COMPLETE: Short poetry (Volume 1)

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by LibraryLady » December 18th, 2005, 8:55 pm

A heads up to all book coordinators: I?ve updated the guidelines for how to be a book coordinator: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=425

Probably the only new information you will need is this:
Collect the following information for every file: reader's name, reader's webpage url (if applicable), runtime in hour/minute/second format --- 00:32:14. Save this information in a text document (Notepad, MS Word, etc.) to be emailed to us later. You can have the readers get this information to you by posting it in the thread, sending a private message, or sending an email, whatever works.
This shouldn?t take much extra time and will make the cataloging process much smoother and quicker. Thanks!
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Post by thistlechick » December 22nd, 2005, 8:57 pm

In Honor of Kara.... the Queen of our Librivox Heart =)

The Queen of Hearts
by Christina Rossetti
running time: 00:01:42
read by: Betsie
url: http://betsie.info
Gutenberg text #16950

http://betsie.info/librivox/queen_of_hearts_rossetti_blb.mp3
~ Betsie
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Post by kayray » December 22nd, 2005, 9:47 pm

Thank you, Betsie dear :)
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Post by Peter Why » December 26th, 2005, 2:08 pm

Lament of the Irish Emigrant, by Helen Selina, Lady Dufferin,

From Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250?1900 (from the Bartleby collection)

http://s57.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0IVUDXZ4FGD2H3JJG70DKJ81YV

Hard work, heavy tissue consumption, but a lovely poem.

... and Love and Age, by Thomas Love Peacock, from the same sourc:

http://s54.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=11U05EGAMEIH92QFSYN3HLUMSM

For some reason, that last one has slightly patchy reverberation, apparently caused during editing. Please tell me if its level is unacceptable.

And another from the same source:


Charles Lamb. 1775?1834

577. The Old Familiar Faces

http://s61.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3RDDEEMMVCE8P115VQ9HYJSMKZ

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Post by briandewitt » December 27th, 2005, 5:13 pm

drwls wrote:I would have enjoyed contributing, but I lack the computer literacy to record and send MP3 files using the instructions provided. I cannot get Audacity recording software to incorporate the LAME MP3 conversion software, and I cannot get AudioRoom to record at all. I am in awe of all of you who have managed to figure this out.
drwls, what specifically are you having trouble with? All you really need to is to download the LAME zip file, extract the lame_enc.dll file and tell Audacity where to find it. I placed it in the Audacity folder. Then I deleted the lame zip file.

Next, run Audacity, click File then Preferences, click the File Formats tab and then locate the Find Library button. Click it and you should be "greeted" by a box asking if you want to find the LAME dll now. Click Yes and then navigate to where you saved the lame_enc.dll file. Once you've located it, click OK and you're set.
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Post by chicobangs » December 27th, 2005, 9:56 pm

Hi,

I'm currently encoding Longfellow's Wreck of the Hesperus, which was an absolute gas to do. (I thought of this from the Christmas version posted earlier.)

It's my first time doing this, so let me know if I do anything wrong.


EDIT: Here you go: Longfellow - The Wreck of the Hesperus.mp3
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Post by kayray » December 27th, 2005, 10:00 pm

Thanks, Chico -- looking forward to hearing it!
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Post by kayvan » December 28th, 2005, 12:43 am

Hi everyone! I stumbled onto librivox by using StumbleUpon... I love the idea of librivox!

So, as a fan of Rumi's poetry, I recorded Ode 314 by Rumi (text from this page) to start with. It's a deep and lovely poem, full of truth and beauty. The recording is just over a minute long and I hope I did the poem justice.

Any feedback appreciated!

---Kayvan
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Post by sadave » December 28th, 2005, 12:49 am

Hi there!

I enjoyed an old favorite, "As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame," by G.M. Hopkins.

Thanks for letting me participate!

I have sent it via YouSendIt; here is the link:

http://s49.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2DCUUO72A94ZA32RLD5FHDY86N

Cheers,

Dave Foss

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Post by kayray » December 28th, 2005, 9:50 am

Thank you Dave, Tony, and Kayvan! Three very fine recordings!

Kayvan, what name/personal url would you like me to use on the catalog page? Is it "Kayvan Silvan"? (I don't want to misspell you :)

Thanks again, guys, great readings all three of you.

Kara
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Post by kayvan » December 28th, 2005, 11:41 am

kayray wrote:Thank you Dave, Tony, and Kayvan! Three very fine recordings!

Kayvan, what name/personal url would you like me to use on the catalog page? Is it "Kayvan Silvan"? (I don't want to misspell you :)

Thanks again, guys, great readings all three of you.

Kara
Kayvan Sylvan (mailto:kayvan at sylvan dot com)

Thanks!

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Post by peastman » December 28th, 2005, 3:21 pm

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, by T. S. Eliot:

http://s27.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0SHJHGWDAJFRA1TVUMEISY6C4V

I just recently discovered LibriVox, and this is the first recording I've done. This is such a great idea! I love reading aloud and being read to, and I'm a big fan of recorded books. So using the internet to create a free collection of them makes so much sense.

Peter

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Post by kayray » December 28th, 2005, 3:30 pm

Thank you, Peter -- file received! It sounds great, loud and clear.

Did you enjoy reading it? Feel free to do some more poems, or jump in and claim a chapter of one of our books in progress!

Do you have a personal url you'd like me to list on the catalog page?

Kara
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Post by peastman » December 28th, 2005, 8:18 pm

kayray wrote:Did you enjoy reading it? Feel free to do some more poems, or jump in and claim a chapter of one of our books in progress!
Thanks! It's an old favorite of mine. I'm thinking about trying a short story next.

Peter

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Post by ceastman » December 28th, 2005, 10:33 pm

Hi! I've just sent "Dover Beach", by Matthew Arnold, yousendit link:

http://s23.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=01WW0VKA994E12HDRMQQA27SF0

I found out about this site through some college friends who used to get together weekly to read stories to each other (largely kiddie lit and sci-fi/fantasy). And I'm married to Peter Eastman. :D

This site is great! I look forward to posting more in the future. (I'm part of the group who'll be reading Peter Pan.)

-Catharine Eastman

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