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linny
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Post by linny » September 19th, 2015, 11:03 am

Doctor Syn by Russell Thorndike (1885 - 1972).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on the catalog page.

https://librivox.org/doctor-syn-by-russell-thorndike/

Volunteers outside the USA: Russell Thorndike died in 1972. His/Her work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years).
Doctor Syn: A Tale of the Romney Marsh is the first in the series of Doctor Syn novels by Russell Thorndike and inspired a Disney movie called the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh starring Patrick Patrick McGoohan. In this story we are introduced to the complex Christopher Syn, the kindly vicar of the little town of Dymchurch. Dr Syn seems pleasant, but is he much more than he seems? Although published first, this book is the last of the series chronologically. The town is located near the Romney Marsh, an ideal location for smuggling operations. Captain Howard Collyer, a revenue agent for the crown, arrives on the scene convinced that he can find and capture the smugglers that must be active in the area. The locals deny any knowledge of any smuggling operations, but warn of mysterious bands of witches and glowing demons that ride fire-breathing horses roam the marsh. Can this straight forward navy captain survive these supernatural foes as he investigates Romney Marsh and the disturbing events that begin to happen in Dymchurch? ( Brett Downey)
  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 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.
  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): [/b]https://archive.org/details/doctorsynsmuggle00thor
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.
  6. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard The DPL for this project is craigdav1

    Please don't download files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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    Genres for the project: Action & Adventure Fiction; Historical Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: pirates smugglers supernatural mystery secret identity marsh english village kent revenge alter ego

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  7. The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Doctor Syn, by Russell Thorndike. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      "End of [Chapter]"
    • 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 Doctor Syn, by Russell Thorndike. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  8. Example filename doctorsyn_##_thorndike_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. doctorsyn_01_thorndike_128kb.mp3)
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Last edited by linny on August 29th, 2018, 7:16 am, edited 8 times in total.

knotyouraveragejo
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 19th, 2015, 11:52 am

Sounds like fun, Brett. I'll MC for you.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 19th, 2015, 12:02 pm

OK MW is up. We usually shy away from citing Wikisource as our text source since they put a creative commons license on their texts although this one clearly states that is public domain in the U.S. Here is an alternate text link that I would prefer to use for the catalog:

https://archive.org/details/doctorsynsmuggle00thor
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Post by craigdav1 » September 19th, 2015, 12:06 pm

Would enjoy being dpl.
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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 19th, 2015, 12:57 pm

I'm just popping in to recommend another adaptation of this - Captain Clegg. If you've not seen it is, it has Peter Cushing and Michael Ripper, and is (in my humble opinion) a rather underrated Hammer film.
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Post by downey8kids » September 19th, 2015, 1:47 pm

Wow, I appreciate the quick and enthusiastic response. I will go ahead and use the archive text suggested.

:lol:

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Post by craigdav1 » September 29th, 2015, 9:28 am

1 PL OK.

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Post by downey8kids » September 29th, 2015, 1:55 pm


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Post by craigdav1 » September 29th, 2015, 2:05 pm

2 PL OK

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 17th, 2016, 2:56 pm

Hi Brett,

Still planning on completing this solo? We typically consider solos abandoned after 3 months of inactivity. Please let me know if you are still working on this one.

Thanks
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 27th, 2016, 4:01 pm

No response from Brett. Moved to abandoned projects.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 21st, 2016, 9:08 pm

Reinstated as requested.

As a reminder here is our policy regarding abandoning solos.
IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
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Post by PaleWriter » April 9th, 2016, 3:23 am

Ahem...

Would you entertain the prospect of an attempted chapter or three from the peanut gallery? Seems this is languishing somewhat, and I might venture into the realm with my sleep-inducing droning. Perhaps I could start at the bottom and work upward - though I've not seen that arguably sensible approach used hereabouts???

Pale and getting paler

(Been trying to find the old Disney rendition, the theme song of which I remember from when this came out, tender of years though I was.... At that time I was taken by the tale, but what did I know?)

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Post by PaleWriter » April 9th, 2016, 3:27 am

PS - re the bottom-up approach - it would allow the original reader to continue through completion in order to eventually result in the originally intended solo work by replacing my feeble attempts one by one. What would I care?

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