This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-rivals-of-sherlock-holmes-vol-2-by-various/
Following the recent completion and release of Volume 1, Nullifidian and ToddHW will co-BC Volume 2.The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes was a British TV series from the early 70s that dramatized stories written contemporaneously with the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This anthology contains stories adapted as episodes for the second season. (Summary by Nullifidian)
- 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.
- New to recording?
Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
- 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 2013-Jan-01 .
- Where do I find the text?
Source text (please only read from these texts!):
1. “The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway” by Baroness Emma Orczy (1865 - 1947),
from The Old Man in the Corner (1909) http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10556
- Chapters 10 & 11 together, 6520 words
2. “Five Hundred Carats” (1897) by George Griffith (1857 - 1906)
from Knaves of Diamonds: Being Tales of Mine and Veld (1899)
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1FpicgB5WCdoQgyTeICOw-ie2hQpgge2-05jwEmY5CPo - 5846 words
3 & 4. “The Problem of Cell 13” by Jacques Futrelle (1875 - 1912),
from The Thinking Machine (1907) http://www.futrelle.com/stories/TheProblemOfCell13.html
-  Sections 1-3, 5633 words;  Sections 4-6, 7504 words
5 & 6. “The Secret of the ‘Magnifique’” by E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866 - 1946), from Mr. Laxworthy’s Adventures (1913)
 Part 1, 5021 words
 Part 2, 5735 words
7 & 8. “The Absent-Minded Coterie” by Robert Barr (1849 - 1912),
from The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19369
-  From beginning to “...gave one of my assistants some instructions, and left him at work on the papers.”, 6505 words;
-  From “I took a cab to the foot of Tottenham Court Road....” to end, 7477 words
9. “The Problem of the Superfluous Finger” by Jacques Futrelle (1875 - 1912),
from The Thinking Machine (1907) http://www.futrelle.com/stories/SuperfluousFinger.html - 5993 words
10 & 11. “The Moabite Cypher” by R. Austin Freeman (1862 - 1943),
from John Thorndyke’s Cases http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13882
-  From beginning to “‘Quick Jervis,’ exclaimed Thorndyke; ‘she’s off!’”, 4490 words;
-  From “He leaped down on to the line, whither I followed instantly....” to end, 3978 words
12. “The Secret of the Fox Hunter” by William Le Queux (1864 - 1927),
from Secrets of the Foreign Office (1903) http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607801.txt - 7073 words
13. & 14. “The Looting of the Specie-Room” by Cutcliffe Hyne (1866 - 1944), from Pearson’s Magazine (1900)
 Part 1 - 4188 words https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1ZGZWqv6DE1CPgumDI3_L1zWxrCEOIUcGv0cN2MWD4m8
 Part 2 - 4359 words https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1bDozqPL4yiEjp_pQLBI-aU8nU0oIVrhSw1keutGqIJ8
15. “The Second Customer and the Amber Beads” by Fergus Hume (1859 - 1932),
from Hagar of the Pawn Shop (1899) http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0606101h.html - 6291 words
16 & 17. “The Missing Q.C.’s” by “John Oxenham”, a pseudonym of William Arthur Dunkerley (1852 - 1941), from Harmsworth Magazine (1897)
 Part 1, 5257 words https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1XQPBcOSor1hZ-_aFLGon8P27LCkE5E7i3CQOdHReHTI
 Part 2, 5140 words https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1fexL3gJyoPmdVMshGaCoQKp4oRIp-V1-21uRNKh1rzE
(If you compare the TV series to the list you may notice that there are two stories not included above: "The Sensible Action of Lieutenant Holst" by Baron Palle Rosenkrantz and "Anonymous Letters" by Balduin Groller. These were only translated into English in Cosmopolitan Crimes: The Foreign Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, ed. by Hugh Greene, and hence they are not PD yet.)
- 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.
ToddHW will be Dedicated Proof-Listener (DPL). Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ. Level of prooflistening requested: standard
BC Admin Genres for the project:
Keywords that describe the book: Sherlock Holmes, contemporary writers
- BEFORE recording:
Please check the Recording Notes:
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
- 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 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2. - 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]"
" The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2. [Section title] by [Section author's name], ["Part" then part number, if applicable]"
End of recording
- At the end of the section, say:
"End of [Section title] by [Section author], ["Part" then part number, if applicable]"
- 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 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2"
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!
- AFTER recording:
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
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], ["Part" then part number, if applicable]
Artist: Section author
Album: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2
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:
(If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
- You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: arb - annise
- When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
- If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
- Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
Please post below or PM Nullifidian or ToddHW.