[SOLO] The Pursuit of the House-Boat by J. K. Bangs -ba

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » July 24th, 2011, 5:45 am

Thank you! I'm about to leave on vacation myself, but when I get back I'll fix up 5 and 7 and update the MW.

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » August 31st, 2011, 11:32 pm

Oh rats, it's still August somewhere, right? I'm so sorry, I've been crazy busy lately. I will get to this soon, I promise.

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » September 27th, 2011, 10:37 am

Okay, I fixed chapters 5 and 7 and updated the MW.

Here's chapter 8: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_08_bangs.mp3

The length is 17:45.

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Post by Sandra7 » October 3rd, 2011, 3:52 pm

Hello Emma,
Sorry about the delay in listening to chapter eight, (which is splendid by the way). I'm catching up with all my Librivox jobs.

All the best,
Sandra.

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » November 2nd, 2011, 9:28 pm

Ack, another month without commenting -- I am the biggest flake. I'll get back to this soon, I promise.

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » November 30th, 2011, 9:40 pm

Still here, still alive, still planning to finish this someday.

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » December 31st, 2011, 4:58 pm

Obligatory monthly post goes here. I am so sorry about this.

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » January 30th, 2012, 9:46 pm

At last, it's the long-awaited Chapter 9!

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_09_bangs.mp3

If I step it up a little, maybe I can get this done by the end of February after all...

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Post by Sandra7 » February 3rd, 2012, 2:26 am

Hello Emma and Bart,
I am so glad you picked up where you left off. It was beginning to look like you had given up on this book. Well done.

You are a wonderful reader. However, it sounds as if your equipment let you down for this chapter. Either your very heavy noise cleaning, or the compression, (or both), obliterated most of your esses as well as the ends of some words, (where your voice cadences downwards), especially during the first two to five minutes.
about ten minutes in, "we do not feel, we do not ourselves feel." Something like that. It could probably be left in. A quarter of an hour in, "joining me upon the others." another audible correction. there is a gap a minute or so later. Apart from all that it's pl ok. I enjoyed it, well done.

I finished my own recordings last year and have just proof listened to my last chapter from another Librivox book. The time I can give you will be largely dictated by my performing as a soprano singer as well as my other commitments and I feel it is unfair of me to keep people waiting. I can listen to some more, provided that the chapters are here before the end of this month. If you cannot do that, can you proof listen to the chapters yourself, or perhaps ask Bart to help you? I know that the time you can devote to this project is sparing. I have enjoyed working with you and everyone belonging to the Librivox community and wish everyone well.

Very best wishes,
Sandra.

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Post by bart » February 3rd, 2012, 10:49 am

@ Sandra: If you can't continue, no problem. I'll advertise for a new DPL.
@ Emma: I will listen to this last recording. I will report back.

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Post by bart » February 3rd, 2012, 10:53 am

I'm sorry Emma, but this last chapter is not acceptable. Indeed the noisecleaning distorts your voice heavily. Do you still have the unedited (un-noisecleaned) version of the file?

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » February 4th, 2012, 9:12 pm

Terribly sorry about that! In the end I couldn't manage a decent balance between noise and over-cleaning on the old file, so I've re-recorded it. I hope this one is better.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_09_bangs.mp3 (length is now 17:33)

Sandra, if you're not available to PL any longer, that's perfectly fine with me. You made the commitment to be the DPL over a year ago, and a lot can change in that amount of time (it certainly has for me, which is why I haven't been around). I really appreciate all your help on this project so far!

For the record, I do listen over all my recordings at least once through before I upload them. I just miss things sometimes. I could try to do a more careful job of proofing my own work in the future, though.

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » April 1st, 2012, 10:07 pm

Okay, here are the last three chapters, meaning this project is, finally, entirely in the can! If anyone could possibly take the time to PL these files, I would greatly appreciate it.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_10_bangs.mp3
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_11_bangs.mp3
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_12_bangs.mp3

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Post by bart » April 2nd, 2012, 10:02 am

unfamiliar memory wrote:Okay, here are the last three chapters, meaning this project is, finally, entirely in the can! If anyone could possibly take the time to PL these files, I would greatly appreciate it.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_10_bangs.mp3
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_11_bangs.mp3
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_12_bangs.mp3
I will advertise for PL.
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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » April 2nd, 2012, 10:06 am

bart wrote: I will advertise for PL.
Bart
Thanks, Bart! I appreciate it.

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