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Post Posted:: December 7th, 2016, 3:03 am 
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The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn by Harry Collingwood (1851 - 1922).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: http://librivox.org/the-strange-adventures-of-eric-blackburn-by-harry-collingwood/

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Eric Blackburn's strange adventures begin when the ship on which he is engaged as fourth officer is struck by an enormous meteorite and sinks within minutes, and Blackburn is the sole survivor out of the 535 people on board that ship. Through extraordinary luck he reaches an overturned lifeboat into which he saves himself, and from which he is rescued by the Yorkshire Lass. The Yorkshire Lass, however, brings with it a new adventure, as it is on a quest for hidden treasure on a mysterious tropical island and is going to catapult Eric into unprecedented adventures. ( Carolin)


    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/21058
    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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    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 Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn. 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 Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn, by Harry Collingwood. [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 Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn, by Harry Collingwood. "

      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
      strangeadventuresofericblackburn_##_collingwood.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. strangeadventuresofericblackburn_01_collingwood.mp3)
    9. [b]Example ID3 V2 tags (just leave those blank!)

      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: Carolin
      • 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:: December 7th, 2016, 3:24 am 
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this book is ready to go. eric blackburns adventures feature treasure, pirates, monsters, storms, sharks, the whole pallette of adventures and tragedies that can (and cant) be experienced when travelling the world by ship around the turn of the last century.

all readers and a dpl are most welcome :)

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Post Posted:: December 7th, 2016, 11:32 pm 

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I would love to join this book. It sounds quite interesting.

I'm a newbie here so if I join this, it will be my first book, and I'd be happy to be either a reader or dpl. I'm still not quite sure how everything works, so once I find find the time to go over everything more closely, do my one minute test, etc. I will sign up for this book, and hopefully it won't all be taken by then.

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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2016, 12:45 am 
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Hi melissa, welcome to Librivox!

Yes, beginning with the test recording is the best way to start reading, and a good help for proof listeners to understand the problems readers may run into :)

Take your time with that, and post again in the thread when you are ready. Thank you!

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Post Posted:: December 9th, 2016, 1:18 am 
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moving this over to readers wanted!

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Post Posted:: December 16th, 2016, 8:08 pm 

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Hi Carolin:
I'd like to read sections 1 and 2 please.

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Post Posted:: December 18th, 2016, 12:26 am 

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might i claim a chapter or tow of this interesting tale ?

Say chapter 8 and 9 to start with ?

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Post Posted:: December 19th, 2016, 2:38 am 
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thank you both :D

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Post Posted:: December 24th, 2016, 1:38 pm 

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Here is chapter 8


https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/strangeadventuresofericblackburn_08_collingwood.mp3

duration 30.35.

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Post Posted:: December 26th, 2016, 5:13 am 
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Thank you :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: December 26th, 2016, 1:25 pm 

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section 1 ready for PL. Length 21:04
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/strangeadventuresofericblackburn_01_collingwood.mp3

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Post Posted:: December 28th, 2016, 10:20 am 
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Thank you tom :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: December 30th, 2016, 6:29 am 

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I can PL here a little bit.

Tom, You gave a great start to the book! Chapter 1 is PL OK!

Jennifer, That was exciting! Well done. Chapter 8 is PL OK!

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Post Posted:: December 30th, 2016, 1:51 pm 
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Thank you so much, linny!

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Post Posted:: January 1st, 2017, 2:08 pm 

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I think I'd like to pick up some more chapters later, but if I can start with chapter 3 that would be great.

As for my name, you can put me in the catalogue as Melissa Jean.

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