COMPLETE: The Workers, an Experiment in Reality - The West by Walter Wyckoff - jo

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Post by PhyllisV » March 1st, 2021, 5:11 pm

The Workers - An Experiment in Reality: The West, by Walter A. Wyckoff (1865 - 1908), translated by Phyllis

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/the-workers-an-experiment-in-reality-the-west-by-walter-a-wyckoff/

A young scholar, recently graduated from Princeton College, travels across the United States as a member of the working class, taking any job he could find, enduring hardships and struggling to make a living. He travelled mainly on foot, designing for himself a social experiment on experiencing different class and culture structures and the reality of working conditions at the end of the 19th century. This volume continues the story that began in the first volume (The Workers - the East), and spans the region from Illinois to California (Summary by Phyllis Vincelli)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/files/64493/64493-h/64493-h.htm

Target completion date: 2021-04-30

Prooflistening level: Standard
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Genres for the project:

Keywords that describe the book: social science, working class, working conditions, economic history

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Workers - An Experiment in Reality: The West. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "The Workers - An Experiment in Reality: The West, by Walter A. Wyckoff, translated by Phyllis. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Workers - An Experiment in Reality: The West, by Walter A. Wyckoff, translated by Phyllis. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of The Workers - An Experiment in Reality: The West, by Walter A. Wyckoff, translated by Phyllis."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: workerswest_##_wyckoff_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. workerswest_01_wyckoff_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

MC to select: knotyouraveragejo

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 1st, 2021, 7:35 pm

All set, Phyllis. :)
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Post by silverquill » March 1st, 2021, 9:13 pm

DPL checking in. 8-)
~ Larry

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Post by PhyllisV » March 3rd, 2021, 3:28 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
March 1st, 2021, 7:35 pm
All set, Phyllis. :)
:clap:

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Post by PhyllisV » March 3rd, 2021, 3:29 pm

silverquill wrote:
March 1st, 2021, 9:13 pm
DPL checking in. 8-)
:thumbs:

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Post by PhyllisV » March 15th, 2021, 10:06 am

Jo, I do not see the genres listed for this work. Let me know if you need me to re-assign them.

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Post by PhyllisV » March 19th, 2021, 9:13 am

Sections 1 - 3 ready. A rather gloomy start.

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Post by silverquill » March 19th, 2021, 9:45 am

I'll get to these as soon as I can. The "March to the Finish" push has me quite busy!! Lagging projects wrapping up, some with long sections to listen to, then chasing down old claims, filling in gaps, etc. but it is all good. We need these clean-up months. We're seeing a lot of projects completed. Just PLd, and recorded some, of the last poems in a two year-old project. But, I'm anxious to start on this. :)
~ Larry

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Post by PhyllisV » March 19th, 2021, 4:23 pm

No problem, Larry. In fact, I will check out what’s needed to finish up some of these projects and perhaps lend a hand. Thanks for the reminder.

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Post by silverquill » March 24th, 2021, 10:00 am

PhyllisV wrote:
March 19th, 2021, 9:13 am
Sections 1 - 3 ready. A rather gloomy start.
These are PL OK.
And still, this persists.
~ Larry

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Post by PhyllisV » April 1st, 2021, 7:10 am

Yes, it sure does still persist. I could never have done this experiment. I would have caved pretty quickly.
Sections 4 - 6 now ready.

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Post by silverquill » April 1st, 2021, 10:10 am

I've marked these all PL OK

17:27 “ennui of existence” “ennui” is usually given a different pronunciation so it grabbed my attention. You can check it here: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=how+to+pronounce+ennui

Entirely up to you, but thought it would be worth mentioning.

For the joy of a quarter!

And the paradox of the experiment . . . There is always the escape.
~ Larry

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Post by PhyllisV » April 3rd, 2021, 7:30 am

Thanks for the correction. I've uploaded section 6 for spot check.

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Post by silverquill » April 6th, 2021, 10:30 am

PhyllisV wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 7:30 am
Thanks for the correction. I've uploaded section 6 for spot check.
Perfect!
~ Larry

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Post by PhyllisV » April 8th, 2021, 8:50 am

Sections 7 - 10 now ready - long chapters!

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