COMPLETE [Western] Whispering Smith by Frank Spearman - mas

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Post by BobR » March 6th, 2019, 11:17 am

Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman (1859 - 1937).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/whispering-smith-by-frank-h-spearman/
Whispering Smith, like most of Frank Spearman's western novels (and some non-fiction as well) are set in the world of railroads, in the late 1800's. The main character, Gordon Smith, is a railroad detective; he first appears in this novel, then later in others. This novel was popular enough to be made into film eight times (four being silent) and into a TV series. In this novel, Smith finds that the culprit of the railroad mishaps he is investigating is a close friend, Murray Sinclair. That plot may seem overworked, but Spearman makes it nuanced enough for it to be quite interesting; two interwoven romances are included. The strongest feature of Spearman's novels is probably his beautiful descriptions of the American western landscapes. His character descriptions and plots also hold up well against the other writers of westerns of the early 1900's.

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  1. Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29572
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  3. 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 Whispering Smith. 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:
      "Whispering Smith, by Frank H. Spearman. [Chapter]"

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    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman. 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]"
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    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]"
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    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Whispering Smith, by Frank H. Spearman. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
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  4. Example filename whisperingsmith_##_spearman_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. whisperingsmith_01_spearman_128kb.mp3)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 6th, 2019, 11:17 am

I'm setting this up for BobR. Dave is DPL.
MaryAnn

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Post by craigdav1 » March 6th, 2019, 12:23 pm

Leaving a cookie crumb.

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Post by BobR » March 11th, 2019, 7:10 am

Chap 01 of Whispering Smith has been uploaded.
http://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/whisperingsmith_01_spearman_128kb.mp3
12:44.0

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Post by craigdav1 » March 11th, 2019, 10:47 am

1 PL OK!

Interesting beginning.

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Post by BobR » March 16th, 2019, 11:53 am


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Post by craigdav1 » March 16th, 2019, 3:28 pm

2 PL OK.

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Post by BobR » March 21st, 2019, 9:53 am


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Post by craigdav1 » March 21st, 2019, 10:51 am

3 PL OK.

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Post by BobR » April 1st, 2019, 8:00 am


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Post by craigdav1 » April 2nd, 2019, 4:46 am

4 PL OK.

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Post by BobR » April 2nd, 2019, 9:56 am

Chap 05 has been uploaded.
http://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/whisperingsmith_05_spearman_128kb.mp3
13:46.96
Craig: For some reason, I am not getting e-mails from you.

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Post by craigdav1 » April 2nd, 2019, 10:45 am

5 PL OK.

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Post by BobR » April 7th, 2019, 12:55 pm


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Post by craigdav1 » April 7th, 2019, 1:47 pm

6-7 PL OK!

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