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Post Posted:: September 25th, 2017, 7:23 pm 

Joined: September 24th, 2017, 4:48 pm
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Hi all. My name is Richard Warden. I heard about this great project from listening to the No Sleep Podcast as I am sure plenty of others have. I look forward to doing some reading and listening for LibriVox!

Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 12:01 am 

Joined: October 4th, 2007, 5:25 pm
Posts: 12759
Location: Israel
Hello Richard,
welcome to Librivox. I hope you will enjoy here.

Want to read about happy people? Try the Subjection of Isabel Carnaby.
Like mysterys? Try A Coin of Edward VII and The Maid of Sker.
Want to read a delightful romance? How about mrs. Dymond?
Love Louisa May Alcotte? Moods is waiting for you.

Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 4:18 pm 
LibriVox Admin Team

Joined: September 16th, 2012, 7:07 pm
Posts: 12014
Location: In the desert
Hi and welcome.
The best starting point is submitting a one minute test and the team there will guide you on getting your setup right. There is no need for an expensive mic... a decent USB mic can be bought for about $20 on Amazon. Of course, you can pay a lot more for a better one, but best to see if you enjoy recording before forking out :D

When you start, it is best to read a chapter or two of established projects, but once you are familiar with the site and the process, you can branch out to any Public Domain text that interests you.

You also mention listening: We have a shortage of proof listeners, so that would be very welcome.
Here is a guide for proof listeners. The quiz at the end is invaluable.
When you are ready to jump in, if you look in the Listeners and Editors Wanted forum (see the dropdown menu at the bottom of the page), you will see some projects that are looking for proof listeners -- you can start with a section or two, rather than claim a whole book. Just post in the thread something like "I would like to proof listen section 8". Some of those projects never had a proof listener, some had one who had to pull out for some reason.

Help us finish:

Pantropheon 15 sections remaining

Flower Patch Among The Hills 3 sections remaining

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