COMPLETE: The Octopus by Frank Norris (1870-1902) - ek

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Delmar H Dolbier
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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » February 21st, 2012, 8:13 pm

The Octopus by Frank Norris (1870 - 1902) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-octopus-by-frank-norris/

Frank Norris based his 1901 novel The Octopus (A Story of California) on the Mussel Slough Tragedy of 1880, a bloody conflict between ranchers and agents of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The central issue was over the ownership of the ranches, which the farmers had leased from the railroad nearly ten years earlier with intentions of eventually purchasing the land. Although originally priced at $2.50 to $5 per acre, the railroad eventually opened the land for sale at prices adjusted for land improvements; the railroad’s attempts to take possession of the land led the ranchers to defend themselves as depicted in the book. (Summary by Wikipedia, edited by the reader)
  • Target completion date: 2012-Jul-31
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http:// http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/268
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).

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    Genres for the project:
    fiction, politics

    Keywords that describe the book:
    California Wheat Social Justice
  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!

    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of The Octopus . - 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:
      " The Octopus , by Frank Norris . [Chapter]"
    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Octopus by Frank Norris . This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    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 The Octopus , by Frank Norris . "
    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename
    octopus_##_norris.mp3
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Frank Norris
    Album: The Octopus

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Post by gloriana » February 21st, 2012, 9:24 pm

Delmar, I'd be happy to MC this one for you. It sounds really interesting! Be right back...

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Post by gloriana » February 21st, 2012, 9:30 pm

OK, you're all set up! I will leave us in the launch pad for a little while. Have fun. :)

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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » February 21st, 2012, 10:00 pm

Great, Elizabeth! I'm so glad you picked it up because you do such good work! At 200,000 words, this one will keep me busy for awhile...

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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » February 21st, 2012, 11:40 pm

and there they go...

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ek/octopus_01_norris.mp3 [27:48]
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ek/octopus_02_norris.mp3 [31:55]

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Post by gloriana » February 22nd, 2012, 6:57 am

My pleasure, Delmar! We'll stay here and see if we can pick up a DPL before moving to Going Solo...

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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » February 22nd, 2012, 10:43 pm


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Post by Nullifidian » February 23rd, 2012, 12:04 am

Coincidentally, I'm right in the middle of this book and enjoying it a lot, so I'd be happy to go back and cover it from the beginning as a DPL if that's alright with you two. :)

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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » February 23rd, 2012, 12:18 am

By all means. Very glad to have you!

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Post by gloriana » February 24th, 2012, 7:45 am

Great! I'll add Nullifidian as DPL and move us to Going Solo...

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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » February 24th, 2012, 10:07 pm

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ek/octopus_11_norris.mp3 [19:58]

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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » February 25th, 2012, 9:42 pm

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ek/octopus_12_norris.mp3 [25:04]

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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » February 27th, 2012, 11:06 pm

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ek/octopus_13_norris.mp3 [27:13]

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