[COMPLETE] Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour by R.S. Surtees - kd

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Post by boojumuk » April 7th, 2016, 3:39 am

Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour by Robert Smith Surtees (1805 - 1864).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/mr-sponges-sporting-tour-by-robert-smith-surtees/
Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour is a delightful comic satire of the fox-hunting fraternity of the mid 19th Century. Surtees takes great pleasure in creating comic personalities and dialogue and resembles the later Pickwick Papers of Dickens, whose style may well have been influenced by Surtees. The story follows the eponymous Soapy Sponge, a Victorian freeloader and confidence trickster, who manages to work his way around the gentrified houses of southern England, fox-hunting as he goes. (Kevin Green)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16957
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin ===========================================

    Genres for the project: Dramatic Readings; Humorous Fiction; Satire

    Keywords that describe the book: humor, travel, fox hunting

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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 Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour, by Robert Smith Surtees. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour by Robert Smith Surtees. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour, by Robert Smith Surtees. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename spongestour_##_surtees_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. spongestour_01_surtees_128kb.mp3)
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    Artist: Robert Smith Surtees
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour


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There is already a PL for this project - lvictoria
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Post by KiltedDragon » April 7th, 2016, 4:29 am

All set to go. I shortened up the filenames so they are not so long.
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Post by boojumuk » April 7th, 2016, 5:23 am

Just a thought, is it ok to number the preface 00 so that I can keep the chapter numbers in sync with the section numbers?
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Post by KiltedDragon » April 7th, 2016, 6:59 am

I think that should be perfectly fine.
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Post by lvictoria » April 7th, 2016, 7:39 am

Just checking in. :)
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Post by boojumuk » April 11th, 2016, 3:48 am

And off we go. As you'll probably hear, I've got a cold, so probably won't be doing much until my nose is clear again :( . Nice short preface to start with


https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddragon/spongestour_00_surtees_128kb.mp3

time 1:11

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Post by boojumuk » April 11th, 2016, 3:51 am

Barry
just a query about the tags put on the work at the start - I've tagged this 'dramatic reading', as I do the various voices for the characters (best I can anyway). Is that dramatic reading, or is dramatic reading reserved for multi reader works?
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Post by KiltedDragon » April 11th, 2016, 4:57 am

Probably not really hurting anything but we normally reserve that for the multi-reader/character projects.
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Post by lvictoria » April 11th, 2016, 7:15 am

The Preface is PL OK

Hope you feel better soon, Kevin!
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Post by boojumuk » April 11th, 2016, 7:25 am

Couldn't wait for chapter 1 to be started, so hit the decongestants etc. :?


https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddragon/spongestour_01_surtees_128kb.mp3

time 12:36

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Post by lvictoria » April 11th, 2016, 10:22 am

1 is PL OK :)
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Post by boojumuk » April 19th, 2016, 6:08 am

It's no good, I was getting withdrawal symptoms! So here's chapter 2, sneaked in between my other work :roll:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddragon/spongestour_02_surtees_128kb.mp3

time 13:27

Kevin
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Post by lvictoria » April 19th, 2016, 1:45 pm

Good for you!! :clap: :)

2 is PL OK!! (and fun to listen to)
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Post by boojumuk » April 21st, 2016, 8:49 am

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Post by lvictoria » April 21st, 2016, 11:24 am

3 is PL OK!!
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