[COMPLETE] The Princess Pourquoi by Margaret P Sherwood - tg

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wildemoose
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Post by wildemoose » December 13th, 2016, 2:32 pm

The Princess Pourquoi by Margaret Pollock Sherwood (1864 - 1955).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-princess-pourquoi-by-margaret-p-sherwood/
Once upon a time, a princess was born, and a fairy cursed her with a mind: "She is a woman-child, and yet she shall think. She shall be alien to her own sex, and undesired by the other. She shall ask and it will not be given her. She shall achieve and it shall count her for naught. Men shall point the finger at her like this...and shall whisper, 'There goes the woman with brains, poor thing!" This and four other joyful feminist fairy tales make up The Princess Pourquoi. ( wildemoose)
    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:
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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 The Princess Pourquoi. 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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        "The Princess Pourquoi, by Margaret Pollock Sherwood. [Section 1, The Princess Pourquoi, Part 1]"

      END of recording
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        "End of [Chapter]"
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        "End of The Princess Pourquoi, by Margaret Pollock Sherwood. "

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      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      princesspourquoi_##_sherwood_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. princesspourquoi_01_sherwood_128kb.mp3)


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Last edited by wildemoose on December 18th, 2016, 1:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by TriciaG » December 13th, 2016, 2:59 pm

You're set up. :)
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wildemoose
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Post by wildemoose » December 13th, 2016, 4:51 pm

Hooray! Each of the stories is about 40 pages long, so I split each one into two MW sections. I'm assuming that each reader will want to read their whole story, so they can split their files wherever it feels natural - but if you're a reader who only wants to read part 1 or part 2 of a story, let me know and I'll pick out a reasonable section break.

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Post by TriciaG » December 14th, 2016, 8:28 am

Moving to Readers Wanted...
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Hatfields & McCoys: An American Vendetta

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Post by Elizabby » December 14th, 2016, 8:46 pm

I'd like to read the Princess and the Microbe please. (I'll probably read it as one piece and then split it around the middle when I know how long it is going to be.)

wildemoose
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Post by wildemoose » December 15th, 2016, 7:47 am

Elizabby wrote:I'd like to read the Princess and the Microbe please. (I'll probably read it as one piece and then split it around the middle when I know how long it is going to be.)
Excellent, thanks! That's probably the way to go about it - I just figured that the stories were long enough that each one would need at least two parts.

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Post by wildemoose » December 18th, 2016, 1:53 pm

I updated the first post to make the intro make sense for the way this book is set up. I think saying "Section 1" instead of "Chapter 1" would be more logical, and then for the chapter title you can say "The Princess Pourquoi, Part 1" or "Part 2" or whatever.

Oh, and I'm going to pick up the title story for myself, couldn't resist. :D

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Post by Mayah92 » December 21st, 2016, 7:23 am

Hello,

I would like to claim the Clever Necromancer and wish you all a Merry Christmas!




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wildemoose
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Post by wildemoose » December 21st, 2016, 7:40 am

Wonderful, thanks, Mayah!

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Post by Elizabby » December 26th, 2016, 4:53 am

Here's mine! The two parts aren't even in length, but the story seemed to break naturally at this point...

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/princesspourquoi_05_sherwood_128kb.mp3 (12:24)
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/princesspourquoi_06_sherwood_128kb.mp3 (22:22)

Also, a suggestion for Arielle, if you have the time - "The Seven Studious Sisters" appears to be the sequel of the first story, so you might like to read that one yourself after you finish the first one.

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Post by wildemoose » December 26th, 2016, 8:15 am

Awesome, thank you! I'm going to finish recording my own sections today and then I'll PL these.

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Post by AmyDeuchler » December 29th, 2016, 3:09 pm

May I claim section 9 and 10, the Gentle Robber?
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Thanks, Amy

Working on these upcoming projects:
Plays:The Parson's Wedding, Short Plays from Dickens

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Post by wildemoose » January 1st, 2017, 5:35 am

AmyDeuchler wrote:May I claim section 9 and 10, the Gentle Robber?
Absolutely, thank you!

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Post by Twolcott » January 7th, 2017, 1:03 pm

I would like to read sections 8 and 9, "The Studious Sisters". May I?

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Post by Twolcott » January 7th, 2017, 1:10 pm

Whoops :P , I meant sections 7 & 8, which are parts 1 and 2 of "The Studious Sisters". I would love to read this!

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