[COMPLETE]Personal Narrative of Travels Vol 3 - annise

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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America During the Years 1799-1804, Volume 3 by Alexander von Humboldt (1769 - 1859) and others. Translated by Thomasina Ross ( - 0)

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/personal-narrative-of-travels1799-1804-3-by-alexander-von-humboldt/

Volume 3, the final volume of the “Personal Narrative”, records the travels of Alexander von Humboldt and the botanist Aimé Bonpland in South and Central America, and the Caribbean. In this volume, they start at Angostura, the capital at that time of Spanish Guiana, where both required recuperation from serious febrile disease contracted on their journey on the Orinoco. Once well, they recommenced their travels, returning across Spanish Guiana and Venezuela to the coastal settlement of Nueva Barcelona, from whence they departed for Cuba and further travels in the Caribbean. As in the previous volumes, von Humboldt describes their travel with a narrative that is expressively descriptive of people, plants, animals and geology. Volume 3 also discusses slavery in Cuba and provides a geological description of South America north of the Amazon and east of the northern region of the Andes. (summary by Gail Timmerman-Vaughan)
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Last edited by gailtv on June 14th, 2018, 5:45 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by craigdav1 » June 10th, 2017, 2:20 pm

Adding to post queue.

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Post by annise » June 10th, 2017, 5:21 pm

MW open.

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Post by gailtv » June 10th, 2017, 8:47 pm

Thank you, Anne. :clap: Super speedy.

And the DPL for this project is craigdav1.

Cheers.

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Post by gailtv » August 5th, 2017, 12:52 am

Hi -

We are back in the Orinoco again. Here is Section 1.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_01_humboldt.mp3
27 min 02.5 sec, 87.9 dB.

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Post by craigdav1 » August 5th, 2017, 7:40 am

1 PL OK!

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Post by gailtv » August 6th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Hi --

Here is Section 02.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_02_humboldt.mp3
21 min 38 sec, 89.5 dB.

AvH makes a comment about the locals observing that the flood is higher about every 5 years - but seems not to believe it. My interpretation is that it is perhaps a very early European report of an effect of the Southern Oscillation.....

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Post by craigdav1 » August 6th, 2017, 8:07 pm

2 PL OK.

Southern Oscillation.....been a while since I thought about that.....but tomorrow as it's getting late here. Enjoying the narrative.....almost feel like I'm with him on his travels.

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Post by gailtv » August 26th, 2017, 9:38 pm

Hi -

Here is Section 3.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_03_humboldt.mp3

88.6 dB, 26 min 02 sec.

It could be a while before I manage the next recording. I have my annual bout of laryngitis..... I had recorded Section 3 before getting sick.

Let me know if anything needs to be fixed, please.

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Post by craigdav1 » August 27th, 2017, 6:50 am

3 PL OK.

Keep warm. Weather here is already getting a bit like fall.

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Post by gailtv » September 21st, 2017, 2:35 pm

Hi --

It's been a while.

Section 4 is ready to be DPLed. Both this section and the next are pretty hard reading - hopefully the listening is easier (I think it would put me to sleep!) - a lot of tongue twisting place names, and the subject is the erroneous historical maps. And, poor old AvH complains of having been mis-attributed!

I also wonder if the translator was getting a bit tired, or if her sentence structure was being badly influenced by her immersion in the French, because many sentences are very awkward.

My voice sounds a bit forced in places in this reading - I hope it is OK - but don't hesitate to let me know if it would be best if I were to rerecord this Section.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_04_humboldt.mp3
27 min 43.8 sec, 87.2 dB.

Many thanks

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Post by craigdav1 » September 21st, 2017, 3:40 pm

4
Voice sounds fine but the bitrate is 101kbps.

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Post by gailtv » September 21st, 2017, 8:50 pm

craigdav1 wrote:4
Voice sounds fine but the bitrate is 101kbps.
Thanks for that. Not a good thing -- but it should be right now. Let me know if it isn't.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_04_humboldt.mp3

Are the other ones OK? I can save them again with the proper specs if they aren't.

How do you check the bitrate?

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Post by craigdav1 » September 21st, 2017, 9:03 pm

4 PL OK.

Sections 1-3 are also not 128kbps. I should have noticed sooner. :shock:

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Post by gailtv » September 22nd, 2017, 12:21 pm

craigdav1 wrote:4 PL OK.

Sections 1-3 are also not 128kbps. I should have noticed sooner. :shock:
Thanks for checking that. New computer..... too many check boxes..... but I shouldn't make excuses.

Anyway, Sections 1 - 3 are now saved at 128 kbps.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_01_humboldt.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_02_humboldt.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_03_humboldt.mp3
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