COMPLETE: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen - AF/kl

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Post by tina » June 11th, 2006, 10:52 am

Complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page:

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen.

This is the LAST Austen novel for LibriVox! All the rest are completed or already fully claimed, so here's your chance to help complete our collection! :mrgreen:
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look in the readers' box 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. 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: 05-06-07 (yep, May 6, 2007) – 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?
    Gutenberg e-text:
    Another site in HTML format with one chapter per page:

    (edit me)

    Note: Tina has passed the book coordinating to Anita (a.r.dobbs); kri remains as the MC.

    [This list is old and will not be updated. Once we have all the files in hand that are marked as done below, we'll delete this list.]
    Chapter 01 Tina Tilney (done)
    Chapter 02 Tina Tilney (done)
    Chapter 03 kristin (done)
    Chapter 04 kristin (done)
    Chapter 05 Kara (done)
    Chapter 06 Kara (done)
    Chapter 07 Oomingmak
    Chapter 08 Oomingmak
    Chapter 09 Kymmz
    Chapter 10 Kymmz
    Chapter 11 gypsygirl (done)
    Chapter 12 Kristen (done)
    Chapter 13 Kristen (done)
    Chapter 14 Kristen (done)
    Chapter 15 Michelle (done)
    Chapter 16 Michelle (done)
    Chapter 17 Judy (done)
    Chapter 18 Judy (done)
    Chapter 19 Judy (done)
    Chapter 20 Sarah (done)
    Chapter 21 Sarah (done)
    Chapter 22 Sarah (done)
    Chapter 23 Heather Austen (done)
    Chapter 24 Caeristhiona (done)
    Chapter 25 Caeristhiona
    Chapter 26 Caeristhiona
    Chapter 27 Jennifer
    Chapter 28 Jennifer
    Chapter 29 Jennifer
    Chapter 30 Cindy (done)
    Chapter 31 Cindy (done)
    Chapter 32 Weiss (done)
    Chapter 33 Weiss (done)
    Chapter 34 nausicaa
    Chapter 35 nausicaa
    Chapter 36 JemmaBlythe (done)
    Chapter 37 JemmaBlythe (done)
    Chapter 38 shortcircuit (done)
    Chapter 39 weiss (done)
    Chapter 40 weiss (done)
    Chapter 41 weiss (done)
    Chapter 42 weiss (done)
    Chapter 43 denny
    Chapter 44 denny
    Chapter 45 Judy
    Chapter 46 Judy
    Chapter 47 Judy
    Chapter 48 Judy

    As chapters are completed, they will be added to the Listeners Wanted thread:
  5. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz preferred, 32 and 22.5 also acceptable
  6. 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:
      "Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen. [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 Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen."
    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!
  7. AFTER recording:
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    mansfieldpark_##_austen.mp3 , all lower-case, where ## is your chapter number. (mansfieldpark_01_austen.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki:
    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 ##
    Artist: Jane Austen
    Album: Mansfield Park
    Genre: Speech
    Comments (optional): read by (your name)

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Files can either be posted here in the forum (link to your webspace) or emailed via to: a *at* studioae -dot- com (if you use yousendit, it's helpful if you'll post the resulting link in this thread)
    or...if you have ftp software:
    user: LibriVox
    pw: L1br1V0x
    into the folder named mansfield

    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)
    - the runtime of the recording in format hh:mm:ss
Tina's Old Announcement:
Generally, pronunciation questions are left up to the individual reader. However, Maria Bertram is an important enough character that a single pronunciation should be chosen, as otherwise, the listener could find it rather jarring if her name changed from one chapter to another.

Since the pronunciation poll ended in a tie, I'm going to make an executive decision:[/size]

Maria Bertram's name will be pronounced Ma-RYE-uh

Readers may want to consider doing a search and replace in their chapter(s) to change the spelling to "Mariah" if they have trouble remembering.

I don't want to be a tyrant about it, but for the consideration of our listeners, it would be best to have consistency for such an important character. Therefore, I will request readers to edit their recordings if we get any Ma-REE-uhs.

Any questions?
Please post below or PM a.r.dobbs (now acting as BC). :)
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Post by tina » June 11th, 2006, 11:10 am

For further pronunciation information, I will only add that place names in England tend to have syllables swallowed. For example, 'Portsmouth' would not be pronounced as it looks, but 'PORT-sm'th'. Tottenham = Tott'n'm, etc. This is contrary to the way general (British) English words are pronounced, where every syllable seems to get enunciated clearly, such as modem being MO-DEM (no syllable emphasized over the other, and the 'e' sound pronounced) rather than the American usage MO-dum.

I offer these observations (As an American living in England) for general interest, as I don't think place names being pronounced differently by different readers will be a huge problem for the listener.
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Post by kristin » June 11th, 2006, 11:27 am

I'll take chapters 03 & 04.

I would definately say Ma-RYE-uh. And also add, British pronunciation is fasinating. I lived in England for 3 years so have knowledge of certain idiosyncracies in pronunciation, though I don't get it right all the time. :)


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Post by tina » June 11th, 2006, 11:30 am

Thanks! 3 and 4 are yours! I like 'Ma-RYE-uh' better too, but I thought the readers had better decide. :)
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Post by kayray » June 11th, 2006, 12:15 pm

Cannot resist :) 5 and 6 for me?
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Post by a.r.dobbs » June 11th, 2006, 1:38 pm

7 and 8 sound like good numbers :D


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Post by tina » June 11th, 2006, 2:12 pm

Wow! These are going fast!
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Post by Kymmz » June 12th, 2006, 11:26 am

They are going fast! So I had better take 9 and 10!

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Post by tina » June 12th, 2006, 11:41 am

All yours! Thanks :)
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Post by kri » June 12th, 2006, 2:32 pm

OK, I'll snag up this project to MC :) Looks like you're doing good so far though!!

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Post by gypsygirl » June 12th, 2006, 6:01 pm

I'm interested in reading chapter 11

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Post by heatherausten » June 12th, 2006, 6:28 pm

Ooh, more Austen. Chapter 23 please?

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Post by Kristen » June 12th, 2006, 10:55 pm

I'll take whatever three are next in sequence (12, 13, 14?), please.
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Post by mcrandall » June 12th, 2006, 10:58 pm

To quote heatherausten..."Ooh, more Austen"!

I'd love to have the next two, whatever they may be. Just assign away.

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Post by tina » June 13th, 2006, 10:19 am

Thanks, gypsygirl, Heather, Kristen, and Michelle! All yours! :D
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