[HISTORY] A History of Our Own Times, Vol. 1 by Justin MCCARTHY - jo

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Post by pnagami » September 27th, 2018, 1:44 pm

A History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880 by Justin McCarthy (1830 - 1912).


An engaging history of Great Britain in the heyday of Queen Victoria and of her empire by the liberal Irish Member of Parliament, Justin McCarthy. He brings us the larger than life personalities of the day, Victoria and Albert, Russell and Peel, O'Connell and Palmerston, Gladstone and Disraeli, and relates great events, the Afghan War, the Irish famine, and the Crimean War without ever losing sight of the hopes and fears of the common people at home and abroad. (Pamela Nagami, M.D.)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.210308
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/War & Military; *Non-fiction/History /Modern (19th C); *Non-fiction/Law; *Non-fiction/Political Science

    Keywords that describe the book: Whigs, Queen Victoria, Irish Famine, William Ewart Gladstone, Sir Robert Peel, Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Melbourne, Sir John Russell, Daniel O'Connell, Duke of Wellington, Prince Albert, Sepoy Rebellion,Tories, Afghan War

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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):
    • "Section [number] of A History of Our Own Times, Volume 1. 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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      "A History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880, Volume 1 by Justin McCarthy. [Chapter]"


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      "End of A History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880, Vol. 1, by Justin McCarthy. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename historyofourowntimesvol1_##_mccarthy_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. historyofourowntimesvol1_01_mccarthy_128kb.mp3)


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Last edited by pnagami on October 5th, 2018, 3:37 pm, edited 5 times in total.
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » September 27th, 2018, 1:45 pm

As my regular DPLs are busy with my other projects, I am looking for a DPL or just PLing as I go.

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 27th, 2018, 7:22 pm

Hi Pam. I'll MC for you.
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Post by pnagami » September 27th, 2018, 8:00 pm

Thank you, Jo!

Pam
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Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 28th, 2018, 2:03 am

MW is up. I edited the intros to shorten up the title exception the first and last sections. See what you think.

We will hang out here for a day or two and see if a DPL volunteers. :)
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Post by pnagami » September 28th, 2018, 5:28 am

Thank you, Jo. The shortened titles look good.

Pam
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Post by dustynovels » September 28th, 2018, 6:57 am

So I'm a bit new to this, but is this a solo project? Either way, I'd like to narrate this book.

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Post by pnagami » September 28th, 2018, 6:59 am

Thanks for your interest Dustynovels! It’s encouraging, but it is a solo and I’m the narrator. I have to fill that in. Sorry.

Pam
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Post by dustynovels » September 28th, 2018, 7:30 am

Just checking lol, enjoy your read :D

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Post by aniroo » October 4th, 2018, 9:13 pm

If you are still looking for a DPL, I'm interested in doing it for you.

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Post by pnagami » October 4th, 2018, 10:49 pm

Hi aniroo,

Yes, I am and I would be most grateful for your help on this project!

I will ask Jo to give you access to the Magic Window.

My best and thanks!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » October 5th, 2018, 6:38 am

Hi Jo,

Aniroo has kindly agreed to DPL this project!

Thanks,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by aniroo » October 5th, 2018, 3:20 pm

Hi,

I wasn't able to get into the MW to mark the sections but I did listen to them.

Section #2 was PL OK ! :clap:

Both were easy to listen to and to understand since you give it such an intelligent and clear reading. However, there was a problem with section #1. It was too quiet. It only had a volume of 71.5. I amplified it +15 and it gave me a volume of 86.5 using the Checker program. That volume is within the parameters required by Librivox.

After you boost the volume, just upload the new section into the MW and I can have another listen and PL OK it as soon as I get access to the Window.

Looking forward to hearing the rest of this interesting project.

Thanks,
aniroo
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Post by pnagami » October 5th, 2018, 3:23 pm

Thank you, aniroo!
I’m waiting for Jo, who will get you access to the MW.

I’m glad my reading is easy on your ears!

Very strange about the volume!

Will fix,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » October 5th, 2018, 3:55 pm

Hi aniroo,

Section 1 is ready for Spot PL:

20:00

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/historyofourowntimesvol1_01_mccarthy_128kb.mp3

Very strange mishap! No idea how that happened!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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