COMPLETE[Children] The Cowardly Lion of Oz - thw

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Elizabby
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Post by Elizabby » January 24th, 2019, 6:09 am

Cowardly Lion of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson (1891 - 1976).

Mustafa of Mudge has heard of the famous Cowardly Lion of Oz, and decides to capture him and put him into a zoo! He enlists the help of Bob Up and a clown called Notta Bit More - the master of disguise! The Cowardly Lion meanwhile travels though Oz and meets a stone man, who offers to turn the Cowardly Lion into stone: after all, a stone lion doesn't feel fear! Is this the solution to the Cowardly Lion's quest for courage? Or is it a trap, and does the stone man want to trick him for reasons of his own?

The Cowardly Lion of Oz was published in 1923, and is the seventeenth in the Oz series created by L. Frank Baum. It is the third by Ruth Plumly Thompson, and comes directly after "Kabumpo in Oz". The main themes are disguises, honesty, and being true to who you are. (Summary by Beth Thomas)
This project is complete. All audio files may be found in our catalog at: https://librivox.org/the-cowardly-lion-of-oz-version-2-by-ruth-plumly-thompson/


Volunteers outside the USA: Ruth Plumly Thompson died in 1976. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen. Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58765
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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      Magic Window:



      BC Admin ===========================================
      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: mCE3Nw2P
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Ruth Plumly Thompson) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Plumly_Thompson
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 22
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
      • Original publication date (if known): 1923
      • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
      ============================================

      Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/General

      Keywords that describe the book: Oz, l. frank baum

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      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!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [number] of Cowardly Lion of Oz. 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:
        "Cowardly Lion of Oz, by Ruth Plumly Thompson. [Chapter]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Chapter]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of Cowardly Lion of Oz, by Ruth Plumly Thompson. "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      cowardlylionofoz_##_thompson_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. cowardlylionofoz_01_thompson_128kb.mp3)

      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: toddhw
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

      Any questions?
      Please post below
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Post by ToddHW » January 26th, 2019, 3:29 am

I can set this up.

EDIT: MW ready.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Elizabby » January 26th, 2019, 6:06 am

MW filled in but it is after midnight here, so I'll do the word counts another day!

I'm ready to take claims though.

EDIT: If someone want to DPL that would be nice, I've put the tilde back in the title. I'll DPL until/unless someone comes along.
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Post by Sydneybeck1 » January 26th, 2019, 11:12 am

Hello
I would love to record Chapters 1 and 2 for this project! It will be my first recording, my name is Sydney Beck!
All the best,
Sydney Beck

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Post by Elizabby » January 26th, 2019, 2:02 pm

Welcome to the project! All the information you need should be in the first post, but if you get stuck just ask and either Todd or I will try to give you a hand - or in my case direct you to those who can!

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Post by loon » January 28th, 2019, 7:51 am

Another Oz book! I can DPL if you wish.
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Post by Elizabby » January 28th, 2019, 1:39 pm

Thank you! That's great - this is a funny book with an actual clown in it!

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Post by ToddHW » January 28th, 2019, 2:20 pm

loon wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 7:51 am
Another Oz book! I can DPL if you wish.
Entered in MW.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Nedge » January 29th, 2019, 9:14 pm

I love me some Oz books. :) May I have chapters 20-22?

Thank you,

Nan
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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » January 29th, 2019, 10:46 pm

I’ll claim sections 3-5 please.

Thank you!
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Post by Elizabby » January 29th, 2019, 11:48 pm

Welcome back Nan!

And thanks for your claim KIBBONAFIDE!

We are rolling along now!

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Post by Nedge » January 30th, 2019, 6:15 pm

Nan

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Post by Elizabby » January 30th, 2019, 7:38 pm

Thanks Nan, this is now in the MW.

You will notice (if you haven't already) that after Chapter 20 comes Chapter 20 (again). Since we then go to Chapter 22, I'm making an executive decision that the second Chapter 20 for the purposes of clarity will be called Chapter 21! How's that for innovation?! :P

(I think it is actually either a printing or scanning error, in either case we need to correct it or the numbering will be hopelessly confusing!)

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Post by Nedge » January 31st, 2019, 4:46 am

Yes, I read that in the MW and will make the adjustment accordingly. :) Thank you for your very intelligent executive decision, which will no doubt keep many children (and adults, for that matter!) from suffering confusion unnecessarily. :)

Nan
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Post by Nedge » January 31st, 2019, 5:12 am

I just recorded Chapter 21. Then 22. I was quite satisfied with 22, which I thought was done pretty well.

If I had only turned on the microphone, it would have been perfect.
Nan

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