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

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Post by catchpenny » February 4th, 2012, 2:26 pm

Tom wanted to know if he could read an intro to TYBTM by Jack London. It was either as an addition or a whole extra short, he didn't care which.
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Post by TriciaG » February 4th, 2012, 4:24 pm

TomCrawford wrote:Here is the Jack London Intro:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/twoyearsbeforethemast_49_dana.mp3
11' 53 duration, 10.8 MB Filesize

It is found in http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1669

Your blurb could add something like: "Jack London, who followed Dana by half a century, wrote an introduction to a later edition of _Two Years Before the Mast_. London had some sailing experience as well as a well-known novel _The Sea Wolf_, a nautical story and would have been a natural choice. We have appended that introduction, narrated by a different reader. "

If you want me to make any changes to the narration, just let me know. If you decide not to use it, please let me know that as well and I will submit it to short stories or some such. You wouldn't have to even say why. tc
Tom - it would be much easier on the MC if this were submitted to the short story (or non-fiction?) collection rather than add it on here. This would have to be changed to a group project, have another section added, etc. - whereas it would fit easily in one of the short works collections.
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Post by TomCrawford » February 4th, 2012, 6:23 pm

OK

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Post by catchpenny » June 4th, 2012, 2:14 pm

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Post by TriciaG » June 4th, 2012, 2:24 pm

Welcome back!

Gesine hasn't logged in since November. I'll post an ad for a PL to finish this off with you. :)
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Post by TriciaG » June 4th, 2012, 2:33 pm

JC's upload folder shows section 43 uploaded in January, and no section 42 as yet. Is that correct? If so, the MW should be updated. :)
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Post by catchpenny » June 4th, 2012, 7:35 pm

Nuts. I just recorded 43. So I have 43, I don't have 42? (I realize this is making you answer your own question, but I think you may have better access to the answer than I do.)
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Post by catchpenny » June 4th, 2012, 7:42 pm

Arrgh! It is so. That's what I get for accidentally marking 42 complete! But I am of good cheer. I'm starting a Calvin's institutes study on Wednesday. (If that seems irrelevant, just ignore. It makes perfect sense to me) I will try and read the epilogue as one piece so as to get it done. You know, as I was reading it, I said to myself, "I could've sworn I've already read this."
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Post by TriciaG » June 5th, 2012, 7:14 am

I've updated the MW to reflect what's in the uploader. :)
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 10th, 2012, 1:31 am

May I participate in this project by PLing?

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Post by TriciaG » June 10th, 2012, 6:12 am

Please do - thank you! I've entered you in as DPL so you can access the MW.
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Post by catchpenny » June 10th, 2012, 7:12 am

Yes, thank you! That always helps me work faster if I know someone is waiting on me.
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 10th, 2012, 8:14 am

Thank you for accepting me!

I just had a listen to section 39. It's really good! (PL OK)
I'll soon catch up with the rest of the sections! :D

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 11th, 2012, 5:16 am

I have some notes for Section 40 for you to decide what needs editing, and what is fine as is:

The intro goes:
Chapter 33 of Two Years Before the Mast. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain.
Chapter 33 of Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana Jr. [...]

instead of
Chapter 33 of Two Years Before the Mast. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain.
Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana Jr. Chapter 33 [...]


At ~09:13 the text "and the helm was going hard up and hard down, constantly" was read "and the helm was going hard up and hard down, consistently"

At ~11:09 the text has "lat. 50° 27' S., lon. 62° 13' W.". I think the measurements should be read "50 degrees 27 minutes", "62 degrees 13 minutes", that is, using "minutes" instead of "feet". What do you think?
Also the same at ~13:38 "lat. 36° 41' S., lon. 38° 08' W."

There's a repetition at ~14:52 and ~15:08 "Shirts, frocks, drawers, trousers, jackets, stockings, of every shape and color, wet and dirty,— many of them mouldy from having been lying a long time wet in a foul corner,— these were all washed and scrubbed out"

At ~22:28 "and states of feeling on board shipboard", I think the "board" is superfluous ?

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 12th, 2012, 6:56 am

For Section 41, depending on how you choose to read the measurements, there are the following instances:

~02:38 - lat. 25° 59' S., lon. 27° 0' W
~04:46 - lat. 20° 28' S., lon. 29° 08' W.
~05:33 - lat. 3° 55' S., lon. 32° 35' W.

Otherwise, PL OK!

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