COMPLETE: Letters of Pliny by Pliny the Younger-choc

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » November 24th, 2014, 6:19 am

Once again PL all OK.

Listening to his rather lengthy description of his seaside villa was a bit like being exposed to daytime television. However, I'm just jealous, since prices in Brighton are now such that I couldn't afford to by a half share in a box-room.

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Post by English Andrew » November 26th, 2014, 3:41 pm

Another section for you:
https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/lettersofpliny_06_plinytheyounger_128kb.mp3
26.0MB, 28 mins 29.
Some interesting obituaries here but I suspect that Pliny's expressions of grief are as much an act for dramatic effect as my readings of them!
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Post by MARTIN GEESON » November 27th, 2014, 7:42 am

PL OK for this section.

Pliny's 24/7 public persona, mediated through rhetorical conventions, stands, I suppose, at the opposite pole to the diary of Samuel Pepys, who was unable to communicate his private life without the use of shorthand and, where 'necessary', code.

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Post by English Andrew » December 1st, 2014, 1:56 pm

Section 7:
https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/lettersofpliny_07_plinytheyounger_128kb.mp3
29.9MB
32mins 46s length.

Hope your Virgil and Corvo are going well, Martin.
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Post by MARTIN GEESON » December 5th, 2014, 3:58 am

Hi Andrew

You've had some sort of mishap with Section 07:
MP3Gain measures the amplitude at 106 dB, with universal clipping. (The preceding file had a within-tolerance level of 87.2) As it is, the sound is harshly distorted and mismatching.

How you tackle this depends of course on what other saved versions of the file you have available. If you did a final amplification from a low level, it should be straightforward enough to repeat the volume adjustment based on an outcome of 87-92 dB. The reading itself is word-perfect.

Thanks for asking about my progress with Dante and the Baron Corvo biography. Alas, I am stalled on both for the time being, for various health reasons. However, like Baroness Orczy's hero, I shall return.

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Post by Leni » January 15th, 2015, 11:27 am

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Post by English Andrew » February 8th, 2015, 1:58 pm

Section 7 - I've turned the volume back down and re-uploaded. Hope it sounds better now: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/lettersofpliny_07_plinytheyounger_128kb.mp3 . 29.9 MB 32.46 mins
Section 8 also uploaded: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/lettersofpliny_08_plinytheyounger_128kb.mp3 30.6 MB, 33.27 mins.
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Post by MARTIN GEESON » February 9th, 2015, 7:16 am

Both sections PL all OK throughout.

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Post by English Andrew » March 11th, 2015, 2:20 pm

Section 9 now uploaded: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/lettersofpliny_09_plinytheyounger_128kb.mp3
30.3 MB,
33 mins 08 s.

By the way, is there a way of deleting the extra sections from the Magic Window? I over-estimated how many sections I would need as I didn't realise how short the Trajan correspondence is, so I only need 22 sections. If it's a problem, it can wait until all the files are submitted.
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Post by MARTIN GEESON » March 12th, 2015, 12:48 pm

Section 9 word-perfectly PL OK.

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » March 23rd, 2015, 8:06 am

Hi Andrew

Section 10 word-perfectly PL OK. One of the most extraordinary eye-witness accounts ever written down.

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Post by English Andrew » May 12th, 2015, 12:34 pm

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » May 13th, 2015, 6:21 am

Section 11 word-perfectly PL OK.

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Post by English Andrew » June 10th, 2015, 2:27 pm

Section 12 uploaded (including ghost stories):
https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/lettersofpliny_12_plinytheyounger_128kb.mp3
34 mins 41s
31.7 MB
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