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Post Posted:: May 13th, 2017, 6:41 pm 
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The Broken Shaft: Tales in Mid-Ocean, edited by Henry Norman (1858 - 1939).


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This special anthology, published in 1885, is formed of seven stories, together with an introductory chapter setting up a framing narrative by Henry Norman, which is returned to at the end of each subsequent tale. This connecting narrative concerns a group of travelers on a transatlantic crossing. When their ship, the Bavaria suffers a ‘broken shaft’, they are forced to remain becalmed mid-ocean, telling stories to pass the time. - Summary Adapted by Ann Boulais






    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here 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 would 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.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. 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.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/brokenshafttale00hopkgoog
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!



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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.


      • Project Code: rkT1zu20

      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Henry Norman) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Henry_Norman,_1st_Baronet
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 8
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1885
      • 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: Short Stories/Anthologies

      Keywords that describe the book: short stories, ocean travel, becalmed

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Section [number] of The Broken Shaft: Tales in Mid-Ocean. 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 Broken Shaft: Tales in Mid-Ocean, edited by Henry Norman. [Section Title]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Section #]"
      • 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 The Broken Shaft: Tales in Mid-Ocean, edited by Henry Norman. "

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      brokenshaft_#_norman_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. brokenshaft_1_norman_128kb.mp3)
    9. [b]Example ID3 V2 tags
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
      Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
      Artist: Henry Norman, Editor
      Title: # - [Section title]
      Album: The Broken Shaft: Tales in Mid-Ocean

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is:icequeen
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


      Any questions?
      Please post below

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Post Posted:: May 15th, 2017, 10:59 am 
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Moving on to Short Works!

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Post Posted:: May 31st, 2017, 10:44 pm 

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Good day Icequeen this looks rather interesting and somewhat challenging. I'd like to give section one a go.

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Post Posted:: June 1st, 2017, 10:25 am 
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tjp1421 wrote:
Good day Icequeen this looks rather interesting and somewhat challenging. I'd like to give section one a go.

tjp1421

Aka Tim



I agree, that's why I chose it! Nothing like people trying to find something to do when becalmed at sea! Section 1 is yours, thank you Tim!

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Post Posted:: June 5th, 2017, 2:16 pm 

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Hello!

Section 1 is all done up.

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/brokenshaft_1_norman_128kb.mp3

17m
40s

Hope it worked!

Section 3 looks interesting as well, so if its ok I would like to move on to that one next. pls.

Thanks!


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Post Posted:: June 7th, 2017, 9:21 am 
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tjp1421 wrote:
Hello!

Section 1 is all done up.

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/brokenshaft_1_norman_128kb.mp3

17m
40s

Hope it worked!

Section 3 looks interesting as well, so if its ok I would like to move on to that one next. pls.

Thanks!


Got section 1 and I will listen to it in the next few days, I have been looking forward to this book, and section 3 is yours, thank you!

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Post Posted:: June 7th, 2017, 5:38 pm 

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Thanks! I would apprreciate any critique on the characters. I wanted to try and give them each distinct voices. But it's tricky to pull off, and I'm quite new to this. Enjoy trying though. :P

Btw do u prefer icequeen or Ann?


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Post Posted:: June 7th, 2017, 8:33 pm 
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tjp1421 wrote:
Thanks! I would apprreciate any critique on the characters. I wanted to try and give them each distinct voices. But it's tricky to pull off, and I'm quite new to this. Enjoy trying though. :P

Btw do u prefer icequeen or Ann?



Ann is fine! Of course, I have been called icequeen, IQ, and Lady of the Ice! But, Ann is fine.

It can be really hard to do different voices for each character, but when someone can actually do it, then it is awesome. But, if you are having fun, then it will come through in your recording.

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Post Posted:: June 9th, 2017, 12:17 pm 

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I kinda liked IQ. 8-)

Anyways section three all done. :D

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/brokenshaft_3_norman128kb.mp3

49m
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Have to go back to work after next week so future sections will probably take longer to complete. dang mortgage. :cry:

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Post Posted:: June 9th, 2017, 12:29 pm 
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Thank you!

Real life always inserts itself when LV is so much more fun! Hate it when that happens! BTW, you have two months to get your recordings done, there's no rush. If you want to claim another section, feel free!

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Post Posted:: June 9th, 2017, 5:14 pm 
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Section 1 is PL OK! Great job, I think the different voices were done very well! Nice!

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Post Posted:: June 12th, 2017, 3:54 pm 

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Hello Ann!

So I had a bit of this time this week and almost have section 6 done up. I should put a claim in before someone else gets there I suppose. :P

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Post Posted:: June 12th, 2017, 8:42 pm 
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Yes, that would be a good idea! Section 6 is yours, thanks!

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Post Posted:: June 12th, 2017, 9:12 pm 
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Section 3 is PL OK!

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Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 10:58 am 

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Hi Ann

I would like to do no.2 the Upper Berth.

Many thanks
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