COMPLETE: The Idiot at home by John Kendrick Bangs - rap

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carteki
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Post by carteki » December 15th, 2015, 10:14 am

The Idiot at home by John Kendrick Bangs (1862 - 1922).

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/the-idiot-at-home-by-john-kendrick-bangs/
The Idiot returns along with Ms Idiot and their two children, Mollie and Tommy, move into their first house in suburbia. What follows are encounters with his companions from his boarding house days, Coffee and Repartee, along with new characters that inhabit suburbia with the unassailable logic of the Idiot and Mrs Idiot regarding various aspects of life in the suburbs, starting with why the knowledge of an egg beater is more important than that of Wagner. Which story is your favourite? (Kim)
  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.
  2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  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!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39682
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    Genres for the project: Humorous Fiction; Satire
    Keywords that describe the book: librivox, literature, boarding house
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  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  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)
    • "Chapter [number] of The Idiot at home. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "The Idiot at home, by John Kendrick Bangs. [Chapter]"

    END of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Idiot at home, by John Kendrick Bangs. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    idiotathome_##_bangs_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. idiotathome_01_bangs_128kb.mp3)
  9. Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

Any questions?
Please post below
Last edited by carteki on July 12th, 2016, 9:31 am, edited 5 times in total.

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 16th, 2015, 6:25 pm

Hi Kim! Let me MC this project. I'll go set it up.

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 16th, 2015, 6:32 pm

MW is in place!
It would be nice to have a description/summary in the quote, to catch the attention of prospective readers! Then later you can rewrite it if you want something different for the catalogue page.

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 18th, 2015, 2:15 am

I see MW is filled in! I'll move us to Readers Wanted :thumbs:

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Post by carteki » December 18th, 2015, 4:30 am

Thank you. I've updated the Intro in the first post of this thread as I couldn't update it on the project page.

Kim

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 18th, 2015, 4:51 am

Cool! I will update it in the project page.

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Post by JohnK » December 22nd, 2015, 10:20 am

Hi
This looks like a really fun project! May I please claim Section 1 ?

Thanks

John

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Post by carteki » December 22nd, 2015, 10:34 am

JohnK wrote:Hi
This looks like a really fun project! May I please claim Section 1 ?

Thanks

John
It's all yours.
Kim

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Post by 2839reader » December 28th, 2015, 5:33 pm

Hello, claim section 9 please. ?
Signature: KATHLEEN

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Post by carteki » December 28th, 2015, 9:06 pm

2839reader wrote:Hello, claim section 9 please. ?
With pleasure. MW updated.

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Post by JohnK » January 15th, 2016, 3:50 am

Hi Kim

I've finally got round to completing Section One and have uploaded it to https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/idiotathome_01_bangs_128kb.mp3

The time is 14:24

Once I started recording this, I realised that the dialogue really needs a North American accent to do it justice. I didn't want to insult everyone 'across the pond' by attempting an impersonation so I've just read it in my normal English accent. If anyone feels they would like to re-record this section with a proper American voice I would not be hurt :)

John

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Post by judyd1 » January 15th, 2016, 3:00 pm

I'd like to volunteer for #5--On the Maintenance of an attic

and #12-- Some Domestic Inventions

:D

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Post by carteki » January 15th, 2016, 6:37 pm

judyd1 wrote:I'd like to volunteer for #5--On the Maintenance of an attic

and #12-- Some Domestic Inventions

:D
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Post by carteki » January 15th, 2016, 6:40 pm

JohnK wrote:Hi Kim

I've finally got round to completing Section One and have uploaded it to https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/idiotathome_01_bangs_128kb.mp3

The time is 14:24

Once I started recording this, I realised that the dialogue really needs a North American accent to do it justice. I didn't want to insult everyone 'across the pond' by attempting an impersonation so I've just read it in my normal English accent. If anyone feels they would like to re-record this section with a proper American voice I would not be hurt :)

John
Thank you, and thank you for the feedback. I originally thought it was set in the UK following my listening to the other books in the series. But this is set in suburbia, so who knows...

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Post by carteki » January 20th, 2016, 11:42 am

JohnK wrote:Hi Kim

I've finally got round to completing Section One and have uploaded it to https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/idiotathome_01_bangs_128kb.mp3

The time is 14:24

Once I started recording this, I realised that the dialogue really needs a North American accent to do it justice. I didn't want to insult everyone 'across the pond' by attempting an impersonation so I've just read it in my normal English accent. If anyone feels they would like to re-record this section with a proper American voice I would not be hurt :)

John
Thank you John, and nicely read. PL OK.
Your accent is fine and I don't think it detracts from the story.
Kim

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