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Post by philchenevert » July 31st, 2012, 2:19 pm

Across The Years by Eleanor H. Porter (1868 - 1920) .

This delightful project is complete and in our catalog at http://librivox.org/across-the-years-by-eleanor-h-porter/
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These 18 wonderful short stories by Eleanor H. Porter, the author of Pollyanna, deal with those marvelous and maddeningly frustrating creatures: human beings. As always, Porter describes real people with sensitivity and an insight into all of their variety that makes you say "I knew someone just like that". She is able to capture the faded, but not quite extinguished, dreams of the elderly and the bright hopes of youth. The theme of this collection is how we humans deal with life and love throughout our lives, "Across the Years", no matter where we are or what era we live in. (Summary by phil chenevert)
  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.
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  3. Is there a deadline?
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  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)
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  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)
    • "Chapter [number] of Across The Years. - 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:
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      " Across The Years , by Eleanor H. Porter . [Chapter]"
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    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Eleanor H. Porter
    Album: Across The Years

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Post by PuerScelestus » July 31st, 2012, 3:02 pm

Hello again Phil. Mind if I take a crack at DPL'ing this?
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Post by philchenevert » July 31st, 2012, 3:22 pm

PuerScelestus wrote:Hello again Phil. Mind if I take a crack at DPL'ing this?
I would be happy to have you, Ian. And thanks. Image
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Post by PuerScelestus » July 31st, 2012, 3:37 pm

philchenevert wrote: I would be happy to have you, Ian. And thanks. Image
You're very much welcome.
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Post by Hollz » July 31st, 2012, 5:13 pm

Oooooooooooh. I wanna play! I'm going to pop over here and claim some chapters once I knock out a few of those on the other. Haha! XD
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Post by kandi1234 » July 31st, 2012, 10:42 pm

yay!! holly is here!!

do you mind if i take section 1? when father and mother rebelled? can i do a few southern accents...please?? lol!!

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Post by kandi1234 » July 31st, 2012, 10:42 pm

ps I'm done with my sections of tide!! :) kandi

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Post by J_N » July 31st, 2012, 11:58 pm

Oh, Phil... why do you do this to me? And here I was being so good finishing off my claimed sections and then you go and post another interesting project... you are my downfall :twisted:

May I claim section 2 (for now), please? :D
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Post by kandi1234 » August 1st, 2012, 12:34 am

Oh yipey stripeys...insomnia will be the death of me...but I love porter! I know you haven't assigned section 1 to me yet Phil but I have it ready...heads up, I got super excited to use a deep southern accent as well as a Texan southern accent. Us Dallas actresses are silly! It may be too much for the project (like too twangy I think) so please see if it is to your liking. Also, since it wasn't officially assigned to me yet, feel free to disregard it if needed in regards of technical purposes. But if it's ok I'll send it to you anyway and I'm open to take any other chapters (3-and on if needed! ) also, I talked to holly and we might be able to knock out a good number of chapters tag team style! Let us know of that is ok! Ps u r still a rock star!! :)

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Post by philchenevert » August 1st, 2012, 6:43 am

kandi1234 wrote:yay!! holly is here!!

do you mind if i take section 1? when father and mother rebelled? can i do a few southern accents...please?? lol!!

kandi
Yes you may have section 1 and you may use as many southern accents as your little 'ol pea pickin' heart desires, honey chile..... Image
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Post by philchenevert » August 1st, 2012, 6:45 am

J_N wrote:Oh, Phil... why do you do this to me? And here I was being so good finishing off my claimed sections and then you go and post another interesting project... you are my downfall :twisted:

May I claim section 2 (for now), please? :D
Because I am evilllll :mrgreen: .... Yes you may have section 2 Julia .... Image Here is a flower from Porter.. she wanted you to have it.
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Post by philchenevert » August 1st, 2012, 6:53 am

kandi1234 wrote:Oh yipey stripeys...insomnia will be the death of me...but I love porter! I know you haven't assigned section 1 to me yet Phil but I have it ready...heads up, I got super excited to use a deep southern accent as well as a Texan southern accent. Us Dallas actresses are silly! It may be too much for the project (like too twangy I think) so please see if it is to your liking. Also, since it wasn't officially assigned to me yet, feel free to disregard it if needed in regards of technical purposes. But if it's ok I'll send it to you anyway and I'm open to take any other chapters (3-and on if needed! ) also, I talked to holly and we might be able to knock out a good number of chapters tag team style! Let us know of that is ok! Ps u r still a rock star!! :)
Thanks your enthusiasm kandi. I have assigned chapter 1 to you and will now give you chapter 3. The first story is really good, typical Porter, and can use some nifty Southern accents so feel free. I'm sure you will Perform that sucker, not just read it. That's my motto. (My grand kids say I'm the best.)

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Post by Joggler » August 1st, 2012, 10:01 am

Hi :)

May I claim sections 12 and 13 please?
This book looks like a very exciting read!
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Post by philchenevert » August 1st, 2012, 10:33 am

Joggler wrote:Hi :)

May I claim sections 12 and 13 please?
This book looks like a very exciting read!
Certainly. Hey, don't I know you from somewhere? I see you have had no trouble at all learning to surf the Forums and find good stuff to read. HA.

12 and 13 are yours to enjoy. I wouldn't say they were exciting, more like poignant and touching? Or maybe not. Let me know what you think after recording them.

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Post by kandi1234 » August 1st, 2012, 11:00 am

Lol! Phil you are so funny!! I'll be sending sections 1 and 3 shortly after editing!! Love the cowgirl smiley! How did you do that? I have to know!

I do have a quick question about editing in regards to knowing what decibel that you're actually recording at. How do I find that out? Thanks again for everything!

Kandi

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