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Post by ChipDoc » January 23rd, 2006, 6:17 pm

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving

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http://librivox.org/the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-by-washington-irving/


AiYume suggested that this would be a good one for me to do, so here it is! I'll probably do the voicing and editing tomorrow and upload it to the server on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning when I go to work.

Here's the Gutenberg text: http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext92/sleep11.txt

It looks like it'll run about an hour, but the thing's not broken up into chapters; it's just a single long tale. So I think I'll produce it as a single long file so as not to break up the narrative flow. 60Mb ok? Or should I say to heck with the narrative flow and break it up into 20 or 30 minute chunks?
Last edited by ChipDoc on January 25th, 2006, 5:02 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by kayray » January 23rd, 2006, 6:24 pm

Oh, an hour or so in one file will be just fine :)

i guess, since I spotted this first, I'll be your Meta Coordinator.

Have fun reading, Chip! Creep us all out!

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Post by ChipDoc » January 25th, 2006, 5:00 am

Ok, it's done. That was a pretty cool story; I hadn't read it myself since I was in elementary school... quite a ways back at this point! ;)

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/sleepy_hollow_irving.mp3
76.3Mb/1:23:23

Now on to something else!
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Post by kayray » January 25th, 2006, 11:06 am

excellent, chip! i've got it in the validator now. are you having it proof-listened? do you want to write a summary for us?
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Post by ChipDoc » January 25th, 2006, 11:24 am

It definitely wouldn't hurt to have someone prooflisten to the thing. It's easy to miss edits in something that long.

The quiet Dutch community of Sleepy Hollow lay in the Adirondack mountains on the western shore of the mighty Hudson River in America's colonial period. The solitude of the woods was breathtaking, and not even a schoolmaster was immune from the eerie miasma which everyone knew permeated the dense forest. Written in 1820, Washington Irving's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow has become a classic of American literature, and has been retold in many different ways. Here is the original, from Irving's own hand.
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Post by AiYume » January 26th, 2006, 10:56 am

I hereby volunteer to prooflisten. I want to hear it anyway. I probably won't be able to finish it until tomorrow, but I'll let you know the results.

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Post by ChipDoc » January 26th, 2006, 11:18 am

I appreciate it a lot, AiYume! You did a great job with American Indian Fairy Tales. Let me know what you think of Sleepy Hollow.
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Post by Mikey » January 26th, 2006, 5:28 pm

Great performance, Chip! Bravo!

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Post by AiYume » January 26th, 2006, 7:15 pm

There is a double take at 75:46. First a phrase, then most of the sentence, then finally, the full sentence. I can do the edit later tonight if you don't have time. I'll check back later.

Great reading, Chip! I'll have to listen to this on future Halloweens.

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Post by ChipDoc » January 26th, 2006, 7:29 pm

Thanks! I'll upload the fresh version tonight.
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Post by kayray » February 5th, 2006, 2:57 pm

Oh. Ooops. I thought we were just waiting on a proof listeners and I got impatient and cataloged the thing :)

http://librivox.org/the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-by-washington-irving/

Would someone take a listen and tell me if I need to replace it?

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Post by ChipDoc » February 5th, 2006, 3:06 pm

Actually I think it's ok. I redid the double-take that AiYume mentioned and re-uploaded it with the same filename to the server. If you downloaded it any more recently than Thursday the 26th, then you have the latest version. Thanks!
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Post by kayray » February 5th, 2006, 3:13 pm

I don't know when I downloaded it :)

the one i have is 80056580 bytes, 00:83:23

Could you compare? surely if i have the wrong one the filesize will be at least a little bit different...
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Post by kayray » February 8th, 2006, 10:17 am

Chip, the file I downloaded just now from the link above has that little double-take at 75:46, as does the file I uploaded to archive.org. I can't seem to find a fixed-up version...

It's a VERY minor error and I'd be inclined to let it go. But that's up to you :)

Holding off on making the catalog page public until I hear from you...

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Post by ChipDoc » February 8th, 2006, 8:06 pm

I still have the original so I'll fix it and re-upload it to the same spot. I'll send another note when it's done.
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