COMPLETE [HISTORY] Hannibal by Jacob Abbott - rg

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Kikisaulite
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Post by Kikisaulite » October 22nd, 2009, 11:20 am

Hannibal by Jacob Abbott.

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/hannibal-by-jacob-abbott/

RuthieG is the new BC/MC of this project.
There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to Hannibal. (Summary from the preface 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.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: 31 March, 2010 – 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.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=abbott&book=hannibal&story=_contents
  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.

    Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standart

    MAGIC WINDOW:

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

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    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 Hannibal. 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]"
    • Say:
      " Hannibal by Jacob Abbott. [Chapter]"


    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Hannibal by Jacob Abbott."


    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!
    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    hannibal_##_abbott.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. hannibal_01_abbott.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: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Jacob Abbott
    Album: Hannibal
    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
      http://upload.librivox.org
      Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: rg - RuthieG
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

Any questions?
Please post below or PM me.
Last edited by Kikisaulite on October 24th, 2009, 1:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by dii » October 22nd, 2009, 11:33 am

Hi! :D

I'd love to DPL this :)

Dii
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Post by Kikisaulite » October 22nd, 2009, 11:42 am

Sure, entering you as DPL right away!
K. :D
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Post by dii » October 22nd, 2009, 11:46 am

Thank you :)

Aaaand... maybe I'd take section 5 ^^ *greedy*

Dii :D
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Post by Kikisaulite » October 22nd, 2009, 12:10 pm

I was kind of hoping you would... :lol: Section 5 is yours! :D
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Post by slawek » October 24th, 2009, 1:37 pm

Welcome,
I was wondering if I could read one chapter (say, the third one ).
I know that non native speakers also participate in the projects here.
Certainly first I would send you a sample of my reading.

All the best
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Post by DSayers » October 24th, 2009, 6:46 pm

I'll take Section 06, descending the Alps, to follow Dii!

Thanks.

-denny
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Post by Kikisaulite » October 25th, 2009, 2:33 am

slawek wrote:Welcome,
I was wondering if I could read one chapter (say, the third one ).
I know that non native speakers also participate in the projects here.
Certainly first I would send you a sample of my reading.

All the best
Slawek
Hi, Slawek and welcome!
Of course you can participate. Assigning ch 3 to you and will await your sample recording.

Kristine. :D
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Post by Kikisaulite » October 25th, 2009, 2:34 am

DSayers wrote:I'll take Section 06, descending the Alps, to follow Dii!

Thanks.

-denny
Denny, section 6 is all yours! :D
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Post by djeemee » October 25th, 2009, 4:06 am

Hello,
I'd like to take section 7. However, given that I'm not a native speaker, I'm a bit worried that I may not pronounce the most important names properly (including Hannibal!)
I can give it a go and perhaps someone can tell me whether my recording is understandable?

Thanks

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Post by dii » October 25th, 2009, 4:09 am

Hi Djeemee!

I'm not a native English speaker either, don't worry! This free online dictionary is very good, I usually use this: http://www.howjsay.com

Dii :wink:

[ETA: but a short test recording would be good, just to check your technical settings :)]
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Post by slawek » October 25th, 2009, 9:34 am

Hello again:)
this is the beginning of the third chapter.
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kb/opening.mp3
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Post by slawek » October 25th, 2009, 9:37 am

Hello Kristin ,
I wonder what do you think about my reading... :idea: If it is acceptable, please let me know :)
Kind regards
Slawek

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Post by Kikisaulite » October 25th, 2009, 12:44 pm

djeemee wrote:Hello,
I'd like to take section 7. However, given that I'm not a native speaker, I'm a bit worried that I may not pronounce the most important names properly (including Hannibal!)
I can give it a go and perhaps someone can tell me whether my recording is understandable?

Thanks
Being a not native English speaker is not a problem. I am not native English speaking either. So section 07 is all yours!

Kristine.
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Post by Kikisaulite » October 25th, 2009, 12:46 pm

slawek wrote:Hello Kristin ,
I wonder what do you think about my reading... :idea: If it is acceptable, please let me know :)
Kind regards
Slawek
Downloading your sample, will post some comments tomorrow day. Don't be impatient and don't worry, I am sure your sample will be OK! :wink:
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