[COMPLETE] The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain - dc

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Patrick79
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Post by Patrick79 » October 27th, 2018, 2:21 pm

The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain (1835 - 1910).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-mysterious-stranger-by-mark-twain-2/
Mark Twain wrote this fairytale style story about 3 boys who meet Satan's cousin and they experience many things during this time. The story is narrated by one of the boys many years later. Mark Twain ends the story expressing the idea that will blow you away. Ideas that can be traced back thousands of years in many religions. What is existence really ... to quote that well known song by Eliphalet Oram Lyte ... Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream, Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream .... so dream on. ( Patrick79)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50109
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    Keywords that describe the book: philosophical, visionary, mysterious, fairtale style

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    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Mysterious Stranger. 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 Mysterious Stranger, by Mark Twain. [Chapter]"


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    • "Chapter [number] of The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "[Chapter title]"
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    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Mysterious Stranger, by Mark Twain. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename mysteriousstranger_##_twain_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. mysteriousstranger_01_twain_128kb.mp3)

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craigdav1
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Post by craigdav1 » October 27th, 2018, 2:40 pm

MW coming up.

edit: Let me know if any changes are needed. Do we need to advertise for a DPL?

Patrick79
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Post by Patrick79 » October 28th, 2018, 12:44 am

If we do as per last time that suits me if you are happy with that.

Patrick

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Post by craigdav1 » October 28th, 2018, 6:15 am

I added a ~ before the title in the subject line. MT should garner some interest. If not, I'm interested.

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Post by Patrick79 » October 30th, 2018, 9:03 am

Hi Dave

I hope you do find it interesting. I don't really know MT but find this story intriguing as I love world views that are not mainstream, everyone should develop a life philosophy.

Anyway a question- a chapter has recorded at 1 hour 57 seconds but gets failed because it is over 1 hour. I had this problem with Anne when I did the broken shaft. She said as long as it is under 70 mins that it would be fine as it would still fit on a cd. Is this still the case.

Thanks
Patrick

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Post by craigdav1 » October 30th, 2018, 10:55 am

Under 70m is A-OK!

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Post by Patrick79 » November 1st, 2018, 2:24 am

Hi Dave

Do I have to do anything else for the launching I don't remember if there is anything else that needs to be done.

Patrick

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Post by craigdav1 » November 1st, 2018, 4:24 am

Nope. Start recording as soon as you wish. I'll move us to the Going Solo forum in a few days or after you post a recording.

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Post by Foon » November 1st, 2018, 4:46 am

Hi,
I'd love to be DPL on this! :)
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Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

Patrick79
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Post by Patrick79 » November 1st, 2018, 3:44 pm

Hi Foon

Glad you like the choice of book. I have already agreed with Dave that he would do the DPL.

Dave are you happy to continue as DPL?

All the best both
Patrick

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Post by Foon » November 1st, 2018, 3:52 pm

Oh, sorry, then I misunderstood!

No worries, have fun recording :)
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by craigdav1 » November 1st, 2018, 4:28 pm

Off to the Going Solo forum.

Patrick79
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Post by Patrick79 » November 3rd, 2018, 10:29 am

Hi Dave

No 1 uploaded. This one should be a bit of fun

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/themysteriousstranger_01_marktwain_128kb.mp3 12m 43s

Patrick

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Post by craigdav1 » November 3rd, 2018, 12:29 pm

1
Just a minor quibble. At the very beginning of the intro you did not mention the chapter number.

Patrick79
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Post by Patrick79 » November 3rd, 2018, 1:11 pm

Hi Dave

Just listened to it and it does say chapter 1 is that what you refer to?

Patrick

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