[complete] The Hero by W. Somerset Maugham - ke

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OCTL7
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Post by OCTL7 » May 20th, 2016, 8:13 am

The Hero by W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/the-hero-by-w-somerset-maugham/
James Parsons comes home to Little Primpton after serving in the Boer War. The whole town is proud of their new hero, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for risking his life to save a fellow soldier. However, for Jamie, nothing is the same anymore. His varied experience after leaving home has changed his worldview completely and he finds it impossible to go back to his former way of life and beliefs. Torn between individual freedom and obligations towards his family, Maugham portrays Jamie's struggles and social intolerance. ( OCTL7)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27063
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================
    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: zv5ZwDLQ
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (W. Somerset Maugham) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Somerset_Maugham
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 23
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication date (if known): 1901
    • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Lilith Branda Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:

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    Genres for the project: Literary Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: Great Britain, 20th century, social life and customs, south african war

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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 The Hero. 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:
      "The Hero, by W. Somerset Maugham. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Hero by W. Somerset Maugham. 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 The Hero, by W. Somerset Maugham. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename hero_##_maugham_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. hero_01_maugham_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: W. Somerset Maugham
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: The Hero


    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
      https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: kathrinee
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

    Any questions?
    Please post below
I am not sure about the keywords... Please correct or suggest. Thanks!
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Post by kathrinee » May 20th, 2016, 11:11 am

I can MC this for you :)

I see you done a few sections for group projects. That is always a good idea, so you know what you are getting into :wink: I'll be back in a little bit with a MW (magic window)
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Post by kathrinee » May 20th, 2016, 11:21 am

OK, here we go:

The Magic Window is now ready to be populated.
Info for first-time login:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs

Info on updating the MW -- when you do a solo, you are your own BC (book coordinator):
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ

You don't have to worry about the ID3 tags - they are filled in automatically when I put it in the catalogue :)

Do you have a DPL up the sleeve? :) If not, we'll put a ~ in front of the title of the book, and someone will show up :thumbs:

Ah, and please ask if you have questions!
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Post by OCTL7 » May 20th, 2016, 11:26 am

Thanks so much Kathrine!!! :D
I am so excited! No, I don't have a DPL, please do help me with that. Thanks!!! :clap:
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Post by OCTL7 » May 21st, 2016, 9:24 am

There is an epigraph with 2 short quotes and a dedication, do I need to read those?

Thanks! :)
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Post by kathrinee » May 21st, 2016, 1:32 pm

That is up to you :) I think I would include it if I were reading, but I am more than average fond of prefatory materials... :roll:
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Post by OCTL7 » May 21st, 2016, 1:38 pm

kathrinee wrote:That is up to you :) I think I would include it if I were reading, but I am more than average fond of prefatory materials... :roll:
Thanks Kathrine! :) I'll read it then.
Should I record it as a separate file or as part of chapter 1?
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Post by kathrinee » May 21st, 2016, 2:35 pm

It is so short, I would do it as part of chapter 1. If it was a preface proper it might be good to do it as its own section :)
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Post by OCTL7 » May 24th, 2016, 7:55 am

I have got 2 chapters done! :mrgreen:

Lots of fun time doing them! :clap:

I'll keep going. :D
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Post by kathrinee » May 24th, 2016, 8:25 am

Great! :clap: I'll move us over to Going Solo later today and post an ad for a DPL as well :)
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Post by OCTL7 » May 24th, 2016, 10:19 am

Thanks Kathrine! :D
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Post by pnagami » May 29th, 2016, 7:03 pm

Hi OCTL7 and Kathrine,

I would enjoy being DPL on this project.

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by kathrinee » May 29th, 2016, 8:16 pm

OCTL: Good news! :) Often, meta-coordinators leave it to the soloist/book coordinator to welcome a DPL (and will only add the DPL after the soloist/book coordinator has welcomed the DPL). Not that DPLs are turned down, but it is your project, after all :) This time I have just entered Pamela, since I'm here now.

Pamela: Welcome :thumbs:
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Post by pnagami » May 29th, 2016, 8:27 pm

Great, Kathrine!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » May 29th, 2016, 8:28 pm

Hi OCTL7,

Great job! Section 1 is PL OK.

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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