COMPLETE: Glimpses of Italian society in the eighteenth century by Hester Lynch Piozzi -jo

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barbara2
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Post by barbara2 » September 23rd, 2018, 3:41 am

Glimpses of Italian society in the eighteenth century by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1741 - 1821).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/glimpses-of-italian-society-in-the-eighteenth-century-by-hester-lynch-piozzi/

Selections from the "Observations and reflections made in the course of a journey through France, Italy, and Germany" by Hester Lynch Piozzi who, during her first marriage to Henry Thrale, was the hostess and friend of many of her famous contemporaries including Dr Johnson and Fanny Burney. The vivid and personal "Observations and Reflections" was first published in 1789. ( barbara2)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/stream/glimpsesofitalia00piozuoft#page/n9
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Travel & Geography

    Keywords that describe the book: Italy – society and customs, Italy - 18th century

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knotyouraveragejo
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 23rd, 2018, 10:36 am

Hi Barbara,

I'll set this up for you. MW will be along shortly.

ETA: I've edited the book title a little in the intro and outro.
Jo
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Post by pnagami » September 23rd, 2018, 2:24 pm

Pamela Nagami reporting as DPL.

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

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Post by barbara2 » September 23rd, 2018, 2:47 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 10:36 am
Hi Barbara,

I'll set this up for you. MW will be along shortly.

ETA: I've edited the book title a little in the intro and outro.
Thanks Jo. That looks neat.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by barbara2 » September 23rd, 2018, 2:49 pm

pnagami wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 2:24 pm
Pamela Nagami reporting as DPL.

Pam
Great. But just don't stand to attention for too long. I may be a while starting.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by barbara2 » October 14th, 2018, 3:18 am

Hi Pam, Section 1

Turin and Genoa:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/italiansociety_01_piozzi_128kb.mp3
M:S
27:55

Best

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » October 14th, 2018, 5:07 am

Great Barbara,

I will listen to this today.

Buon viaggio!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » October 14th, 2018, 6:18 am

pnagami wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 5:07 am
Great Barbara,

I will listen to this today.

Buon viaggio!

Pam
No, no, don't waste your time. I just listened to it again myself and confirmed my impression that there was something wrong with the mic. I will record it again with another mic.

Sigh,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » October 14th, 2018, 6:20 am

OK, Barbara.
I hope your trouble resolves soon.

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » October 15th, 2018, 2:21 am

Here is my second shot at Section 1:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/italiansociety_01_piozzi_128.mp3
M:S
28:46

This time, Audacity crashed every few minutes. I don't know why. Something I said?

Jo: This is the true file for italiansociety_01_piozzi_128.mp3. The sound in the previous file had been corrupted.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » October 15th, 2018, 5:29 am

Hi Barbara,

I will listen to this today. I am sorry you are having Audacity problems. I was having a lot of crashes and I uploaded the latest version, which seemed to help, though I still have more crashes than I used to. I have taken to deleting the big audacity project folders once my mp3 gets PL'd.

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » October 15th, 2018, 9:03 am

Hi Barbara,

Section 1 is PL OK.

This is marvelous! Travel writing at its best!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » October 15th, 2018, 9:10 am

Best to shut down other programs while using Audacity. I recommend exporting to flac or wav as a backup until your mp3 is marked PLOK, and not saving the audacity files at all. Both are lossless formats. I use wav files for work in progress, but flac files are smaller if you are short on space. Both are way smaller and far less complicated than the way audacity saves its files. Unless you are saving multiple tracks, such as music and vocals for example, to merge inti single track at a later time, there is no advantage to saving as audacity files.
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Post by pnagami » October 15th, 2018, 9:12 am

Thanks, Jo!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » October 15th, 2018, 2:45 pm

Yes, thanks Jo. Very helpful indeed. I had no idea.

Best,

Barbara

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