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Post by Scarbo » November 26th, 2020, 8:26 pm

The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell (1881 - 1939).

Muriel Roscoe and her father, a general, are living in India. When the fort where they are staying comes under attack, General Roscoe charges the dauntless, wisecracking soldier Nick Ratcliffe with the responsibility for getting Muriel away in safety. The two manage to escape, but the experience is traumatic for Muriel. Nick has fallen in love with her, but will she ever be able to shake off her old prejudices towards him or her association of him with her trauma and see him for who he really is? ( Scarbo)
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Post by linny » November 27th, 2020, 9:06 am

I can MC this for you. Let me know if you have any questions. :D

I put you in as DPL because there is a delay with the system update in adding you as BC. This way you have MW access to do your setup. I'll check back and hopefully can get you switched over as BC and the DPL slot as open. Oops. Never mind, it's already updated and fixed. :D

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Post by Scarbo » November 27th, 2020, 10:29 am

Excellent! Thank you! I'll get to work on putting the chapters in right away.

Is it possible to request word-perfect PLing as a matter of personal preference, or is that meant only for certain kinds of non-fiction works?

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Post by linny » November 27th, 2020, 6:49 pm

You may, but it’s much more challenging to find readers and PLers. Some PLers don’t follow along with the text or just scan along with the reader instead of following word for word. For readers you will need to wait for a reader that would be willing to revise the recording for a word change that doesn’t impact the intent.
Example:
Text: with the responsibility for getting
Recording: with the responsibility of getting

Generally word perfect is used for religious text and scientific. As an alternative you may consider “special” PLing and ask for following along with the text to ensure word changes don’t impact intent. With special, it’s up to you to specify what you want above and beyond standard pl.

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Post by ktbell03 » December 1st, 2020, 10:59 am

Am I able to claim part 1 chapter 2?

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Post by Scarbo » December 1st, 2020, 3:38 pm

ktbell03 wrote:
December 1st, 2020, 10:59 am
Am I able to claim part 1 chapter 2?
Hello ktbell03, thank you for claiming! I see that this is your first post here. I'll sign you up for part 1 chapter 2, and in the meantime, could you complete a 1-minute test before starting to record the chapter? It's not an audition, it's just to make sure that your equipment and recording software are set up properly and to check for any sound problems. You can find more information here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording and information on the 1-minute test here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

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Post by ktbell03 » December 2nd, 2020, 1:36 pm

Ok I will be sure to do that soon! Do you need me to send you the one minute test? Where do I “submit” it?

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Post by Scarbo » December 2nd, 2020, 4:04 pm

ktbell03 wrote:
December 2nd, 2020, 1:36 pm
Ok I will be sure to do that soon! Do you need me to send you the one minute test? Where do I “submit” it?
Great! You can post it to the Listeners & Editors Wanted forum.

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Post by ktbell03 » December 5th, 2020, 8:52 pm


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Post by tmart209 » December 5th, 2020, 10:02 pm

Can I claim section 3?

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Post by Scarbo » December 6th, 2020, 4:35 am

ktbell03 wrote:
December 5th, 2020, 8:52 pm
here is my recording of section 2

https://librivox.org/uploads/linny/wayofaneagle_02_dell_128kb.mp3
I'll need to wait until your 1-minute test is OK'd before I start proof-listening, but one thing I can see right away is that your volume is at 86.1 dB, which is a bit below the needed range of 88-92.

I would wait for any feedback you get on your most recent 1-minute test, and then once it's OK'd you can amplify your file for this chapter and make any other edits as needed. When you do, could you also include the duration of the file when you post the link? Thanks! :)

Also, could you let me know what name or pseudonym you'd like to be listed under in the LV catalog?
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Post by Scarbo » December 6th, 2020, 4:36 am

tmart209 wrote:
December 5th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Can I claim section 3?
Sure thing, thank you!

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Post by Scarbo » December 6th, 2020, 12:09 pm

ktbell03 wrote:
December 5th, 2020, 8:52 pm
here is my recording of section 2

https://librivox.org/uploads/linny/wayofaneagle_02_dell_128kb.mp3
I apologize, I misunderstood the situation and can go ahead and PL this. I'll get on that as soon as I can.

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Post by Scarbo » December 6th, 2020, 3:30 pm

ktbell03 wrote:
December 5th, 2020, 8:52 pm
here is my recording of section 2

https://librivox.org/uploads/linny/wayofaneagle_02_dell_128kb.mp3
Section 2 sounds great! Your expressiveness in the dialogue brought home the drama of the story. There are just some edits to be made:

- Could you amplify the volume to between 88-92, as noted above?
- At 1:16, you say "sacredly," then correct it to "scarcely." Could you delete the "sacredly"?
- At 1:23, you say "it would have been perhaps" before correcting it to "it would perhaps have been."
- At 2:10, you start to say "rela-" before correcting it to "reality."
- At 2:17, you say "the strain was so-" before correcting it to "was such."
- At 2:35, you start to say "extrem-" before correcting it to "extremity."
- At 2:41, "turned in disgust," you say "turned into disgust." I mention such a minor difference only because it changes the meaning of the sentence.
- At 2:49, "had he not," you say "he had not," which changes the meaning of the sentence.
- At 3:15, you start to say "charpoy" before saying it again.
- At 3:36, you say "such a-" before correcting it to "such was."
- At 3:52, "lustreless," you say "lustrous."
- At 4:28, "pallor," you say "parlor."
- At 4:50, you start to say "She rea-" before correcting it to "She roused."
- At 5:57, "I told ayah," you say "I told you ayah."
- At 6:12, "her watching eyes," you repeat "her watching."
- At 6:22, in "And even he did not guess what courage underlay the words," you say "did not dis-" before correcting it, and "his words."
- At 6:46, you say "dropped less" before correcting it to "drooped less."
- At 7:50, you say "and it was" before correcting it to "and the next."
- At 8:07, you repeat "He clasped."
- At 8:13, you start to say "and it-" before correcting it to "and the look it wore."
- At 8:35, you start to say "His qui-" before correcting it to "His voice quivered."
- At 9:30, you say "was upturned" before correcting it to "was still upturned."
- At 9:45, you say "I may not be-" before correcting it to "even be with you."
- At 9:55, "give himself up to securing," you say "give himself up to securely."
- At 10:22, you repeat "so little."
- At 10:40, you start to say "Captain Grange" before correcting it.
- At 11:03, you start to say "quivering" before correcting it.
- At 12:01, you repeat "seems so."
- At 12:30, "She clung to his arm," you say "He clung to his arm."
- At 12:43, "moved before," you say "moved forward."
- And at 13:34, you say "End of The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell," but that's not actually needed until the last chapter of the book.

Here's some information on editing in Audacity: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Deleting_Errors_in_Audacity

Also, I heard in the file that you gave your reader name as Katie Benjamin and just wanted to check that that's the correct spelling that you'd like to appear in the LV catalog.

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Post by KevinS » January 7th, 2021, 6:00 pm

Section 56, please.
Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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