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Post Posted:: September 11th, 2016, 8:57 pm 
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The Death Shot by Thomas Mayne Reid (1818 - 1883).


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Long time since this hand hath penned a preface. Now only to say, that this romance, as originally published, was written when the author was suffering severe affliction, both physically and mentally—the result of a gun-wound that brought him as near to death as Darke’s bullet did Clancy.
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It may be asked, Why under such strain was the tale written at all? A good reason could be given; but this, private and personal, need not, and should not be intruded on the public. Suffice it to say, that, dissatisfied with the execution of the work, the author has remodelled—almost rewritten it.
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It is the same story; but, as he hopes and believes, better told.
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Great Malvern, September, 1874. (Preface)






    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!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23140
    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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      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: k3S1C3pY

      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Thomas Mayne Reid) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Mayne_Reid
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 87
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1873
      • 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: Children's Fiction/Action & Adventure

      Keywords that describe the book:

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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)
      • "Chapter [number] of The Death Shot. 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 Death Shot, by Thomas Mayne Reid. [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 Death Shot, by Thomas Mayne Reid. "

      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
      deathshot_##_reid_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. deathshot_01_reid_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!


      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:: September 11th, 2016, 9:22 pm 

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I would be glad to open this one up withe the prologue and section one. Do you want to include the preface with the prologue?

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Post Posted:: September 12th, 2016, 12:17 pm 
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Sections 00 and 01 are yours, Larry, thank you! I have the Preface as the summary, so you don't need to include it when you read the Prologue, thank you for asking!

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Post Posted:: September 14th, 2016, 10:56 am 
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Moving on to Readers Wanted!

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Post Posted:: October 14th, 2016, 11:38 am 

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Something strange is happening here ...

I uploaded Chapter 4 yesterday, but it seems as though the magic window has reverted to a previous state. It doesn't show the 3 chapters I've claimed.

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Post Posted:: October 14th, 2016, 11:45 am 

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There's a system error, see: viewtopic.php?p=1283828&f=23#p1283828
Better not post or upload until it's fixed...


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Post Posted:: October 15th, 2016, 6:41 pm 

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Here are my sections uploaded again:

:https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/deathshot_00_reid_128kb.mp3
8:28

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/deathshot_01_reid_128kb.mp3
8:12

They had been marked PL OK

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Post Posted:: October 15th, 2016, 7:45 pm 
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JeremiahSutherland wrote:
Something strange is happening here ...

I uploaded Chapter 4 yesterday, but it seems as though the magic window has reverted to a previous state. It doesn't show the 3 chapters I've claimed.

JS



Jeremiah, go ahead and upload your section again. I will get everything fixed to where is should be as soon as I can.

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Post Posted:: October 15th, 2016, 9:14 pm 
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silverquill wrote:
Here are my sections uploaded again:

:https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/deathshot_00_reid_128kb.mp3
8:28

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/deathshot_01_reid_128kb.mp3
8:12

They had been marked PL OK



Thanks Larry!

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OK, I think I have everything back to the way it should be. Jeremiah, do I have the correct sections assigned to you? Let me know if I have it wrong and I will fix it, and do send in your file again. Deon, all your sections are back in the MW and marked PL OK because I save them. We are all good here for now!

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Post Posted:: October 16th, 2016, 7:21 pm 

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This is my section uploaded again.

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/deathshot_04_reid_128kb.mp3

Duration is 6:42.

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Post Posted:: October 17th, 2016, 2:36 pm 
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JeremiahSutherland wrote:
This is my section uploaded again.

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/deathshot_04_reid_128kb.mp3

Duration is 6:42.

JS



Thank Jeremiah!

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Post Posted:: October 17th, 2016, 6:57 pm 

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Hello. I would like to read section 7. This is my first time reading and recording.


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Post Posted:: October 17th, 2016, 9:07 pm 
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StevieLundell wrote:
Hello. I would like to read section 7. This is my first time reading and recording.



Hello Stevie,

Welcome to LibriVox! Section 7 is yours, thank you! But please make sure to do your one minute test first, before you record your section. It is just our way to make sure your settings are where we need them to be. This link explains what you need to do for your test. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording Once you get the OK, you can record away! What name would you like credited on your catalog page?

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Post Posted:: October 17th, 2016, 9:50 pm 
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Chapter 4 is PL OK!

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