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Post by Rowen » August 12th, 2007, 8:25 am

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She by H Rider Haggard. (Died 1925)
At 5 years old Leo Vincey is left in the care of a Cambridge professor by the name of Horace Holly. His father leaves him a strange casket which he is to open on his 25th Birthday. On opening the Casket Leo and Horace discover the strange history of Leo's ancestors. Leo and his adoptive father Horace must travel all the way to Africa in order to uncover the solve his family's strange history. - Written by Lizzie Driver
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    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’d 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.
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    Target completion date of this project: Date – 1 December 2007 but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. 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.
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    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/3155
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    Please note A footnote in chapter 13 notes that: Ayesha's name is NOT pronounced Aye-ee-sha, but Assha (which probably sounds something like Ah-sha).

    Important Chapter 3 - There are long sections of Greek and Latin in this section, if you take this chapter you have a few of choices:
    1. Say something along the lines of "Here we see a long string of Greek Characters".
    2. Post in Help wanted and get someone to read that bit of text for you and insert it into the recording.
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    Let me know if you can think of any other ways around this one.


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    Set your recording software to:
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      "End of She, by H Rider Haggard. "
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  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
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    Title: 01 - [Section title]
    Artist: H. Rider Haggard
    Album: She

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I'll need the following information from you when you submit a recording:
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Post by Kikisaulite » August 15th, 2007, 1:39 am

Could I have sections 26-27-28?
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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Post by Rowen » August 15th, 2007, 10:38 am

Of course :)
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » August 15th, 2007, 2:50 pm

How about Chapter 12 "She" for me?

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Post by Rowen » August 15th, 2007, 3:37 pm

Sure :)

I shall have to claim a few chapters of this for myself, once I've caught up with what I've currently got to read. :)
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Post by Rowen » September 18th, 2007, 5:08 am

ooh dear this is really languishing at the bottom isn't it? It's a good read! Honest! :)

Anyway am going to claim chapters 1 and 7 for now. :)
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Post by geoffcowgill » September 24th, 2007, 2:43 pm

I'll read the introduction (chapter 00), if that's alright.

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Post by Rowen » September 24th, 2007, 2:51 pm

geoffcowgill wrote:I'll read the introduction (chapter 00), if that's alright.
Sure thing. Is this your first recording? If so you might want to think about recording a short 1 or 2 minute bit from the section and then posting it here. Just so that we can check that your technically set up is ok (eg the volume). :)
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Post by icyjumbo » September 27th, 2007, 10:17 am

I'm new here and I'd like to join in.

I'm content to claim any chapter, but I did Latin at school, and my wife can coach me in the pronunciation of the Greek, so I'd be happy to be assigned Chapter 3.

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Post by Rowen » September 27th, 2007, 1:02 pm

icyjumbo wrote:I'm new here and I'd like to join in.

I'm content to claim any chapter, but I did Latin at school, and my wife can coach me in the pronunciation of the Greek, so I'd be happy to be assigned Chapter 3.
Sure as I said to geoffcowgill in the post before, you might want to think about just doing a short test recording, just to make sure your set up is ok.

I'll assign you chapter 3 for now but feel free to ask for a different chapter if you change your mind. With regards to the Latin and Greek, I think, for listening purposes, then the very large chunks of Latin and Greek it may well just be best to say 'Here we have a long section of Greek' or Latin, as most listeners won't really understand it (and also as it is translated it doens't matter too much). However you could record the shorter Greek and Latin section's if you wanted. :)
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Post by geoffcowgill » September 29th, 2007, 8:34 pm

Here's the introduction:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/200709/she_00_haggard.mp3

12.37 MB

13:11

please catalogue me as Geoff Cowgill

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Post by Rowen » September 30th, 2007, 5:01 am

geoffcowgill wrote:Here's the introduction:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/200709/she_00_haggard.mp3

12.37 MB

13:11

please catalogue me as Geoff Cowgill
Thanks. :)
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » October 6th, 2007, 11:35 am

Chapter 12 is uploading now and should shortly be here:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/200710/she_12_haggard.mp3
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Post by lezer » October 6th, 2007, 11:42 am

Could I do section 2?
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Post by Rowen » October 6th, 2007, 11:42 am

Thanks Jo! :)
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