COMPLETE: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

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Post by metal.lunchbox » December 1st, 2006, 7:26 pm

Complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/the-voyages-of-doctor-dolittle-by-hugh-lofting/


The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting.

"The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle was the second of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books to be published, coming out in 1922. It is nearly four times longer than its predecessor and the writing style is pitched at a more mature audience. The scope of the novel is vast; it is divided into six parts and the illustrations are also more sophisticated. It won the Newbery Medal for 1923.

The original edition contains several derogatory terms for Africans that are removed from modern editions." (wikipedia)

There's already a Librivox recording of The Story of Doctor Dolittle. This is the only other volume of the series in the Public Domain.

Link to author on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Lofting
  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 blue number, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.

    Note : If you are physically unable to pronounce the "n-word" then don't sign up for Chapter 5 - Polynesia
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: June 10, 2007 – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. 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.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Gutenberg e-text: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1154
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!

    edit me
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz preferred, 32 and 22.5 also acceptable
  7. DURING recording:
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "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], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle,by Hugh Lofting. Part #, Chapter #, [Chapter Title]"
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Chapter]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting."
    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!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    voyagesdolittle_##_lofting.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (voyagesdolittle_01_lofting.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/WhatIsID3)
    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: [Part #]-[Chapter ##] [chapter title] {ex. "3-02 Goodbye!"}
    Artist: Hugh Lofting
    Album: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Files can either be uploaded using Librivox uploader (pass=libre) or emailed via http://yousendit.com to: metal.lunchbox AT gmail DOT com (if you use yousendit, it's helpful if you'll post the resulting link in this thread)

    I'll need the following information from you when you submit a recording:
    - your name as you want it to appear in the LibriVox catalog,
    - your webpage URL (if applicable)
    - the runtime of the recording in format hh:mm:ss
Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
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Post by kri » December 1st, 2006, 7:46 pm

I'm nabbing this up to MC for you :) See your PM about the new system and using it for this project.

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Post by Jazbees » December 1st, 2006, 9:12 pm

I just GOTTA get in on this one! Admittedly I'm a knowlittle about Dolittle, but whatlittle I know has got me eager to start recording. :D
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Post by raynr » December 2nd, 2006, 6:15 pm

The prologue is already done and can be found here:
http://librivox.prolegomena.org/projects/etc/voyagesdolittle_00_lofting.mp3

What that post means :D :
we have several uploaders and Kri (your MC for this project) has her own Uploader at: http://librivox.greenkri.com

You can - of course - use my uploader and I can make a project folder for this book, but I think it is easier if you use Kri's.

Greetings,

Rainer
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Post by metal.lunchbox » December 2nd, 2006, 6:56 pm

I updated the initial post and will repeat it here, files can be uploaded to librivox.greenkri.com (pass=libre). Thank you raynr
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Post by thistlechick » December 2nd, 2006, 7:23 pm

ooh oooh oooh.... 6 & 7: Part 1 Ch. 6 The Wounded Squirrel and Part 1 Ch. 7 Shellfish Talk ... please =)
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Post by metal.lunchbox » December 2nd, 2006, 7:51 pm

done. 6&7 to thistlechick.

By the way this new reader tracker thing kicks lots of ass. I don't know who's responsible for it but god bless'em.
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Post by kri » December 2nd, 2006, 8:02 pm

metal.lunchbox wrote:done. 6&7 to thistlechick.

By the way this new reader tracker thing kicks lots of ass. I don't know who's responsible for it but god bless'em.
It's quite the large collaborative effort, but most of the credit can be given to Dan Parsons for starting it, and Chris Goringe for improving upon it.

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Post by thistlechick » December 2nd, 2006, 8:04 pm

.... and Kri and Thistlechick for arguing over it ;)
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Post by kri » December 2nd, 2006, 8:05 pm

thistlechick wrote:.... and Kri and Thistlechick for arguing over it ;)
Haha, yes can't forget that.

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Post by Jazbees » December 2nd, 2006, 8:30 pm

I'll take Part 1, Chapter 1 (Section 01)
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Post by DSayers » December 2nd, 2006, 8:37 pm

I'll take 01 and 02. The Dolittle books were an important part of my introduction to the world of literature, growing up in rainy Portland, Oregon decades ago. The public library was my mecca for Lofting books, on weekends trying not to tread on earthworms on the sidewalk (bad karma even then).

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Post by metal.lunchbox » December 2nd, 2006, 9:40 pm

I had actually never hear of him till i was looking at the Newbeary award listings. Anyways 1 and 2 are yours
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Post by Jazbees » December 2nd, 2006, 11:32 pm

I believe I claimed section 01 first (already recorded it, too). However, I suppose I could take another section if that's how things go...
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Post by DSayers » December 3rd, 2006, 3:31 am

Jazbees wrote:I believe I claimed section 01 first (already recorded it, too). However, I suppose I could take another section if that's how things go...
No, no, I'll find another one to do ... how about 03? So I'd do 02 and 03 ... let me know.

-denny

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