This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-adventures-of-tom-sawyer-dramatic-reading-by-mark-twain/
Growing up on the banks of the Mississipi river, a mischievious boy named Tom Sawyer spends his days getting into one scrape after another. Tom's cleverness, superstition, trickery, and daring make him a handful to raise, and his Aunt Polly declares that she has "never seen the beat of that boy!" Nonetheless, Tom is essentially good-hearted. But when he is witness to a horrible crime, his courage and integrity are tested beyond anything he ever expected.
A note to parents: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is considered a children's classic, but contains racial slurs which, although "acceptable" in the time and place of the story's setting, will likely offend modern listeners. (Summary by Eden Rea-Hedrick)
- Is there a deadline?
We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. 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.
Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
- How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
To find a role 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 role you'd like to read. Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
- New to recording?
Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
- Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/74 Please read from the texts linked in the chapter sections in the MW
- Please claim roles (the numbers in the first column below)! Please note: All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. When you submit your recording, you will be placing your recording in the public domain as well.
If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.
Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!
NOTE: to the readers of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Injun Joe - All of the aforementioned characters use the "n" word at least once in the book (Huck says it frequently.) LibriVox has a "no censorship" policy, so the word must be recorded as it is. Injun Joe also says "damn" frequently. Also, a GENERAL NOTE: The character called "Injun Joe" is referred to by this name by all the other characters, and is also at times referred to as "the half-breed". Again, the "no censorship" policy applies. Please note that the characters who use these words are not being deliberately cruel; they are only ignorant and products of their time.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: to the whole cast - most of the characters in this book speak in a somewhat heavy Missouri dialect.
Genres for the project:
Keywords that describe the book/play:
childhood; village life; mischief; children's classics
- 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
Submit one file per act.
- Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
[Role], read by [your name].
If you are reading narration, please include for each file:
At the beginning: Chapter [#] of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain . This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.
At the end: End of Chapter [#]. At the end of the book, add End of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain .
Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
- AFTER recording:
Save files as 128 kbps MP3 adventuresoftomsawyer_[role]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case), where # is the act number.
ID3 V2 tags: Not needed for individual parts.
Transfer of files (completed recordings)
Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
- Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
(If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
- You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: wildemoose - wildemoose
- When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
- If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
- Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
Any questions? Please post below or PM me.