[COMPLETE] Short Story Collection Vol. 053 - gu

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Rowland
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Post by Rowland » September 19th, 2012, 1:29 pm

Strange!
I went through the file and took it down (there were parts that were a bit loud, which I had missed) but I can't see that it is in any way loud now you know. I even listened to the story as a whole afterwards. But I'll look into it again tomorrow.

Lars :hmm:
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Post by Rowland » September 20th, 2012, 2:00 am

OK! The Olive is wobbling over the floor once more:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gu/shortstory053_olive_lr.mp3

I thought I knew this business by now with about 960 files in the catalogue so far, but sometimes strange things seem to be happening.

If there should be anything I am sure you will let me know.

Lars :)
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Post by arden1066 » September 20th, 2012, 7:48 am

Oh dear... I really am a pest, aren't I?

Have you ever tried MP3Gain? It is a very quick and easy little program that just reads the decibel level of the recording and tells you what it is. Which means you can check the decibel level yourself, before ever the pestiferous Proof Listener gets her scrubby hands on your beautiful recording. :wink:

The decibel level on the rolling olive is now OK!

thanks for your patience.

Dolly
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Post by Rowland » September 20th, 2012, 10:44 am

Thanks Dolly!

What are we having PL's for if not to help readers to do a better job?

I think I downloaded the program recently, if I remember right, to my NEW computer, which I am going to switch over to - bit by bit, so I'll take a look there, and either put it on this one too, as long as i am using it, or try to switch over to the new one a bit more quickly.
(The new has a much better soundcard - for example, and is a lot faster, and with quite an enormous lot of memory.)

I'll be interested to see what you might be saying about the other little story I have uploaded to this collection too.

Thanks again!

Lars :D
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Post by jshefchik » September 20th, 2012, 1:48 pm

I just uploaded my first librivox story. I hope it is acceptable!

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gu/shortstory053_peasantmarey_js.mp3

The Peasant Marey
Fiodor Dostoievski (1821 - 1881)

from http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/40745.txt.utf-8

13:59min 13.4mb

My full name is John Shefchik
My website is (will be in a couple of weeks): http://voicetalentbyjohn.com

Again, this is my first. Do I need to request that it be listened to?

Thanks!

John :)

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Post by arden1066 » September 20th, 2012, 2:16 pm

jshefchik wrote:I just uploaded my first librivox story. I hope it is acceptable!

My full name is John Shefchik
My website is (will be in a couple of weeks): http://voicetalentbyjohn.com

Again, this is my first. Do I need to request that it be listened to?

Thanks!

John :)
Hi John!

WELCOME to the marvelous addictive world of Librivox!

Nope, posting your story to the short story thread does the trick. I see you've been approved on your one minute test, so you're golden! ;)

I'm running just a smidge behind in my Proof Listening... so please don't be alarmed if I don't get back to you straight away.

I'm going to let Guero do all the hard work of adding you and your short story to the Magic Window ( :) )

Thanks for the story, looking forward to it!

Dolly (your dedicated proof listener)
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Post by jshefchik » September 20th, 2012, 3:30 pm

Dolly,

Thanks! And no hurry. I won't record any other stories until I hear that this one was done OK, so that I don't get into any bad habits :) I just wanted to get the first one done. Again, I hope it's done well enough to make your listening chore not painful! (how's that for confidence? :lol: ).

Looking forward to your feedback!

John

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Post by arden1066 » September 21st, 2012, 6:37 am

Hi John (jshefchik) and John (Guero) ;)

I updated the MW this morning, hopefully we're set!

John (jshefchik) - you have more patience than I did, with my first recording... I'll get back to you as soon as I possibly can! Promise! :lol:
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Post by arden1066 » September 21st, 2012, 6:55 am

BellonaTimes wrote:
The Trousseau, by Anton Chekov 1860-1904
PL - OK! Again, however, the decibel level is low. It's reading 83.6. Just needs a little amplification to get to 89.

thanks!

Dolly
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Post by Guero » September 21st, 2012, 8:21 am

Thanks, Dolly and John. I've been swamped at work, but I will catch up here later this afternoon.
John
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Post by darkhorse21 » September 23rd, 2012, 6:30 pm

Ooh, I see there is already a Nathaniel Hawthorne story here, I'd love to add to that. How about Rappaccini's Daughter and The Artist of the Beautiful? I'd love to read them.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/512/512-h/512-h.htm

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Post by Rowland » September 24th, 2012, 4:06 am

I should say: join the Party.! Hawthorne has many good stories, so why not?

Lars 8-)
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Post by Guero » September 24th, 2012, 6:13 am

I agree with Lars - Join the party! :D
John
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Post by darkhorse21 » September 24th, 2012, 12:17 pm

Perfect! I'll start with Rappacinni's Daughter. Just a few pronunciation questions before I begin; in the introduction of this story, there are various story titles listed, followed by abbreviations... I'm not sure what the abbreviations stand for.

For example:

Le Voyage Celeste de Fer, 3 tom.

"Tom" is one used often, there is also "vo" and "to" and they always have numbers before them. I would think "vo" would stand for "volume", though normally that would be "vol" (at least nowadays), and maybe "tom" is for "tome"? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks:)

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Post by thistlechick » September 24th, 2012, 8:32 pm

Title: Autumn Holiday
Author: Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909)
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15985 (direct link: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15985/15985-h/15985-h.htm#An_Autumn_Holiday)
Length: 33:12
Size: 31.9 MB
File: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gu/shortstory053_autumnholiday_blb.mp3
Read by: Betsie Bush

(This was recorded in two sessions under very different conditions so there is some background noise in the first 18 minutes or so of the recording. I don't mind the chirping crickets as atmosphere, so I didn't do any noise cleaning.)
~ Betsie
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