[Complete] The Return of Sherlock Holmes - m8b1

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Elizabby
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Post by Elizabby » November 28th, 2013, 3:59 pm

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-return-of-sherlock-holmes-dramatic-reading-by-sir-arthur-conan-doyle/

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is set three years after the detective fell to his death in the Reichenbach Falls in his final struggle with Moriarty. Or did he? In the first story of the series Holmes explains to Watson what really happened that day, followed by twelve more adventures of the dynamic duo including two of Doyle's own favourite stories: The Dancing Men and The Second Stain. Other notable characters in this book include Black Peter and Charles Augustus Milverton. (Summary by Beth Thomas)
    1. 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.
    2. 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 would 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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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (FOR THE DPL ONLY): http://www.gutenberg.org/files/108/108-h/108-h.htm
      EVERYONE ELSE PLEASE READ FROM THE GOOGLE DOCS LINKED IN THE MAGIC WINDOW!
    5. 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.

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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)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

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      [Role], read by [your name].

      If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , by The Return of Sherlock Holmes . 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 Act [#].

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      Save files as 128 kbps MP3
      returnofsherlockholmes_[role]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the chapter number.



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Post by Elizabby » November 28th, 2013, 4:26 pm

Here is a link to the cast list showing which stories the characters appear in (scripts are linked in the magic window). I'm not looking for gender-correct casting so please feel free to claim anything that takes your fancy! The descriptions are just indicators of the kinds of roles they are - not binding. The roles are arranged mostly in order of size, but they are mixed with one-liner roles and more substantial parts in different chapters.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fNnX6mQW6Lkj86wjRI7khpcd9WY6WG37h6scF6dVxTk/edit?usp=sharing

WATSON - Cori
HOLMES - Elizabby
LESTRADE/SUSAN/P.O. CLERK/MAID - Savannah
MORAN/OLDACRE/SLANEY/WOODLEY/HAYES/CAIRNS/MILVERTON/PROFESSOR - Jason
ELSIE/VIOLET/WOMAN/LADY BRACKENSTALL/LADY HOPE - Amanda

MARTIN/HOPKINS -Hobbit
CUBITT/OVERTON/NELIGAN/SANDEFORD - Frances B.
CARRUTHERS/HOPE/CROCKER (mostly the husband/admirer of the main lady)
STATIONMASTER/WILLIAMSON/WILDER/HARKER (assorted young men roles)
DUKE/BANNISTER/LORD MJ/BELLINGER/HARDING (fathers and older men, including the Premier)
DOCTOR/MCFARLANE/HUXTABLE
BROWN/SOAMES/PORTER/MACPHERSON
MRS HUDSON/MRS KING//MRS MARKER (older women, usually the "housekeeper" role)
BUTLER/MANAGER/GILCHRIST/STAUNTON
STABLEBOY/LANCASTER/MORSE HUDSON/MCLAREN/WILSON/ARMSTRONG/BUTLER (lots of small parts)
ANNA (Russian Accent) - Etel
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Post by Hobbit » November 28th, 2013, 5:30 pm

May I claim Martin/Hopkins, please?
Between being a full-time college student and working 20+ hours per week, I'm not able to be involved at LV these days, but I remain a loyal fan and look forward to a triumphant return sometime in the (probably distant) future.

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Post by francesb » November 28th, 2013, 5:33 pm

I will read whoever you want me to :)
Frances Brown
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Post by Elizabby » November 28th, 2013, 9:59 pm

Hobbit wrote:May I claim Martin/Hopkins, please?
Thanks for your interest! I'll add you when we get a MW!

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Post by etel13 » November 29th, 2013, 2:52 am

Hello,

May I claim Anna, please? I'm not Russian, I have an accent that I'm trying to get rid of, but I think, it'll come in handy for this character! :wink:

Thanks
Etel

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Post by Elizabby » November 29th, 2013, 4:56 am

etel13 wrote:Hello,

May I claim Anna, please? I'm not Russian, I have an accent that I'm trying to get rid of, but I think, it'll come in handy for this character! :wink:

Thanks
Etel
Any exotic accent would do - something different for contrast! I'll put you in as soon as we get a MW.

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Post by francesb » November 29th, 2013, 9:39 am

Would it be okay if I claimed the roles:

Cubitt/Carruthers/Neligan

and

Sandeford/Overton/Hope/Crocker?

Thanks!!!!!
Frances Brown
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Post by JoFriday21 » November 29th, 2013, 5:50 pm

Just checkin' in! :D

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Post by Elizabby » November 29th, 2013, 5:51 pm

francesb wrote:Would it be okay if I claimed the roles:

Cubitt/Carruthers/Neligan

and

Sandeford/Overton/Hope/Crocker?

Thanks!!!!!
Hi Frances, I might ask you to just pick one for now, as I think this will be a popular project. If there's more left later you can certainly have another one. I've given you the first "green" role (according to the cast list in the link).

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Post by m8b1 » November 29th, 2013, 6:17 pm

I'll MC for you. The MW is up ~ have fun!

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Post by Elizabby » November 29th, 2013, 6:55 pm

m8b1 wrote:I'll MC for you. The MW is up ~ have fun!
Yahoo! Thank you! Also, have you given Savannah access to the MW? This is her first time DPLing.

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Post by WoollyBee » November 29th, 2013, 7:06 pm

Hello, Beth!

May I claim Mrs. Hudson/Mrs. King/Mrs. Marker?

Happy Thanksgiving!
Sarah :)

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Post by m8b1 » November 29th, 2013, 7:12 pm

Elizabby wrote:
m8b1 wrote:I'll MC for you. The MW is up ~ have fun!
Yahoo! Thank you! Also, have you given Savannah access to the MW? This is her first time DPLing.
Well, access is a little different with the new workflow, but I have PM'ed her the instructions on how to login and use the MW. :-)

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Post by Savvy0712 » November 29th, 2013, 7:26 pm

m8b1 wrote:
Elizabby wrote:
m8b1 wrote:I'll MC for you. The MW is up ~ have fun!
Yahoo! Thank you! Also, have you given Savannah access to the MW? This is her first time DPLing.
Well, access is a little different with the new workflow, but I have PM'ed her the instructions on how to login and use the MW. :-)
Thanks so much for the the instructions! :D I logged in and am looking around a bit, trying to get the feel of things!

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