[FANTASY FIC] A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells-ag

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Post by hdcn » April 12th, 2019, 4:23 pm

Foon wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Hi Jeff,
I think I'm going to read this book in full, so I might as well claim another chapter! Can you sign me up for the next available one? :D
Foon,

It seems I've picked a good book then. Yay!!!

After careful consideration of your request, you have been assigned Section 8.

Thanks so much for your continued assistance with this project...

Jeff B.

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Post by hdcn » April 13th, 2019, 4:06 am

taniles1364 wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Almost finished with Chapter 9 and would like to request Chapter 11 if I could. I understand if you want to hold off until I submit Chapter 9, which I should do by Monday. :) Foon was my inspiration here :wink:
No problem, I have assigned 11 to you as well.

Thanks

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Post by taniles1364 » April 15th, 2019, 7:31 am

You're Da Man! Thanks Jeff! :clap:

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Post by taniles1364 » April 15th, 2019, 6:34 pm

I believe this is the link I am supposed to post here, right Jeff? This was at the bottom of the upload window:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/altruria_ix_howells_128kb.mp3

This is the recording of Chapter IX, my first ever such recording. I'm looking forward to the critique. Always looking to get better. 8-)

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Post by hdcn » April 15th, 2019, 8:45 pm

taniles1364 wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 6:34 pm
I believe this is the link I am supposed to post here, right Jeff? This was at the bottom of the upload window:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/altruria_ix_howells_128kb.mp3

This is the recording of Chapter IX, my first ever such recording. I'm looking forward to the critique. Always looking to get better. 8-)
Thank you, but please resubmit your file using the correct naming convention. As far as I know, Roman numerals cannot be used for LibriVox audio files. The correct format would be altruria_09_howells_128kb

Thanks, and sorry for the trouble! :roll:

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Post by taniles1364 » April 16th, 2019, 7:16 am

hdcn wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 8:45 pm
taniles1364 wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 6:34 pm
I believe this is the link I am supposed to post here, right Jeff? This was at the bottom of the upload window:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/altruria_ix_howells_128kb.mp3

This is the recording of Chapter IX, my first ever such recording. I'm looking forward to the critique. Always looking to get better. 8-)
Thank you, but please resubmit your file using the correct naming convention. As far as I know, Roman numerals cannot be used for LibriVox audio files. The correct format would be altruria_09_howells_128kb

Thanks, and sorry for the trouble! :roll:
Not a problem. The chapters are listed in Roman numerals so I thought that was what was required. Will rename and send. Gotta love learning :thumbs:
Anyway, here it is: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/altruria_09_howells_128kb.mp3

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Post by hdcn » April 16th, 2019, 5:19 pm

taniles1364 wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 7:16 am

Not a problem. The chapters are listed in Roman numerals so I thought that was what was required.
Well, I certainly can't fault your logic! Thanks for uploading, and I will PL your section this weekend. :thumbs:

Jeff B.

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Post by hdcn » April 21st, 2019, 6:15 pm

taniles1364 wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 6:34 pm
This is the recording of Chapter IX, my first ever such recording. I'm looking forward to the critique. Always looking to get better.
TA,

You did a great job of recording, and I love all the voices! That's the number one thing that I'm terrible at, which is why I usually stick to non-fiction or single narrator pieces when I volunteer to read. :roll:

The only correction I have is that on two occasions, at 4:26 and 5:46, you misread or mispronounced the name of Mr. Homos as Mr. [hōmō]. This was discussed in a previous post on 3/11, but, since this has already caused confusion for a couple of people, I have attached (below) a link to the audio of the pronunciation that we will be using for this project. Ordinarily it wouldn't be that big of a deal, were it not for the fact that the pronunciations [hōmō] and [hōmōz] are similar to an offensive slur, and should therefore be avoided. So, for purposes of standardization across the project, here is an audio sample of the pronunciation that will be used:

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/homos_0.mp3

Please correct just those two sentences, and your section will be good to go! Thanks so much for your continued support...

Jeff B.

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Post by taniles1364 » April 23rd, 2019, 7:25 am

Thanks for the solid feedback Jeff! Looking forward to getting Chapter 11 finished. Here is the edited version of Chapter 9:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/altruria_09_howells_128kb.mp3

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Post by taniles1364 » April 23rd, 2019, 3:08 pm

Chapter 11 is now ready for your review Jeff: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/altruria_11_howells_128kb.mp3

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Post by hdcn » April 23rd, 2019, 10:12 pm

taniles1364 wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 3:08 pm
Chapter 11 is now ready for your review Jeff: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/altruria_11_howells_128kb.mp3
Thanks! I have both sections in for PL.

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Post by hdcn » April 26th, 2019, 10:58 pm

taniles1364 wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 6:34 pm
This is the recording of Chapter IX, my first ever such recording. I'm looking forward to the critique. Always looking to get better. 8-)
TA,

I went through Chapter 9 more carefully, and I found a few misreads that I wanted to bring to your attention. These are minor enough that, for purposes of LibriVox, the section could probably be marked "PL OK" as is. I will let you take a look and decide for yourself if you'd like to correct any or all of these very minor misreads:

5:56 – Misread "fountain" as "foundation"

13:50 – Misread "their leaders" as "our leaders"

19:52 – Mispronounced the French loan word "sang-froid." As far as I know, the only correct pronunciation in English reading is [song-fwā], but there may be others. Please see the pronunciation link below:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sangfroid

22:28 – Misread "reluctant in behalf of my projected romance" as "reluctant in my behalf of my projected romance" (Here you may be able to simply delete the extra "my" without having to re-record anything)

Again, if any of these are in a place that would be especially difficult for you to correct, or if you're simply short on time, then I'd be happy to mark this section "PL OK" based on the fact that the misreads are, for the most part, inconsequential. Thanks,

Jeff B.

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Post by taniles1364 » April 29th, 2019, 1:07 pm

Pardon the delayed response Jeff. Weekends are busy and long work day today. I will make all of the corrections tomorrow morning. Thanks for doing your due diligence. I'll have to get better at doing mine 😊👍. Unti tomorrow then.

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Post by taniles1364 » April 30th, 2019, 6:34 am

Aloha Jeff, I made the suggested edits. I'm not completely satisfied with edit at 5:56 as the tone of that segment is slightly different than the rest of the section. If you have technical suggestions for me on that I'd be happy to redo it. I think we're ok otherwise. Thanks again for the guidance!
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/altruria_09_howells_128kb.mp3

I'll await feedback to Chapter 11 before listening again.

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Post by hdcn » May 8th, 2019, 7:05 pm

taniles1364 wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 6:34 am
I'll await feedback to Chapter 11 before listening again.
TA,

Just to give you an update, I have finished editing the first 26 minutes of Section 11. I’ve made a couple corrections, but haven’t come across anything yet that would require you to re-record. I’ll let you know once the remastered file has been uploaded, so that you can take a listen and let me know if you’re happy with how it sounds. Thanks,

Jeff B.

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