[SOLO] The House with the Twisting Passage -ck

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Post by Carod » September 9th, 2016, 5:48 am

The House with the Twisting Passage by Marion St John Webb (1888 - 1930).
When her parents go to India for two years, 9 year old Jenny is cared for by her aunts. Aunt Abby is caretaker in a manor house, now converted to a rest home, where Jenny meets, and hears the stories of, the interesting occupants of the many rooms. The owner's daughter, now middle-aged, is remote in both location and character. She visits only occasionally, but what was the story of her childhood, and how will she react to Jenny's presence? The House with the Twisting Passage is a wonderful set of standalone children's stories encompassed within a larger story. ( Carod)
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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The House with the Twisting Passage. 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]"
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      "The House with the Twisting Passage, by Webb St. John. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The House with the Twisting Passage by Webb St. John. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
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      "End of The House with the Twisting Passage, by Webb St. John. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename house_##_webb_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. house_01_webb_128kb.mp3)
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Post by Carolin » September 9th, 2016, 6:19 am

i got you covered, caro :thumbs:
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Post by Carolin » September 9th, 2016, 6:31 am

ok, the magic window is up, but i have two questions and a request for you :)

1. just making sure that i didnt get it wrong, the author is marion st. john webb, right? then the template is a little bit messed up, but easy to fix.

2. can you come up with a shorter file name? housewiththetwistingpassages_##_webb_128kb.mp3 is really really long - is house_xx_webb_128kb.mp3 enough?

3. the request: could you please take a photo of the cover page of your book, just so that if ever anyone asks about the pd status of the text, we have that picture to show? a picture with your phone camera is enough :)
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Post by smike » September 9th, 2016, 9:00 am

I'm here, too. :)
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Post by Carod » September 9th, 2016, 12:19 pm

Hi Both

Carolin:
1. Yes, it's Marion St. John Webb. I see what you mean about the template though.. Something I did? :(
2. I don't mind what I name the files, your suggestion is fine and I'll go with that. I don't remember specifying any file name - was that very long one auto-generated?
3. A photo is no problem. Is it the cover you want or the page that specifies first publication date? And where do I need to send it?

Claudia - Hi! I've done the first two chapters and will upload them probably tomorrow.

Caro

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Post by Carolin » September 9th, 2016, 9:33 pm

:thumbs:

Yes, file names get auto generated, so if a title is long, the file name is even longer. I personally prefer shorter file names, but if you personally prefer the longer one we can still go with that.

The authors name went wrong because, if im not mistaken, you couldnt find ms webb in the drop down menu when filling in the author. You probably searched for st. John already as last name but we have her as webb, marion st john, so she only comes up when you enter webb. The author drop down isnt perfect, and not easy to use, so dont worry about it :) i didnt edit the intros and outros, if you just know that her name is slightly different and say it right in the recording, youure fine :)

We need a picture of the page with the publication date. Just make sure the whole page is on it, with the author, title and date, then we are fine. Could you email the picture to info@librivox.org as an attachment? Then we can keep it there :)

Thank you!
Thank you!
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Post by annise » September 9th, 2016, 10:34 pm

just dropping in to say that as her father was Arthur St. John Adcock , the Webb is probably her married name so she went from Miss Adcock to Mrs. Webb . So her surname is Webb. The St.John is just her second name. So I was right when I added it for the first version I think.

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Post by Carod » September 13th, 2016, 5:02 am

Chapters 1 and 2 uploaded.

I went with "twistingpassage" as filename in the end. Hope that's ok. If not, it's not a biggy, I can change it.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/twistingpassage_01__stjohnwebb_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/twistingpassage_02__stjohnwebb_128kb.mp3

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Post by Carolin » September 13th, 2016, 5:17 am

thats perfect, thank you caro! i have also received your picture, but forgot to post about it :thumbs:
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Post by Carod » September 13th, 2016, 6:12 am


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Post by smike » September 13th, 2016, 6:32 am

Ho Caro, there's something seriously wrong with your links. I could retrieve the correct ones from Carolin's folder. I'm not quite sure why the whole MW is filled with empty links, either. What happened there?

I corrected the links in the MW now for the first three chapters, so they should work.
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Post by Carod » September 13th, 2016, 7:30 am

Odd.

I got the first ones from the uploader window, then copied and adapted them down the rows for speed (but of course anything after 3 won't lead anywhere at the moment).

It's never been a problem before. I'll check the links before posting that they're there next time.

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Post by Carolin » September 13th, 2016, 9:19 am

you have a couple of typos in the links. it is best to copy-paste the link into the mw as you get them from the magic window to make sure you get the right link into the magic window - otherwise ill have a few problems during cataloging :)

thank you!
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Post by smike » September 13th, 2016, 9:57 am

I guess it would be best to remove all links of files that don't exist yet. :)
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Post by smike » September 13th, 2016, 12:10 pm

Chapters 1 - 3 are PL OK! :thumbs:
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