[COMPLETE] The Three Hostages by John Buchan-ans

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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » April 7th, 2020, 5:57 pm

The Three Hostages by John Buchan (1875 - 1940).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalogue page: https://librivox.org/the-three-hostages-by-john-buchan/



The Three Hostages is the fourth of five Richard Hannay novels. The Richard Hannay novels are action/mystery/spy novels with a James bond feel. This book starts out with Richard Hannay married to Mary Lamington living in Fosse Manor. He is asked to work undercover and figure out who kidnapped three children of prominent people, while Scotland Yard investigate the abductions officially. Different friends help him solve the mystery. It's suspenseful and a fun action packed mystery!
( Kimberly Shoemaker)
    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://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0301231h.html
    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.
      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


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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.

      [list]
      [*] Project Code: Dp29HUVe



      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (John Buchan) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchan

      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Hostages
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 21
      [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1924
      [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Kimberly Shoemaker Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:

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    Genres for the project: Action & Adventure Fiction; Crime & Mystery Fiction/Detective Fiction; Suspense, Espionage, Political & Thrillers

    Keywords that describe the book: Mystery, espionage, spy, action

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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 The Three Hostages. 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:
      "The Three Hostages, by John Buchan. [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 The Three Hostages, by John Buchan. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename threehostages_##_buchan_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. threehostages_01_buchan_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 Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Annise
    • 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 Peppersnoodles93 on April 29th, 2020, 6:20 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » April 7th, 2020, 5:58 pm

I believe Fiddlesticks will DPL :D :clap:
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Post by annise » April 7th, 2020, 6:52 pm

I'll set this up for you, back soon.

All done - if your DPL can't act just let me know. I do enjoy John Buchan :D

Anne

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Post by fiddlesticks » April 8th, 2020, 9:05 am

Hey, just checking in!
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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » April 13th, 2020, 2:38 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/threehostages_01_buchan_128.mp3
Chapter 1!!! 25:15

So, I actually recorded the complete chapter 1-2, and then audacity crashed on me, so I have 30 minutes of a very long chapter 2 done... LOL So I'll be finishing that tomorrow. :P

Also, Anne, do I need to put word count and are my "titles" in the section correctly formatted?
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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » April 15th, 2020, 2:29 pm

~Kim

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Post by fiddlesticks » April 15th, 2020, 8:30 pm

Oh no, that would have been annoying! Chapter 1 is PL OK!
Chapter 2 just has a stumble over the word Malefactors at 30:00

You do not have to put the section numbers in the title anymore, I would assume you can leave them there though since you filled it out... Of course Anne will know.
Word counts are mostly for group projects, they are not necessary to solos, but if you want them there for yourself you can put them there. Personally I like having them so I know roughly how long the next chapter will take, not that I have done many solos!
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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » April 18th, 2020, 7:55 am

So, this is pretty hard to read and the chapter are a little too long for my comfort. I really like the story and it is an engaging mystery. I am thinking about making this into a group project instead and me acting as BC. Tiff, would you still want to DPL if we make this a group? I feel bad for wimping out, but I don't want to read the whole book pushing myself, when I'm not enjoying it. I would claim 1-4, and take more depending on what isn't claimed, is what I am thinking.
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Post by fiddlesticks » April 18th, 2020, 8:25 am

Of course I am still happy to pl :)
It is best to know your limits! I am sure no one here wants you to feel pressured into doing a project that is overwhelming for you, best to back off a step and enjoy the project while still being very much involved! :D :thumbs:
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Post by Bethblakely » April 20th, 2020, 3:54 pm

I'll take 8 & 9

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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » April 20th, 2020, 6:05 pm

Bethblakely wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 3:54 pm
I'll take 8 & 9
Sounds great! You've got it
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Post by skgm1010 » April 20th, 2020, 6:25 pm

Hello!

I'd be interested in reading section 5: The Thursday Club:)

Best,
Sydney

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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » April 20th, 2020, 6:30 pm

skgm1010 wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Hello!

I'd be interested in reading section 5: The Thursday Club:)

Best,
Sydney
You've got it!
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Post by kenzeavo » April 20th, 2020, 7:43 pm

Greetings All,
I would like to claim Section VI, The House In Gospel Oak.
This will be my 2nd recording for LibriVox.'
Ken

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Post by Peppersnoodles93 » April 21st, 2020, 8:23 am

kenzeavo wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Greetings All,
I would like to claim Section VI, The House In Gospel Oak.
This will be my 2nd recording for LibriVox.'
Ken


WOW your 2nd! Great job! You've got it!
~Kim

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