Short Science Fiction Collections - Duplicate

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AlexeyMK
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Post by AlexeyMK » July 9th, 2009, 2:31 pm

Hey,

First, to whomever is in charge of collecting the Short Science Fiction Collections - thank you a ton. I'm listening to them while cycling; they're great.

Still; there are a number of duplicates between the collections. I've seen "Toy Shop" more than once, as well as Vonnegut's "2BRNOT2B." I haven't thoroughly examined them, but perhaps, if the use case is in fact to listen to them one at a time, it might make sense to go through and clear the duplicates?

Thanks!
Alexey

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Post by Steampunk » July 9th, 2009, 2:36 pm

AlexeyMK wrote:Hey,

First, to whomever is in charge of collecting the Short Science Fiction Collections - thank you a ton. I'm listening to them while cycling; they're great.

Still; there are a number of duplicates between the collections. I've seen "Toy Shop" more than once, as well as Vonnegut's "2BRNOT2B." I haven't thoroughly examined them, but perhaps, if the use case is in fact to listen to them one at a time, it might make sense to go through and clear the duplicates?

Thanks!
Alexey
I think we're up to five versions of 2BR02B.

The "duplicates" are indeed the same story, but recorded by different people. We welcome and encourage such diversity as it gives a Choice of Voice.

Please do listen to them all, and I'm sure you'll find a favorite, perhaps more than one. We'd welcome your contribution, as well, either of a story already recorded or one waiting to be discovered.

Welcome to LibriVox! :)


Jim

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Post by AlexeyMK » July 9th, 2009, 3:32 pm

Jim,

Wow, thanks for the quick reply and the clarification. As for becoming a reader; maybe, though I don't think that's what I'm suited for. We'll see.

On the idea of having multiple readers; I noticed that, actually; it was, as you said, quite fun to hear the same story by multiple readers.

Still; it would be nice to have an option of having a collection with only non-repeats (readers selected at random or by popular choice); if the use case is, in fact, somebody reading a series of the collection-sets in order, it would be preferable to not have story repeats unless that was what you were explicitly looking for.

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Post by annise » July 9th, 2009, 4:14 pm

All of the stories can be downloaded separately - so you could have your own personal collection :D

Anne

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