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

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raynr
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Post by raynr » February 3rd, 2008, 3:26 pm

This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/war-and-peace-book-06-by-leo-tolstoy/



Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace VI - 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 sixth 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 July 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 Six 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 6. 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 6, chapter 1"
    At the Beginning of all other Chapters (2-26) use the abbreviated "librivox disclaimer"[/i]
    • "War and Peace, Book 6, 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 Six, by Leo Tolstoy."
    • If you used the abbreviated disclaimer, say (in addition):
      "This recording is in the public domain."
    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_06_##_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 06

    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 is more comfortable, you can still use my uploader located here (however, the librivox uploader is preferred): http://librivox.prolegomena.org/
      You need a password to upload the files. The password is public
    • 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.
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 September 1st, 2008, 5:15 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Kehinde
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Post by Kehinde » February 3rd, 2008, 3:46 pm


Hey Rainer!

May I proof listen this project dedicatedly?

Thanks!
Kehinde
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raynr
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Post by raynr » February 3rd, 2008, 4:32 pm

Oh, thank you for prooflistening again. :D
We now only need something to listen to...
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Aledat
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Post by Aledat » February 4th, 2008, 10:39 am

I'm thinking about taking a chapter or two of this on, as I need to improve my fiction reading, but it's tough to keep the characters straight without a scorecard. And there are only so many Russian accents I can come up with to differentiate the characters. Are you folks sticklers for that kind of thing?
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Roger
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Post by Roger » February 4th, 2008, 11:49 am

I'd be interested in chapters 1, 2, and 3, if available and if I'm invited to.

:D
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raynr
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Post by raynr » February 4th, 2008, 4:15 pm

Hello Aledat, you are more than welcome to read some chapters! And don't worry about character voices, this is not required. By the way, I think it would be impossible to come up with a character voice for each person: I didn't count them, but Wikipedia tells that there are more than 580 persons in this novel. :D

And hello Roger:
here is my personal invitation :D : please read chapters 1-3 for me! I marked you down for them. Thanks a lot!
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Post by Chloey » February 8th, 2008, 5:36 pm

I'd like to claim chapters 4 & 7 for starters. :)
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Post by raynr » February 8th, 2008, 5:46 pm

And I truly hope it's only for a start and you will read many more chapters :wink:
Thanks for volunteering, chapters 4 and 7 are reserved for you!
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Chloey
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Post by Chloey » February 8th, 2008, 6:31 pm

Thanks. =)

We'll see how far I go with this. I plan to start a solo project soon and don't want to have too many fires going at once. :)
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Roger
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Post by Roger » February 9th, 2008, 1:34 pm

Chapter 1, recorded and uploaded: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ry/war_and_peace_06_01_tolstoy.mp3

Time: 7:22
Size: 6.74 MB

:D
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raynr
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Post by raynr » February 9th, 2008, 4:13 pm

Thanks, Roger!
It's already marked as read in the magic window.
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Post by Roger » February 9th, 2008, 5:55 pm

Chapter 2, recorded and uploaded: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ry/war_and_peace_06_02_tolstoy.mp3

Time: 7:46
Size: 7.12 MB

:D
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Kehinde
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Post by Kehinde » February 9th, 2008, 11:23 pm

Downloading 1 & 2! Alright-- Book Six is truly underway!! Image[/size]
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La Luyben
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Post by La Luyben » February 10th, 2008, 1:13 pm

Hi,

I'd like to claim part 8.

Kind regards,

La Luyben

raynr
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Post by raynr » February 10th, 2008, 3:24 pm

Hello La Luyben,

welcome to LibriVox! Thanks for volunteering! I marked you down for chapter 8. Here are some informations about the recording process:
http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording
And how do you want to appear in the catalogue? This can be either your forum name, your real name or any other pseudonym. But if you have any questions, just ask.

Greetings,

Rainer
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