COMPLETE - Eothen by Alexander Kinglake - ce

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hefyd
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Post by hefyd » March 23rd, 2008, 1:39 pm

Eothen, or Impressions of Travel brought Home from the East by Alexander Kinglake.

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A classic of Victorian travel writing, Kinglake’s book describes his journey through the Ottoman empire to Cairo, and his residence there in time of plague. [Summary by hefyd]
  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: December 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?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/282
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.


    MAGIC WINDOW:

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  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:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of [Eothen]. - 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:
      "Eothen, by Alexander Kinglake. []]. [Chapter]"

    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 Eothen, by Alexander Kinglake. []]."

    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:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    eothen_##_kinglake.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. eothen_01_kinglake.mp3)
    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: ## - [Section title] ie 01-Chapter One
    Artist: Alexander Kinglake
    Album: Eothen
    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
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: ce - ceastman
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

There are 30 sections, being 29 chapters and an appendix.We will omit the notes.At 150 words/minute, each section should take about half-an-hour to read.
Any questions?
Please post below or PM me.
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Post by ceastman » March 23rd, 2008, 2:47 pm

I'll MC this. Give me a moment to set up the Magic Window...

EDIT: Done. Took the liberty of replacing your text source link with the Project Gutenberg index page for the text, since the page you had essentially points there. :)

-Catharine

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Post by hefyd » March 23rd, 2008, 3:26 pm

Thanks for setting it all up Catharine [I couldn't get into the magic window though]. The title by the way is pronounced E-O-THEN, or A-O-THEN whichever you prefer [ie pronounce the first two letters as you would pronounce them as letters of the alphabet, and 'th' as in 'thick', not as in 'then', stress is on the first syllable;probably Kinglake would have said E-O-THEN.hefyd
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Sean McConnell
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Post by Sean McConnell » March 23rd, 2008, 9:04 pm

I could do something for this if you wanted. Doesn't matter which chapter. Let me know!

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Post by hefyd » March 24th, 2008, 3:17 pm

Hi Sean-Welcome to Eothen, & I'll put you down for section 1. hefyd
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Post by Sean McConnell » March 24th, 2008, 6:35 pm

Alright! When I complete section 1, if there's no other takers, and if I enjoy the book, and if you like what I had done. Then I will do another section.

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Post by lezer » April 12th, 2008, 8:51 am

Hi hefyd,
I would be interested in reading chapter 18, on Cairo and the plague - if that's OK with you. Some questions:
- what do you want us to do with the footnotes?
- chapter 18 is one of the longer ones, 8616 words (without the footnotes) - do you want me to split it up in two sections, or shall I just read it in one recording (as long as it stays within the 70 min) ?

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Post by hefyd » April 13th, 2008, 3:21 am

Hi lezer -C18 is yours. We'll leave the notes out I think, though it's a shame since they're often of great interest. I think too that it will be fine to read the whole chapter through as it stands -it shouldn't be too long.hefyd
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Post by lezer » April 19th, 2008, 3:02 am

Here's chapter 18:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ce/eothen_18_kinglake.mp3

You were right - not too long - it's 46:12 - 42.3MB

hefyd
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Post by hefyd » April 20th, 2008, 1:32 am

Thanks lezer, en dank je wel.hefyd
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Post by hefyd » May 28th, 2008, 5:42 am

This book still needs readers ! hefyd
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Post by kristiface » May 28th, 2008, 9:58 pm

Can I take sections 2 and 3? This looks like fun!

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Post by hefyd » May 30th, 2008, 11:06 am

Hi kristiface- 02 & 03 are yours ! hefyd
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Post by ceastman » May 30th, 2008, 5:09 pm

Hi heyfd,

Might want to send a PM to Sean, as it's been about 2 months since he's signed up - find out if he's still interested. :)

-Catharine

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Post by theaconda » June 16th, 2008, 7:48 pm

Hi there!
I would like to volunteer to read Section 5 of this book.
Thanks.

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