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Post by Carolin » January 10th, 2019, 1:25 pm

Thank you :D
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Post by Pendrak » January 11th, 2019, 10:13 am

Finished Section 8, the Siege of Tyre:

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/famoussieges_08_jenks_128kb.mp3 15:48

There was some serious and open antisemitism in that chapter at one point. Have to say I felt more than a little uncomfortable reading one particular sentence. Its interesting how an off-hand comment from an author so quickly signals to an entire framework of casual racism that was inherent when he wrote.

Anyway, not trying to start a debate about "separating the art from the artist" or anything, I just thought that it was worth noting.

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Post by jon_jones_mke » January 11th, 2019, 2:28 pm

[i]"There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.”[/i] -- John von Neumann

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Post by mmartell » January 11th, 2019, 10:13 pm

Hi Carolin.

I would like to claim section 25. The Siege of Paris, 1870.

Thanks.

Steven.

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Post by jenno » January 11th, 2019, 11:29 pm

Here is section 19
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/famoussieges_19_jenks_128kb.mp3

duration 13.08

I think i have ironed out the microphone difficulties but would appreciate feedback from PL .

Cheers

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Post by Carolin » January 12th, 2019, 2:57 am

Thank you all so much :thumbs:
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Post by Carolin » January 12th, 2019, 2:58 am

Pendrak wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 10:13 am
There was some serious and open antisemitism in that chapter at one point. Have to say I felt more than a little uncomfortable reading one particular sentence. Its interesting how an off-hand comment from an author so quickly signals to an entire framework of casual racism that was inherent when he wrote.

Anyway, not trying to start a debate about "separating the art from the artist" or anything, I just thought that it was worth noting.
I know i hate it when that happens. And it was so prevalent that you can hardly avoid it in these books :(
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Post by Leni » January 12th, 2019, 9:33 am

Steven Seitel wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Section 11 "(The) Siege of Alesia." Duration 22:58. Volume 89.77 dB

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/famoussieges_11_jenks_128kb.mp3

Some fun.

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Section 11 is PL OK!
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Post by Leni » January 12th, 2019, 10:13 am

Steven Seitel wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 10:53 am
Section 18, "The Siege of Orleans in 1428." Duration 23:27 Volume 88.25dB

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/famoussieges_18_jenks_128kb.mp3

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Steve, I am marking this as PL OK. At 10:17-18 there is a noise, like something fell. It is clearly audible, even though not too loud, so I feel you don't have to fix it if you don't want to, but I thought I should mention it, in case you do. Other than that, great reading, and I found out I don't know much about Joan of Arc, and that I should know more because it was quite interesting!
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Post by Leni » January 12th, 2019, 10:29 am

jenno wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 11:29 pm
Here is section 19
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/famoussieges_19_jenks_128kb.mp3

duration 13.08

I think i have ironed out the microphone difficulties but would appreciate feedback from PL .

Cheers

Jennifer

PS an easy way to re-learn history !
Hello, Jennifer

The chapter is fine - the only note would be that it is on the soft side, at 87.6dB. Perhaps you could reupload it with the volume a bit higher?
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Post by jenno » January 12th, 2019, 3:01 pm

Here is the revised chapter 19

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/famoussieges_19_jenks_128kb.mp3

DURATION UNCHANGED 13.08.

hope volume is OK now. No trouble to increase it further if you want. It is now 90.1 db.

Cheers


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Post by jenno » January 12th, 2019, 5:46 pm

Here is chapter 20

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/famoussieges_20_jenks_128kb.mp3

duration 29.31

I hope the volume level is high enough. It passes Checker at 88 db .
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Post by AlosLovecraft » January 12th, 2019, 9:23 pm

Hi Folks!

My first recording! Section 15 complete (I hope :D ). File length is 10:03

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/famoussieges_15_jenks_128kb.mp3

Ready for PL.

Thanks!

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Post by Leni » January 13th, 2019, 5:21 am

jon_jones_mke wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Section 23, The Siege of Antwerp

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/famoussieges_23_jenks_128kb.mp3 (13:34)
Section 23 - great reading! Very pleasant to listen to! I would mark it as PL OK, but there is a tiny thing: at the very end, you say "End of PART 23". I think it should be "section". I don't know how important Carolin thinks that is, so I guess we should wait for her opinion on it, but other than that, :thumbs:
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Post by Leni » January 13th, 2019, 5:22 am

jenno wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Here is the revised chapter 19

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/famoussieges_19_jenks_128kb.mp3

DURATION UNCHANGED 13.08.

hope volume is OK now. No trouble to increase it further if you want. It is now 90.1 db.

Cheers


Jennifer
Thanks much, Jennifer! Between 89 and 92 is what I usually see as the rule of thumb.
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