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Post by philchenevert » November 17th, 2018, 8:59 pm

Memoirs of a Country Doll by Mary Curtis ( - 0).

This project is complete and now be found in our catalog at https://librivox.org/memoirs-of-a-country-doll-by-mary-curtis/

A doll tells the story of her adventuresome life in rural England. Written in the style of an autobiography by an 11 year old girl these stories are delightfully fresh and childlike at the same time. We follow her from her start in a long box in a store in Soho through several 'mothers', travels, illnesses and adventures. The chapters are short and would be fun for a new reader to have fun with. I promise to help as much as possible. Enjoy. ( phil chenevert)
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Post by philchenevert » November 17th, 2018, 9:03 pm

Is someone could help me find the birth and death dates of the author it would be appreciated. :D
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Post by EmmaHatton » November 18th, 2018, 2:22 pm

may I do section 1, my purchase and two mothers

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Post by philchenevert » November 18th, 2018, 4:02 pm

EmmaHatton wrote:
November 18th, 2018, 2:22 pm
may I do section 1, my purchase and two mothers
Hi Emma and a big welcome to LibriVox and to this darling doll book. Image I notice that you have discovered how to upload your 1 minute test to get your tech specs right - that's great. I am assigning that section 1 to you but please wait until you receive the OK on your test before recording. No need to have to do it all over again, eh?

Here is a little video that may help with our jargon and our forums http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnxpcbnEjoQ&feature=youtu.be . yeah, we use jargon.
Welcome again. And how would you like to be credited in our catalog? You can use your forum name EmmaHatton or anything you wish. Most of us use our real names so that our friends can find the things we record but it is up to you. Ask if anything is unclear or confusing; just post a reply in this thread and I will get right back to you..
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Post by EmmaHatton » November 18th, 2018, 6:34 pm

Will do, thanks

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Post by HZFerr » November 18th, 2018, 8:38 pm

Hi Phil
I claim DPL and I can't wait to hear it! :D
Welcome home Army Maj. Donald G. Carr of San Antonio, Texas.
RIP
Helen

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Post by philchenevert » November 18th, 2018, 8:43 pm

HZFerr wrote:
November 18th, 2018, 8:38 pm
Hi Phil
I claim DPL and I can't wait to hear it! :D
You got it Helen. Thanks. (remember this is from an 11 year old author so it may not be too deep)But it will be cute
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Post by HZFerr » November 18th, 2018, 8:52 pm

Hi Phil,
remember this is from an 11 year old author
:hmm: That makes her 2 Yrs older then me. :wink:
Welcome home Army Maj. Donald G. Carr of San Antonio, Texas.
RIP
Helen

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Post by philchenevert » November 18th, 2018, 8:55 pm

HZFerr wrote:
November 18th, 2018, 8:52 pm
Hi Phil,
remember this is from an 11 year old author
:hmm: That makes her 2 Yrs older then me. :wink:
Really?? I would never have known. You are certainly mature and hard working for your age and a joy to work with. So.......what are you writing? :roll:
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Post by EmmaHatton » November 19th, 2018, 3:14 pm

so I got the okay, but how do I open the chapter up to read it?

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Post by philchenevert » November 19th, 2018, 4:26 pm

EmmaHatton wrote:
November 19th, 2018, 3:14 pm
so I got the okay, but how do I open the chapter up to read it?
Hi Emma. Welcome to this project. In the very first post there is a list of things. Number 4 shows the link to the book
Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/memoirsofcountry00curt/page/n7
You would just open the book and follow the other instructions in the first post: (I think #7)
DURING recording:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
START of recording (Intro)
"Chapter [number] of Memoirs of a Country Doll. 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:
"Memoirs of a Country Doll, by Mary Curtis. [Chapter]"

END of recording
At the end of the section, say:
"End of [Chapter]"
If you wish, say:
"Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
At the end of the book, say (in addition):
"End of Memoirs of a Country Doll, by Mary Curtis. "
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Post by EmmaHatton » November 19th, 2018, 5:53 pm

one last thing, what should i name the recording?

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Post by EmmaHatton » November 19th, 2018, 6:46 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/memoirsofacountrydoll_01_curtis_128kb.mp3 here is the completed reading of chapter one. I figured it out.
PS for the catalog, you can use Emma Hatton
Then, could you please put me for chapter 2, Ellen Green.

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Post by philchenevert » November 19th, 2018, 6:59 pm

EmmaHatton wrote:
November 19th, 2018, 6:46 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/memoirsofacountrydoll_01_curtis_128kb.mp3 here is the completed reading of chapter one. I figured it out.
PS for the catalog, you can use Emma Hatton
Then, could you please put me for chapter 2, Ellen Green.
Thankyou Emma! You are assigned chapter 2. Hope you are having fun. :D
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Post by HZFerr » November 19th, 2018, 7:00 pm

Hi Phil,
:oops:
remember this is from an 11 year old author
:hmm: That makes her 2 Yrs older then me. :wink:
>> adding (In spirit) :D


>>pointing to my..."give me my senior discount hat"
Welcome home Army Maj. Donald G. Carr of San Antonio, Texas.
RIP
Helen

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