[COMPLETE] Five Continental Op Stories by Dashiell Hammett

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k5hsj
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Post by k5hsj » February 25th, 2019, 12:04 pm

Five Continental Op Stories by Dashiell Hammett (1894 - 1961).

This project is now in the catalogue. All audio files can be found on our catalogue page:
https://librivox.org/five-continental-op-stories-by-dashiell-hammett/

Before Sam Spade chased the black bird in The Maltese Falcon and Nick and Nora Charles stirred their first martinis in The Thin Man, the Continental Op walked early twentieth century San Francisco’s mean streets for the Continental Detective Agency. Dashiell Hammett used his own experiences as a Pinkerton operative to lend realistic detail to this creation. These first five stories were published in Black Mask magazine in 1923. ( Winston Tharp)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/FiveContinentalOpStoriesByDashiellHammett
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

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    BC Admin
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    Genres for the project: Crime & Mystery Fiction/Detective Fiction
    Keywords that describe the book: Detective, Mystery, San Francisco, hard-boiled, 1923, dashiell hammett, black mask, pulp magazine, continental op
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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Section [number] of Five Continental Op Stories. 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:
      "Five Continental Op Stories, by Dashiell Hammett. [Section]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Section [number] of Five Continental Op Stories by Dashiell Hammett. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Section title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Section]"
    • 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 Five Continental Op Stories, by Dashiell Hammett. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename fivecontinentalopstories_##_hammett_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. fivecontinentalopstories_01_hammett_128kb.mp3)
  • ID3 V2 tags are not necessary.
    Enter section/chapter titles in the MW. Author and book title will be set automatically during cataloguing.


    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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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Darvinia
    • 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
Last edited by k5hsj on April 14th, 2019, 12:53 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by TriciaG » February 25th, 2019, 1:50 pm

You're missing the top half of your post. :hmm:
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Post by k5hsj » February 25th, 2019, 2:35 pm

:oops:
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Post by Darvinia » February 25th, 2019, 3:13 pm

Hi Winston,

I would like to MC this for you. I will set it up later after my workout!
Bev

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Post by k5hsj » February 25th, 2019, 5:26 pm

Hi Bev,

It's been a long time! I still have fond memories of the Frost pieces we did together. :D Glad to see you've joined the Admin team--we need good people to keep us up and running. Thanks for taking on this project for me. Hope the winter isn't too bad up your way.

Best regards,

Winston
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Post by Darvinia » February 25th, 2019, 6:26 pm

:) I remember those well. I think our voices were particularly well-suited to pair up for those.

You're ready to go. I removed the info on ID3 V2 tags from the first post as it's no longer necessary. As long as you enter the titles in each section of the MW the rest is auto-magically done at cataloguing.

I put the ~ at the beginning of the subject line to indicate we need a proof-listener. If you have someone in mind, let me know, I'll add them and remove the tilde. I'll leave this in the Launch Pad for a day or two.

I encountered a couple of gremlins as I was setting this up. Weird things changed that I can't explain. I think it is all good now but if I've missed something or messed something up, or you need something different let me know.

Weather is freezing!!!!!! Lots of snow too. I'll be glad when spring arrives.
Bev

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Post by ColleenMc » February 26th, 2019, 10:16 am

If you don't have a prooflistener yet, or one in mind, I volunteer! I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Hammett in the public domain, but thought it was a few years yet...

Colleen

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Post by k5hsj » February 26th, 2019, 11:50 am

Thanks, Colleen. Welcome aboard! The novels are a few years away yet, but I may not still have a voice left to read with by then, so I'm going to try to plug away at the Continental Op stories from Black Mask in the meantime. :D Section one is up and awaiting your ears.

Bev, I guess we can de-tilde the title and move to Going Solo!

Winston
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Post by ColleenMc » February 26th, 2019, 12:26 pm

Excellent! I will get on that later today! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post by Darvinia » February 26th, 2019, 12:50 pm

Your wish .... :D

Thanks Colleen. DPL added, de-tilded and moved!
Bev

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Post by ColleenMc » February 28th, 2019, 10:09 pm

Section 1 is PL OK!

Colleen

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Post by k5hsj » March 22nd, 2019, 6:57 pm

Section 2 is up, Colleen. Now I can go do my taxes! :)
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Post by ColleenMc » April 1st, 2019, 2:29 pm

Section 2 is PL OK! Hope your taxes weren't too rough...

Colleen

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Post by k5hsj » April 13th, 2019, 6:23 pm

Taxes done, Section 3 is up. Life is good! :D
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Post by k5hsj » May 2nd, 2019, 6:24 pm

Section 4 is up, Colleen. Four down and one to go! :D
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