[COMPLETE] Main Street by Sinclair Lewis - tg

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Post by sjmarky » September 1st, 2017, 4:16 pm

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/main-street-by-sinclair-lewis-2/
Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, is self-sufficient working as a librarian in St. Paul, when she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. She arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, but whose spirit is gradually and inexorably crushed by small-town attitudes, ignorance and bigotry. First published in 1920, Main Street is Sinclair Lewis' first major novel, and was a phenomenal success at the time. In 1930 Lewis would be the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. (Mark Nelson)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/543
  • 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!
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Post by TriciaG » September 1st, 2017, 5:06 pm

I'll MC this.

Do you have a DPL lined up? I assume not, since you didn't say anything about it.
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Post by sjmarky » September 1st, 2017, 5:11 pm

I do not. I always wait for volunteers.
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Post by Margot » September 2nd, 2017, 11:59 am

Hi,

I would be happy to be DPL for this project. I have a lot of time between now and the holidays if you think you will get the chapters recorded quickly. After January I'll be off line and won't be available.

Margot

ps I'm currently being added to the system by Carolin for another project.

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Post by sjmarky » September 2nd, 2017, 12:35 pm

Yoroshku Margot-san. I have to finish before I have shoulder surgery in mid-Dec, so that will be fine. I have one other project to finish before I start this one, so there won't be any chapters in for about two weeks. I usually submit a chapter about every day once I get started.
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Post by TriciaG » September 2nd, 2017, 12:43 pm

I've put you in, Margot. Thank you!

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Moving this to Going Solo, since we've got all roles filled. :)
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Post by sjmarky » September 2nd, 2017, 1:26 pm

Fun fact: My very first recording for LV was chapter 2 of the group recording of Main Street which I uploaded on September 8, 2006.
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Post by Margot » September 4th, 2017, 9:03 am

Mark,

Thanks for letting me know your time line. That should work perfectly for us both.

Good luck with your shoulder before your surgery and also for a quick recovery in the New Year of 2018. I'll look up your first recording so I can meet your voice and read the book so I'm familiar with the story.

Margot

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Post by sjmarky » September 10th, 2017, 11:20 am

First three sections uploaded, and we're off...
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Post by Margot » September 11th, 2017, 10:36 am

Mark,

You are true to your word! I'm a bit busy today and tomorrow and will be back on schedule on Thrusday.

Just want you to know that I got the chapters and can't wait to get started. Somehow my real life keeps getting in the way of my preferred schedule! Thank goodness it is all good, just too many fun things to do!

Margot

ps my Japanese speaking uncle says that this is fine response,

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Post by sjmarky » September 11th, 2017, 11:29 am

Daijobu. I won't be recording today (heat) or tomorrow (surgeon and PT), so I know.
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Post by sjmarky » September 12th, 2017, 5:52 pm

Possible cover art:
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Playing with other images, but right now like this one.
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Post by Margot » September 13th, 2017, 11:16 am

Mark,

I notice that the beginning of the intro and at the end of the chapters you haven't read exactly what is what is typed in the forum box. Just FYI. You are consistent at each chapter. But just wanted to double check.


For example you are not saying at the end of each section, "this is a librivox recording."

ps. I like the illustration!

I was just double checking the little details before I got started with the real PL.

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Post by sjmarky » September 13th, 2017, 11:49 am

For a solo recording you have the option of a shorter intro after the first chapter. It's in the instructions. Doesn't mean I didn't make a mistake, however.
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Post by Margot » September 13th, 2017, 1:02 pm

Section 01

10:53 I hear; "and her legs up under her chin" instead of " and her knees up under her chin"

I only noticed because I was reading along. Not sure if will want to change it.

Rest of the recording was wonderful.

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