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Post by Carolin » December 23rd, 2018, 12:25 am

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by openbookdavid » December 23rd, 2018, 6:02 am

Hi there,

I'd like to sign up for the remaining section, #3, "The Lazarette of the 'Huntress.'" (My first LibriVox recording!)

All the best,
David

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Post by Carolin » December 25th, 2018, 4:05 am

Hi david, thats great!

To be able to sign you up, i need to know under which name or pseudonym you would like to appear in the catalog. We can also link to your personal website or blog.

I see you have already completed your one minute test :thumbs: so i only need your catalog info to get you started :D
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Post by openbookdavid » December 26th, 2018, 3:44 am

Hi Carolin,

Thanks for your reply, and happy holidays! You can use my name, David McKay. My website is www.openbooktranslation.com. I've completed the recording (length 38:55, see link below), amplified to the required level, and reduced the background noise. The checker says the file is OK. I started to edit out some of the breath sounds between phrases and sentences, but about 5 minutes into the recording I started to wonder whether that was really necessary and stopped doing it. It would be great if the DPL could let me know whether any of the remaining noises seem disturbing, and whether there's any additional editing work that I should do. (I'm even happy to re-record from scratch if that seems like a good idea for some reason, but I don't anticipate that that will be necessary.)

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/phantomdeath_03_russell_128kb.mp3

There are a few little slip-ups (like "stall and strong" instead of "tall and strong"), but I either left them uncorrected (and in some cases unnoticed) as I was reading or else (maybe only in one case) corrected them as I went along, but not in a way that makes the mistake easy to find in the file or to edit out. So I've learned that lesson from my first recording; next time I'll make sure that I correct mistakes as I go, in a way that makes them easy to find and edit. I've read the suggestions about how to do that in the guide for newbies and on some of the forums here.

I also noticed myself correcting some typos as I read; I hope that's OK. In at least one case, the misspelled word wouldn't even have been pronounceable.

Any constructive criticism of any kind, from you or from the DPL, is more than welcome. I enjoyed recording the story!

All the best,
David

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Post by Carolin » December 26th, 2018, 3:49 am

great, thank you!

i have signed you up, your personal catalog page is here: https://librivox.org/reader/12988

peter will listen to your file shortly and give you feedback :) thank you!
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Post by macgriff » December 26th, 2018, 12:27 pm

Merry Christmas!

This is macgriff. I just wanted to post an update to let you know that I have not forgotten about the chapter I signed up to read. I had a very busy end of the semester, and now that the holidays are over, I should have the minute test and then the full recording finished soon.

I hope everyone has had a great holiday season,

MG

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Post by Carolin » December 26th, 2018, 12:30 pm

Thank you for letting us know :thumbs:
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Post by macgriff » December 26th, 2018, 1:03 pm

Posting a link to my 1-minute test here as per the instructions on the wiki. :clap:

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Post by Carolin » December 27th, 2018, 12:28 am

Thank you :thumbs: someone will give you feedback shortly!
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Post by Carolin » December 27th, 2018, 12:32 am

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Post by PeterMusgrove » December 27th, 2018, 1:40 pm

Hi Clay and Carolin,

DPL OK for Section 8 and Section 11 :)

Clay, I really enjoy your English accent!

Best,
Pete

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December 22nd, 2018, 6:27 pm
Finished Section 11 - The Transport 'Palestine'. Also well written, this one made for a pretty suspenseful murder mystery.
Again, the checker said everything was fine, but please let me know if any particular problems flew over my head.
Section 11 (57:49): https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/phantomdeath_11_russell_128kb.mp3
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Post by Carolin » December 27th, 2018, 1:50 pm

Thank you peter!
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Post by alphareadsbooks » December 27th, 2018, 2:31 pm

PeterMusgrove wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 1:40 pm
DPL OK for Section 8 and Section 11 :)

Clay, I really enjoy your English accent!
Thank you! Glad to know all those hours watching Masterpiece Mystery are paying off.
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Post by PeterMusgrove » December 27th, 2018, 4:34 pm

Hi David,

Section 3, The Lazarette of the Huntress

16:36 Repeat - "should know .... not know" (page 46)

30:10 Repeat "chief off-officer" (page 53)

31:45 "captain/cabin" (page 53)

1.5 seconds of silence at beginning to be trimmed to between 0.5 and 1.0 second.

You did such a nice job of narration that I really don't enjoy pointing out the above! :)

Best,
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Post by PeterMusgrove » December 27th, 2018, 4:39 pm

Hi Carolin,

I'll sign up for Section 6, The Major's Commission.

Pete :)

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