The Crossing by Winston Churchill-mas

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BobR
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Post by BobR » October 21st, 2017, 11:55 am

The Crossing by Winston Churchill.
This is an historical fiction novel. Many real characters of history are included, as well as fictitious ones. The saga takes place in the period slightly before the American Revolution, and extends for some years after that war. It covers the first movement of southern colonists, over the mountains, into Kentucky, then into the lands that would become Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. The battles to take these lands from the British make up much of the drama. The characters also move into New Orleans to face off with the French. This was a major best selling novel when released. The writer, Winston Churchill, was a most prominent American novelist of the time. The Prime Minister of England, Winston S. Churchill, was his contemporary, but no family relation. Summary by Bob Rollins
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/388
  2. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

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  3. 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):
    • "Book [number] Chapter [number] of The Crossing. 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:
      "The Crossing, by Winston Churchill. Book [number] [Read Book Title for first Chapter in each book] Chapter [number, chapter title]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Book [number] [Read Book Title for first Chapter in each book] Chapter [number, chapter title] of The Crossing by Winston Churchill. 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 The Crossing, by Winston Churchill. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  4. Example filename crossing_##_churchill_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. crossing_01_churchill_128kb.mp3)
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Post by craigdav1 » October 23rd, 2017, 8:41 am

Leaving a cookie crumb.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 23rd, 2017, 2:08 pm

Great Dave. Once Bob checks in we will move to "going solo".
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 24th, 2017, 6:24 am

BobR wrote:Yes. Dave is correct.
One more question: The book is divided into three "books"---so it is Book 1, Chapter 1, etc. I assume the titles should then read "thecrossing_b1_01_churchill_128kb.mp3". If that correct?
Bob,

I've filled in the first few section titles to show how I would handle the "book, chapter" format. I've also changed the language for the intro to show what I would do.

I have done projects with this structure before. I think it is a lot to read the title of the "book" everytime one reads a chapter, so I only give the book title for the first chapter that I read from that book. After that, I say "Book 1, Chapter 2, [chapter title]" until I get to the start of Book 2, when I say the book name again.

As for file names, don't worry about the book/chapter stuff. Just name your files based on the section number in the MW. So,
crossing_01_churchill_128kb
crossing_02_churchill_128kb
crossing_03_churchill_128kb

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Post by BobR » October 25th, 2017, 9:55 am

But this would then mean we would have the same title for the second "book"---thecrossing_01_Churchill_128kb.mp3." Isn't that a problem?

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 25th, 2017, 12:29 pm

No, I think it works Bob. I've added a few chapter titles in the MW to show how.

For Book 2 Chapter 1, the file name is "crossing_21_churchill_128kb.mp3"
For Book 3 Chapter 1, the file name is "crossing_37_churchill_128kb.mp3"

Key thing is to make the file name match the SECTION number in the MW, not the CHAPTER number in the book.

MaryAnn

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 3rd, 2017, 4:10 pm

Moving to going solo to keep the launch pad tidy.
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Post by BobR » November 4th, 2017, 6:53 pm

Book 01, Chap 01 of "The crossing" has been uploaded.
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/thecrossing_01_churchill_128kb.mp3
12:50.46

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Post by craigdav1 » November 5th, 2017, 8:00 pm

1 PL OK.

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Post by craigdav1 » November 29th, 2017, 1:15 pm

2 PL OK.

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Post by craigdav1 » December 5th, 2017, 9:09 am

3 PL OK.

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Post by BobR » December 22nd, 2017, 7:24 am

Book 01, Chapter 04 has been uploaded.
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... 128kb_.mp3
27:28.07
I had forgotten that these first several chapters were so racist.

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Post by craigdav1 » December 22nd, 2017, 4:09 pm

4 PL OK.

Some readers choose to include a disclaimer in the book description to warn potential listeners. For example,
"This book contains racial and other prejudices that were once commonplace. They are retained, as originally written in this recording, because to do otherwise would be to deny they existed."

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