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miss stav
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Post by miss stav » March 13th, 2018, 3:20 am

Strangers And Pilgrims by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835 - 1915).

This project is complete! All audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/strangers-and-pilgrims-by-mary-elizabeth-braddon/

Strangers and Pilgrims follows the journey of Elizabeth Lutterell from a vain, beautiful and self-centred although good-hearted 19 year old to a mature woman. She begins her journey to maturity when she meets the Rev. Malcolm Forde, whose influence opens her eyes to the trivial and selfish ways of the wealthier levels of society. When her genuine love for Malcolm Forde is thwarted and she becomes trapped in a cold, loveless marriage of convenience, she suffers illness, tragedy and regret. Will she find ultimate happiness?
A hugely prolific and popular author, M. E. Braddon was known as the “queen of the Sensation Novel” because of the taboo social subjects in some of her novels. In her own life she courted scandal by living in a de facto relationship with her publisher and becoming mother to six children and also step-mother to five of his children – his wife reportedly being in an asylum in Ireland, although her family denied this. In this novel, published about a year after the wife’s reported death, the scenes dealing with mental illness, its treatment and the difficulties of those seeking divorce are well observed, perhaps from the personal experiences of the author. (Summary by Anne F)
  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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  3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/strangerspilgrim00brad
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  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
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  7. DURING recording:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    START of recording (Intro)
    • "Book [number], Chapter [number] of Strangers And Pilgrims . This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      "Strangers And Pilgrims , by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. [Chapter]"

    END of recording
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    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

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  8. AFTER recording
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Last edited by miss stav on July 9th, 2018, 6:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 13th, 2018, 9:19 am

I love working with you, if it's OK for you, too, Let me MC this project! I'll go set it up!

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Post by miss stav » March 13th, 2018, 9:26 am

I love working with you too so of course it's ok. You give me inspiration to continue what I'm doing.
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 13th, 2018, 9:40 am

Setting up the Magic Window, I noticed that this novel is divided into 3 books. Book 1 has 13 chapters, Book 2 has 10 Chapters, and Book 3 has 19 chapters.
I can add the necessary additional sections in the Magic Window.

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Post by miss stav » March 13th, 2018, 9:44 am

I see... This is what I missed. Of course. Please add the necessary sections to the me. Wow I am so sorry.
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 13th, 2018, 10:01 am

No worries! MW has all the necessary sections now, and let me know if you'll need help filling them in! :)

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Post by miss stav » March 13th, 2018, 10:51 pm

I checked and I cannot enter page numbers into the me. The screem reader does not read all the numbers in the file. Can you do that?
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 14th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Yes, I have now added page counts in the magic window. Please check, and if it has what it needs, we can move to Readers Wanted forum :)

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Post by HZFerr » March 14th, 2018, 5:53 pm

Hi Miss stav & Rapunzelina

I can feel the love. I would love to be your DPL.
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Post by miss stav » March 14th, 2018, 9:08 pm

Thank you both. Helen, would love to have you as dpl (smile).
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Post by johnb2 » March 15th, 2018, 5:48 am

Hi All,

Can you suggest an easier way to pull up this books sections and books, like book 2, chapter 6. I tried unsuccessfully to locate individual sections wthin the book. I would be interested in recording it if I could find the solution.

john

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 15th, 2018, 10:07 am

Yes, that's a good idea! I will provide the links into the Magic Window later tonight.

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Post by miss stav » March 15th, 2018, 2:09 pm

Thanks
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Post by johnb2 » March 15th, 2018, 4:19 pm

Hi Miss Stav and Rapunzelina

Thank you for fixing the chapters. :clap:

I'd like to do,

14 Book 2. Chapter 1
15 Book 2. Chapter 2
16 Book 2. Chapter 3
17 Book 2. Chapter 4
18 Book 2. Chapter 5
19 Book 2. Chapter 6
20 Book 2. Chapter 7
21 Book 2. Chapter 8
22 Book 2. Chapter 9
23 Book 2. Chapter 10

john

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Post by anneflebari » March 15th, 2018, 9:29 pm

Would like to claim whole of book 1, chapters 1-13 if that's ok? Is mainly from Elizabeth's viewpoint so would be nice to keep in character if possible...cheers Anne F

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