[Grp/Historical romance] The Star-Chamber Volume 1 by William Harrison Ainsworth - lt

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Post by Lynnet » August 3rd, 2018, 4:09 pm

The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance, Volume 1 by William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882).

A romance with the backdrop of the notorious Star Chamber of the English legal system. The Chamber began as purely administrative, but gradually took on more of a judicial role, enforcing the monarch's will when the courts could or would not do so. As the mix of fact and fiction unfolds in this tale, the court is beginning to lose favor during the reign of James I as the church once again increased its power, while Parliament's power decreased as the monarch tried to rule without them. ( Lynne Thompson)
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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (William Harrison Ainsworth) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Harrison_Ainsworth
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    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 29
    9. Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    10. Original publication date (if known): 1854
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    Genres for the project: Historical Fiction; Romance

    Keywords that describe the book: confession, letter, prison, court, puritan

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Post by JenOconnell » September 2nd, 2018, 8:28 am

This is Jennifer O'Connell. I would like this as a solo project please.

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Post by Lynnet » September 2nd, 2018, 8:42 am

JenOconnell wrote:
September 2nd, 2018, 8:28 am
This is Jennifer O'Connell. I would like this as a solo project please.
Hi and welcome to Librivox!
There are a few things to do before you get started.
You will need to complete a one minute test - this is to check your specs are up to Librivox standards, and if not, you'll be given hints on how to remedy that. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test
Please post your test in the Listeners Wanted forum (see the dropdown at the bottom of the page) for the speediest response. Waiting for the OK may seem tedious, but can save time in the long run.
You will also need to be added to the catalog of readers. I will add you using your forum name, but if you prefer your real name or a pseudonym let me know. We can also link to a personal blog or website. If you click on your name in the Magic Window, you will see your own personal catalog page.

We strongly recommend submitting contributions to group projects before taking on a solo. Too often, we have seen readers take on a solo then disappear when they realize just how much work is involved. I know you are probably the exception, but we err on the side of caution 8-)
However, as this project was set up as a group project, how about I assign you the first section and we take it from there? You can always claim more (even all) later.

Be sure to read the first post - all the info you need is there, but if anything doesn't make sense, just ask. The wiki (see the top of the page) has bundles of info too.
Lynne
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Post by JenOconnell » September 2nd, 2018, 7:02 pm

Thank you for the info. I'm posting my test now. I am a disabled stay at home mom with time on my hands. I am also using this as a learning experience to try to become a narrator for audibles and so will need to learn the whole process and the time it takes. I'm not going to let that stop me from continuing to read for LibriVox if I am accepted as a reader however. I simply enjoy books, and while I'm no author, this allows me to have a part in the process.

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Post by JenOconnell » September 2nd, 2018, 7:14 pm

I also would like my name added as Jennifer O'Connell please. I don't have a website or a blog.

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Post by Lynnet » September 3rd, 2018, 8:11 am

I have made the edit to your catalog entry.

You will be accepted as a reader -- I don't think we turn anyone away. It's just you may need a little guidance on improving the quality of your recording.
If you have never read audiobooks before, you may be surprised at how much work is involved... and how much there is to learn! We lose many readers when they realize the complexity and time involved, although once you get everything set up correctly, and identify any recurring issues, it gets a lot easier, as does the recording itself, and the editing.
I am just suggesting easing in gently and 'learning your craft' before taking on a huge project (which will probably be 50+ hours of work). There is plenty of help available if you need it. Everyone here is friendly and most can offer advice; we also have the wiki (see the link under the logo at the top of the page); I personally love our video guides as I'm a visual learner... these were made by one of our admins (I'd suggest only watching those specifically relevant, so you don't get too confused) https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/User:Philchenevert.

Please ask if you have questions. Oh yes, and many of our readers do go on to read for Audible (myself included), but here we do not require professional standard and you don't need to audition 8-) It's definitely a good way to hone your skills and gain confidence.
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Post by JenOconnell » September 3rd, 2018, 8:21 am

I actually have been wanting to become a reader for a very long time. I have had an Audibles account for about 8 years now and listen to audible books a lot. I just didn't know how to get into the business. I found you guys because I was listening to one of my books when I ran into an acquaintance who happens to be one of your readers. I also have one of my best friends that was in a band for many years and has some experience with editing and sound equipment. Like I said, I am physically disabled with a genetic condition that leaves me unable to do much physically, but I am able to spend the time required for projects like this. Reading has always been a passion of mine from a very young age. To be able to be a part of something like this, and to possibly get good enough to make money doing it, is a dream come true for me.

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Post by terrybenn » September 5th, 2018, 11:39 am

I'd like to claim DPL for this project if I may. I have the same goals and for similar reasons, so I think we'll get along well.

Jen, I can answer some of your questions on how to get started once you feel you're ready.

T

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Post by Lynnet » September 5th, 2018, 1:44 pm

terrybenn wrote:
September 5th, 2018, 11:39 am
I'd like to claim DPL for this project if I may. I have the same goals and for similar reasons, so I think we'll get along well.

Jen, I can answer some of your questions on how to get started once you feel you're ready.

T
The job is yours, Terry.
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Post by MaxRusenko » September 19th, 2018, 9:37 am

Hi there! I'm a first-time reader for LibriVox, and would be very much interested in reading section 2 of this book (under the pseudonym Karl Young).

Thanks so much! :D

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Post by Lynnet » September 19th, 2018, 2:52 pm

MaxRusenko wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 9:37 am
Hi there! I'm a first-time reader for LibriVox, and would be very much interested in reading section 2 of this book (under the pseudonym Karl Young).

Thanks so much! :D
Hi and welcome!
I see you have submitted your test :thumbs: Someone will be along to check it soon and I'd recommend waiting for the OK before beginning here.
I will create your catalog page, and you will be able to access it by clicking on your name in the Magic Window.
Please be sure to read the first post, but if you have questions, ask. You can also check out the wiki (link at the top of the page) as it has plenty of useful information.
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Post by MaxRusenko » September 20th, 2018, 10:33 am

Hi again. I just got the "OK" for my 1-minute test, so I'm good to go!

So excited to get started. I'll be sure to look over all the instructions very carefully. The wiki link was very helpful and interesting. :clap:

Have an amazing day!

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