[COMPLETe] 4 Stories for Girls by Louisia May Alcott - philc

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Post by philchenevert » January 24th, 2016, 10:47 am

4 Stories by Louisia May Alcott (1832 - 1888).

These stories are now in our catalog at https://librivox.org/4-stories-by-louisa-may-alcott-by-louisa-may-alcott/
Here are four delightful short stories written by the famous author specifically for girls. As she says in the tiny preface
"These stories were written for my own amusement during a period of enforced seclusion. The flowers which were my solace and pleasure suggested titles for the tales and gave an interest to the work. If my girls find a little beauty or sunshine in these common blossoms, their old friend will not have made her Garland in vain. L.M. ALCOTT."
The stories are part of the collection known as A Garland For Girls and include An Ivy Spray & Ladies Slippers; Pansies; Water-Lillies and Mountain-Laurel & Maiden-Hair. They are all between 40 minutes and 55 minutes finished audio so they are not short but all four are typical stories from the talented pen of Miss Alcott. ( Phil chenevert and the author)

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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

      • Project Code: Oo3e5iPM
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Louisa May Alcott) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_May_Alcott
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 4
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1888
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      Genres for the project: Short Stories/Single Author Collections

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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)
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      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
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      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Section [number] of 4 Stories by Louisia May Alcott. 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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      128 kbps MP3
      4storiesbylouisiamayalcott_##_alcott_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. 4storiesbylouisiamayalcott_01_alcott_128kb.mp3)
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      Artist: Louisa May Alcott
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      Album: 4 Stories by Louisia May Alcott

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Post by fiddlesticks » January 29th, 2016, 5:47 pm

I would be happy to Pl this project :D
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Post by philchenevert » January 29th, 2016, 5:53 pm

fiddlesticks wrote:I would be happy to Pl this project :D
Thank you. That is great. :thumbs:
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Post by Asiox » January 31st, 2016, 7:15 am

I'd be happy to record any chapter after my 1 minute test is OKed :)

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Post by philchenevert » January 31st, 2016, 8:39 am

Asiox wrote:I'd be happy to record any chapter after my 1 minute test is OKed :)
Hi Asiox and welcome to LibriVox. I have listened to your test and commented in that thread. From what I can hear you have a very nice voice but it is so low it is hard to be sure. Follow those instructions and when you get the OK, I will gladly assign one of these to you. However I strongly suggest you try a shorter recording for your very first one, perhaps a poem or something because it is best to learn the ropes of editing and uploading with something shorter. But it is your choice of course! Image
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Post by DianaS » January 31st, 2016, 9:17 am

Hi, question - There is a chapter under 'MOUNTAIN-LAUREL AND MAIDEN-HAIR' , called just 'MOUNTAIN-LAUREL'.
Is it part of Section 4 or not included in this group of reading ?

I would like to read 'MOUNTAIN-LAUREL' if it's split out, if it's included in Section 4, then can you sign me up for the whole thing?
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Post by philchenevert » January 31st, 2016, 9:56 am

DianaS wrote:Hi, question - There is a chapter under 'MOUNTAIN-LAUREL AND MAIDEN-HAIR' , called just 'MOUNTAIN-LAUREL'.
Is it part of Section 4 or not included in this group of reading ?

I would like to read 'MOUNTAIN-LAUREL' if it's split out, if it's included in Section 4, then can you sign me up for the whole thing?
Hi DIana. The poem (a beautiful one) is part of the story and flows from it as I read it. So to answer your question, yep, it is included in section four. And thanks, you have it. :D
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Post by DianaS » January 31st, 2016, 11:44 am

Ok Phil, will do.
The second part is 5,915 words.
Please change the word count to 10,478 for Section 4.
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Post by philchenevert » January 31st, 2016, 12:23 pm

DianaS wrote:Ok Phil, will do.
The second part is 5,915 words.
Please change the word count to 10,478 for Section 4.
Wow! I missed that. Do you think that is too much? What do you think about making them part 1 and part 2? I am very open to making the Poem story a seperate section. Easy to do.
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Post by DianaS » January 31st, 2016, 12:55 pm

Actually, that would be great. I'll do part 2, starting with the Mountain-Laurel heading with the poem.
thank you 8-)

Let me know how I should to the Intro and ending. will it be Section 5 or Section 4 part 2?
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Post by philchenevert » January 31st, 2016, 1:14 pm

DianaS wrote:Actually, that would be great. I'll do part 2, starting with the Mountain-Laurel heading with the poem.
thank you 8-)

Let me know how I should to the Intro and ending. will it be Section 5 or Section 4 part 2?
It will be Section 5. the title will be as shown in the revised Magic Window, Part 2. When in the intro you come to the [story name] say "MOUNTAIN-LAUREL AND MAIDEN-HAIR part 2 - Maiden Hair". Thanks for asking, this makes more sense. :thumbs:
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Post by 2839reader » February 18th, 2016, 5:59 pm

Hello, claim section 3 Water Lilies. ?
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Post by philchenevert » February 18th, 2016, 9:11 pm

2839reader wrote:Hello, claim section 3 Water Lilies. ?
Sure Kathleen. all yours :thumbs:
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Post by stoogeswoman » February 19th, 2016, 5:05 pm

Hi! I'd love to claim "2 Pansies" if no one else has asked for it.
FYI I'm listed as "Christine Lehman" in the catalog - this would be my second project.
THANKS! :-)

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Post by philchenevert » February 19th, 2016, 9:12 pm

stoogeswoman wrote:Hi! I'd love to claim "2 Pansies" if no one else has asked for it.
FYI I'm listed as "Christine Lehman" in the catalog - this would be my second project.
THANKS! :-)
Section 2 is all yours Christine. Enjoy. :thumbs:
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