[COMPLETE] Two Years Before the Mast by R.H. Dana - jc

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Post by catchpenny » December 8th, 2008, 10:09 am

Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana Jr..

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/two-years-before-the-mast-by-richard-henry-dana-jr/
While there are many books upon the subject of sea life, there are few that can compare with Two Years Before the mast. It is the story of a sailor's life from the forecastle, not a captain, nor a passenger, but a regular hand. The book was a great favorite with the jack tar of Dana's day, and two thousand copies are said to have been sold to Liverpool sailors in a single day. Even those who haven't the faintest idea what reefing topsail is, or which is starboard and which larboard, will find it an engaging story of an era long past told in simple narrative style.
(Summary by me)
  • Target completion date: December 2010
  • Text source (only read from this text!):http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4277
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Last edited by catchpenny on December 13th, 2010, 9:32 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Post by catchpenny » December 8th, 2008, 10:12 am

I am unsure of the sections right now, but I shall smooth that out later. And there is the puzzle about which version from Gutenberg to read. I picked the one that look'd as if it had more add-ons with it.
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Post by Jc » December 8th, 2008, 2:42 pm

I'll MC!
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Post by Jc » December 8th, 2008, 2:55 pm

Okie, you're all set. If you need more sections, just shout!
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Post by catchpenny » December 8th, 2008, 3:09 pm

Super. Thanks, Jc
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Post by catchpenny » December 10th, 2008, 10:39 am

Jc, There are two versions of this book at Gutenberg. Version 1http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/205 has:

+chapter titles
-the names are spelled with letters. Example: Captain T
+The original Preface by Dana.

Version 2 http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4277 has:
-chapters in numbers, no title
+names spelled out Captain Thomson
-no preface by Dana
+an extra afterward, 72 years after

Can I read from version 1 and just read the whole names into the text?
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Post by catchpenny » January 6th, 2009, 12:22 pm

I have completed the first two sections. Why there is not a link I do not know. In case any one is interested, the links are: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/twoyearsbeforethemast_00_dana.mp3

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/twoyearsbeforethemast_01_dana.mp3
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Post by Jc » January 6th, 2009, 3:29 pm

I've put your links in. Nothing was entered, so I don't know if it's a bug or anything...
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Post by Gesine » January 7th, 2009, 10:24 am

Don't you have a DPL yet? If not, I'd be pleased to do it.
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Post by catchpenny » January 7th, 2009, 3:33 pm

Nope. If you want to do it I'd be glad of the help.
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Post by Jc » January 7th, 2009, 8:24 pm

I,ve put Gesine up as PL.
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Post by Gesine » January 10th, 2009, 2:27 am

Intro and chapter 1 are PL OK. There's quite a bit of background noise, you could apply some mild Noise-cleaning?
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Post by catchpenny » January 10th, 2009, 5:18 pm

Nuts. I might just re-record. I was trying to record while sitting at the desk, instead of stretching the mic as far away from the computer as I can like I normally do. I knew better too.
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Post by Gesine » January 13th, 2009, 4:57 am

catchpenny wrote:Nuts. I might just re-record. I was trying to record while sitting at the desk, instead of stretching the mic as far away from the computer as I can like I normally do. I knew better too.
:) Well then - maybe that'd be the best. They are very short sections, so no big harm done.
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Post by catchpenny » January 20th, 2009, 11:46 am

Ok, Gesine I re-recorded the first section. If the background noise is annoying you don't have to listen to the whole thing. Just tell me and I'll see what my options are. I am trying to get it to ambient levels without using noise cleaning, because I am paranoid after using audacity 1.2. If all else fails I will get over my paranoia and use the noise cleaning in audacity 1.3, But I won't like it.
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