~[Solo] The Battle of Books by Jonathan Swift - dlo

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Post by ej400 » February 1st, 2019, 6:06 pm

The Battle of the Books by Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745).


(To be provided, I am not entirely familiar with the book.) ( To be provided)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/files/623/623-h/623-h.htm
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Genres for the project: Satire

    Keywords that describe the book: satire

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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 Battle of the Books. 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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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "The Battle of the Books, by Jonathan Swift. [Chapter]"


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  • Example filename battleofthebooks_##_swift_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. battleofthebooks_01_swift_128kb.mp3)


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Last edited by ej400 on December 2nd, 2019, 9:47 am, edited 2 times in total.

dlolso21
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Post by dlolso21 » February 3rd, 2019, 12:21 am

I can MC this for you.

MW is set up.

I have made a few small edits to the first post.

David O

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Post by ej400 » February 3rd, 2019, 9:38 am

Awesome, thank you so much Dave, I really appreciate it!

I do have a question though. I was thinking in section 0, I would do the Introduction, the bookseller to the readers, and the preface. The bookseller to the reader and the preface are quite short, and so I was wondering if I should do them in the same section (0)?

Also, should I read the bookseller to the reader?

Thank you :D

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Post by dlolso21 » February 3rd, 2019, 3:30 pm

Combining them into one recording makes sense since they are short.

The choice to read “bookseller to the reader” is yours? How important is it to the rest of the book ? How useful will it be for the listener ? I did notice one clarification in it about using the author’s name to refer to the book and not the author, is this useful or unnecessary?

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Post by ej400 » February 4th, 2019, 10:44 am

I think I'll read it. I was just thinking that sense librivox is free audiobooks, they wouldn't need to hear what the bookseller had to say :lol:

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Post by dlolso21 » February 4th, 2019, 2:41 pm

Thanks for taking the time to think it through.

If it were just a sales pitch then I would skip it too, but there is a bit of useful info there.

As you read through this, think about what keywords people would use to search for it (besides the author and the title).

David O

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Post by ej400 » February 4th, 2019, 3:16 pm

Will do, thank you so much David!

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Post by Lmnei » February 5th, 2019, 10:20 pm

Hi!

Do you still need a DPL?

I have some free time between my readings...

Lynda

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Post by ej400 » February 6th, 2019, 6:11 am

Lmnei wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Hi!

Do you still need a DPL?

I have some free time between my readings...

Lynda
Yes I do, thank you so much! :D

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Post by dlolso21 » February 6th, 2019, 12:43 pm

Moving this to “Going Solo”

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Post by ej400 » February 7th, 2019, 9:16 am

Section 0 is ready for PL.

Thanks
Elijah.

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Post by Lmnei » February 9th, 2019, 8:29 pm

Hi Elijah

Here are the results from PL of Section 0. The 1st group of the 3 parts read was the roughest and slowest - you got faster and read better in the 2nd and 3rd parts of this Section. The one thing I like to remember when recording is that people can listen faster than I can read. Now that does not mean I am going to sound like a chipmunk when reading and go really fast, however when you read slower like you did especially in the first part, you started to lose me as a listener. Just something to think about when recording.

First, you need to increase the volume of your recording - it is below the acceptable range. Please check for noise when you do that as there was a considerable amount of background noise that I could hear (tv, sink, paper shuffling) especially in the 1st half.

0:26 - remove extra 2 seconds of silence
7:50 – heard "agrid gentim" should be agri – gen – tum (said all at once)
7 :58 – heard "Honour" – should be "Honourable".
8:14 – extra "lib" before "librarian" that can be cut out
8:49 – extra "pro" before "provided" that can be cut out
10:03 – heard "predicted" text says "prediction" which has a different meaning
10:11 – heard "pAtridge" instead of "partridge" which is a different word
11:31 – heard "fails" text says "falls" which is a different word
13:28 – hears "mis-understandings" text says "understandings" which gives a different meaning
14:10 – heard "and we will find" where text says "and he will find"

Lynda

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Post by ej400 » February 9th, 2019, 9:13 pm

Thank you Lynda, I will try to fix these. I guess I was just adjusting to the text, and that's why it started out slowly, I do apologize. I did forget to run it threw the checker :shock: :lol:

Thanks
Elijah

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Post by ej400 » February 12th, 2019, 9:02 am

Section 0 is ready for spot check PL

Edit @0:26. Edit @7:48. Edit @7:55. Edit @8:11. @8:49... no edit. I didn't hear another pro before provided. It sounded like I went ppprrrooovided rather, trying to not add another pro. @10:03 I know there's a difference between the two words "predicted" and "prediction", but I don't think it made much of a difference either way. Edit @10:08. Edit @11:27. Edit @13:24. Edit @14:07.

Some of the one word things I don't think really needed to be fixed, as I requested standard PL and not quite the word perfect. I appreciate your feedback, but I'd like a little bit less of the one word PL notes if possible please. Thank you so much Lynda, I really appreciate it, your a great DPL! :D

Elijah

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Post by ej400 » February 13th, 2019, 4:02 pm

Section 1 is up and ready for PL

Thank you Lynda!
Elijah

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