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Post by Leni » May 17th, 2010, 7:24 pm

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/library-of-the-worlds-best-mystery-and-detective-stories-volume-3-by-various/

Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, volume 3 by Julian Hawthorne (editor). (1846-1934)

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In the six volumes of the Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Julian Hawthorne presents us thrilling and mysterious short stories from all corners of the world. Some of the stories appeared in this collection for the first time translated into English, and many of them come from unexpected sources, such as the letters of Pliny the Younger, or a Tibetan manuscript. In the third volume, we find stories written by English and Irish authors. (Summary by Leni)
NOTE: None of the authors in this volume died later than 1873.
  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?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim (or by the target completion date, whatever is sooner). Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. 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. The target completion date for this project is December 17th, 2010.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.archive.org/details/libraryworldsbe04presgoog

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This book will be read from an Internet Archive image file. Click on the link above and choose your format. Personally, I use the Read Online option, but the PDF and the Djvu work just fine as well. The number of the page is the same in the three formats. Look for the page number and the story indicated in the Magic Window. Stop reading when the story has ended, or when you arrive at the sentence indicated in the Window.

    All sections are around 15 pages, some shorter.

    If you find any difficulties, please do PM me, I'll be glad to help.
  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: Standard


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    (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:
    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Section [number] of Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, volume 3 - 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:
      " Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, volume 3, by Julian Hawthorne, editor. Section [number]. [Title of short story] [Author of short story]"
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Section]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, volume 3, by Julian Hawthorne, editor."
    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
    bestmysterystories3_##_hawthorne.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. bestmysterystories3_01_hawthorne.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
    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: Julian Hawthorne, ed
    Album: Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, vol 3

    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
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: le - Leni
    • 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 Leni on May 30th, 2010, 9:45 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by neckertb » May 19th, 2010, 4:23 am

Hi Leni

Could I please get section 14?
Thanks!
Nadine

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Post by Leni » May 19th, 2010, 4:56 am

Hi, Nadine!

Certainly! :D
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Post by Veggrower » May 19th, 2010, 6:19 am

Hi!

I'd like to record section 04, A Terrible Night, please.

Thanks.

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Post by drewpiston » May 19th, 2010, 9:40 pm

Hi, could I have 16, the pipe?

This is my first recording - "Drew Piston" is fine for credit.

Cheers,
Drew

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Post by Leni » May 20th, 2010, 3:57 am

Thank you all for claiming, the sections are assigned! :)
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Post by CeilingofStars » May 20th, 2010, 4:52 am

Ohhhh...may I please have sections 6 and 7? This is right up my alley ^^

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Post by Leni » May 20th, 2010, 8:57 am

Thanks for claiming!
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Post by vsilverlining » May 20th, 2010, 4:29 pm

Hi Leni,
May I please have Chap 17 The Puzzle??? I will get on it a leeeetle quicker than the last I promise! Thanks! :D
Vsilverlining - Ronni :)
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Post by Leni » May 20th, 2010, 7:14 pm

Thanks for claiming, Ronni, the section is yours. :)
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Post by SunshineInMySoul » May 21st, 2010, 1:48 pm

I can't believe I missed out on Vol 2! Oh well...
Might I take 1, 5, & 18? :P
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Post by Leni » May 21st, 2010, 2:06 pm

Sure, thanks for claiming!
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Post by johntkucz » May 24th, 2010, 12:34 am

Hi, I'd love to volunteer to read sections 2 and 3 (The bohemian). thanks

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Post by Leni » May 24th, 2010, 4:26 am

That's great, thanks for claiming. :)
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Post by johntkucz » May 24th, 2010, 2:01 pm

Hi,
I'd like to volunteer for 8-11 The Avenger. These stories are magnificent. :shock: Love the Obrien. :lol:

-- John

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