SOLO The Queen's Necklace by Alexandre Dumas - annise

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Post by gailtv » April 17th, 2019, 9:14 pm

The Queen's Necklace by Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870). Translated by Unknown ( - 0)


To be completed later. ( Gail Timmerman-Vaughan)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20122
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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Alexandre Dumas) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Queen's_Necklace
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 50
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1849 to 1850
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Genres for the project: Action & Adventure Fiction; Historical Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: to be added before cataloguing

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Last edited by gailtv on May 3rd, 2019, 6:44 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by elsieselwyn » April 17th, 2019, 9:21 pm

Do you have a DPL in mind? If not, I'd be happy to do it.

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Post by annise » April 17th, 2019, 9:48 pm

Thanks for the offer but we do have a volunteer - I'll set it up now so everyone knows :D
Done,
I'll be a proper expert on Queen's necklaces, it's not long since I catalogued the Queen of Sheba's Necklace

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Post by craigdav1 » April 18th, 2019, 4:58 am

A "mint cookie" crumb this time. It's that time of year.

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Post by annise » April 18th, 2019, 5:16 am

Might at least be a hot cross bun cookie :D

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Post by gailtv » April 18th, 2019, 6:44 pm

Hi Anne and David --

Thank you both.

Anne - thanks for setting up so quickly.

I am thinking right now that I will record the Prologue just slowly since it is so long. Other Chapters may appear before the Prologue does. The content of the Prologue is not needed for the first Chapters. It concern's Dumas's favourite villain - Cardinal Richelieu.

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Post by annise » April 18th, 2019, 8:01 pm

You could split it it if you wished? In that case it would probably be better to change the MW to start at 01 and have 01 and 02 as the prologue rather than have it 00 and 01 .

Anne

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Post by gailtv » April 19th, 2019, 10:51 am

annise wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 8:01 pm
You could split it it if you wished? In that case it would probably be better to change the MW to start at 01 and have 01 and 02 as the prologue rather than have it 00 and 01 .

Anne
Hi Anne -

I think that splitting the prologue into 2 parts might be best and starting the MW at 01. It is even written as Part I and Part II.

I can't figure out how to do that for myself -- is that something that only the MC can do? Is that a lot of work for you? Don't worry about the effect on the Chapter stuff that I have put in so far - that only took a couple of minutes.

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Post by annise » April 19th, 2019, 2:10 pm

It's really backbreaking work for me, I have to open the workflow, and then change a 0 to 1 and a 50 sections to 51 - Oh the problems of this job :mrgreen:

Anne
And I've managed to do it , and added a section AND moved it to the right place
You don't need the numbers any more - the cataloguing page adds them, so if you take them out and change 00-preface to just Preface part 1 etc it will be perfect :D

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Post by gailtv » April 19th, 2019, 5:22 pm

annise wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 2:10 pm
It's really backbreaking work for me, I have to open the workflow, and then change a 0 to 1 and a 50 sections to 51 - Oh the problems of this job :mrgreen:

Anne
And I've managed to do it , and added a section AND moved it to the right place
You don't need the numbers any more - the cataloguing page adds them, so if you take them out and change 00-preface to just Preface part 1 etc it will be perfect :D
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Post by annise » April 19th, 2019, 5:36 pm

I'd have to say personally that when the chapters have a title I tend to leave the actual word Chapter out - so I'd say either "The road to Marseilles" or if I worried that it was a bit confusing when it was section 7 say "V, The road to Marseilles" . I just think it looks better on the catalogue page, and having at last started using an mp3 player with a display, long titles don't fit and I've just finished listening to one that displayed a segment from the front and one from the end and it was very hard to scroll through the book to find something I missed :D

But it is your call :D

Anne

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Post by gailtv » April 19th, 2019, 10:13 pm

Hi Anne

I will take your sage advice. Nothing is immutable until cataloguing. Do you have a view on the number of characters beyond which a title is unwieldy?

For now I can trim 7 and a space. (CHAPTER ).

I have noticed with the professionally recorded books that they don’t bother with chapter titles. Does Librivox have a policy? (As a listener I like chapter titles because they help me find where I was if I get lost)

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Post by annise » April 20th, 2019, 3:17 pm

I just like the look of them in the catalogue page :D :D But like everything else in ar LV it depends. Some of them are a sort of precis of the chapter and very very very long. I don't know how most people chose to listen but I suspect it is not on PC screens.
But - in spite of what people believe, LV is about the readers not the listeners, so you can do what seems right to you especially in a solo as long as you stick to the few rules needed for the system to work.

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Post by gailtv » April 20th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Hi -

I have uploaded Chapter II (Section 04) -- but there is no need to PL it out of order (unless you want of course).

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/queensnecklace_04_dumas_128kb.mp3
8:04.3, 87.7 dB

I recorded this short chapter to see if I had succeeded with my mic trouble shooting. Was substantially successful (90%?). The simple expedient was to close all open windows and reboot before recording. Got rid of the majority of the unexplained pops, cracks, fuzzes, etc. Hopefully the experiment is reproducible.

Cheers

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Post by craigdav1 » April 20th, 2019, 4:29 pm

4 PL OK!

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