COMPLETE [Children's Lit, Newbery] - Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story - tg

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Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story, by Anne Caroll Moore (1871 - 1961)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/nicholas-a-manhattan-christmas-story-by-anne-carroll-moore/

Volunteers outside the USA: Anne Caroll Moore died in 1961. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
This fanciful children's story was one of the 1925 Newbery Honor books (published in 1924). Moore's novel blends an interesting tour of an early-twentieth-century New York City with U.S. history and magical dream-like scenarios that children will love. (Summary by Lynette Caulkins)
Narrator/Editor: LCaulkins
Roles DPL: LCaulkins
Final chapter DPL: Ciufi

Source text (please DPL only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/nicholas-a-manhattan-christmas-story

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Record roles using the prepared scripts. You will find a link for the relevant chapter in the Note for each section in the Magic Window.
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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

For individual roles:
Submit one file per chapter. At the beginning of the first file, say:
"Character, read by your name."
Leave 5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence).

For narration:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

Say:
"Chapter## of Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story, by Anne Caroll Moore. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org."
At the end of each file say:
"End of Chapter##."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story, by Anne Caroll Moore."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename:
For individual roles: nicholasdr_role_##.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. nicholasdr_romeo_01.mp3)
For final files: nicholasdr_##_moore_128kb.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. nicholasadr_01_moore_128kb.mp3)

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MC to select: TriciaG

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into a new post in this thread along with the file duration (mm:ss). Watch this thread for prooflistening notes.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Just post in this thread.
Last edited by LCaulkins on November 30th, 2023, 5:34 pm, edited 16 times in total.
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Post by TriciaG »

I'll MC. Be back in a bit with the MW.
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Post by LCaulkins »

haha!!! You're faster than me today! :lol:
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Post by TriciaG »

Right place, right time. ;)

It's set up. I've left the DPL space blank for now since you've got MW access already for the parts PL.
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Post by LCaulkins »

Thanks so much. This one may take a few hours to set up!
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Post by LCaulkins »

OK, Tricia,

I need to fiddle with a couple things for the Choir, but the MW is ready now to move over to the Readers Wanted area. :)
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Post by TriciaG »

Okay, moving!
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Post by JHedrick »

Hi Lynette,

I see a lot of very short parts: will we be taking multiple roles?

Jim
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I will be away from the studio from April 21st through April 28th.

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Post by LCaulkins »

Hi, Jim, yes - for anyone who's not a repeating character. :)

For now, let's just do two bit parts per person. Basically, if a character is not listed as having more than one chapter, or as a main character for a chapter, consider it a bit part. There are a TON of those in this fun project!
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Post by JHedrick »

So I noticed :D

I would like to take:
  • Trinity Church Bishop - ch 4
  • Baron Munchausen - ch 9
Jim
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I will be away from the studio from April 21st through April 28th.

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Post by LCaulkins »

Awesome. They are yours! :) Thanks for kicking us off.
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Post by TriciaG »

May I do sections 80, 86 (Ben's Mother & Mrs. Vero)?
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Post by LCaulkins »

Absolutely!
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Post by LCaulkins »

So here's a question: Is there actually no way to move sections around in the MW on your phone, or have I just never been able to figure out how? :lol:
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Post by kianeg »

I'd like to take the Queen of Hearts if it's available.
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