[COMPLETE] The Last Stroke by Lawrence L. Lynch

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Post by Lynnet » September 6th, 2014, 11:32 am

The Last Stroke by Lawrence L. Lynch (1853 - 1914).

This project is now in the catalogue. All audio files can be found on our catalogue page:
http://librivox.org/the-last-stroke-by-lawrence-l-lynch/

Written by Chicago socialite, Emma Murdock Van Deventer, under the nom de plume of Lawrence L. Lynch, this detective story opens with the mysterious disappearance of schoolmaster, Mr. Brierly. The under-teacher and students set about finding him, but when his body is found, the mystery only deepens. Was it murder? What was the motive? He appeared to have no enemies. ( Lynne Thompson)
    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 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.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. 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.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35304
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! 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.

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      BC Admin ===========================================
      • Project Code: JAVMVhbn
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Lawrence L. Lynch) : n/a
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 25
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known):
      • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:

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      Genres for the project: Crime & Mystery Fiction/Detective Fiction

      Keywords that describe the book: murder, school, inheritance, trial, lake, betrothal

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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
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [number] of The Last Stroke. 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 Last Stroke, by Lawrence L. Lynch. [Chapter]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "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 The Last Stroke, by Lawrence L. Lynch. "

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      laststroke_##_lynch_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. laststroke_01_lynch_128kb.mp3)
    9. Example ID3 V2 tags
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
      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!
      Artist: Lawrence L. Lynch
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: The Last Stroke

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      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: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: darvinia
      • 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.



      Any questions?
      Please post below
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Post by fiddlesticks » September 6th, 2014, 3:11 pm

After the perplexity of trying to decide if I want to read or pl more....may I DPL :mrgreen:
~Tiffany

Due to a deep freeze of -50 C give or take (making the internet spotty at best) and a nasty headache I have been unable to do much proof listening. I hope to be able to catch up next week.Thanks for your patience!

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Post by Darvinia » September 6th, 2014, 5:14 pm

I will MC for you, back shortly with a MW.
Bev

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Post by Lynnet » September 6th, 2014, 6:37 pm

fiddlesticks wrote:After the perplexity of trying to decide if I want to read or pl more....may I DPL :mrgreen:
Thank you, Tiffany. Yes, you may... and if you want to read as well, I can PL your sections.

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Post by Lynnet » September 6th, 2014, 6:38 pm

Darvinia wrote:I will MC for you, back shortly with a MW.
Thank you, Bev. All set up and ready for readers, and Fiddlesticks will be DPL 8-)

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Post by Darvinia » September 6th, 2014, 7:09 pm

Tiffany's in and I'll let us sit here in the Launch Pad for a day or so for people to see what's coming along.
Bev

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Post by fiddlesticks » September 6th, 2014, 8:21 pm

Lynnet wrote:
fiddlesticks wrote:After the perplexity of trying to decide if I want to read or pl more....may I DPL :mrgreen:
Thank you, Tiffany. Yes, you may... and if you want to read as well, I can PL your sections.
For now I will stick with pling, as I am trying to concentrate on my two solos and a duet! But I will probably claim something later. That way I can get a feel for the book to!
~Tiffany

Due to a deep freeze of -50 C give or take (making the internet spotty at best) and a nasty headache I have been unable to do much proof listening. I hope to be able to catch up next week.Thanks for your patience!

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Post by dumbo » September 10th, 2014, 3:39 am

Hello

The name is Philippe ( although login is “dumbo” )
I’m a newcomer, having only recorded 3 chapters of “In desert and wilderness”.

Test recording
English : https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_philippe_english.mp3
French : https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_philippe_francais.mp3

In desert and wilderness
chapter 06 : https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/indesertandwilderness_06_sienkiewicz_128kb.mp3

I would like to claim chapter 1 for a start,
but as I have a British accent would that be OK ?

I’ m at a bit of a loss as to where the action starts out ; the USA or England ?

Have a nice day,
Philippe.
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Post by kwdavids » September 10th, 2014, 3:56 am

I would like to read Chapter 2 if I may.
Kevin
At the last moment, I decided not to read this section in my "talk like a pirate" voice.

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Post by Lynnet » September 10th, 2014, 9:36 am

dumbo wrote:Hello

The name is Philippe ( although login is “dumbo” )
I’m a newcomer, having only recorded 3 chapters of “In desert and wilderness”.

Test recording
English : https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_philippe_english.mp3
French : https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_philippe_francais.mp3

In desert and wilderness
chapter 06 : https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/indesertandwilderness_06_sienkiewicz_128kb.mp3

I would like to claim chapter 1 for a start,
but as I have a British accent would that be OK ?

I’ m at a bit of a loss as to where the action starts out ; the USA or England ?

Have a nice day,
Philippe.
Hi Philippe and I'll put you in for chapter 1. Accents don't matter, as long as they are intelligible... And if British accents were an issue, I'd be in "Queer Street", being London born and bred :lol:
As for where the action starts, I have not read this book, although I did a solo by the same author, and all I can say is she was from Chicago...
Lynne

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Post by Lynnet » September 10th, 2014, 10:01 am

kwdavids wrote:I would like to read Chapter 2 if I may.
Thank you, Kevin.

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Post by dumbo » September 12th, 2014, 10:51 am

Hello All

Here is chapter 1 : https://librivox.org/uploads/darvinia/thelaststroke_1_lynch_128kb.mp3

File length : 13 min 30 sec.

I hope all is well, as I had the sound of a school bell to dictate :
“Cling –clang – cling” / speech / cling –clang / speech / cling . . . and so on while the bell ringer was speaking.
So I put in an audio of the bell, a little overlaid with the text.
Is that alright ?

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Could I possibly try out chapter three ?


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To answer my own question :
The action takes place in the USA, with a trip to London.

@+
Philippe.
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Post by Lynnet » September 12th, 2014, 11:28 am

dumbo wrote:Hello All

Here is chapter 1 : https://librivox.org/uploads/darvinia/thelaststroke_1_lynch_128kb.mp3

File length : 13 min 30 sec.

I hope all is well, as I had the sound of a school bell to dictate :
“Cling –clang – cling” / speech / cling –clang / speech / cling . . . and so on while the bell ringer was speaking.
So I put in an audio of the bell, a little overlaid with the text.
Is that alright ?

------------------


Could I possibly try out chapter three ?


------------------

To answer my own question :
The action takes place in the USA, with a trip to London.

@+
Philippe.
Thank you. Usually we just read the text without adding sound effects. I'm sure Bev will let us know if it is acceptable to have the bell in there... Just one other thing: in the file name, we need the leading 0 (so it would be 01). Bev can correct this at cataloging, but if you have other corrections to make, maybe you can fix it before re-uploading?

I have you down for section 3.
Lynne

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Post by fiddlesticks » September 12th, 2014, 3:31 pm

Chapter 1 is pl ok if the bells are fine, but I thought I'd wait to mark it in the MW till we know for sure :)
~Tiffany

Due to a deep freeze of -50 C give or take (making the internet spotty at best) and a nasty headache I have been unable to do much proof listening. I hope to be able to catch up next week.Thanks for your patience!

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Post by Darvinia » September 12th, 2014, 9:25 pm

Lynnet wrote:
dumbo wrote: So I put in an audio of the bell, a little overlaid with the text.
Is that alright ?
I'm sure Bev will let us know if it is acceptable to have the bell in there.
I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Unfortunately the bell sound is not acceptable. We adhere to a policy of no sound effects or music added. Just read the words please.
Bev

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