COMPLETE - From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne - icequeen

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Post by Kaffen » November 9th, 2020, 2:42 pm

From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne (1828 - 1905). Translated by Louis Mercier (1820 - 1875) and others

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/from-the-earth-to-the-moon-version-2-by-jules-verne/

Jules Verne takes aim at some amusing stereotypes of Americans in this story of a pre-rocketry attempt to shoot a cannonball to the Moon. Those Yankees don’t do anything by halves!

His means is a Columbiad cannon so enormous that it must be bored 900 feet into the ground, so immense that 1200 smelting furnaces would be needed to create the iron for its casting, so stupendous that 100 tons of guncotton would be needed to loft its cannonball heavenwards.

The journey must be watched from the tallest peak of the Rocky Mountains through a new telescope with a reflector measuring 16 feet in diameter and a tube reaching skyward 280 feet.

And then - a simple telegram upsets all the preparations. An unknown Frenchman has taken ship and is on the way. And he has firmly decided that he will ride inside the projectile!
(Summary by Mark F. Smith)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44278
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin
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    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: DNcgSwdk

    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Jules Verne) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Verne

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_the_Earth_to_the_Moon
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 28
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1865
    [*]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?:
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Genres for the project: Action & Adventure Fiction; Travel Fiction; Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: space travel, moon

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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 From the Earth to the Moon. 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:
    "From the Earth to the Moon, by Jules Verne. Translated by Louis Mercier (1820 - 1875) and others [Chapter]"


For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
  • "Chapter [number] of From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne. Translated by Louis Mercier (1820 - 1875) and others 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:
    "[Chapter title]"
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 From the Earth to the Moon, by Jules Verne. Translated by Louis Mercier (1820 - 1875) and others"

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

[*]Example filename fromtheearthtothemoon_##_verne_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. fromtheearthtothemoon_01_verne_128kb.mp3)

[*]Example ID3 V2 tags
Artist: Jules Verne
Title: ## - [Section title]
Album: From the Earth to the Moon


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Last edited by Kaffen on December 5th, 2020, 12:49 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by Kaffen » November 9th, 2020, 2:43 pm

I expect that I will do "Around the Moon" in 2021, but for now, just this one.
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Post by icequeen » November 9th, 2020, 2:44 pm

Hi Mark! I can MC this one for you! I will set up your MW for you! Good thing the code was on your post!
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Post by Kaffen » November 9th, 2020, 2:48 pm

Thank you! And I just KNEW there was something missing, so I backed up and found the template windows scrolls. This time I got all of it.
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Post by icequeen » November 9th, 2020, 2:54 pm

Now that looks much better! OK, the MW is up, and I decided to be a piggy and took the DPL job as well. I mean, Mark reading Verne, I can't pass that up!
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Post by Kaffen » November 9th, 2020, 3:01 pm

:thumbs: :clap:

I guess we're all ready to go, then! Thank you for your double-ended commitment!

I expect to start tomorrow.
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Post by icequeen » November 9th, 2020, 9:37 pm

Great! I think we can move on!
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Post by Kaffen » November 10th, 2020, 2:44 pm

- Mark

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Post by icequeen » November 10th, 2020, 9:24 pm

Chapters 1 and 2 are PL OK! This is going to be exciting!
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Post by Kaffen » November 12th, 2020, 2:43 pm

- Mark

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Post by icequeen » November 12th, 2020, 9:53 pm

Chapters 3 and 4 are PL OK!
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Post by Kaffen » November 17th, 2020, 3:42 pm

Herewith Chapters 5 & 6. Unfortunately, while useful background if anyone cares, they're rather turgid.

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/fromtheearthtothemoon_05_verne_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/fromtheearthtothemoon_06_verne_128kb.mp3

:D :D

LV site response has been dreadfully slow today for me. It that my connection, or is it a thing?
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Post by icequeen » November 17th, 2020, 10:14 pm

Chapters 5 and 6 are PL OK!

I have found that the internet, in general, has moments of slowness. I know that when I catalog projects, it takes much longer than it should to finish up. I think this is all connected, and is the "new normal." :(
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Post by Kaffen » November 18th, 2020, 2:56 pm

Chapters 7 & 8 are in their trajectories!

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/fromtheearthtothemoon_07_verne_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/fromtheearthtothemoon_08_verne_128kb.mp3

In Chap 8, Verne suddenly starts talking about a 30,000 lb cannon-ball, instead of the 20,000 lb agreed upon in the preceding chapter. I checked the math, and it is correct for 30k lbs, so I don't regard this as a typo. I will be relieved if, in a later chapter, Barbicane says, "You recall when I spoke of a ball of 30,000 lbs... Well, I intend to make the trip inside it!" Or some such, to cover the intended (?) "mistake""!
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Post by icequeen » November 18th, 2020, 9:06 pm

Chapter 7 is PL OK!

Chapter 8 has one missed stumble at 2:48-:50.
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