Extraordinary Adv of Arsène Lupin, by M. Leblanc -AF/ad

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Post Reply
Fox in the Stars
Posts: 907
Joined: January 26th, 2006, 8:39 am
Contact:

Post by Fox in the Stars » April 15th, 2006, 9:14 pm

The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc.

This gem is in the LibriVox jewels now:
http://librivox.org/the-extraordinary-adventures-of-arsene-lupin-gentleman-burglar

"Arsène Lupin in our midst! the irresponsible burglar whose
exploits had been narrated in all the newspapers during the past
few months! the mysterious individual with whom Ganimard, our
shrewdest detective, had been engaged in an implacable conflict
amidst interesting and picturesque surroundings. Arsène Lupin,
the eccentric gentleman who operates only in the chateaux and
salons, and who, one night, entered the residence of Baron
Schormann, but emerged empty-handed, leaving, however, his card on
which he had scribbled these words: "Arsène Lupin, gentleman-
burglar, will return when the furniture is genuine." Arsène
Lupin, the man of a thousand disguises: in turn a chauffer,
detective, bookmaker, Russian physician, Spanish bull-fighter,
commercial traveler, robust youth, or decrepit old man. . . ."


A sort of answer to Sherlock Holmes from the other side of the Channel---and the law!---Arsène Lupin exerts a powerful charm even as he commits the perfect crime again and again, hoodwinking the French bourgeois, the police, and even quite possibly the reader! Unlike Holmes, Lupin's author never seems to have tired of him, and he stars in a number of books. This is his debut, an anthology of short adventures.

[Hi folks -- Laura, "Fox in the Stars" set up this great project and carried it through its first months. I'll take it through its final stages, so contact me with any questions, and contact Laura with any praise. :) --Anita/a.r.dobbs]
  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 blue number, 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: 11-December-2006
    We can be pretty relaxed about deadlines, but we're all in it together wanting to see more finished books, so 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/6133
  5. Please claim chapters!


    (BC admin link)
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Please set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44100 kHzs
  7. DURING recording:
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "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], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc. [Chapter]"
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Chapter]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc. Translated by George Morehead."
    Please leave 3-5 seconds silence at the end of your recording! (5 seconds per 30 minutes of recording)

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    extraordinary_lupin_#_leblanc.mp3 , all lower-case, where # is your chapter number. (for example: extraordinary_lupin_1_leblanc.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: [Chapter Number] - [Chapter Title]
    Artist: Maurice Leblanc
    Album: The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin
    Track Number: [Chapter Number]
    Genre: Speech
    Comments (optional): Public Domain, recorded by [your name]

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Here are three basic options for sending in your files:
    1. Post them on your own webspace and link to them there
    2. Post them to our "LibriBox" upload utility and holding space here:
      http://librivixen.shininghalf.com
      password: pubdomain
      You can then link to it at librivixen.shininghalf.com/uploader/files/[your filename]
    3. Send them via YouSendIt.com to foxinthestars(at)shininghalf(dot)co(dot)YOO-KAY. This will generate a link which you can post.
    Whichever of these options you use, please reply below and post a link to your file. This safeguards against your submission being lost in case of e-mail crashes and such. If you can't get any of this to work, just say so; help is available.

    I'll need the following information from you when you submit a recording:
    - your name as you want it to appear in the LibriVox catalog,
    - your webpage URL (if applicable)

Please post below or PM me with any questions. This is my first time coordinating an actual book, so please bear with me if I stumble. Thanks! :D
Last edited by Fox in the Stars on June 8th, 2006, 10:52 pm, edited 12 times in total.
Laura "Fox in the Stars": fan-author, puppyshipper.
...and [url=http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/LauraFox]LibriVixen. >^-~<[/url]

Fox in the Stars
Posts: 907
Joined: January 26th, 2006, 8:39 am
Contact:

Post by Fox in the Stars » April 15th, 2006, 9:16 pm

I claimed Chapter 1 for myself to start. ^_^

BTW, anyone more familiar with French want to, er, weigh in on how to pronounce Lupin's name? (Or any of the names in here, really). I'm easygoing about it myself and am not going to natter at any readers over how they say the names, but it would be nice to know.
Laura "Fox in the Stars": fan-author, puppyshipper.
...and [url=http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/LauraFox]LibriVixen. >^-~<[/url]

Gesine
Posts: 14151
Joined: December 13th, 2005, 4:16 am

Post by Gesine » April 16th, 2006, 12:58 am

I'll be your MC, I really like Lupin! :) Will claim something soon but need to get something else out of the way first.

Regarding pronunciation, if you're after a native French pronunciation, why not post in the [FRANCAIS] Les Liaison Dangereuses thread in this forum and ask someone to do a quick mp3 with the name? :)

Do you have space to keep the files until they're all done?

I'll add you to the catalogue now.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Albert Einstein

Fox in the Stars
Posts: 907
Joined: January 26th, 2006, 8:39 am
Contact:

Post by Fox in the Stars » April 16th, 2006, 7:47 am

Plenty of space on my harddrive, but not on my web host. (I think I'm going to switch to one with more space soon, tho.)

Thanks, Gesine! :D
Laura "Fox in the Stars": fan-author, puppyshipper.
...and [url=http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/LauraFox]LibriVixen. >^-~<[/url]

Gesine
Posts: 14151
Joined: December 13th, 2005, 4:16 am

Post by Gesine » April 16th, 2006, 8:01 am

Can't resist this. Sign me up for chapter 2. :)
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Albert Einstein

Gesine
Posts: 14151
Joined: December 13th, 2005, 4:16 am

Post by Gesine » April 16th, 2006, 2:08 pm

Oooooh, I love this, I just recoorded 2 and cannot stop, may I do 3 as well, please?
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Albert Einstein

Fox in the Stars
Posts: 907
Joined: January 26th, 2006, 8:39 am
Contact:

Post by Fox in the Stars » April 16th, 2006, 2:30 pm

Not a problem! Take as many as you want. :D

EDIT: I'll claim Ch. 4 for myself, too. I like that one because we get to see Lupin work on the fly.
Laura "Fox in the Stars": fan-author, puppyshipper.
...and [url=http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/LauraFox]LibriVixen. >^-~<[/url]

Gesine
Posts: 14151
Joined: December 13th, 2005, 4:16 am

Post by Gesine » April 16th, 2006, 2:42 pm

Hell and damnation. I was three quarters through recording chapter 3 when Audacity crashed on me. Now all is lost, and I cannot do it again. Sorry. Maybe I'll come back and claim a chapter later, but take me off 3 for now, please... :(

PS Enjoyed reading this so much!
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Albert Einstein

Fox in the Stars
Posts: 907
Joined: January 26th, 2006, 8:39 am
Contact:

Post by Fox in the Stars » April 16th, 2006, 3:34 pm

Ahh, I hate when computers do that stuff! No problem, tho.
Laura "Fox in the Stars": fan-author, puppyshipper.
...and [url=http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/LauraFox]LibriVixen. >^-~<[/url]

chrissthegirl
Posts: 68
Joined: April 21st, 2006, 1:42 pm
Location: Southern Peninsula of The Frozen North (Toronto, Canada)

Post by chrissthegirl » April 27th, 2006, 2:16 pm

Hey Laura, could I do The Queen's Necklace?

Also, I'm trying to encourage a friend to get into this, so is there a problem (with crediting people) if both of us read it? (Just to lend some colour to voices in the dialogue parts.) I'm not actually sure I'll manage, but I'm going to try!
chriss

Fox in the Stars
Posts: 907
Joined: January 26th, 2006, 8:39 am
Contact:

Post by Fox in the Stars » April 27th, 2006, 3:03 pm

Sure thing! I think it'd be great if you could read it with your friend; we'll figure out something for cataloguing. To start with, you could both introduce yourselves in the "read by" part of the disclaimer.
Laura "Fox in the Stars": fan-author, puppyshipper.
...and [url=http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/LauraFox]LibriVixen. >^-~<[/url]

Gesine
Posts: 14151
Joined: December 13th, 2005, 4:16 am

Post by Gesine » April 28th, 2006, 1:40 am

No probs to put two readers down for a chapter in the catalogue - great idea! :)
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Albert Einstein

GordMackenzie
Posts: 598
Joined: September 26th, 2005, 5:50 am
Location: Troy, MI

Post by GordMackenzie » April 28th, 2006, 6:32 am

Wow!

I just noticed this thread... hooray for Lupin!

I had NO idea that he was an actual literary character. As I'm sure Fox knows, Lupin stars in a number of Japanese Anime, perhaps most notably the 1979 "Castle of Cagliostro" by Hayao Miyazaki.

The Lupin in the anime is known as Lupin III ... and now I know why (he's Arsene Lupin the third, grandson of the original).

btw, I would think his name should be pronounced "Loo-pan" in English...

I'd volunteer to read... but I'm already over-committed! :(

I'll just have to listen! :)
Gord Mackenzie
gord[dot]mackenzie[at]gmail.com
Librivox Wiki Page: [url=http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/GordMackenzie]GordMackenzie[/url]

chrissthegirl
Posts: 68
Joined: April 21st, 2006, 1:42 pm
Location: Southern Peninsula of The Frozen North (Toronto, Canada)

Post by chrissthegirl » April 28th, 2006, 8:15 am

Hey Gord -- I watched the anime years ago and didn't find out until a couple months ago that he was based on a book, either. :)

As a matter of curiosity, I had been planning on pronouncing his name "loo-pehn" (kind of French-ish)... are people saying "loo-pin" (like the flower) instead? I'd like to be consistent with everyone!
chriss

Fox in the Stars
Posts: 907
Joined: January 26th, 2006, 8:39 am
Contact:

Post by Fox in the Stars » April 28th, 2006, 8:35 am

Yup, I've seen several of the Lupin III animes ---Castle of Cagliostro is probably my fave; even back then Miyazaki had the golden touch. I think it's quite loosely based, though, and when I started reading the original, I like it even better. ^__^

Apparently in translation, original Lupin is quite popular in Japan, but just didn't really hit it big in the States.

As for pronunciation, I planned to pronounce it as French-ly as I could, like "Loo-pah(n)" with a kind of nasalised n. I'll admit though, if anything I was hoping not to have everyone pronounce it the same. ^_~

(Now, the Harry Potter character, him I pronounce "Loo-pin." And cuddle him aggressively, but that's not really relevant, is it...?)
Laura "Fox in the Stars": fan-author, puppyshipper.
...and [url=http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/LauraFox]LibriVixen. >^-~<[/url]

Post Reply