[solo] A Thousand Degrees Below Zero by Leinster - philc

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Post by philchenevert » March 4th, 2018, 10:18 am

A Thousand Degrees Below Zero by Murray Leinster (1896 - 1975).

This thrilling project can be found in our catalog at https://librivox.org/a-thousand-degrees-below-zero-by-murray-leinster/
The War to End All Wars has ended and the world has taken a deep breath and is trying to recover normal life in 1919. But a super Villan intent on ruling the entire world has other ideas. In his super fast helicopter (the Black Flyer) he sorties out to block the major ports and rives of the world until all nations with icebergs made by his fiendishly clever devices until they admit his supremacy and kneel before his might. The might of nations are helpless before him but he does not count on our hero, a scientist specializing in low temperatures who was also a gunner in WWI. Teamed with a daring pilot flying the latest fastest bi plane in the army, they tangle with this brilliant but deranged person and might be able to bring him down. Do they? Listen and find out in this thrilling adventure where planes zoom at up to 200 mph!!!! (summary by phil chenevert )
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50585
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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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: ObpcpYF4
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Murray Leinster) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Leinster
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    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 8
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    Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction

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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!
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    • "Chapter [number] of A Thousand Degrees Below Zero. 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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    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename thousanddegreesbelowzero_##_leinster_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. thousanddegreesbelowzero_01_leinster_128kb.mp3)


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Post by silverquill » March 4th, 2018, 10:28 am

Leiber to Leinster - both favorites of mine. 8-)
May I be DPL again?

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Post by philchenevert » March 4th, 2018, 10:30 am

silverquill wrote:
March 4th, 2018, 10:28 am
Leiber to Leinster - both favorites of mine. 8-)
May I be DPL again?
Oh yes. Glad to have you. This is a very early SF by Leinster, 1919 to be exact. Evil geniuses and evil plots seek to control the world. Image
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Post by philchenevert » March 26th, 2018, 2:58 pm

The first cold chapter is in the magic window. Brrrrrrrrrr. :shock:
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Post by silverquill » March 29th, 2018, 9:50 pm

This has been a day of interruptions, but I've listened to the first four chapters and the are PL OK.
I do note some repeating sound in the closing silence of these, most noticeable in 1 and 4, but I'll leave that up to your judgment.
I see a couple more sections uploaded, and one labeled in red for PL Notes. I'll consider that just a mistake in the window, so easy to do. I should get to these later tonight.

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Post by silverquill » March 30th, 2018, 8:11 am

5 and 6 are PL OK -- unless you want to cut out the chimes right after the intro on 6.

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Post by philchenevert » March 30th, 2018, 1:07 pm

silverquill wrote:
March 30th, 2018, 8:11 am
5 and 6 are PL OK -- unless you want to cut out the chimes right after the intro on 6.
Thaks. I do want to eleminate those chimes and other noises. will get to them tonight. :thumbs:
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Post by philchenevert » March 30th, 2018, 5:02 pm

Those chimes are now gone from 6; I had just overlooked 'em. :D
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Post by silverquill » March 30th, 2018, 8:34 pm

philchenevert wrote:
March 30th, 2018, 5:02 pm
Those chimes are now gone from 6; I had just overlooked 'em. :D
Good. 7 and 8 are PL OK, but I do still here that regularly spaced clicking at the end, just be for and after "End of . ." just in case you want to check it out.

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Post by philchenevert » April 5th, 2018, 7:04 am

the last three chapters are in the MW. I found out what you meant by that regular clicking in the ending silence. I was unwittingly putting it there myself .. duh. :roll:
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Post by silverquill » April 5th, 2018, 9:22 am

philchenevert wrote:
April 5th, 2018, 7:04 am
the last three chapters are in the MW. I found out what you meant by that regular clicking in the ending silence. I was unwittingly putting it there myself .. duh. :roll:
Must be your pacemaker . . .

Anyway, the final chapters are PL OK, and you can put another classic in the LV catalog!

Thanks for letting me share the journey.
Now, for some nice mulled cider in front of a crackling fireplace, as the cold New England wind howls outside. :D
(Unfortunately, I have neither at the moment).

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Post by philchenevert » April 5th, 2018, 12:22 pm

This project can be found in our catalog at https://librivox.org/a-thousand-degrees-below-zero-by-murray-leinster/

Thanks Larry. :thumbs: :thumbs:
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