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Post by johng » April 1st, 2021, 7:58 am

Mark Twain's Autobiography: With An Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine - Volume II, by Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
While the Mark Twain Project has created and released a three-volume Mark Twain autobiography with extensive annotations, in the 21st century, this two-volume autobiography was published in 1924 and contains many works never before released. It came 14 years after Twain's death and so, "speaking from the grave", he felt he could be "as frank and free and unembarrassed as a love letter". The autobiographical chapters that he published years earlier in the North American Review, were selected more for their acceptability and potential popularity than for their completely true reflection of his inner thoughts. With the publication of Mark Twain's Autobiography in 1924, the world was introduced to a much more frank and less restrained Twain than had heretofore been seen or heard. This partial Autobiography, in two volumes, consisting of about two-fifths of his known material, was compiled by a personal friend and literary executor Albert Bigelow Paine, who at the time had exclusive access to Twain's papers. (Summary by John Greenman and Wikipedia)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015013245900

Target completion date: 2021-08-30

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Mark Twain's Autobiography: With An Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine - Volume II. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Mark Twain's Autobiography: With An Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine - Volume II, by Mark Twain. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Mark Twain's Autobiography: With An Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine - Volume II, by Mark Twain. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Mark Twain's Autobiography: With An Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine - Volume II, by Mark Twain."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: twainsautobiographyvolume2_##_twain_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. twainsautobiographyvolume2_01_twain_128kb.mp3)

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Post by TriciaG » April 2nd, 2021, 11:51 am

Launched at the same time as volume 1. With confirmation from the soloist, we'll pull this thread back out when he's closer to starting to record for it.
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Post by johng » May 15th, 2021, 6:48 am

Michele has graciously agreed to continue to be DPL for this MT project.
Thanks Michele!!!
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Post by TriciaG » May 15th, 2021, 6:09 pm

This is set up. :)
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Post by TriciaG » May 16th, 2021, 11:08 am

Moving to Going Solo...
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Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
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Post by johng » May 16th, 2021, 6:14 pm

Tnx Tricia!!!
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Post by JaybirdSummers » May 24th, 2021, 8:34 pm

Hi! I'm looking for something to start with and Mark Twain was a favorite of mine as a kid. If any slots are open I'd love to give it a shot!
Thanks, Jaybird Summers

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Post by TriciaG » May 25th, 2021, 5:14 am

JaybirdSummers wrote:
May 24th, 2021, 8:34 pm
Hi! I'm looking for something to start with and Mark Twain was a favorite of mine as a kid. If any slots are open I'd love to give it a shot!
Thanks, Jaybird Summers
Welcome, Jaybird!

This is a solo project, meaning that the reader will be recording all the sections.

Check out the "Readers Wanted" forums for projects that need readers. :wink:
By John Muir: Our National Parks
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by johng » May 25th, 2021, 6:38 am

JaybirdSummers wrote:
May 24th, 2021, 8:34 pm
Hi! I'm looking for something to start with and Mark Twain was a favorite of mine as a kid. If any slots are open I'd love to give it a shot!
Thanks, Jaybird Summers
Thanks, Jaybird!
Your enthusiasm is MUCH appreciated and I'm sure you'll find a project into which you can sink your teeth.

All the best and thanks for asking!!
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Post by wib66 » May 25th, 2021, 12:11 pm

Queued for PL

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Post by wib66 » May 30th, 2021, 11:20 am

Chapter 1 is PL OK

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Post by wib66 » May 30th, 2021, 12:12 pm

chapter 2 is PL OK

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Post by wib66 » May 30th, 2021, 1:29 pm

PL Notes for section 3

There should be between 0.5 and 1 second of silence at the beginning of the file it is currently shorter than this

There should be 5 seconds of silence at the end of the file it is currently shorter than this

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Post by johng » June 3rd, 2021, 6:28 am

wib66 wrote:
May 30th, 2021, 1:29 pm
PL Notes for section 3

There should be between 0.5 and 1 second of silence at the beginning of the file it is currently shorter than this

There should be 5 seconds of silence at the end of the file it is currently shorter than this
THANKS!!!
Great catches!!!

corrected
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Post by johng » June 4th, 2021, 7:04 am

just finished section 8
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