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Post by Carolin » September 30th, 2018, 11:15 pm

The Phantom Death and Other Stories by William Clark Russell (1844 - 1911).
This is a book of remarkable nautic ghost and horror stories, written by William Clark Russell in 1893. The stories are for the most part set on ships and bring the reader on board for ghostly nights, wonderful sights, and strange occurrences. ( Carolin)
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Post by Carolin » October 8th, 2018, 12:02 pm

this project is now ready to go! all readers and a dpl are most welcome!
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Post by Eduard Rochester » October 8th, 2018, 11:23 pm

May I read Section 1?
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Post by Carolin » October 9th, 2018, 9:15 am

absolutely! thank you!
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Post by Eduard Rochester » October 17th, 2018, 9:44 am

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Post by Carolin » October 17th, 2018, 10:53 pm

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by grundor » October 20th, 2018, 11:42 am

I can take Section 2.

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Post by MichaelKnowles » October 20th, 2018, 3:38 pm

I'd like to do section 6. This will be my first recording, so I would like to appear in the LibriVox catalog as Michael Knowles.

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Post by linny » October 22nd, 2018, 12:55 pm

Chapter 1 sounds great. :thumbs:

Only PL note is that the ending silence is ~10 seconds instead of ~5 seconds.

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Post by Eduard Rochester » October 22nd, 2018, 4:45 pm

Oops. OK, I'll take care of that.
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Post by Eduard Rochester » October 22nd, 2018, 7:21 pm

linny wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 12:55 pm
Chapter 1 sounds great. :thumbs:

Only PL note is that the ending silence is ~10 seconds instead of ~5 seconds.
Linny,

I checked Section 1 again, but it already has 10 seconds of silence at the end. I also checked the file that's on the server.

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Post by Carolin » October 23rd, 2018, 3:53 am

Thank you all :thumbs:
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Post by Carolin » October 23rd, 2018, 3:58 am

Eduard Rochester wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 7:21 pm
I checked Section 1 again, but it already has 10 seconds of silence at the end. I also checked the file that's on the server.
Hi jim, the old rule was 5 seconds silence, and 10 seconds if the file is longer than 30 minutes. About a year ago, we looked af this rule again and decided that this was rather arbitrary and that it would be easier to just apply a five second rule to all recordingd, no matter how long they are.

Do you think you could trim the silence down to five seconds? Thank you!
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Post by Carolin » October 23rd, 2018, 4:00 am

MichaelKnowles wrote:
October 20th, 2018, 3:38 pm
I'd like to do section 6. This will be my first recording, so I would like to appear in the LibriVox catalog as Michael Knowles.
Hi michael, welcome to librivox!

You are welcome to participate in this project. I have signed you up, your personal catalog page is here https://librivox.org/reader/12873

Please also complete the one minute test before getting started! Thank you!
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Post by Eduard Rochester » October 23rd, 2018, 5:17 am

Thanks, Carolin, for clarifying that. I’ll fix it.
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