[COMPLETE] The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat-ans

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Post by SweetPea » December 1st, 2015, 4:36 pm

The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat by Laura Lee Hope ( - ).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/the-bobbsey-twins-on-a-houseboat-by-laura-lee-hope/
The Bobbsey family are are staying on a houseboat for summer vacation! At first all seems to be going well - what with fishing, playing with friends, and exploring the river. But then a mean farmer arrives, who seems determined to stop the trip. Why? Where has Will Watson, his mistreated hired boy, run away to? Who is stealing food from the houseboat? Who or what made the strange noises the cook heard? It's up to the Bobbsey twins to find out! (Summary by Rachel)

This is number six in the Bobbsey Twins series, which were published by the Stratemyer Syndicate under the house pseudonym of Laura Lee Hope.
  • Volunteers outside the USA: This book was published under the house pseudonym of Laura Lee Hope, but the real author is thought to be Howard R. Garis (1873 – 1962). Since he died in 1962, it may still be protected by copyright in places like Europe (copyright term is author's death plus 70 years) and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955).

    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.
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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
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      • "Chapter [number] of The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat. 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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      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      bobbseytwinshouseboat_##_hope_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. bobbseytwinshouseboat_01_hope_128kb.mp3)
    9. ID3 tags are now optional, but if you want them:

      Artist: Laura Lee Hope
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat

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Last edited by SweetPea on January 7th, 2016, 10:24 am, edited 1 time in total.
Rachel

“My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I’m quite prone to such bouts of deplorability--take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.” - Mistborn: The Final Empire

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Post by annise » December 1st, 2015, 9:10 pm

Now the twins have finished at the snow lodge , I could set this one up. Back soon

Anne

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Post by SweetPea » December 1st, 2015, 9:25 pm

Thank you Anne! :D

I've filled in the MW.
Rachel

“My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I’m quite prone to such bouts of deplorability--take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.” - Mistborn: The Final Empire

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Post by Kestaa » December 2nd, 2015, 1:32 pm

Exciting! I'd love to claim the first three chapters. (I'm sure I can do more, but I don't want to get over-ambitious during the holidays - especially since I'm going to be out of town for a week.)

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Post by SweetPea » December 2nd, 2015, 2:18 pm

OK! I've assigned you those sections, feel free to claim more when you have time :D
Rachel

“My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I’m quite prone to such bouts of deplorability--take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.” - Mistborn: The Final Empire

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Post by SweetPea » December 2nd, 2015, 5:31 pm

Chapters 15 and 16 are uploaded, read by me and my sister. :D
Rachel

“My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I’m quite prone to such bouts of deplorability--take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.” - Mistborn: The Final Empire

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Post by BettyB » December 4th, 2015, 9:26 am

glad to see the new book!! Would like to take 4-8.
Thanks.
BettyB

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Post by SweetPea » December 4th, 2015, 11:16 am

Sure, good to see you here! :)
Rachel

“My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I’m quite prone to such bouts of deplorability--take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.” - Mistborn: The Final Empire

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Post by sangatvaidya » December 9th, 2015, 8:06 am

Hello!
This is my first recording on LibriVox.

I would like to claim chapter 9 for reading.

Thanks!
Sangat

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Post by SweetPea » December 9th, 2015, 11:11 am

Hi Sangat,
Welcome to Librivox! :D
I have signed you up for that section - thank you :D. Before you start recording, it's a good idea to send in a one-minute test - that way you won't end up recording something only to find out your settings are wrong and you'll have to redo it. Once you've done that you can come back here and record your section.

I'll also need to know how you want your name to appear in the catalogue. That can be your forum name, your real name (or part of it - I use my first name), or something entirely different. We can also link to a personal website / blog. :)

Thank you!
Rachel

“My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I’m quite prone to such bouts of deplorability--take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.” - Mistborn: The Final Empire

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Post by sangatvaidya » December 10th, 2015, 5:22 am

Thank you for your suggestions!
I will surely go for the test suggested by you.

The name that I would like to appear on catalog is my first name Sangat

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Post by SweetPea » December 10th, 2015, 11:00 am

:thumbs:
Here is your personal catalogue page. If you click "reader section details" you can see a list of all your sections, along with their statuses. :)
https://librivox.org/reader/10483
Rachel

“My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I’m quite prone to such bouts of deplorability--take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.” - Mistborn: The Final Empire


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Post by SweetPea » December 10th, 2015, 9:56 pm

Thanks, Betty! :D
Rachel

“My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I’m quite prone to such bouts of deplorability--take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.” - Mistborn: The Final Empire

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Post by BettyB » December 13th, 2015, 9:44 pm


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