 pm

Wow, that was fast. :lol:
Yes, you may!
Thanks. :)

We have 5 chapters recorded but they still need editing. Hopefully will not take too long as the chapters are very short.

Off to Going Solo!
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Post by smijen » August 17th, 2015, 7:16 pm

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Post by smijen » August 17th, 2015, 7:54 pm

And here's chapter 1:
https://librivox.org/uploads/smijen/primaryreader_01_smythe_128kb.mp3
5:33

That'll be it for tonight!

I'd be happy to have your feedback on sound quality, too. I had to amplify Abby so much that there was fair bit of background noise. To me, it sounds like I've got the best possible balance between noise and over-cleaning, but your ears are younger than mine. :)
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Post by SweetPea » August 18th, 2015, 10:29 am

Preface and Chapter 1 are PL OK! :D

I agree, there is a bit of background noise, but it isn't too bad and I'd much rather listen to that than too much noise cleaning ;). I think the sound quality is pretty good overall :thumbs:

Edit: I'm not in as DPL, so I can't mark them PL OK, but they are :D
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Post by smijen » August 18th, 2015, 2:55 pm

SweetPea wrote:I'm not in as DPL, so I can't mark them PL OK, but they are :D
Sorry about that! You're in now. 8-)
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Post by smijen » August 21st, 2015, 7:34 am

Here's chapter 2:
https://librivox.org/uploads/smijen/primaryreader_02_smythe_128kb.mp3
3:02

(We will get to Robin Hood this weekend, I promise. I had some of these pre-recorded. :) )
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Post by SweetPea » August 23rd, 2015, 8:16 pm

Chapter 2 is PL OK! :D I like this story, I don't think I've heard it before.

Don't worry about Robin Hood - I can't actually edit right now, so whenever you do the fix is fine with me :)
Last edited by SweetPea on August 27th, 2015, 7:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by smijen » August 25th, 2015, 4:13 pm

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Post by smijen » August 25th, 2015, 4:31 pm

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Post by SweetPea » August 27th, 2015, 7:10 pm

Chapters 3 and 4 are PL OK! :D
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Post by smijen » August 28th, 2015, 5:03 am

Thanks!
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Post by smijen » August 30th, 2015, 4:11 pm

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Post by SweetPea » August 31st, 2015, 8:04 pm

Chapter 6 is PL OK! :D
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