(COMPLETE) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens -m8b1

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Post by Mermaid » May 22nd, 2015, 12:15 pm

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/great-expectations-version-3-by-charles-dickens/
In one of Charles Dickens’ most beloved stories, Philip Pirrip, known as “Pip”, narrates his own journey, from the hindsight of 50 years.
Pip grows up with his older sister after losing his parents at a very early age. His sister, a tough unloving woman, rules Pip and her gentle husband Joe with an iron hand. During Pip's 7th year, while playing in the marshes, he is accosted by an escaped criminal whom he decides to help by stealing food from his own home. But the convict is caught and returned to prison.
Miss Havisham, an eccentric, rich recluse, sends for Pip to come to her house to play with Estella, a haughty and rude girl about his age. Although Pip is ashamed of himself as a poor uneducated boy, he is fascinated by Estella.
A few years later, he becomes apprenticed to Joe, a blacksmith, but dreams of becoming rich and clever and marrying Estella. A stranger, Mr. Jaggers, arrives to inform him that he has come into a handsome property, and will be removed from his present home to be brought up as a gentleman. The benefactor is kept secret, but Pip is sure it must be Miss Havisham.
In London, he acquires a tutor, grand new clothes and the lifestyle he always wanted. However, life is complicated as a gentleman in society, and he finds himself very unhappy, as Estella remains indifferent to him, involved with someone else. Pip begins overspending his generous allowance, and worse, spurns his old friends. Then unexpected problems from his past arise, and begin to transform his attitude.
( Mil Nicholson)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1400
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Post by SweetPea » May 22nd, 2015, 12:26 pm

Hi there!
Do you have a DPL? If not, may I? :D

Thank you!
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Post by m8b1 » May 22nd, 2015, 1:05 pm

Hi Mil,

I'll be happy to MC this for you. Be back in a bit with your MW!

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Post by m8b1 » May 22nd, 2015, 1:19 pm

Alright, the MW is all ready. It looks like you haven't done a project since the new system was put in place, so you will need to create an account for the workflow (MW). Here are a couple of links on how to login the first time, and also instructions on how to use the MW.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs/edit?pli=1
http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Soloists:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window

If you have any questions, please let me know. It is different than it used to be, but still similar enough that it shouldn't be to steep of a learning curve to use.

Also, we no longer need the leading numbers before the chapter title in the MW, and as long as the titles are correct in the MW, you will not need to add ID tags to the files.

I think that is all for now. Again, any questions, let me know!

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Post by HeartofTexas » May 25th, 2015, 10:36 pm

Hi Maria:

Do you know if my old adminisrative passwor will still get me into the Magic Window?

Thanks!

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Post by m8b1 » May 26th, 2015, 7:23 pm

Hi Susan,

No your old password will not work anymore. Since the MW system has changed, you will need to set up an account/password to access the workflow.

Here are a couple of links on how to login the first time, and also instructions on how to use the MW.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs/edit?pli=1
http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Soloists:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window

Let me know if you have any questions!

Welcome back!

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Post by Mermaid » June 6th, 2015, 2:36 pm

Hello Maria and Susan...
Here are the first two chapters, so we're off and running.

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/greatexpectations_01_dickens.mp3
length 13:03
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/greatexpectations_02_dickens.mp3
length 21:30

Cheers,
Mil

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Post by Mermaid » June 9th, 2015, 1:53 pm

Maria,
Help! I can't seem to log in to the MW. When I click on BC Admin, I am taken to a screen which says I don't have the necessary permissions, with no request for a login at all. I somehow got through it the last posting, but I can't get in now.

Mil

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Post by m8b1 » June 10th, 2015, 8:07 am

Hi Mil,

There should be an option on that page to "logout". If it does, do that and try logging back in again.

This has happened in the past when someone is already logged into the uploader with the generic user name and password (You can use your BC name and password for the uploader as well as for the MW). Or it can happen if your session has timed out. Either way the solution is the same - you need to log out and log back in again.

Let me know if you can't get it to work.

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Post by Mermaid » June 10th, 2015, 9:59 am

Maria,
I have uploaded Chapters 3 and 4, and have managed to get into the MW by logging out and back in, as you suggested. But when I come back to this forum, the new files do not show in the MW. The first two chapters posted to the MW, but this time it hasn't happened. I do not understand what is going on. Am I missing a step? After posting to the MW, there is no obvious step to take other than "logout". I appreciate your help.

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/greatexpectations_03_dickens.mp3
length 12:48
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/greatexpectations_04_dickens.mp3
length 22:29

Mil

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Post by Mermaid » June 10th, 2015, 10:00 am

Maria--
Oops. they're in there now. I guess I didn't wait long enough.

Mil

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Post by m8b1 » June 11th, 2015, 5:58 pm

Glad it worked for you ~ sometime I think the page just needs to be refreshed for changes to show. :-)

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Post by HeartofTexas » June 15th, 2015, 7:57 pm

Hello Mil and Maria:

I've been trying for several days to log on and set up a new administrative password--completely without success. The word "quit" is not in my vocabulary. I'll continue my attempts until I succeed.

Looking forward to hearing your voice again, Mil.

Susan
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Post by Mermaid » June 16th, 2015, 1:40 pm

Hello Susan
I had trouble getting the hang of the MW sign in too, but here we are, another chapter!

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/greatexpectations_08_dickens.mp3
length 31:20

Cheers,
Mil

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