(Complete) The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K.Chesterton - lt

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Post by ogus » March 16th, 2022, 3:37 am

The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-man-who-was-thursday-by-g-k-chesterton/

Subtitled by the author as a "Nightmare", this is a fantasy, comic thriller about a plot to end the world by a group of anarchists. Generally regarded as Chesterton's most impressive novel. (Summary by Anthony Ogus)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1695

Target completion date: 2022-07-08

Prooflistening level: Standard
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[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._K._Chesterton (G. K. Chesterton)
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Was_Thursday
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 16
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface: Yes
[*]Original publication date (if known): 1908
[*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog?
[*]Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?: http://www.anthonyogus.co.uk/
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Genres for the project: Crime & Mystery Fiction; Fantastic Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: farce, anarchy, phantasmagoric

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Man Who Was Thursday. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: manwhowasthursday_##_chesterton_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. manwhowasthursday_01_chesterton_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

MC to select: lynnet

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.

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Post by Lynnet » March 16th, 2022, 7:29 am

Setting this up for you.

All set. Let me know if you need anything else.

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Post by lurcherlover » March 16th, 2022, 7:44 am

I'm just thinking about doing the PL for this recording. My only worry is that should the recording have a very high frequency sound I might miss it. But normal pitches are fine.

Peter

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Post by Lynnet » March 16th, 2022, 7:56 am

lurcherlover wrote:
March 16th, 2022, 7:44 am
I'm just thinking about doing the PL for this recording. My only worry is that should the recording have a very high frequency sound I might miss it. But normal pitches are fine.

Peter
Unlikely Anthony will have a high pitch.

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Post by lurcherlover » March 16th, 2022, 8:10 am

It's just that I once had a high pitched electronic sound on one chapter of a recording of a book some time ago and I was unaware of it, but the young DPL picked it up. It was caused by another electronic device that was in the room and was picked up loudly on the mic. Even my friends who were staying at the time could not hear it, but it was there loud and clear!

I've looked briefly at the text and it looks interesting, and not too long as the chapters are fairly short.

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Post by Lynnet » March 16th, 2022, 8:58 am

lurcherlover wrote:
March 16th, 2022, 8:10 am
It's just that I once had a high pitched electronic sound on one chapter of a recording of a book some time ago and I was unaware of it, but the young DPL picked it up. It was caused by another electronic device that was in the room and was picked up loudly on the mic. Even my friends who were staying at the time could not hear it, but it was there loud and clear!

I've looked briefly at the text and it looks interesting, and not too long as the chapters are fairly short.
It's a well-documented phenomenon... we lose the ability to hear that high pitch at around 18-20 years old, so don't worry about it.

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Post by lurcherlover » March 16th, 2022, 9:01 am

OK fine - if Anthony is OK and you as BC - I'm happy to do it. It may get me away from the mic for a while!

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Post by ogus » March 17th, 2022, 12:35 am

Very happy to have you both on board !

Had a death in the family yesterday, so it may be a few days or so before I get started.

A

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Post by lurcherlover » March 17th, 2022, 1:31 am

ogus wrote:
March 17th, 2022, 12:35 am
Very happy to have you both on board !

Had a death in the family yesterday, so it may be a few days or so before I get started.

A
Sorry to hear that. No rush at all. I think you gave a completion date of July? I hope I can do a good job.

Peter

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Post by Lynnet » March 17th, 2022, 5:30 am

Sorry for your loss, Anthony.
Peter added as DPL. Moved to Going Solo.

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Post by ogus » March 27th, 2022, 8:05 am

My mother-in-law (aged 98). Funeral tomorrow. But have had time for Dedication and Chapter One. Both posted.

A

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Post by lurcherlover » March 27th, 2022, 1:26 pm

Dedication - PL OK
CHAPTER 1 PL OK

Nice reading - and a very good book indeed.

Peter

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Post by ogus » April 11th, 2022, 12:53 pm

Pleased you enjoyed it. Chapter 2 posted. The plot thickens.

A

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Post by lurcherlover » April 13th, 2022, 3:39 am

Chapter 2 PL OK!

Getting very intriguing! Excellent reading.

Peter

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Post by lurcherlover » April 28th, 2022, 6:56 am

Hi Lynne

I'm very sorry but I will be unable to continue as a DPL for this Chesterton solo as I am now quite ill and have had very bad news from the hospital today as things have taken a turn for the worse.

Peter

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