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Post by alg1001 » May 3rd, 2018, 5:51 pm

A Book of Whales by Frank Evers Beddard (1858 - 1925).

The Book of Whales is a natural history of whales for the layman. ( A. Gramour)
This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/a-book-of-whales-by-frank-evers-beddard/

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      Keywords that describe the book: ocean life, whale, mammals, cetacea, marine biology, dolphin, orca

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Pinchcliff
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Post by Pinchcliff » May 6th, 2018, 3:41 pm

Hiya

Could I start off with sections 0 & 1?

Thanks
Pichcliff

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Post by alg1001 » May 7th, 2018, 7:15 pm

Hi and welcome,
I see your test is good. Sections 0 and 1 are yours. How would you like your name to appear in the catalog?
Thanks,
Amy

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Post by Pinchcliff » May 8th, 2018, 9:52 am

Hi Amy, post as Pinchcliff would be fine, thanks for the assignments :)

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Post by alg1001 » May 8th, 2018, 7:14 pm

Pinchcliff it is. I hope you enjoy recording.
Cheers!
Amy

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Post by Pinchcliff » May 9th, 2018, 3:13 pm

Hey Amy,

Ok, I've put together the first draft of section 01 - Introductory, let me know what you reckon -
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/bookofwhales_01_beddard_128kb.mp3

Duration: 04:33

I'm recording in Audacity.

As one of the first sections, let me know what you think, regarding pace and tone and such, if what you're aiming for.

Thanks :)
Chris

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Post by alg1001 » May 9th, 2018, 5:37 pm

Hi Chris,
I will PL in the morning and get back to you.
Thank you!
Amy :)

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Post by alg1001 » May 10th, 2018, 7:50 am

Hi Chris,
Your recording is PL OK. It is wonderful. I think your pacing and approach suits this book perfectly.
Thank you!
Amy :D

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Post by Pinchcliff » May 10th, 2018, 2:53 pm

Oh, wow, thanks Amy, very encouraging, will try not to ham it up from here :)

Will get started on the Preface, and post up soon as able ;)

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Post by alg1001 » May 10th, 2018, 4:42 pm

Sounds good.
Have a good evening!
Amy

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Post by bhavya » May 12th, 2018, 2:01 am

Hey,

I would like to take sections 2, i.e, chapter 1 part 1.
This is my 1 minute test: It was recorded using Audacity 2.2.2 on a Mac and built in mic in earphones.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_bhavya.wav

Thanks

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Post by Tanika » May 12th, 2018, 2:27 am

Hi!
Can I take section 2? :)
Tanya

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Post by alg1001 » May 12th, 2018, 6:47 am

bhavya wrote:
May 12th, 2018, 2:01 am
Hey,

I would like to take sections 2, i.e, chapter 1 part 1.
This is my 1 minute test: It was recorded using Audacity 2.2.2 on a Mac and built in mic in earphones.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_bhavya.wav

Thanks
Hi,
This is wav file. Please upload it as a mp3.
Thanks,
Amy

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Post by alg1001 » May 12th, 2018, 6:51 am

Tanika wrote:
May 12th, 2018, 2:27 am
Hi!
Can I take section 2? :)
Tanya
Hi Tanya,
Section 2 is yours.
Thanks!
Amy

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Post by alg1001 » May 12th, 2018, 6:52 am

alg1001 wrote:
May 12th, 2018, 6:47 am
bhavya wrote:
May 12th, 2018, 2:01 am
Hey,

I would like to take sections 2, i.e, chapter 1 part 1.
This is my 1 minute test: It was recorded using Audacity 2.2.2 on a Mac and built in mic in earphones.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_bhavya.wav

Thanks
Hi,
This is wav file. Please upload it as a mp3.
Sectioni 2 is claimed now. Please pick another section when your test is approved.
Thanks,
Amy

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