Complete [ANIMALS] Anecdotes of Big Cats and Other Beasts by David Alec Wilson-ag

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Post by silverquill » July 24th, 2020, 8:56 pm

linkwilfley wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 10:26 am
Hi,
May I claim sections 21-25, The Leopard as a Killer of Men: Part 1-5?
Thank you
Welcome to the project!
You have the above to read and record.
Thank you!
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » July 24th, 2020, 8:58 pm

Guomin wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 11:38 am
Hello,
may I claim chapters 39 and 40?

Thanks,
Guomin
Thank you!
I have assigned this to you.
Welcome to the project. :)
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » July 24th, 2020, 8:59 pm

silverquill wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 8:55 pm
njgorgen wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 10:57 am
Here is section 45 - 3m0s Nancy

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/anecdotesofbigcats_45_wilson_128kb.mp3
44 and 45 and 46 are in the MW Ready for PL.
And, I have added your new claims.
~ Larry

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Post by RitaBoutros » July 25th, 2020, 4:44 am

Sections 44, 45 and 46 are PL OK.

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Post by silverquill » July 25th, 2020, 7:06 am

RitaBoutros wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 4:44 am
Sections 44, 45 and 46 are PL OK.
Rita, I so appreciate your keeping up with this. :9:
Did Section 1 slip under your radar? Been up for awhile.
~ Larry

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Post by RitaBoutros » July 25th, 2020, 1:45 pm

Sec 61 is PL OK

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Post by msmay31 » July 25th, 2020, 5:32 pm

Hello!
Could I please claim sections 18 and 19?
Thanks.

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Post by Guomin » July 25th, 2020, 5:57 pm

Greetings, I just uploaded section 39:https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/anectodesofbigcats_39_wilson_128kb.mp3 Length: 03:09


Section 40:https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/anectodesofbigcats_40_wilson_128kb.mp3
Length: 03:16
In the audio, there's some weird noise from around 00:30 to 00:50 that occur only when I speak and when I try to clear it, the whole sound track is de-amplified; the biggest problem is that I am using the mic of the computer that is a good distance from my mouth, I have no idea why that happened :shock: Wish that doesn't compromise the quality of the recording too much.

Thank you,
Guomin

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Post by silverquill » July 25th, 2020, 8:33 pm

njgorgen wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Here is section 2 - 13m24s Nancy

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/anecdotesofbigcats_02_wilson_128kb.mp3
Thank you.
Ready for PL
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » July 25th, 2020, 8:34 pm

msmay31 wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Hello!
Could I please claim sections 18 and 19?
Thanks.
All yours!
Thanks.
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » July 25th, 2020, 8:52 pm

Guomin wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Greetings, I just uploaded section 39:https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/anectodesofbigcats_39_wilson_128kb.mp3 Length: 03:09


Section 40:https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/anectodesofbigcats_40_wilson_128kb.mp3
Length: 03:16
In the audio, there's some weird noise from around 00:30 to 00:50 that occur only when I speak and when I try to clear it, the whole sound track is de-amplified; the biggest problem is that I am using the mic of the computer that is a good distance from my mouth, I have no idea why that happened :shock: Wish that doesn't compromise the quality of the recording too much.

Thank you,
Guomin
Thank you.
I've put this in the MW Ready for PL.

In response to your comments on the audio.
What you hear is simply because of the poor quality of built in computer microphones - woefully inadequate for this type of recording. Then, they pick up all of the internal noise of the computer, which is part of what you are hearing. All of this, and the distance from your mouth also captures a lot of reverb. I really suggest that you invest in a good USB mic. There are some good choices that won't break your budge. I'm using a modestly priced one that I got six years ago, and it has served me well.

About the only thing you can to is to use some modest noise reduction. (Don't use too much, or the audio degrades, as I'm sure you've heard). I got a sample from the closing silence, and used the Audacity noise reduction set to 12 and it cleaned some of it up, but not all.

We have a low threshold for this on LibriVox, so this is still passable. But, try that and see what you get.
Meanwhile, Rita will be by to PL your reading.

It's a learning curve, so stick with it.
Glad you're here. :D
~ Larry

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Post by RitaBoutros » July 26th, 2020, 6:09 am

imfrom51 wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 11:00 pm
silverquill wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 7:53 pm
imfrom51 wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 1:10 pm
I would like Section 1 please
You have the lead-off chapter!
Thank you.
Great. Here you go.


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/anecdotesofbigcats_01_wilson_128kb.mp3

Time - 13:39

PL notes on Sec 01:

Your reading is fine, but I have just a couple of things:


At :25, there is a 3 second silence which is too long
At 2:13 preserve should be persevere
4:50 whether should be when
10:19 "not" is missing
Please shave 1 second from the end (we're not to exceed 5)

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Post by RitaBoutros » July 26th, 2020, 6:12 am

njgorgen wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Here is section 2 - 13m24s Nancy

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/anecdotesofbigcats_02_wilson_128kb.mp3
Nancy, I've given you a PL OK for a well read section 2, although did want to mention (and you may choose to change it optionally) that the pronunciation for Thames is "tems" at 4:01.

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