COMPLETE The little foresters: a story of field and woods by Clarence Hawkes-mas

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 9th, 2019, 8:52 pm

The little foresters: a story of field and woods by Clarence Hawkes (1869 - 1954).


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-little-foresters-by-clarence-hawkes/


Volunteers outside the USA: Clarence Hawkes died in 1954. His/Her work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.

The author tells about how in his youth hed walk in the countryside. The main characters of the book are the little animals which the kids observe and about which they learn. This is really cute. (Temporary Summary by Carolyn) ( ) [Carolyn did not mention that in the forest, no animal dies of old age . . . so not all the stories have happy endings.]
  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.
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  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.
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  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/littleforesterss00hawk/
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  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430
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    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
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  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 little foresters: a story of field and woods. 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 little foresters: a story of field and woods, by Clarence Hawkes. Chapter [number, title]"

    END of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of Chapter [number]"
    • 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 little foresters: a story of field and woods, by Clarence Hawkes. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
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  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 latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    littleforesters_##_hawkes_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. littleforesters_01_hawkes_128kb.mp3)
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  9. 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.[/b]
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    • 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.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » February 10th, 2019, 5:02 pm

Is it too early to claim sections 1-3?
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Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 10th, 2019, 8:18 pm

Not at all Campbell! Thanks for starting us off.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » February 10th, 2019, 9:56 pm

Got Chapter 3 recorded, wanted to tackle one of the longer ones tonight but my brother decided to take a shower which creates really loud background noise :evil: Anyways, hopefully the other two will come tomorrow!

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/littleforesters_03_hawkes_128kb.mp3
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Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 11th, 2019, 7:55 am

Ugh. Brothers. :wink:

Thank you!
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Post by PhyllisV » February 11th, 2019, 8:23 am

I would like to claim sections 4, 5, and 6.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 11th, 2019, 8:28 am

PhyllisV wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 8:23 am
I would like to claim sections 4, 5, and 6.
Great Phyllis. Welcome to the project!

And your post count is low enough that I can also safely say welcome to Librivox! We are glad to have you here.

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Post by PhyllisV » February 11th, 2019, 8:44 am

Thanks so much!

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Post by PhyllisV » February 11th, 2019, 9:16 am


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Post by lymiewithpurpose » February 11th, 2019, 9:43 pm

Got both chapters recorded, only had time to edit one. The other should come tomorrow!

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/littleforesters_01_hawkes_128kb.mp3
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 12th, 2019, 12:00 pm

Thank you Phyllis and Campbell!

MaryAnn

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Post by lectora5 » February 12th, 2019, 1:59 pm

Hello MaryAnn,

I am a new volunteer and would like to claim sections 7 & 8. I would like to record under the pseudonym lectora5. Thank You.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 12th, 2019, 3:49 pm

lectora5 wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Hello MaryAnn,

I am a new volunteer and would like to claim sections 7 & 8. I would like to record under the pseudonym lectora5. Thank You.
Lectora,

Welcome and we're glad you are here!

Before you get started, you will need to complete a one minute test - this is NOT an audition. It is to check your specs match up to Librivox standards (well, actually the standards of Internet Archive, where our finished projects are hosted). If there's any problem, the volunteers over there can help you sort out your computer and microphone settings. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test

Please post your test in the Listeners Wanted forum (see the "board index" drop down 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. While you are working through that, I will go ahead and hold these sections for you until you finish the one minute test.

Be sure to read the first post - all the info you need is there, but if anything doesn't make sense, just ask. Lots of friendly volunteers around here who all started somewhere and are happy to answer questions. The wiki (see the top of the page) has bundles of info too.

MaryAnn

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Post by lectora5 » February 12th, 2019, 6:02 pm

Thank You MaryAnn for the advice and support ! Welcome Librivox Readers :)

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » February 12th, 2019, 7:01 pm

Campbell
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Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

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