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Post Posted:: July 15th, 2017, 6:39 pm 

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Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838 - 1926).

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This is a satirical novel written by Edwin A. Abbott, first published in 1884. Abbott uses a two-dimensional world, with himself as the protagonist, known simply as "A Square", to deride the Victorian aristocracy and its hierarchies. But the book has retained its value throughout the years for its unique portrayal of a two-dimensional world, and how a Sphere introduces the Square to the incomprehensible possibility of a third dimension. Once the square fully understands the third dimension, he suggests to the Sphere that even a fourth, fifth, or sixth dimension could exist. But the Sphere sends the square back to his two-dimensional world, where he cannot convince anyone of the existence of a three dimensional world. ( Linda Olsen Fitak)

[*]Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/97
[*]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).
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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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: S048g8u4

[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Edwin Abbott Abbott) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Abbott_Abbott

[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatland
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 32
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
[*]Original publication date (if known): 1884
[*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Linda Olsen Fitak Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?: [/list]
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Genres for the project: Satire; General Fiction/Published 1800 -1900; Fantastic Fiction/Fantasy Fiction; Humorous Fiction; *Non-fiction/Science/Astronomy, Physics & Mechanics

Keywords that describe the book: satire, humor, fiction, fantasy, science, physics, geometry, dimensions, parallel universes

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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 Flatland. 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:
    "Flatland, by Edwin Abbott Abbott. [Chapter]"


For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
  • "Chapter [number] of Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott. 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]"
  • 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 Flatland, by Edwin Abbott Abbott. "

There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

[*]Example filename flatland_##_abbott_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number
(e.g. flatland_01_abbott_128kb.mp3)

[*]Example ID3 V2 tags
Artist: Edwin Abbott Abbott
Title: ## - [Section title]
Album: Flatland


[b]Transfer of files (completed recordings)

Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
  • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
  • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: aradlaw
  • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


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Please post below[/list]

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Post Posted:: July 15th, 2017, 8:18 pm 
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If one is needed, would enjoy being dpl.
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Post Posted:: July 15th, 2017, 8:21 pm 

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craigdav1 wrote:
If one is needed, would enjoy being dpl.
DaveC


Exciting! Yes, I would love to have you as DPL! :clap:

I'm new to solo work, although I've done a bunch of recordings for various group projects. I noticed on one of the other posts here, that a DPL said that she would read the text, along with the recording. Would you be willing to check my content, as well? I'm not sure what "standard" DPL means.
No matter what, I'm happy to have you as DPL, and so much looking forward to doing this project, whether you do read the text with the recording, or not!
Thank you! :D

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Post Posted:: July 15th, 2017, 10:04 pm 
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I'm not planning to MC this but there's a link to description of standard PLing in the first post - check it out. Reading along with the text is not standard. If I remember this does have a number of complex conceptions which you need to get right .

Anne

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Post Posted:: July 15th, 2017, 10:21 pm 

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annise wrote:
I'm not planning to MC this but there's a link to description of standard PLing in the first post - check it out. Reading along with the text is not standard. If I remember this does have a number of complex conceptions which you need to get right .

Anne


Thank you, Anne! Yes, I did read through those explanations, after I looked at another post. It's OK. I chose "standard" because I figured it was probably what everyone picks for that. No problem. I'm always careful with the text, and read through it myself, while listening to my own recording, to catch any words that might be missing or misplaced. I appreciate your feedback on this, because I'm just learning now how to go solo. :D

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Post Posted:: July 16th, 2017, 3:37 pm 
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I can MC this for you, be right back with the MW.

Rather than try to explain the BC process - which being a soloist, you become your own Book Coordinator, here are the links to read through...
http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/How_To_Become_A_Book_Coordinator

and this one to specifically work in and fill out the Magic Window...
http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/BC%27s:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window

I will send you a PM with your MW username and password.

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Post Posted:: July 16th, 2017, 3:53 pm 

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aradlaw wrote:
I can MC this for you, be right back with the MW.


Yay! Thank you so much! :clap:

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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 6:02 pm 
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Moving over to Going Solo.

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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 9:11 pm 

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Section 00 ready for PL https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/flatland_00_abbott_128kb.mp3

Duration 12:02

Thank you!
:D

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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 9:12 pm 

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aradlaw wrote:
Moving over to Going Solo.


Thank you, David! :D

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 5:44 am 
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0 PL OK.

Linda,
You should add the url and time (Notes column; mm:ss) to the MW. Nice read.
Dave


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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 8:46 am 

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craigdav1 wrote:
0 PL OK.

Linda,
You should add the url and time (Notes column; mm:ss) to the MW. Nice read.
Dave


Thank you, Dave! :D

It's my first time going solo, so I didn't know that I'm the one who adds the url and time in the MW. In the future, am I supposed to add the url and time in those windows before PL OK, or after, as I'll do now?

This is going to be a fun project! I'm so glad to have you on board! :clap:

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 9:03 am 
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Before is the usual practice. Been meaning to read this for ages.


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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 9:14 am 

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Thank you, Dave! I'll do that part before, from now on.
You will love this book! I read it in high school, for my geometry class. I was fascinated with it! Especially because ever since I was a little girl, and I first learned about numbers, I assigned each number a personality, age and gender. They all belonged to the same family, from 0 to 9, and each one had likes and dislikes. Some of them irritated the others. I made up so many stories about them! And here's what's weird: I just found out that Edwin Abbott Abbott's birthday was December 20. That's my birthday too! :D

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 5:06 pm 

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section 1 ready for PL https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/flatland_01_abbott_128kb.mp3

Duration 6:35
:D

I added Reader's Footnotes to describe Figures 1, 2, and 3, illustrations in the book.

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