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Post by RobMarland » October 18th, 2014, 1:24 pm

Hi Sue,

Here's my submission: Oscar Wilde: An Idler's Impression by Edgar Saltus (d. 1921).
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_oscarwilde_saltus_rb_128kb.mp3
14.34
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32849

Thanks!
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Post by Sue Anderson » October 18th, 2014, 3:06 pm

RobBoard wrote:Hi Sue,

Here's my submission: Oscar Wilde: An Idler's Impression by Edgar Saltus (d. 1921).
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_oscarwilde_saltus_rb_128kb.mp3
14.34
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32849

Thanks!
Hi Rob, Welcome back to the Nonfiction Collection with this--very nicely read--impressionistic sketch about Wilde. :) Saltus, was a new author to me; He seems to have had quite a way with words himself. I was especially taken with: " . . . it is on illusions that we all subsist. We live on lies by day and dreams by night." Some of Saltus' many books look like they would be interesting LibriVox projects: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Saltus.

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Post by RobMarland » October 18th, 2014, 4:42 pm

Thanks, Sue!

Yes, Saltus does know how to turn a phrase (and then turn it back on itself and hide it inside a subordinate clause or eight). There is a group currently reading one his novels (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=53820), which is how I came across him. Great find for me, as I thought I had dug through all of the mini-biographies of Wilde.

Just goes to show what you can find on the Librivox forums!
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Post by HughGil » October 19th, 2014, 7:29 pm

RobBoard wrote:Hi Sue,

Here's my submission: Oscar Wilde: An Idler's Impression by Edgar Saltus (d. 1921).
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_oscarwilde_saltus_rb_128kb.mp3
14.34
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32849

Thanks!
Hi BobBoard,

You need to add 2 seconds of silence at the beginning of your recording, otherwise, great job. :thumbs:
I'll spot check when you submit your fix.

Hugh
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Post by LukeSartor » October 19th, 2014, 9:56 pm

Hi there!

William Osler's 'A Way of Life' is ready for PLing.
39:22

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_awayoflife_osler_LS_128kb.mp3

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Post by Sue Anderson » October 20th, 2014, 3:55 am

HughGil wrote:
RobBoard wrote:Hi Sue,

Here's my submission: Oscar Wilde: An Idler's Impression by Edgar Saltus (d. 1921).
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_oscarwilde_saltus_rb_128kb.mp3
14.34
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32849

Thanks!
Hi BobBoard,

You need to add 2 seconds of silence at the beginning of your recording, otherwise, great job. :thumbs:
I'll spot check when you submit your fix.

Hugh
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Post by RobMarland » October 20th, 2014, 4:35 am

Hi Hugh,

Thanks for PLing. Is this two second thing just for the collections? I always thought we were supposed to leave no more than 0.5-1 seconds silence at the start, which I interpreted as a preference for no silence (so I usually get rid of almost all of it). I just checked the requirements on the first page of this project and they're the same.

It's no problem if the requirements are different here (or have changed generally), but it would be good to know so I can be sure what to do next time.

Thanks!
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Post by Sue Anderson » October 20th, 2014, 6:12 am

RobBoard wrote:Hi Hugh,

Thanks for PLing. Is this two second thing just for the collections? I always thought we were supposed to leave no more than 0.5-1 seconds silence at the start, which I interpreted as a preference for no silence (so I usually get rid of almost all of it). I just checked the requirements on the first page of this project and they're the same.

It's no problem if the requirements are different here (or have changed generally), but it would be good to know so I can be sure what to do next time.

Thanks!
Ah, Rob and Hugh, Nothing like a bit of confusion. . . . . . :?

Rob, yes, you are correct. :) It is "no more than 0.5 to 1 second at the beginning" . . . When I saw Hugh's post this morning I pm'd him about it--his PLing is usually very very good (yeah, Hugh :D ). However, then, checking the instructions, I saw that I didn't have the start timing in the instructions :cry:, so, I changed those to read what you, Rob, saw. I did all this at 5 a.m. Midwestern USA time, but I didn't have time then to check to see if you, Rob, had added the 2 seconds (in which case, we would have fixed things on this end since you, hadn't made a mistake :thumbs:) Now I'm back to my computer; it's 8 a.m. here in Illinois; Hugh is in another time zone entirely, but we'll get everything back on track. It always amazes me how LibriVox, where we're all volunteers, manages to collaborate and function as well as is does.

My best to both of you!
Sue

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Post by RobMarland » October 20th, 2014, 6:21 am

Thanks, Sue! I will get to work abolishing time zones immediately. I vote we all move to Fiji time.
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Post by HughGil » October 21st, 2014, 5:51 pm

Sorry for the confusion I caused, Rob. :oops: When are we leaving for Fiji? :D
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Post by RobMarland » October 22nd, 2014, 1:42 am

No worries, Hugh. Booking plane tickets for the lot of us immediately. :thumbs:
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Post by soupy » October 23rd, 2014, 6:03 pm

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Post by Sue Anderson » October 23rd, 2014, 7:52 pm

soupy wrote:Here is one from me

The Philosophy of Religion, excerpts
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
1770-1831

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13620/13620-h/13620-h.htm#GEORG_WILHELM_FRIEDRICH_HEGEL

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_thephilosophyofreligion_hegel_cc_128kb.mp3

30:06

Come and read some Goethe viewtopic.php?f=28&t=52258

Welcome back, Soupy! Thanks for these excerpts from Hegel! :)

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Post by JohnNDaily » October 24th, 2014, 11:39 am

These are all such thoughtful and serious selections, that I couldn't resist throwing some light satire into the mix (of course, I'm more than happy to switch to something else if you'd like to keep the tone consistent throughout). :)

"Goldfish"
by A. A. Milne
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/5803/pg5803.html
7:12
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_goldfish_milne_jnd_128kb.mp3

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Post by Sue Anderson » October 24th, 2014, 1:17 pm

JohnNDaily wrote:These are all such thoughtful and serious selections, that I couldn't resist throwing some light satire into the mix (of course, I'm more than happy to switch to something else if you'd like to keep the tone consistent throughout). :)

"Goldfish"
by A. A. Milne
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/5803/pg5803.html
7:12
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_goldfish_milne_jnd_128kb.mp3
Hi there John, Many thanks for your reading of Goldfish! :) We like variety here; it always amazes me, as BC, to see how each volume of the Nonfiction Collection develops, what topics people pick to read about.

As to goldfish, well, the fish tank in our house holds a lone cat fish, who has been lord of his realm for the better part of a decade now (the tropical fish long gone to fish heaven). When I try to clean the algae off the sides of the glass, he swims up and butts my hand, as if to tell me to stay out of his territory--rather disconcerting. . .

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