COMPLETE The Beast-Jewel of Mars-mtf

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EVKesserich
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Post by EVKesserich » February 1st, 2021, 11:36 am

The Beast-Jewel of Mars by Leigh Douglass Brackett (1915 - 1978).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-beast-jewel-of-mars-by-leigh-douglass-brackett/
Following the suspicious death of his girlfriend, Captain Burk Winters sets off down the dangerous path of a Martian vice called 'Shanga'-- the Going Back. What starts out as an effort to rescue Jill Leland will pit the former starship captain against the dark underbelly of the canal cities, conspiracies of greed and, above all, the vengeance of a planet that will not bow to economic conquest without a fight. ( EVKesserich)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63872
  • 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: Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: adventure, science fiction, Mars, sword and planet, pulp

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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 Beast-Jewel of Mars. 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 Beast-Jewel of Mars, by Leigh Douglass Brackett. [Chapter]"


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    • "Chapter [number] of The Beast-Jewel of Mars by Leigh Douglass Brackett. 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]"
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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 The Beast-Jewel of Mars, by Leigh Douglass Brackett. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename beastjewelofmars_##_brackett_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. beastjewelofmars_01_brackett_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: Leigh Douglass Brackett
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: The Beast-Jewel of Mars


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Last edited by EVKesserich on February 2nd, 2021, 5:28 am, edited 1 time in total.

silverquill
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Post by silverquill » February 1st, 2021, 11:38 am

If you need a DPL for this project, I'd be glad to join you.
~ Larry

EVKesserich
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Post by EVKesserich » February 1st, 2021, 3:26 pm

silverquill wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 11:38 am
If you need a DPL for this project, I'd be glad to join you.
That would be fantastic, Larry! Thank you!

mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » February 1st, 2021, 3:53 pm

I can set this up for you. Back in a minute...

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Post by mightyfelix » February 1st, 2021, 3:58 pm

Ok, all set!

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Post by EVKesserich » February 1st, 2021, 5:20 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 3:58 pm
Ok, all set!
That was fast! :clap: Thank you! I hope to have the first section ready tomorrow or Wednesday.

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Post by mightyfelix » February 1st, 2021, 7:17 pm

EVKesserich wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 5:20 pm
mightyfelix wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 3:58 pm
Ok, all set!
That was fast! :clap: Thank you! I hope to have the first section ready tomorrow or Wednesday.
Sounds great. Do you plan to fill in the MW now, or as you go? (I prefer to do it up-front, but I'm realizing that many soloists don't share my preference. :roll: ) If it is all as you want it, then I can go ahead and move us to Going Solo now. :)

EVKesserich
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Post by EVKesserich » February 2nd, 2021, 5:27 am

mightyfelix wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 7:17 pm
EVKesserich wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 5:20 pm
mightyfelix wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 3:58 pm
Ok, all set!
That was fast! :clap: Thank you! I hope to have the first section ready tomorrow or Wednesday.
Sounds great. Do you plan to fill in the MW now, or as you go? (I prefer to do it up-front, but I'm realizing that many soloists don't share my preference. :roll: ) If it is all as you want it, then I can go ahead and move us to Going Solo now. :)
Sorry, I totally forgot that step. Combining Chapters One and Two, since the first is really more of a prologue and too short to stand by itself. Now everything is set up, so please go ahead and move it at you convenience.

Btw, I absolutely love the name 'Devorah'. So pretty. :)

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Post by mightyfelix » February 2nd, 2021, 7:25 am

Thank you. :)

Ok, we've moved! Good luck, and let me know if either of you needs anything!

EVKesserich
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Post by EVKesserich » February 3rd, 2021, 5:14 pm

EVKesserich wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 3:26 pm
silverquill wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 11:38 am
If you need a DPL for this project, I'd be glad to join you.
That would be fantastic, Larry! Thank you!
First section (Chapters I & II) up, clocking in at 46:04. Thanks again! :)

ETA: Re-uploaded because I forgot the closing. New time is 46:10. :roll: @ self

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Post by silverquill » February 4th, 2021, 9:16 am

Section 1 is PL OK.
Poor Burke . . . .
~ Larry

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Post by EVKesserich » February 4th, 2021, 2:46 pm

silverquill wrote:
February 4th, 2021, 9:16 am
Section 1 is PL OK.
Poor Burke . . . .
That was fast, thank you!
One of the reasons I like this piece is because I think Burke has a little more depth to him than some of your more standard one-off pulp protagonists. :-)

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Post by EVKesserich » February 11th, 2021, 5:15 am

silverquill wrote:
February 4th, 2021, 9:16 am
Section 1 is PL OK.
Poor Burke . . . .
Section Two ready for PL at 29:09 seconds. Hope you're staying warm!

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Post by silverquill » February 13th, 2021, 9:05 am

EVKesserich wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 5:15 am

Section Two ready for PL at 29:09 seconds. Hope you're staying warm!
Another PL OK.

Yep, a bit cold up here in New England.
Spent a few years in southern Ohio, Portsmouth to be exact.
Might take a drive over to Portsmouth, NH, tomorrow.
Or a few miles the other direction is New Boston, NH.
~ Larry

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Post by EVKesserich » February 15th, 2021, 2:49 pm

silverquill wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 9:05 am
EVKesserich wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 5:15 am

Section Two ready for PL at 29:09 seconds. Hope you're staying warm!
Another PL OK.

Yep, a bit cold up here in New England.
Spent a few years in southern Ohio, Portsmouth to be exact.
Might take a drive over to Portsmouth, NH, tomorrow.
Or a few miles the other direction is New Boston, NH.
Ah, that is a good reference point-- I'm almost smack-dab between Portsmouth and Cincinnati. And, if you've spent any time here, I'm sure you enjoyed our four lovely seasons: Winter, Raining, Still Raining, and Construction. :wink:

I'm working on chapter four and, for what ever reason, it seems my memory deceived me on the length. It will probably be under (or just over) 20:00. Would you advise rolling that into chapter five (ie, three recorded sections), or going back and splitting things up properly by chapters? I've only done one solo project previously, and I was advised then that individual sections shouldn't be too short. Not sure what (if anything) needs to be done here.

Thanks for your patience!

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