(Complete) Mostly Boys: Short Stories by Francis J. Finn-mb

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Post by m8b1 » June 30th, 2015, 10:01 am

Mostly Boys: Short Stories by Francis J. Finn (1859 - 1928).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/mostly-boys-short-stories-by-francis-j-finn/
A collection of tales about real life boys in every walk of life. They are redolent of the breezy spirit of healthy, jovial boyhood, and permeated with the author’s best brand of humor. (The Publishers Trade List Annual 1917)
The author, Francis J. Finn, S.J., was a Catholic priest who wrote a series of 27 popular Catholic novels for young people during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. His best known work is “Tom Playfair”.
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/mostlyboysshorts00finn
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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Mostly Boys: Short Stories. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "Mostly Boys: Short Stories, by Francis J. Finn. [Chapter]"


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    • "Chapter [number] of Mostly Boys: Short Stories by Francis J. Finn. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "[Chapter title]"
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    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "End of Mostly Boys: Short Stories, by Francis J. Finn. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename mostlyboys_##_finn.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. mostlyboys_01_finn.mp3)



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Post by m8b1 » July 2nd, 2015, 9:00 am

Hi Hugh,

First one is up. Does it help the downloading issue with Firefox if I post the link in the thread? If so, I will try to remember to do that!

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/mostlyboys_01_finn_128kb.mp3

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Post by HughGil » July 2nd, 2015, 12:12 pm

Hi Maria,

That was a great story. :D

No, I still can't download from the thread, but no worries, I'm using Opera to download from Librivox, and it's working just fine. :D Not a big fan of Chrome.
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Post by m8b1 » July 8th, 2015, 4:55 pm

Hi Hugh,

Next one is up ~ not nearly as good as the first I don't think, but it improved on me the second time through when I was editing. :-)

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Post by HughGil » July 9th, 2015, 5:46 pm

Hi Maria,

2 is okay. :D Agreed, not as good a 1, but really good none the less. :D
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Post by m8b1 » July 11th, 2015, 6:19 pm

Thanks, Hugh ~ glad you are enjoying the book! :-)

#3 is ready!

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Post by HughGil » July 12th, 2015, 7:59 pm

Hi Maria :D

@ ~20:58 missed line.

But a few moments afterward a crowd of soldiers flushed with drink came staggering forth, some singing, some swearing, some shouting out "Down with the Jesuits!"

The ending surprised me, I was not expecting it to end like that!
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Post by m8b1 » July 15th, 2015, 5:21 pm

Thanks, Hugh! I think I kind of guessed where it was going to a certain extent. :-)
I believe I have read these all before, but it has been awhile, so I generally do not remember most of the story lines.

Next one is up!

Oh, and I didn't fix the last file yet, as I didn't realize it was a missing line til now. :-) Will get that recorded and fixed soon!

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Post by HughGil » July 16th, 2015, 8:19 pm

Evening Maria,

4 is okay. :D
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Post by m8b1 » July 24th, 2015, 5:29 pm

Thank you, Hugh ~ next one is up!

Been wanting to move a little bit faster on this than I have been, but life isn't allowing it right now! :-)

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Post by HughGil » July 26th, 2015, 5:11 pm

Hi Maria,

5 is okay. :D Don't worry about taking some time with this right now, we have out of town guests for a few days, so we are busy entertaining. :D

One of the few things I wish I could do is to be able to sing. I was told I had a nice voice when I was a little boy, then my voice changed. :shock: Now I can't hold a note in a bucket. :lol:
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Post by m8b1 » August 8th, 2015, 2:08 pm

Hi Hugh,

I had an unintended break from recording - I came down with a nasty summer cold that is making the rounds....

I do have a chapter ready today - that I recorded before I got sick. Hopefully I should have more soon, as I think I am back in recording shape again. :-)

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Post by HughGil » August 10th, 2015, 7:15 pm

Hi Maria,

6 is okay. I was beginning to worry, hope you are feeling better. :D Take care of yourself.
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Post by m8b1 » August 13th, 2015, 2:55 pm

Thanks, Hugh ~ next one is ready.

I am feeling better, not 100% over it, but good enough to record. :-) It's gone around to a couple other family members, and today I've been feeling like I'm trying to get it back - but hopefully I won't....I'll be very annoyed if I do!

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Post by HughGil » August 16th, 2015, 8:17 pm

Evening Maria, :)

7 is okay. No...don't get sick again. There, I've said my piece. :D

I've been checking on the weather in your neck of the woods, and the humidity you get must be miserable. I don't know how you do it. We hit 110 today, stayed inside for the most part, it's not as bad as you might think, low humidity. Still battling ants, my neighbors too, with the backyard completely dead, they are getting in for the water. The only thing I can figure is they are getting in thru a crack in the foundation. They are not on any of the outside walls. :shock:

Take care of yourself :)
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