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Post by philchenevert » October 19th, 2012, 7:59 am

Grim: The Story of a Pike by Svend Fleuron (1874 - 1966) . Translated by J. Muir (1868 - 1914).

This project is complete and in our catalog at http://librivox.org/grim-the-story-of-a-pike-by-svend-fleuron/
A book about a fish? Well, yes, but not just a fish, a pike. Those big, tough, sleek, fish that, at 25+ kilograms, an angler dreams of catching. And this book describes one of these: a girl pike named Grim. "To devour others and to avoid being devoured oneself,that is life’s end and aim." This is the fascinating and exciting story of a girl pike named Grim from her early life as an innocent fish to the wily and wise Pike she ultimately becomes. But many are the perils and dangers she must avoid to get there. Translated by John Muir. (Summary by Phil Chenevert)
Volunteers outside the USA: Svend Fleuron died in 1966. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years).
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  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/40921

    NOTE: you will need to scroll down to find your section. The table of contents has links but they just bring you back to the first page.
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    Genres for the project:
    animals

    Keywords that describe the book:
    animals;pike;fish
  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)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  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 Grim: The Story of a Pike. - 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:
      " Grim: The Story of a Pike , by Svend Fleuron . Translated by J. Muir [Chapter]"
    End of recording
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      "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 Grim: The Story of a Pike , by Svend Fleuron . Translated by J. Muir "
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    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    grimstoryofapike_##_fleuron.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. grimstoryofapike_01_fleuron.mp3)

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    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]
    Artist: Svend Fleuron
    Album: Grim: The Story of a Pike

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Post by philchenevert » October 29th, 2012, 10:43 am

Note that you will need to scroll down to find your chapter. The 'links' in the table of contents all link to the main first page. Image
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Post by Alfian » October 29th, 2012, 9:25 pm

I would like to record all of this (rather short) book, that is to say sections 1 through 15.

Daniel Foster (Alfian)

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Post by philchenevert » October 29th, 2012, 9:39 pm

Alfian wrote:I would like to record all of this (rather short) book, that is to say sections 1 through 15.

Daniel Foster (Alfian)
Hi Daniel, welcome to LibriVox! :thumbs: That's great. I would love to assign all 15 sections to you but since you are new, I will sign you up for just the first 3 sections to be sure you like recording. If your 1 minute test goes well, I will happily give you all the rest.

PLEASE complete your 1 minute test before you do anything else. How to Make Your 1 minute Test and How to Upload your 1 minute test. This is not really a test, just so we can see you have all the tech specs correct and suffieicnt volume. You may post the link in this project and I will check it out for you.

Instructions on recording are all listed in the first post of this project about the fish; such as file names, etc.

I also recommend Getting to Know Our Forums as a good introduction to finding yur way around.

Welcome again and please ask any questions you have. We are a friendly bunch here and want you to record lots. Image
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Post by sonnethaiku » December 8th, 2012, 9:53 am

Do you still need a DPL? I'm willing to proof-listen this book.

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Post by philchenevert » December 8th, 2012, 11:47 am

sonnethaiku wrote:Do you still need a DPL? I'm willing to proof-listen this book.

~ ChesSie Joy
Yes Chessie Joy, we do indeed need a DPL and thank you for volunteering. :thumbs:
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Post by sonnethaiku » December 8th, 2012, 12:01 pm

Yay, I won!
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Post by pkrantz » December 8th, 2012, 9:03 pm

Hello! May I do IX - The Wedding Festival please?
:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by philchenevert » December 8th, 2012, 9:32 pm

pkrantz wrote:Hello! May I do IX - The Wedding Festival please?
Well .... I don't know Pamela. I think that chapter may be a bit uh ... risque and is PG13. Do you meet the requirements?

Yes you can read it. :roll:
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Post by pkrantz » December 8th, 2012, 9:42 pm

Well, you know, after Sex Life of the Gods (!), I think I can handle it! It does sound a little fishy though! Thanks again... :wink:
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Post by pkrantz » December 14th, 2012, 12:29 pm

:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by philchenevert » December 14th, 2012, 1:22 pm

pkrantz wrote:09 - The Wedding Festival is uploaded.
9:38
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/phi/grimstoryofapike_09_fleuron.mp3
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Post by sonnethaiku » December 14th, 2012, 6:01 pm

Hi Pamela!

Here is the PL note for Section 9 - The Wedding Festival. (A very nice and clear reading, too!)

1) At 6:17 - Pop at beginning of "tissue" in the phrase "cell tissue."

Nothing else to note except that there were a number of times when it felt like the reading was skirting with plosives-which-almost-but-didn't-quite happen. Predictably, I noticed these with "p" and "th." Nothing to correct for this recording regarding plosives, but you might consider moving your mic slightly for future recordings. I'd hate for a similar well-done reading which is otherwise gorgeous to have to be fiddled with (or rerecorded!) for plosives which are more easily prevented than cured.

Updating the MW now.

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Post by sonnethaiku » December 14th, 2012, 6:03 pm

Hi Phil!

I need the MW behind-the-scenes magic which lets me access the MW so I can put in my PL notes. I'm so sorry - I wish it would just let me in!
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Post by philchenevert » December 14th, 2012, 8:11 pm

sonnethaiku wrote:Hi Phil!

I need the MW behind-the-scenes magic which lets me access the MW so I can put in my PL notes. I'm so sorry - I wish it would just let me in!
Whoops. Do you have your password? Have you done this before?
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