[Complete] The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy - mb

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Post by VictoriaBMartin » August 18th, 2012, 5:06 pm

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy (1865 - 1947) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-scarlet-pimpernel-version-2-by-baroness-emmuska-orczy/
In the year 1792, the French Revolution is in the midst of its bloodiest stage. Aristocrats are being executed left and right by the Republic when the guillotine begins to be repeatedly cheated of aristocratic victims due to a series of daring rescues carried out by a mysterious hero known only as “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” Nothing is known about this person, save that he is a master of disguise, has saved dozens of lives, and has never been caught. He is the hero of the aristocrats, the bane of the Republic, and the talk of high society across the channel in England. As the inane and foppish Sir Percy Blakeney, the leader of English fashion, puts it, “They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere! Is he in Heaven or is he in Hell, that demmed elusive Pimpernel?” And no one is more interested in uncovering the mystery surrounding this hero than Sir Percy’s wife, the young French actress Marguerite St. Just, to whom the fate of the Scarlet Pimpernel may mean everything. (Summary by Eden Rea-Hedrick)
Volunteers outside the USA: Emma Orczy died in 1947. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955).

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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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  3. Is there a deadline?
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  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60
  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.


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    Notice: M. stands for Monsieur. "Orczy" is pronounced "or-tsey". Thank you!

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    Keywords that describe the book:
    adventure; history; suspenseful; ironic
  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:
    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of The Scarlet Pimpernel. - 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]"
    • Say:
      " The Scarlet Pimpernel , by Emma Orczy . [Chapter]"

    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • 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 Scarlet Pimpernel , by Emma Orczy . "

    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
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    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    scarletpimpernel_##_orczy.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. scarletpimpernel_01_orczy.mp3)

    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!

    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Emma Orczy
    Album: The Scarlet Pimpernel

    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:
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: mb - m8b1
    • 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 or PM me. :)
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Post by Hobbit » August 18th, 2012, 5:53 pm

Ooh, Victoria, may I DPL? Or would that conflict with my being able to claim some sections as well once you've got an MW?
Between being a full-time college student and working 20+ hours per week, I'm not able to be involved at LV these days, but I remain a loyal fan and look forward to a triumphant return sometime in the (probably distant) future.

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Post by VictoriaBMartin » August 18th, 2012, 6:55 pm

Great! I'll be glad to have you as DPL. And any sections you wish to claim are yours. :) If I'm correct, you played as my sister in Jane Eyre, right? Louisa Eshton? :D
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Post by CaprishaPage » August 18th, 2012, 7:28 pm

Oh, I adore The Scarlet Pimpernel! :o)
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Post by VictoriaBMartin » August 18th, 2012, 8:20 pm

I'm glad that you're interested. :) We just need an MC...
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Post by Hobbit » August 19th, 2012, 10:58 am

VictoriaBMartin wrote:Great! I'll be glad to have you as DPL. And any sections you wish to claim are yours. :) If I'm correct, you played as my sister in Jane Eyre, right? Louisa Eshton? :D
Yes, that's right, sister Amy. :)
Between being a full-time college student and working 20+ hours per week, I'm not able to be involved at LV these days, but I remain a loyal fan and look forward to a triumphant return sometime in the (probably distant) future.

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Post by m8b1 » August 20th, 2012, 12:50 pm

I'll MC this for you, Victoria. The MW is up!

One thing - the summary is a bit on the long side (we do have a character limit for summaries) and also it gives away the entire plot. :-)
If you could come up with something shorter and less spoilery before the project is ready to catalog, that would be great! It is fine for while the project is running. :-)

Have fun!

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Post by VictoriaBMartin » August 20th, 2012, 1:01 pm

m8b1 wrote:I'll MC this for you, Victoria. The MW is up!

One thing - the summary is a bit on the long side (we do have a character limit for summaries) and also it gives away the entire plot. :-)
If you could come up with something shorter and less spoilery before the project is ready to catalog, that would be great! It is fine for while the project is running. :-)

Have fun!
Thank you soooo much!

I realize that the summary is pretty long, and I planned to change it before the project is finished, but I didn't want the fact that people didn't know the story to keep them from contributing...if that makes any sense.
Also, I don't seem to have access to the MW...

Thanks again. I owe you one!
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Post by aradlaw » August 20th, 2012, 1:16 pm

VictoriaBMartin wrote: Also, I don't seem to have access to the MW...

Thanks again. I owe you one!
Just passing through, you should have access now Victoria. :wink:
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Post by VictoriaBMartin » August 20th, 2012, 1:18 pm

Thank you very much, David! :)
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Post by m8b1 » August 20th, 2012, 1:25 pm

Sorry about that, Victoria! Thank you, David! :-)

(Not quite sure what I messed up since David already fixed it! :lol: :lol: )

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Post by CaprishaPage » August 20th, 2012, 3:00 pm

I would love to read the first section if it is available.
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Post by VictoriaBMartin » August 20th, 2012, 4:13 pm

You're on! :D MW updated.
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Post by Hobbit » August 20th, 2012, 4:37 pm

Victoria, may I please read sections 6, 8, 12, 22, and 25? I know it's a lot, but I'll be hanging around in this thread anyway. :D
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Post by VictoriaBMartin » August 20th, 2012, 4:56 pm

They're all yours! Have fun with them! :wink:
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