(Complete) Pollyanna of the Orange Blossoms by Harriet Lumis Smith - m8b1

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Post by heathcliffe » May 4th, 2020, 9:08 am

Pollyanna of the Orange Blossoms by Harriet Lummis Smith ( - ).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/pollyanna-of-the-orange-blossoms-by-harriet-lummis-smith/
Pollyanna marries sweetheart Jimmy Pendleton, and together they move to start their married life in Boston. The book follows their many adventures of marriage, setting up home in a new city, having visitors, and many other events, including Jimmy's signing up to fight during WWI. Throughout the uplifting book, Pollyanna continues to play her characteristic 'Glad Game' and tries to encourage others to do the same. ( )
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=osu.32435058062977&view=1up&seq=7
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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Post by heathcliffe » May 4th, 2020, 12:26 pm

Thank you Maria and Cadastra - I have added the first 3 chapters that I have managed to do so far.
The old fashionedness of this book makes me smile...
Claire x

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Post by m8b1 » May 4th, 2020, 1:16 pm

Great! The only thing I didn't do was write a summary, so if you could do that before cataloging time, that would be great! :-)

I'll go ahead and move this over to Going Solo!

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Post by cadastra » May 5th, 2020, 6:34 am

Section 1 PL notes:
-Incorrect filename (should be "pollyanna_01_smith_128kb.mp3")
-Too much silence at the beginning of the recording (no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence; currently, there are 2 seconds of silence)

Lovely reading. Thanks for letting me listen!

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Post by m8b1 » May 5th, 2020, 6:45 am

No worries about the file name! I just shortened it in the template so that it wouldn't be so cumbersome. Long is fine if you want ~ I can always just change them at cataloging time. :-)

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Post by cadastra » May 5th, 2020, 7:00 am

m8b1 wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 6:45 am
No worries about the file name! I just shortened it in the template so that it wouldn't be so cumbersome. Long is fine if you want ~ I can always just change them at cataloging time. :-)
Thanks, Maria!

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Post by heathcliffe » May 5th, 2020, 12:07 pm

cadastra wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 6:34 am
Section 1 PL notes:
-Incorrect filename (should be "pollyanna_01_smith_128kb.mp3")
-Too much silence at the beginning of the recording (no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence; currently, there are 2 seconds of silence)

Lovely reading. Thanks for letting me listen!
Great thank you - I am much relieved to see it is an easy correction ! :)

I have fixed the three files and reuploaded with better filenames now.

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Post by cadastra » May 5th, 2020, 8:06 pm

My goodness, this is such a charming story. I had heard good things about the Pollyanna books, but this is the first one I've read. Your voice really brings the story to life. I am so glad that Gregory's adventure in Chapter 3 ended well.

Sections 1 and 2 are PL OK.

Section 3 PL notes:
0:07 - Stumble ("all LibriVox recordings are in the public . . . main" - the "do" part of "domain" is missing)
07:39 - Stumble ("cheated out of the ri . . . universal right")
09:41 - Misread "whistled Jimmy" as "whistled Timmy"

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Post by heathcliffe » May 6th, 2020, 1:05 pm

cadastra wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 8:06 pm
My goodness, this is such a charming story. I had heard good things about the Pollyanna books, but this is the first one I've read. Your voice really brings the story to life. I am so glad that Gregory's adventure in Chapter 3 ended well.

Sections 1 and 2 are PL OK.

Section 3 PL notes:
0:07 - Stumble ("all LibriVox recordings are in the public . . . main" - the "do" part of "domain" is missing)
07:39 - Stumble ("cheated out of the ri . . . universal right")
09:41 - Misread "whistled Jimmy" as "whistled Timmy"
Thank you :) Quite a strange little story but quite captivating all the same :)
I say Timmy about 1 out of every 4 attempts - haha...

Hopefully fixed those 3 areas and have now reuploaded chapter 3 x

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Post by heathcliffe » May 6th, 2020, 2:18 pm

Chapter 4 - 7 uploaded now - have to warn you that Ch4 is particularly exciting - about Jimmy breaking a picture :shock: :)
Last edited by heathcliffe on May 9th, 2020, 2:19 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by cadastra » May 11th, 2020, 6:14 pm

Section 4 PL notes:
13:20 Stumble ("in a tone nicely balanced between contrition and cont . . . congratulation")
13:30 5 seconds of silence needed at end of file (currently only 2 seconds)

Section 5 PL notes:
11:35 Repeat ("so it should have the adv . . . advantage")
15:40 5 seconds of silence needed at end of file (currently only 1 second)

Section 6 PL notes:
15:55 Hesitation ("Pa told me that t'wasn't much bigger than a good-sized dry-goods box")
20:04 5 seconds of silence needed at end of file (currently only 3 seconds)

Section 7 PL notes:
6:46-6:51 Loud background noise
9:55 Stumble ("Are you the lady [unintelligible word] of the house?")
18:36 5 seconds of silence needed at end of file (currently only 2 seconds)

P.S. I was double-checking my notes for your files in my living room this evening. A family member of mine walked by and said, "Wow! I LOVE that reader!" Nice job!

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Post by heathcliffe » May 12th, 2020, 1:33 pm

cadastra wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Section 4 PL notes:
13:20 Stumble ("in a tone nicely balanced between contrition and cont . . . congratulation")
13:30 5 seconds of silence needed at end of file (currently only 2 seconds)

Section 5 PL notes:
11:35 Repeat ("so it should have the adv . . . advantage")
15:40 5 seconds of silence needed at end of file (currently only 1 second)

Section 6 PL notes:
15:55 Hesitation ("Pa told me that t'wasn't much bigger than a good-sized dry-goods box")
20:04 5 seconds of silence needed at end of file (currently only 3 seconds)

Section 7 PL notes:
6:46-6:51 Loud background noise
9:55 Stumble ("Are you the lady [unintelligible word] of the house?")
18:36 5 seconds of silence needed at end of file (currently only 2 seconds)

P.S. I was double-checking my notes for your files in my living room this evening. A family member of mine walked by and said, "Wow! I LOVE that reader!" Nice job!
Thank you so much for listening and for the encouragement - I'm flattered that your family found me listenable :) :)
I have fixed the above mistakes - so many tongue twisters in this book :)

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Post by heathcliffe » May 16th, 2020, 4:48 am

I've added some more recordings now.

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Post by cadastra » May 18th, 2020, 12:11 pm

Sections 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 are PL OK! Wow, you're on a roll. The only issue is that Section 7 is now 78.6 dB (acceptable volume range 87-91 dB). I'm not sure if I missed this at first or if something happened when you edited the file, but it needs to be amplified. Other than that, you're good to go.

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Post by heathcliffe » May 18th, 2020, 12:29 pm

cadastra wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Sections 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 are PL OK! Wow, you're on a roll. The only issue is that Section 7 is now 78.6 dB (acceptable volume range 87-91 dB). I'm not sure if I missed this at first or if something happened when you edited the file, but it needs to be amplified. Other than that, you're good to go.
Thank you :)

Ah yep hmm - I remember now - I still had Chapter 7 open on my desktop when I edited - so edited the old version before MP3Gain. Should hopefully be ok now.
Will try another chapter soon when the kids are quiet enough.

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