[COMPLETE] American Notes (Version 2) by Charles Dickens - icequeen

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Post by Hamlet » February 19th, 2020, 9:10 am

American Notes by Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/american-notes-version-2-by-charles-dickens/
Charles Dickens records his impressions of America during his 1842 journey. ( Brad "Hamlet" Filippone)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebook/675
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    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.

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    [*] Project Code: Wjy6McBs



    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Charles Dickens) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Notes
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 18
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1842
    [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Brad "Hamlet" Filippone Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction

Keywords that describe the book: travelogue

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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):
  • "Chapter [number] of American Notes. 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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  • "Chapter [number] of American Notes by Charles Dickens. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
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    "[Chapter title]"
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  • At the end of the section, say:
    "End of [Chapter]"
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    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
    "End of American Notes, by Charles Dickens. "

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

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[*]Example ID3 V2 tags
Artist: Charles Dickens
Title: ## - [Section title]
Album: American Notes


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Hamlet
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Post by Hamlet » February 19th, 2020, 9:13 am

I request my usual MC "Icequeen" and my usual PL "Fiddlesticks," please :D

Brad "Hamlet" Filippone

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Post by icequeen » February 19th, 2020, 11:38 am

Your MW is up, and Tiffany is in as DPL, if she agrees to take on the project. (No pressure if she doesn't want to.)
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Post by fiddlesticks » February 19th, 2020, 8:01 pm

Just checking in! I am really excited for this project as I have tried finding this book in the past without any luck and I have light sensitive eyes, so cannot read much online. Especially after reading Martin Chuzzlewit a little over a year ago I am curious to see what he has to say about America.
~Tiffany

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Post by Hamlet » February 19th, 2020, 8:16 pm

There should be one more section actually. When I was asked in the form how many sections, I neglected to count the section 0.

I'll get started on this in the next couple of days.

Brad

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Post by icequeen » February 19th, 2020, 9:01 pm

One more section has been added!

Off we go to Going Solo!
Ann

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Post by Hamlet » February 26th, 2020, 7:54 am

Prefaces and first two chapters read.

Whenever I read Dickens' descriptions of places in England, I take it for granted that he's got the details right, since I have never been to the U.K.
Partway through Chapter Two, he starts describing my home town of Halifax, Nova Scotia as it was in 1842. He first describes the ship being stuck in a mudbank with one of the sailors saying the place is Eastern Passage. I have been many times to Eastern Passage, but on the land side, so I have no idea of a mudbank still lies off the shore.
He says the town is built on a hill with a fortress "not yet quite finished." Obviously it is now finished. We call it the Halifax Citadel and it is one of the most visited historic sites in Canada. Two of my friends got married there in period costumes a few years back. As to the city being built on a hill, that is true of the small portion Dickens would have seen. After the Citadel, it more or less levels off until it slopes downward to the Northwest Arm (the main part of the city is on a peninsula).
He mentions being at the opening of the legislative assembly. The government house is called Province House and it is the oldest of the ten provincial government assemblies in Canada. There is a small display depicting Dickens' visit there in the main lobby today.

All in all, it was fun reading what my favorite novelist wrote about the city where I live. :D

Moving on to something slightly more serious in terms of this project. The next chapter--Chapter Three - Boston--looks to be the longest chapter I have had to read for any project thus far. I checked with the previous version of American Notes and I see that the reader split it into three sections. I'm going to try to do it all in one, although I am aware that LibriVox has a limit as to how long a section can be. I know I have a slightly faster reading speed than most of the other readers, so I might be able to fit it within the maximum length. However, if I can't, I'll find a convenient place to split it. My only concern if I have to do that is that the section numbers will no longer match the chapter numbers, which might be confusing. How do other readers deal with this issue?

Brad

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Post by icequeen » February 26th, 2020, 11:11 am

I usually tell readers to say "Chapter # part #," that way they don't start saying "Section #" when it is not needed. Also, the maximum length is about the amount of stuff you can put onto a CD. If you really, really want the chapter to be all in one section, you can do it, but just know that there may be a problem with people downloading it.
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Post by Hamlet » February 27th, 2020, 5:41 am

Okay, I'll probably divide it into two sections then. And looking at the chapter, I see Dickens did provide two breaks in the writing where I can divide them. I have actually been saying "Chapter [number]" at the beginning of the sections already, so I'll try to get used to the section numbers being one number off.

Brad

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Post by icequeen » February 27th, 2020, 8:52 pm

You could do something like, "Chapter 6 (Section 9) is in the MW!"
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Post by Hamlet » March 3rd, 2020, 3:52 pm

I have most of the long Chapter Three read now, and it is obvious that I'm not going to squeeze it into the time limit. In fact, I stopped at 1:11:00 and still have several paragraphs to read! I am therefore dividing it at a natural spot.
I recently noticed for the first time that in the MW there is a button to add a new section, so I tried that. I didn't see a way to add it after Section Three as I wanted--it placed it at the very end. Is there a way to put it in the correct place, or should I move all the chapter titles down one?

Brad

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Post by fiddlesticks » March 3rd, 2020, 4:06 pm

Hey just dropping in to let you know I got a concussion a couple days ago, so I am having a hard time focusing on any one thing for very long. :roll: but I will get to these when I can concentrate!
~Tiffany

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Post by Hamlet » March 3rd, 2020, 5:21 pm

Wow! Very sorry to hear! Take all the time you need.

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Post by Hamlet » March 4th, 2020, 4:37 am

I started relabelling the chapter names in order to get the new section I added where I wanted it--and quickly discovered that I could drag the sections, which was a lot easier. But now the final section has a blank in the "reader" column which I can't seem to change.

Brad

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Post by icequeen » March 4th, 2020, 11:39 am

Hamlet wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 4:37 am
I started relabelling the chapter names in order to get the new section I added where I wanted it--and quickly discovered that I could drag the sections, which was a lot easier. But now the final section has a blank in the "reader" column which I can't seem to change.

Brad
You need to assign the section to yourself. I will do it for you, but it is easy to do if you want me to walk you through it.
Ann

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