[COMPLETE][FICTION] War and Peace V, by Leo Tolstoy - ry

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raynr
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Post by raynr » December 13th, 2007, 2:58 pm

This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/war-and-peace-book-05-by-leo-tolstoy/



Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace V - translated by Aylmer and Louise Maude

War and Peace is a book about the Russian Society and the Napoleon Wars. It is divided in 15 books. This is a long time project and this is the fifth book. The others will follow. The single chapters are usually short (about 4-10 pages), which is about 10 minutes recording time.

Click here to be notified by email when this book is complete!


  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: 01 April 2008, but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Gutenberg e-text: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2600 (whole book)
    or only the relevant part of the book here: Book Five of "War and Peace"
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!


    (BC admin link)
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:

    At the Beginning of the first Chapter say
    • "War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy translated by Aylmer and Louise Maude, Book 5. 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]"
    • Say:
      "War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Book 5, chapter 1"
    At the Beginning of the all other Chapters (2-22) use the abbreviated "librivox disclaimer"[/i]
    • "War and Peace, Book 5, Chapter ##, read for librivox.org"
    • If you wish, add:
      "by [your name]"

    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 War and Peace, Book Five, by Leo Tolstoy."
    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    war_and_peace_05_##_tolstoy.mp3
    (all lower-case) where ## is your section number.

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/WhatIsID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: Chapter ##
    Artist: Leo Tolstoy
    Album: War and Peace - Book 05

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
      http://upload.librivox.org
      Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: ry - raynr
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

I'll need the following information from you when you submit a recording:
  • your name/pseudonym as you want to appear in the LibriVox catalog, and your website URL if you like. These are only necessary if this is your first LibriVox recording.
  • the file size of your .mp3 file.
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Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)


Advice on pronunciations:
ChipDoc wrote:Here's a trick I've used to deal with unfamiliar pronounciations: Say it in whatever way seems best to you, but say it WITH AUTHORITY. If you sound like you know what you're talking about, most folks will believe you. Even if you're dead wrong, most folks who know "the right way" to pronounce a word will pause and consider if possibly YOU are right if you speak the word with easy conviction.
Nevertheless, if you want advice, please feel free to ask. I can help with German and Russian (a little bit) pronunciation.
Last edited by raynr on May 6th, 2008, 1:56 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Kehinde
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Post by Kehinde » December 13th, 2007, 4:45 pm

May I proof listen dedicatedly raynr? Image [/size]
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Post by raynr » December 13th, 2007, 5:44 pm

Oh, of course. Thank you so much, Kehinde! :D
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Post by Kehinde » December 13th, 2007, 11:19 pm

raynr wrote:Oh, of course. Thank you so much, Kehinde! :D
Thanks raynr! War and Peace is very compelling! Image [/size]
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Post by Caeristhiona » December 14th, 2007, 4:53 pm

Do I still have my standard coterie of chapters? Gosh, Raynr, you should know to just automatically sign me up for all things Tolstoy.
In my experience, nothing ruins a party like someone suddenly speaking Latin in reverse.
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Post by raynr » December 14th, 2007, 5:25 pm

Oh, didn't you know, Caeristhiona? I marked you down for the "War and Peace" books 6-15. Therefore I thought I leave this one for other volunteers. :wink:
Seriously, I don't want to ambush you and sign you up automatically. But I always keenly await your post. :D I marked you down for chapters 1-3 (for a start :wink:). Thank you very much!

Greetings, :D

Rainer
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Post by Kehinde » December 16th, 2007, 2:49 am

Section 18- good! [/size]
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Post by HowieJ » December 16th, 2007, 11:46 am

I would love to read (oops - I mean record - same thing) a section - I'll come back here in a few days when I figure out all the recording stuff and when I have free time.

I haven't ever read this book before but I want to.

--Howie

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Post by raynr » December 17th, 2007, 3:28 pm

Hello HowieJ,

I already said hello in the "Crime and Punishment" thread. Obviously you like Russian authors (me too). Just to add: here are some informations about the technical side of the recording, but if you have any further questions, just ask.
http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording
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Post by robbierogers » December 26th, 2007, 1:13 pm

I'll take chapters 4, 5 and 6 to read.

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Post by raynr » December 26th, 2007, 1:21 pm

Hello robbierogers,

welcome to LibriVox! I'm glad you chose this project for your first recording. Please read the instructions in the first post, and here are even more informations about recording:
http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording
And just one last question: how do you want to appear in the catalogue? This can be either your forum name, your real name or any other pseudonym - as you wish. If you have any more questions, just ask.
Otherwise, I thank you again for volunteering and I wish you much fun with your chapters! :D

Rainer
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Post by robbierogers » December 26th, 2007, 1:29 pm

Raynr: Thank you for your welcoming note. I think I will use RobbieRogers in the catalogue.
I've been practicing reading, to try and rid myself of pops and squeaks. There are many good readers in Librivox; I've learned just by listening. I am sure I will have questions as I go.
Thanks again.
Robbie

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Post by raynr » December 26th, 2007, 5:25 pm

Hello Robbie,

I marked your catalogue name down in our database, therefore you don't have to repeat it for future recordings. And just a hint: most people don't like their own voice, even if everyone else thinks that you are a great reader, therefore you don't to be afraid about that. On the technical side, it's just the equipment and the settings of your software, and if you have problems there, everyone is willing to help you. These "pops" can easily be avoided by a pop filter (which you can either buy or make yourself).
But I'm looking forward for your recordings and eagerly await your files. :D
Rainer
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Post by DanWebster » December 28th, 2007, 12:22 am

Hello Raynr,

This will be my first endeavor to contribute to LibriVox, and I had hoped to read Book 5 Chapter 7 for starters. If all goes well, I would love to do more. I have everything ready to go (microphone, Audacity, LAME mp3 export, etc) and just need to record. Since this is my first time, I would like to have my pseudonym DanWebster appear by the recording, but I do not have a website. I have read through most of the tutorial, is there anything else that I should provide for you or anything else that I should know?

Many thanks and I am excited to begin,
Dan

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Post by raynr » December 28th, 2007, 2:36 pm

Hello Dan,
welcome to LibriVox. Obviously you are well provided for recording and you have read already everything you need to know. Therefore I cannot think of anything else to tell you at this time, except to express my thanks and to assure you that chapter 7 is reserved for you. But if any questions occur on your side during the recording, you know where you can find help. I'm looking for your recordings! :D

Greetings,

Rainer
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