[FICTION/PSYCH-CRIME] The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg - dlo

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Post by elsieselwyn » May 9th, 2019, 1:29 pm

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg (1770 - 1835) .

An early example of a psychological mystery and modern crime fiction, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner details the experience of its criminal anti-hero. It is set in Scotland within a world where angels, devils, and demonic pssession exist. The book was a response against the antinomian society, or a society that does not believe in laws or moral norms (in a Christian sense one believes that they do not have to follow the Ten Commandments because of the principle of salvation by divine forgiveness), that was growing on the borders of Scotland at the time. ( Elsie Selwyn)
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Post by elsieselwyn » May 9th, 2019, 1:29 pm

I will DPL. MC most welcome.

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Post by dlolso21 » May 10th, 2019, 8:35 am

Elsie,

I can MC this for you.

MW is set up.

I edited the first post a little: removed the part about id3 tags and shortened the suggested file name.

This one doesn't have traditional chapters so you are going to have to decide on to call the 17 pieces, possibly "section" or "part", then edit the phrases in the first post for the beginning and ending of each recording.

David O

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Post by elsieselwyn » May 10th, 2019, 10:18 am

Thank you so much! I have filled in the sections and decided to call each portion of the book sections

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Post by LaurenEmma3 » May 12th, 2019, 6:46 am

Hi,

Could I please claim section 3?

Thank-you
:D
Lauren-Emma

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Post by elsieselwyn » May 12th, 2019, 6:59 am

LaurenEmma3 wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 6:46 am
Hi,

Could I please claim section 3?

Thank-you
:D
Lauren-Emma
Absolutely! :D

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Post by dlolso21 » May 14th, 2019, 6:06 am

I am moving this over to "Readers Wanted Books".

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Post by Horner94 » May 29th, 2019, 6:00 pm

May I claim section 9?
Kind regards,
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Post by elsieselwyn » May 29th, 2019, 6:44 pm

Horner94 wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 6:00 pm
May I claim section 9?
Kind regards,
Chad
All yours!

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Post by Horner94 » May 29th, 2019, 7:23 pm

elsieselwyn wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Horner94 wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 6:00 pm
May I claim section 9?
Kind regards,
Chad
All yours!
Thanks very much.
I am sending you this unfinished recording of Section 9, as I am currently having difficulty with the audio quality, and was wondering if you could advise me what to do. I have used background noise reduction and amplified it, but my voice sounds strange. Please can you advise me about this?
Please review audio recording at the following link: https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/memoirsjustifiedsinner_09_hogg_128kb.mp3
I look forward to hearing back from you.
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by elsieselwyn » May 29th, 2019, 7:29 pm

I was not able to listen to the whole thing as I’m about to go to bed, but perhaps you may have over used the noise reduction function (used too high of a setting) because that can distort the sound of your voice. This has happened to me before when I had spoken softly with the loud airconditioning of my room in the background.

You could try using a lower noise reduction
setting. A slight background buzz is not the end of the world - especially if noise reduction causes a noticeable difference in your voice’s sound quality.

Your recording doesn’t actually sound that bad to me and I would totally accept it if you find you might have to rerecord to fix the issue and don’t want to rerecord.

Perhaps David, our MC, might have better advice as he is more experienced than I :D
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Post by dlolso21 » May 29th, 2019, 10:26 pm

Elsie,

I agree with everything that you pointed out.

The only thing I would add is that if you are having troubles you could send a raw one-minute sample and a it’s noise cleaned version through as a one-minute test and one of our expert listeners there might be able to offer an a judgment to your noise cleaning settings.

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Post by elsieselwyn » June 17th, 2019, 1:14 pm

Hey Chad,

Did you decide to rerecord section 9 or do you want me to PL the one you submitted?

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Post by Horner94 » June 17th, 2019, 4:00 pm

elsieselwyn wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Hey Chad,

Did you decide to rerecord section 9 or do you want me to PL the one you submitted?
Thank you for your message. I had another listen to the audio recording, reduced the amplitude and edited out any repetition.
Here is Section 9 ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/memoirsjustifiedsinner_09_hogg_128kb.mp3 Time: 24:11
Best wishes,
Chad

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Post by yudavid » June 17th, 2019, 8:47 pm

Can I take Section 16?

- Dave

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