The Tenth Clew and Other Continental Op Stories by Dashiell Hammett (1894 - 1961) -jo

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Post by k5hsj » January 20th, 2020, 1:07 pm

The Tenth Clew and Other Continental Op Stories by Dashiell Hammett .

Volunteers outside the USA: Author name died in 1961. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955).

Biographer Nathan Ward has called “The Tenth Clew” Dashiell Hammett’s “first real jewel of a story.” In it, Hammett’s nameless Continental Detective Agency operative survives being knocked unconscious and dumped in San Francisco Bay. This kind of action was what his Black Mask magazine editors and readers were asking for, and Hammett somewhat grudgingly obliged them with continuing stories of the Continental Op. (Winston Tharp)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/thetenthclewandeightothercontinentalopstories/page/n1
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin
    Genres for the project: Short Stories; Crime & Mystery Fiction/Detective Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: Detective, Mystery, San Francisco, hard-boiled, noir

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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):
    • "Section [number] of The Tenth Clew and Other Continental Op Stories. 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:
      "The Tenth Clew and Other Continental Op Stories, by Dashiell Hammett. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Section [number] of The Tenth Clew and Other Continental Op Stories by Dashiell Hammett. 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 [Section]"
    • 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 The Tenth Clew and Other Continental Op Stories, by Dashiell Hammett. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename tenthclew_##_hammett_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. tenthclew_01_hammett_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: Dashiell Hammett
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: The Tenth Clew and Other Continental Op Stories


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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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    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

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    Please post below
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 20th, 2020, 3:01 pm

Hi Winston,

I'll MC for you. MW will be available shortly.

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Post by k5hsj » January 20th, 2020, 4:19 pm

Thanks, Jo. I'll have to put on my trench coat and start walking those mean streets again (cue the fog). :D
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 20th, 2020, 4:49 pm

Don't forget your fedora and dark glasses... 8-)
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Post by ColleenMc » January 20th, 2020, 9:02 pm

I would love to PL!

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Post by k5hsj » January 20th, 2020, 10:23 pm

Thanks, Colleen! You've got it. And away we go. :D
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Post by k5hsj » February 17th, 2020, 7:06 pm

Well, it's taken a while, Colleen, but here's Section 1. Pardon me while I shake the water out of my ears...that San Francisco Bay can be cold this time of year! :D
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Post by ColleenMc » February 18th, 2020, 11:04 am

Great! Looking forward to it!

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Post by ColleenMc » April 12th, 2020, 6:59 pm

Section 1 PL OK! Good story!

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Post by k5hsj » April 12th, 2020, 10:50 pm

Thanks, Colleen. I'm working on the second section, but RL has been more than usually getting in the way! I may finish this project by the end of the year (I hope). :)
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Post by ColleenMc » April 14th, 2020, 10:33 am

k5hsj wrote:
April 12th, 2020, 10:50 pm
Thanks, Colleen. I'm working on the second section, but RL has been more than usually getting in the way! I may finish this project by the end of the year (I hope). :)
No worries. This is a crazy time. Looking forward to more!

Colleen

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Post by k5hsj » April 17th, 2020, 10:32 pm

Section 2 is up, Colleen. Shorter than the last one. Hope you enjoy it!

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Post by ColleenMc » April 18th, 2020, 8:32 am

Looking forward to it! Can't do any of my own recording today because wife is working on machinery in the yard and housemate is cleaning house downstairs so looks like it's gonna be prooflistening day, good timing!

And don't worry about going slow. I'm working on a NINETY part solo project (what was I thinking) and after a year and 3 months, I just uploaded section 17. Though I do want to make a push on it while we are isolating....it's for fun, and it will be done when it gets done!

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Post by ColleenMc » June 1st, 2020, 3:20 pm

Hi! Sorry I forgot this was in the PL queue, hope I didn’t hold you up, ready for a new story whenever you get a chance! This one is PL OK!

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Post by k5hsj » June 2nd, 2020, 12:05 pm

No problem, Colleen. I'm dragging my feet on this one. May end up breaking it up into more than one solo, because three of the remaining stories are novella length! :shock:

Winston
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