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Post by Carolin » November 4th, 2018, 8:02 am

Tommy Smith's Animals by Edmund Selous (1857 - 1934).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/tommy-smiths-animals-by-edmund-selous/
Tommy Smith is a wicked little boy, who would harm animals for sport. He would catch them if he could, throw stones if he could not, and generally disturb all animals around him. He became such a nuissance to everyone at last that the animals hold a meeting to discuss what to do. The wise owl has an idea: "Let the next animal that he is going to kill or throw stones at, call out to him, and tell him not to do so. This will surprise him so much that he will be sure to leave off, and then each of us can tell him something about ourselves in turn. In this way he will get such a high idea of all of us, that he will never annoy us any more, but treat us with great respect for the future.” ( Carolin)
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      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [number] of Tommy Smith's Animals. 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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Post by Carolin » November 9th, 2018, 9:27 am

This project is now ready to go! All readers and a dpl are most welcome :D
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Post by BettyB » November 9th, 2018, 10:12 am

May I claim 1 and 12...

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Post by Carolin » November 9th, 2018, 11:24 pm

Thank you :D
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Post by Carolin » November 11th, 2018, 1:35 am

Moving us out to readers wanted :thumbs:
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Post by SweetHome » November 12th, 2018, 1:29 pm

This is my first time recording for Librivox. May I read the second chapter?

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Post by Carolin » November 12th, 2018, 11:39 pm

Hi and welcome to librivox! You are welcome to read that section. To be able to sign you up, i need to know under which name or pseudonym you would like to appear in the catalog. We can also link to your personal website or blog.

I see you have already completed your one minute test, so i only need to know how youd like to be credited to get you started :thumbs: thank you!
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Post by SweetHome » November 13th, 2018, 5:29 am

SweetHome can be used. Thanks!

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Post by Carolin » November 14th, 2018, 11:55 pm

Thats great, thank you! I have signed you up, your personal catalog page is here https://librivox.org/reader/12918 :)

You can get started right away! Have fun and please let us know if you have any questions!
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Post by SweetHome » November 15th, 2018, 5:56 am


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Post by Carolin » November 15th, 2018, 11:56 pm

Great, thank you!

One little thing, how long is the recording (mm.ss)? Please remember to always post the duration of a recording when you post a link so that i can update the magic window :thumbs:
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Post by SweetHome » November 16th, 2018, 10:57 am

Oops! I also noticed, I neglected to trim the start to leave only 0.5-1 second silence. I've uploaded the file again with the the front trimmed.
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/tommysmithsanimals_02_selous_128kb.mp3
The length of the new file is 17:36.

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Post by Carolin » November 18th, 2018, 12:16 am

Thank you :D
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Post by SweetHome » November 22nd, 2018, 5:30 am

I will read chapters 3 and 4 if that is okay.
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Post by Carolin » November 22nd, 2018, 5:48 am

thats great, thank you!
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