[Group] Mencken, H.L., Prejudices, First Series--philc

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barbara2
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Post by barbara2 » March 11th, 2018, 4:12 am

Shasta wrote:
March 10th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Here is Chapter 16



https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/prejudicesfirstseries_16_mencken_128kb.mp3 Time: 26:51
I think I've seen Mencken's exact words quoted by a character in a novel - "a normal man could be happy with any one of at least two dozen women of his acquaintance". Perhaps the two writers thought exactly alike?

As is the case with Section 15, the opening silence will need to be longer - 0.5 to 1.00 second - and the total length of the file will need to be adjusted in the MW (I can do that). Otherwise, it is a perfect PL OK.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by wildlindajohnson » March 11th, 2018, 6:56 am

Linda Johnson

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Post by barbara2 » March 12th, 2018, 2:35 am

Very nice, Linda. PL OK. I thought I may as well put it in the MW, if that's OK Philip.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by DrPGould » March 12th, 2018, 8:22 am

Barbara:

That's ok. (I'm going to be here a bit more sporadic for a bit. My mother is currently in the hospital.) I'll still be checking in at least once a day, though).

Many thanks,

Philip
Back after 8/15. In the hands of the medicos.

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Post by barbara2 » March 12th, 2018, 2:30 pm

DrPGould wrote:
March 12th, 2018, 8:22 am
Barbara:

That's ok. (I'm going to be here a bit more sporadic for a bit. My mother is currently in the hospital.) I'll still be checking in at least once a day, though).

Many thanks,

Philip
OK. I hope all goes well.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by wildlindajohnson » March 13th, 2018, 5:12 am

I'll take Chapters 17 through 20.
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Post by wildlindajohnson » March 13th, 2018, 7:00 am

Linda Johnson

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Post by DrPGould » March 13th, 2018, 8:20 am

Thank you, Linda, for Section 14. It is in the MW and ready for PL.

Philip
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Post by Shasta » March 13th, 2018, 11:27 am

Here is Chapter 15 with between 0.5 and 1.0 second before the recording. I have recorded in 16 books since joining in February 2017 and this is the first time anyone has asked that the silence before recording be at least 0.5 second. I have no problem with that, of course, but I would point out that the instruction in this regard reads: "No more than 0.5 to 1.0 second of silence at the beginning of recording!", i.e., it does not rule out silence of less that 0.5 second. The instruction should be revised to read: "Silence at the beginning of recording should be no less than .05 or more than 1.0 second in length."


https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/prejudicesfirstseries_15_mencken_128kb.mp3 Time: 8:51.5
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Post by Shasta » March 13th, 2018, 11:43 am

Here is the corrected Chapter 16 with between 0.5 and 1.0 second of initial silence.





https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/prejudicesfirstseries_16_mencken_128kb.mp3 Time: 26:51.8
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Post by barbara2 » March 13th, 2018, 2:37 pm

Shasta wrote:
March 13th, 2018, 11:27 am
Here is Chapter 15 with between 0.5 and 1.0 second before the recording. I have recorded in 16 books since joining in February 2017 and this is the first time anyone has asked that the silence before recording be at least 0.5 second. I have no problem with that, of course, but I would point out that the instruction in this regard reads: "No more than 0.5 to 1.0 second of silence at the beginning of recording!", i.e., it does not rule out silence of less that 0.5 second. The instruction should be revised to read: "Silence at the beginning of recording should be no less than .05 or more than 1.0 second in length."

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Thanks Shasta. I had not read that instruction carefully enough and I'm sorry for having given you some trouble. Ironically, I just had to add a second and a half to the section I just uploaded to get a PL OK.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by DrPGould » March 13th, 2018, 5:14 pm

Thank you Shasta and Barbara for your efforts!

Philip
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Post by Shasta » March 13th, 2018, 5:59 pm

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Post by Shasta » March 13th, 2018, 6:00 pm

I could do Chapters 17 and 18
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Post by barbara2 » March 14th, 2018, 5:30 am

Shasta wrote:
March 13th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Here is Chapter 9


https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/prejudicesfirstseries_09_menken_128kb.mp3 Time: 20:30
Thank you Shasta. Do you like Ade? The delightful Frank Muir (British humorist) introduced me to some of George Ade's "unforgettable phrases"' (and I may as well remind you of a couple while I'm at it):

"She was a town-and-country soprano of the kind often used for augmenting the grief at a funeral".

"The music teacher came twice a week to bridge the awful gap between Dorothy and Chopin".

PL OK,

Barbara

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