[COMPLETE] Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens - sp

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Post by Chrisczech » January 28th, 2007, 8:57 am

The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
by Charles Dickens


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-life-and-adventures-of-nicholas-nickleby-by/

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  1. Full title: The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
  2. Full name of author(s): Charles Dickens
  3. Link to PD text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/967
  4. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens
  5. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Nickleby
  6. Target completion date (an estimate which can be changed): May 1, 2009
  7. Short description (can be a paragraph copied from Wikipedia. If you write this yourself, please be aware that your summary will be in the PD. Please state who wrote the description):
    "The action takes place in London, with excursions to Devon, Yorkshire, and Portsmouth, as we follow the adventures of the eponymous hero. Nicholas is forced into unwelcome employment to help secure support for his widowed mother and his sister from their mercenary uncle, Ralph, upon whose mercy they have been thrown. His sister, Kate, has to contend with the unwelcome attentions of her uncle's business associates. After many adventures Nicholas finally triumphs over his Uncle, although his success is also tinged with sadness. The book contains many memorable characters: the Yorkshire schoolmaster Wackford Squeers, the traveling thespian Vincent Crummles, the poor drudge Smike, the clerk Newman Noggs, and the wonderful and generous Brothers Cheeryble." - Chris Garbett
  8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 66
  9. Does the project have an introduction [y/n]: y
  10. Original publication date (if known): 1839
  11. Example of your file names: nickleby_##_dickens.mp3
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    Title: ## - Chapter ##
    Artist: Charles Dickens
    Album: Nicholas Nickleby
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Last edited by Chrisczech on February 1st, 2007, 8:19 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by anna » January 28th, 2007, 9:25 am

Can I do the proof listening? :D
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Post by Chrisczech » January 28th, 2007, 9:29 am

Naturally, Anna. This will be a bit more long-term than previous projects, and I am not sure if I have been a little over-optimistic with the completion date!

There is also another shorter project I have in mind to break the mood occasionally.

I am going to finish Valmont first, though!

Chris
[url=http://librivox.org/idle_thoughts_of_an_idle_fellow_by_jerome_k_jerome/]Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow[/url] / [url=http://librivox.org/the-triumphs-of-eugene-valmont-by-robert-barr]The Triumphs Of Eugene Valmont[/url]

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Post by kayray » January 28th, 2007, 10:46 am

Hi Chris, I'll MC for you if you like :) I think you're an experienced volunteer (I certainly recognize your name), but if you have any questions, just let me know. I'll add you to the database directly.

You may use my server to store your files:
http://librivox.kayray.org/
password: vox

I'll make a subdirectory called "nickleby" and move your files there as you upload them.
If you have trouble with my uploader, just use http://mediafire.com/

Um, what else... oh, if Real Life intrudes and you get stuck for a while, just check in here every couple of months so I know you're still alive :)

Happy reading!

p.s. if the first section should be 01 instead of 00, let me know and I'll change it :)
p.p.s. Anna - Thanks for proofing! :)
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Post by Chrisczech » January 28th, 2007, 11:24 am

Thanks, Kayray, for stepping in to MC for me.

I have completed one project and another is on the point of completion, so, although I am a new recruit, I have a little experience on LibriVox!

Thanks for the server space too.
Um, what else... oh, if Real Life intrudes and you get stuck for a while, just check in here every couple of months so I know you're still alive :)
Why, what have you heard? :D :D

Actually, may a true word.... I have a serious heart condition, :( so if anything untoward occurs, I am sure my wife will let you know! :)

Chris
[url=http://librivox.org/idle_thoughts_of_an_idle_fellow_by_jerome_k_jerome/]Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow[/url] / [url=http://librivox.org/the-triumphs-of-eugene-valmont-by-robert-barr]The Triumphs Of Eugene Valmont[/url]

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Post by kayray » January 28th, 2007, 11:27 am

Chrisczech wrote:Thanks, Kayray, for stepping in to MC for me.

I have completed one project and another is on the point of completion, so, although I am a new recruit, I have a little experience on LibriVox!

Thanks for the server space too.
Um, what else... oh, if Real Life intrudes and you get stuck for a while, just check in here every couple of months so I know you're still alive :)
Why, what have you heard? :D :D

Actually, may a true word.... I have a serious heart condition, :( so if anything untoward occurs, I am sure my wife will let you know! :)

Chris
Hehehe, just a figure of speech :) I'm sure you'll continue hale and hearty, and record many a book for us!
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Post by Chrisczech » January 28th, 2007, 11:33 am

kayray wrote: hale and hearty
:D :D :D

Let's hope so, anyway!

I am really looking forward to this project.

BTW - section 00 is an author's preface, so it's OK as is.
[url=http://librivox.org/idle_thoughts_of_an_idle_fellow_by_jerome_k_jerome/]Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow[/url] / [url=http://librivox.org/the-triumphs-of-eugene-valmont-by-robert-barr]The Triumphs Of Eugene Valmont[/url]

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Post by Chrisczech » January 29th, 2007, 4:13 am

The Author's Preface is now on the server, Anna.
http://librivox.kayray.org/
click on the link for nickleby_00_dickens.mp3

Any problems try this:
http://www.mediafire.com/?cgcdngyendm
[url=http://librivox.org/idle_thoughts_of_an_idle_fellow_by_jerome_k_jerome/]Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow[/url] / [url=http://librivox.org/the-triumphs-of-eugene-valmont-by-robert-barr]The Triumphs Of Eugene Valmont[/url]

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Post by anna » January 29th, 2007, 4:33 am

I'm downloading now :D

the up loader works always fine for me :D
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Post by anna » January 29th, 2007, 4:50 am

Preface -OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

I've up dated the Magic Box :D
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Post by Chrisczech » January 29th, 2007, 8:17 am

The Chapter titles are quite long so I think the ID tag should be ## - Chapter #.

I was uploading the file of Chapter 1 to the server and the connection was reset, and the file was corrupted - so two files of chapter 1 appear on the server but neither is complete! It should be 12.3Mb, but one of them only has the LibriVox disclaimer, the other is cut off before the end.

I am uploading to mediafire instead!

http://www.mediafire.com/?5amzg3n5ewj
[url=http://librivox.org/idle_thoughts_of_an_idle_fellow_by_jerome_k_jerome/]Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow[/url] / [url=http://librivox.org/the-triumphs-of-eugene-valmont-by-robert-barr]The Triumphs Of Eugene Valmont[/url]

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Post by anna » January 29th, 2007, 8:19 am

Yep, I saw it, the first chapter in the up loader stopped at 11 minutes 56.

I'm downloading now from the mediafire :D
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Post by Chrisczech » January 29th, 2007, 8:22 am

It's still only just after 5am in San Diego, so when kayray gets up she'll fix it, I'm sure!
[url=http://librivox.org/idle_thoughts_of_an_idle_fellow_by_jerome_k_jerome/]Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow[/url] / [url=http://librivox.org/the-triumphs-of-eugene-valmont-by-robert-barr]The Triumphs Of Eugene Valmont[/url]

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Post by anna » January 29th, 2007, 8:28 am

We let her sleep, she needs her sleep :D sssstttt
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Post by Chrisczech » January 29th, 2007, 8:32 am

Actually, I fixed it, and the new one is now on the server!
[url=http://librivox.org/idle_thoughts_of_an_idle_fellow_by_jerome_k_jerome/]Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow[/url] / [url=http://librivox.org/the-triumphs-of-eugene-valmont-by-robert-barr]The Triumphs Of Eugene Valmont[/url]

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