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Post by adrianstephens » October 2nd, 2020, 10:44 pm

TriciaG wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 11:54 am
adrianstephens wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 11:07 am
I'm not volunteering, I was wondering about: http://gutenberg.org/files/20146/20146-h/20146-h.htm
BOILER and FURNACE TESTING

It's about 11,000 words total, about half of that is a big table. Would it be possible to omit the table?
Well, if one WERE to read the table, it would certainly be boring enough! :lol:

But yes, the rest of it could be read. It appears to be about 5700 words without the table, so it should be more than 30 minutes.
Shucks. A little research shows he died in 1961 - 59 years ago. This means the work is not PD for me in the UK.
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Post by ColleenMc » October 3rd, 2020, 7:30 am

You know you are a true Librivox nerd when you squeal out loud with delight that there is a new Insomnia collection opened. My wife laughed at me.

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Post by maxgal » October 3rd, 2020, 8:31 am

ColleenMc wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 7:30 am
You know you are a true Librivox nerd when you squeal out loud with delight that there is a new Insomnia collection opened. My wife laughed at me.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 3rd, 2020, 1:43 pm

I think I last contributed to this genre several years ago, submitting an almost incomprehensible treatise on Brythonic Celtic linguistics called “The Cornish Mutations”.

But the Snooze Muse ... (that’s you, Tricia :wink: ) ... has sent forth the call again, so I think that this time it’ll be something from the wide, wide world of 19th Century engineering.

I’ll see what I can turn up.


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Post by TriciaG » October 4th, 2020, 3:24 pm

Y'all are a hoot. Now, get recording! :lol:
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

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Post by mightyfelix » October 8th, 2020, 9:43 pm

I enjoyed contributing to the last one. I'll have to find something good again for this one.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 9th, 2020, 10:22 pm

Tricia, what is the procedure if the mid-19th century author is so obscure that no-one lists his DOB or DOD, but gutenberg and archive.org accept him as PD?

Chris

https://archive.org/details/catechismofsteam00bour/page/378/mode/1up
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10998
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Post by Daisybobs » October 10th, 2020, 5:55 am

I want to claim the Grinnel College Directory.

After years of suffering through soccer results, it shouldn't be hard to project those emotions into a recording so boring that it requires a health warning for aquatic and feathered life.

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Post by TriciaG » October 10th, 2020, 6:21 am

Daisybobs wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 5:55 am
I want to claim the Grinnel College Directory.

After years of suffering through soccer results, it shouldn't be hard to project those emotions into a recording so boring that it requires a health warning for aquatic and feathered life.
Ha ha! Go for it!

(I'm not entering claims into the MW; just finished recordings.)
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

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Post by TriciaG » October 10th, 2020, 6:23 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Tricia, what is the procedure if the mid-19th century author is so obscure that no-one lists his DOB or DOD, but gutenberg and archive.org accept him as PD?

Chris

https://archive.org/details/catechismofsteam00bour/page/378/mode/1up
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10998
If Gutenberg accepts it as PD in the USA, it's PD for LibriVox. We'd only have to know a death year for folks like us outside the USA.

Let's see... written in 1864. Say he was 20 when he wrote it - that puts his birth at 1844. If he lived 100 years, he died in 1944. Thus he's PD for you in Australia. QED. :lol:
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

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Post by Daisybobs » October 10th, 2020, 6:42 am

Oh god, I got 15 minutes in and nearly sent myself into a coma. It'll probably be 70 minutes if anyone manages it.

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Post by TriciaG » October 10th, 2020, 6:45 am

Daisybobs wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 6:42 am
Oh god, I got 15 minutes in and nearly sent myself into a coma. It'll probably be 70 minutes if anyone manages it.
:lol: Yeah, I should have a warning on this project that it may not only put listeners to sleep, but the readers themselves! :mrgreen:
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

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Post by ColleenMc » October 10th, 2020, 6:50 am

Daisybobs wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 6:42 am
Oh god, I got 15 minutes in and nearly sent myself into a coma. It'll probably be 70 minutes if anyone manages it.
Wait til it’s time to edit your recording!! :thumbs:

I think the dedicated prooflisteners for these collections deserve medals!

Colleen

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 10th, 2020, 3:02 pm

Isn't it ruddy marvellous when my steamiest scene ever is guaranteed to put people to sleep? :roll:

Chapter XII - Manufacture and Maintenance of Steam Engines, from A Catechism of the Steam Engine, by John Bourne C.E.
Text - https://www.gutenberg.org/files/10998/10998-h/10998-h.htm
Duration - 49:34
MP3 - https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/ins005_catechismofthesteamengine_bourne_128kb.mp3

Cheers,
Chris
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Dramatic Selections from Henry Lawson's Short Stories
(Poetry) Wine and Roses, by Victor J. Daley

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Post by TriciaG » October 10th, 2020, 3:37 pm

Yay - first one in!
Isn't it ruddy marvellous when my steamiest scene ever is guaranteed to put people to sleep? :roll:
:lol: You're a hoot!
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

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