[grp] For the Temple: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem By: G. A. Henty - lny

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Post by 3200runner » November 25th, 2018, 2:47 pm

For the Temple: A tale of the Fall of Jerusalem by G. A. Henty (1832 - 1902).

Abandoned solo, adopted by Linny as a group project.
In all history, there is no drama of more terrible interest than that which terminated with the total destruction of Jerusalem. Had the whole Jewish nation joined in the desperate resistance made, by a section of it, to the overwhelming strength of Rome, the world would have had no record of truer patriotism than that displayed, by this small people, in their resistance to the forces of the mistress of the world.

Unhappily, the reverse of this was the case. Except in the defense of Jotapata and Gamala, it can scarcely be said that the Jewish people, as a body, offered any serious resistance to the arms of Rome. The defenders of Jerusalem were a mere fraction of its population--a fraction composed almost entirely of turbulent characters and robber bands, who fought with the fury of desperation; after having placed themselves beyond the pale of forgiveness, or mercy, by the deeds of unutterable cruelty with which they had desolated the city, before its siege by the Romans. They fought, it is true, with unflinching courage--a courage never surpassed in history--but it was the courage of despair; and its result was to bring destruction upon the whole population, as well as upon themselves.

Fortunately the narrative of Josephus, an eyewitness of the events which he describes, has come down to us; and it is the storehouse from which all subsequent histories of the events have been drawn. It is, no doubt, tinged throughout by his desire to stand well with his patrons, Vespasian and Titus; but there is no reason to doubt the accuracy of his descriptions. I have endeavored to present you with as vivid a picture as possible of the events of the war, without encumbering the story with details and, except as regards the exploits of John of Gamala, of whom Josephus says nothing, have strictly followed, in every particular, the narrative of the historian.

G. A. Henty.
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Post by TriciaG » December 2nd, 2018, 12:23 pm

Hi, 3200runner! It doesn't look like anyone has communicated with you in a week. Sorry about that!

Please, PLEASE, before embarking on a solo, do two things:

(1) We do STRONGLY encourage a one-minute test (LINK) to check your technical settings. It's not an audition, but to make sure you're exporting at the correct bit rate, have your recording in mono, etc. It would be a shame to record a whole section, only to have to scrap it and redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.

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I'm moving this to Book Suggestions until you've done the test, and (I hope) a little in a group project. When you're ready to do the solo, post in this thread, and an admin will move it back to the Launch Pad for you. :)
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Post by 3200runner » December 7th, 2018, 9:20 am

Okay I need a little help I have recorded the 1 minute test as well as the first few chapters in the book. I'm not sure if I did this right but here is the link for the preface and chapter 1.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/Preface_and_Chapter_1.mp3

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Post by TriciaG » December 7th, 2018, 9:26 am

Instructions to upload your test are here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test
in the section titled "Upload your file and get feedback". :)

Please do not upload the chapters of the book yet. Those will be when the project is properly set up, which would be after the test is approved. Hopefully there's nothing in your setup that would require you to delete what you've recorded and start over! That's why we recommend the test before recording "for real".
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The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
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Post by 3200runner » December 7th, 2018, 4:34 pm


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Post by annise » December 7th, 2018, 5:25 pm

Your 1-minute test is over here viewtopic.php?f=21&p=1531259#p1531259 , Someone will be along to check it.
You need to keep an eye out for the response

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Post by TriciaG » January 30th, 2019, 6:52 am

Reader has completed the one-minute test. Moving this back to the Launch Pad.
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 2nd, 2019, 7:20 am

3200,

I'm happy to MC this for you. I'll get you set up and then come back with further instructions.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 2nd, 2019, 7:29 am

Jacob,

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If you have questions, or if you have any trouble with the instructions in the BC how to, please post and we'll work through it together. There is a bit of a learning curve when you do your first solo. You've picked a nice size book - not too long and something that you are interested in, so it should be a manageable and enjoyable process for you.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 7th, 2019, 8:43 pm

Moving to going solo.
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Post by 3200runner » February 10th, 2019, 7:45 pm

Okay I have the magic window all set up for the first chapter. I put the first chapter and preface together because it was so short I didn't think it needed its own recording. I hope that's okay. If not I can fix it. Sorry its taken me so long to get this far, but I will be able to upload much more frequently now that I know how everything works. Well at least I think Iknow how everything works. If I'm still making some mistakes please let me know so I can fix them.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 10th, 2019, 8:29 pm

No problem putting the Preface with Chapter 1. I've adjusted your MW to reflect that.

No need to change the file name on the Preface/Chapter 1 - I can correct that when I catalog.

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Post by 3200runner » April 24th, 2019, 5:19 pm

hello, sorry I haven't posted anything for a while. I was caught up with the end of the semester. Finals ended today though so I should have a post ready by the end of next week and I will be much more consistent from here on out.

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Post by 3200runner » May 2nd, 2019, 6:14 pm

Okay, Chapter 2 is up. :)

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 3rd, 2019, 11:57 am

That's great. I've posted an advert for a DPL.
MaryAnn

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