COMPLETE The Doom of London -- icequeen

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Post by Leesma » October 1st, 2018, 7:38 am

The Doom of London by Fred M. White (1859 - 1935).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-doom-of-london-by-fred-m-white/


Here are six stories, each one describing a disaster afflicting London, that were popularly serialized during 1903-1904 in Pearson’s Magazine. The tales depict (1) a deep freeze and unprecedented snowfall; (2) a heavy, blinding, paralyzing blanket of fog; (3) a widespread killer virus; (4) a fraudulent scheme causing financial panic; (5) a minor electrical accident in a tunnel that spirals into catastrophe; and (6) most of the city’s water supply, reportedly contaminated with deadly bubonic bacillus, puts the population in great fear of plague. Is the word “doom” in the book's title accurate, or is it just hyperbole? (Lee Smalley)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57904
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================
    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.

    [list]
    [*] Project Code: OjSety7e



    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Fred M. White) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Merrick_White

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 6
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1903
    [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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Genres for the project: Action & Adventure Fiction; Historical Fiction; Short Stories/Single Author Collections

Keywords that describe the book: Urban disasters; Human ingenuity; Epidemic; Bravery

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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 The Doom of London. 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 Doom of London, by Fred M. White. [Chapter]"


For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
  • "Chapter [number] of The Doom of London by Fred M. White. 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 Doom of London, by Fred M. White. "

There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

[*]Example filename doomoflondon_##_white_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. doomoflondon_01_white_128kb.mp3)

[*]Example ID3 V2 tags
Artist: Fred M. White
Title: ## - [Section title]
Album: The Doom of London


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Last edited by Leesma on November 4th, 2018, 7:27 am, edited 5 times in total.
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Post by Leesma » October 1st, 2018, 7:38 am

DPL is icequeen. :D
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Post by icequeen » October 1st, 2018, 3:24 pm

OK, we are ready to rock and roll! I will move us as soon as I know you have seen what I have done!
Ann

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Post by icequeen » October 1st, 2018, 8:25 pm

Off we go!
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Post by Leesma » October 6th, 2018, 11:36 am

Brrr! Here's Story 1.
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Post by icequeen » October 10th, 2018, 8:37 pm

Story 1 is PL OK!
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Post by Leesma » October 13th, 2018, 9:29 am

Story 2. I wonder why calamities can make such compelling stories. :hmm:
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Post by icequeen » October 13th, 2018, 9:24 pm

Leesma wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 9:29 am
Story 2. I wonder why calamities can make such compelling stories. :hmm:
I wonder about that one as well! I think some of the best movies are disaster movies, but that probably makes me weird!
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Post by Leesma » October 18th, 2018, 7:57 pm

Here's #3 on the misery list. I think our friend has a point; must find something more upbeat next time!
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Post by icequeen » October 20th, 2018, 9:41 pm

The NLCS was too depressing tonight. Go Red Sox! Story 2 is PL OK!
Ann

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Post by Leesma » October 22nd, 2018, 11:01 am

4 is ready, Ann.
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Post by icequeen » October 24th, 2018, 9:35 pm

Story 3 is PL OK!
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Post by Leesma » October 27th, 2018, 8:38 am

OK, Ann, here's Story 5. One more catastrophe to go before we reemerge into the sunshine. It looks like it's going to be quite a bit longer than the first five, but I expect/hope to get it done sometime next week.

Have started searching for the next (happier?) one, but haven't found it yet.
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Post by icequeen » October 27th, 2018, 10:21 pm

Story 4 is PL OK! The World Series is taking up all my PL'ing time. The game last night, the 18 inning one, I made it through the 15th. That game was a doozie!


I just realized that our last story is The River of Death! Now that is such a sunny sounding story!
Ann

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Post by icequeen » October 30th, 2018, 9:37 pm

Story 5 is PL OK!
Ann

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