[SOLO] Callista by John Henry Newman - philc

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Post by carolpelster » December 16th, 2017, 9:50 am

Callista by John Henry Newman (1801 - 1890).

This lovely story can now be found in our catalog at https://librivox.org/callista-by-john-henry-newman/
Callista, A Tale of the Third Century, was written by John Henry Newman, who was a scholarly and personable Anglican theologian who became a Catholic priest and cardinal, bringing a good number of Protestant friends along with him into the Roman faith. He wrote Callista as the fruit of a challenge (dare we say “bet”?) with Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman that each man would write a novel about the early church. Wiseman wrote Fabiola and Newman wrote Callista, publishing it in 1855. The title character is a beautiful and talented, but unhappy Greek woman living in pagan Roman North Africa in the third century. She is wooed by a lonely young Christian man, for whom she shows little interest, though she deeply desires to know more about his Christian faith. However, the third century was a dangerous time for Christians, with the onset of persecution under the Emperor Decius. The colorful cast of characters react to the persecution in different ways, but some are put to the ultimate test of whether they will maintain their faith at the price of torture and painful death. Cardinal Newman's writing style is often lively, and occasionally humorous, especially in his conversations. But there is no denying that modern readers may find parts of it quite wordy, particularly in the descriptions of geography (beware Chapter 1!). Most readers are likely to find themselves caring very much about the characters, and cheering for their victories, in addition to learning quite a bit about 3rd century history along the way. (summary by Carol Pelster)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30664
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================
    This space reserved for our DPL, th amazing cherylstewart. :D
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    Genres for the project: Culture & Heritage; Historical Fiction; Religious Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: martyrdom, early christianity

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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 Callista. 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]"
    • Say:
      "Callista, by John Henry Newman. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Callista by John Henry Newman. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "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 Callista, by John Henry Newman. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename callista_##_newman.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. callista_01_newman.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: John Henry Newman
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: Callista


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    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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Last edited by carolpelster on March 26th, 2018, 4:04 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by philchenevert » December 16th, 2017, 9:55 am

Hi Carol, It looks fine to me. I will set this up for you in a few minutes. :D
Since this is your first solo, I will help as much as you feel the need. First you will need to learn aboout the Magic Window. More later and please ask if you have any questions!
EDIT: I made a little video about the magic window tha may help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cDPSmlTjGM&t=73s let me know, eh Carol? Oh, and here is a big flower Image for getting through your 1 minute test and starting your first solo, both big events!!!
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Post by cherylstewart » December 24th, 2017, 3:17 pm

Carol and Phil, Do you need a DPL for this project? If so, I am here.
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Post by philchenevert » December 24th, 2017, 6:08 pm

cherylstewart wrote:Carol and Phil, Do you need a DPL for this project? If so, I am here.
Cheryls
Hi Cheryls. That would be great with me but we will wait for the soloist to give the final OK. :thumbs:
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Post by carolpelster » December 26th, 2017, 7:09 am

philchenevert wrote:
cherylstewart wrote:Carol and Phil, Do you need a DPL for this project? If so, I am here.
Cheryls
Hi Cheryls. That would be great with me but we will wait for the soloist to give the final OK. :thumbs:


Yes, please. I would appreciate you being a DPL very much, Cheryl.

Here is a question: I read the first chapter, but I didn't read the introductory material. Is it necessary to read it? It is pretty boring!

Carol

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Post by cherylstewart » December 26th, 2017, 1:16 pm

ok, Great
I think you are supposed to read the whole book regardless- but that is up to Phil.
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Post by philchenevert » December 26th, 2017, 1:53 pm

cherylstewart wrote:ok, Great
I think you are supposed to read the whole book regardless- but that is up to Phil.
Cheryls
The BC has the option of not including footnotes and some introductions if they do not think they are relevant. I will take a peek and give my opinion. Image

EDIT: If you mean the 'Advetisement' and 'POSTSCRIPTS TO LATER EDITIONS.' I would leave them out since they are not really a part of the novel. But it is the decision of the BC of course. If you mean something else, please let me know.
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Post by philchenevert » December 26th, 2017, 3:26 pm

Moving this to Going Solo. :thumbs:
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Post by carolpelster » January 25th, 2018, 10:12 am

Hello, helpful people who look at this topic!
I am finally returned from some recent travels and
ready to upload chapters 1 and 2. I am told to choose yy-yyyy for an MC. That selection is not available. What is the solution to this quandary?
Thanks.
Carol

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Post by philchenevert » January 25th, 2018, 10:53 am

carolpelster wrote:
January 25th, 2018, 10:12 am
Hello, helpful people who look at this topic!
I am finally returned from some recent travels and
ready to upload chapters 1 and 2. I am told to choose yy-yyyy for an MC. That selection is not available. What is the solution to this quandary?
Thanks.
Carol
My oversight Carol. I forgot to put my name in the spot: philchenevert is the MC you want. :oops:
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Post by carolpelster » January 27th, 2018, 2:23 pm

Hello, Phil C.
Here is Chapter 1. Chapters 2 and 2 coming soon. Suggestions about the sound quality?
Thanks,
Carol

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/callista_01_newman.mp3

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Post by carolpelster » January 27th, 2018, 2:25 pm

I forgot to say Chapter 1 was 22 minutes and 50 seconds.

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Post by carolpelster » January 27th, 2018, 2:33 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/callista_02_newman.mp3

Chapter 2 18 minutes 11 seconds

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/callista_03_newman.mp3

Chapter 3 8 minutes 2 seconds. Hurrah for a shorter chapter!

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Post by philchenevert » January 27th, 2018, 3:41 pm

Hi Carol.
As soloist you are the one who puts the links into the magic window. Do you know how to do this?
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Post by carolpelster » January 27th, 2018, 6:24 pm

No.

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