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Post by Kikisaulite » June 3rd, 2008, 12:14 pm

Famous Sea Fights by John R. Hale.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/famous-sea-fights-by-john-r-hale/

I propose to tell in non-technical and popular language the story of some of the most remarkable episodes in the history of sea power. I shall begin with the first sea-fight of which we have a detailed history—the Battle of Salamis (B.C. 480), the victory by which Themistocles the Athenian proved the soundness of his maxim that "he who commands the sea commands all." I shall end with the last and greatest of naval engagements, the Battle of Tsu-shima, an event that reversed the long experience of victory won by West over East, which began with Salamis more than two thousand years ago. I shall have to tell of British triumphs on the sea from Sluys to Trafalgar; but I shall take instances from the history of other countries also, for it is well that we should remember that the skill, enterprise, and courage of admirals and seamen is no exclusive possession of our own people.
I shall incidentally describe the gradual evolution of the warship from the wooden, oar-driven galleys that fought in the Straits of Salamis to the steel-built, steam-propelled giants that met in battle in the Straits of Tsu-shima. I shall have something to say of old seafaring ways, and much to tell of the brave deeds done by men of many nations. These true stories of the sea will, I trust, have not only the interest that belongs to all records of courage, danger, and adventure, but also some practical lessons of their own. „ (From the Introduction of the Book)
  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.
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  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: January 01, 2009 – 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/25088 Please look on your line in the box below for individual links.

    NOTE: I have removed some of the extensive lists at later chapters, where they do not really add anything of the value to the text.
  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.

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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 Famous Sea Fights by John R. Hale. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      " Famous Sea Fights by John R. Hale.. [Chapter]"

    End of recording
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    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Famous Sea Fights by John R. Hale.."

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  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
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    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    famousseafights_##_hale.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. famousseafights_01_hale.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
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    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]
    Artist: John R. Hale
    Album: Famous Sea Fights
    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

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Please post below or PM me.
Last edited by Kikisaulite on May 16th, 2009, 3:36 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by luciburg » June 3rd, 2008, 3:34 pm

I'll MC this one for you Kikisaulite, then move it over to Readers Wanted.
Be back soon with the MW.

Lucy :)
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Post by Kikisaulite » June 3rd, 2008, 3:42 pm

luciburg wrote:I'll MC this one for you Kikisaulite, then move it over to Readers Wanted.
Be back soon with the MW.

Lucy :)
Thanks, Lucy!!! :D
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Post by luciburg » June 3rd, 2008, 3:55 pm

Okay everything looks okay for you to start, sounds like a very interesting book. Good luck with your new project and remember I'm not too far away if you need anything.

Looking forward to be working with you.

Lucy :)
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Post by Starlite » June 3rd, 2008, 4:08 pm

I really really should be concentrating on my solo.. but.... may I please have Chapter 7 THE BATTLE OFF THE GUNFLEET?

Esther :)
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Post by Kikisaulite » June 3rd, 2008, 4:47 pm

Lucy, thanks again!

Starlite, Ch. VII is all yours!

I will add remaining text links and word counts tomorrow.

K. :)
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Post by Kikisaulite » June 4th, 2008, 10:57 am

All text links and word counts are in the MW. If there should be some problems with the linked text sections, please whoever finds the problem, notice me either by posting here or PM.

We're open for claims.

K. :D
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Post by Starlite » June 4th, 2008, 11:00 am

I just love this kind of stuff! Thanks for posting it. I tried to pick a chapter that didn't have any unpronounceable place names! :lol:

Esther :)
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Post by ontheroad » June 5th, 2008, 6:17 pm

Hello,
I'd like to claim section 3 (ACTIUM)

Thanks!
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Post by robbierogers » June 6th, 2008, 1:22 am

Oh, this sounds interesting. Can I take sections 00 and 01?

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Post by Kikisaulite » June 6th, 2008, 2:26 am

Ontheroad, section 03 is yours!

Robbie, 00 and 01 are assigned to you!

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Post by Starlite » June 9th, 2008, 5:51 am

Hi Kiki. I think the text link to section 12, Ch. VII. Off the Gunfleet is wrong. I will go ahead and read ch 7.

Esther :)
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Post by Kikisaulite » June 9th, 2008, 9:54 am

Starlite wrote:Hi Kiki. I think the text link to section 12, Ch. VII. Off the Gunfleet is wrong. I will go ahead and read ch 7.

Esther :)
Yup, that's right - it is a mistake in the links. Will correct that immediately!
Thanks for pointing that out!
K.
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Post by Starlite » June 10th, 2008, 2:25 pm

OK here it is:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lb/famousseafights_12_hale.mp3

I really enjoyed it! I did it on my new Zoom H2. I love the sound from it!

You always find some really cool books! I may come back for more but for now want to focus on my solo.

Esther :D
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therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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Post by Kikisaulite » June 10th, 2008, 2:36 pm

Thanks, Esther and you are of course most welcome to take more when you have more time!
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