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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2016, 3:55 am 

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Meridiana: The adventures of three Englishmen and three Russians in South Africa by Jules Verne (1828 - 1905). Translated by Ellen E Frewer (1848 - )

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Three Englishmen and Three Russians travel across the width of South Africa to measure a meridian. The outbreak of the Crimean War makes the Russians enemy agents in an English colony. ( 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. Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/meridianaadventu00vern

  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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  6. The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Meridiana: The adventures of three Englishmen and three Russians in South Africa. 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:
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      "Meridiana: The adventures of three Englishmen and three Russians in South Africa, by Jules Verne. Translated by Ellen E Frewer [Chapter]"

  7. Pronunciation
    There are African and Afrikaans words in the text. The African words are said pretty much phonetically. The Afrikaans words are said with a Dutch accent - think guttural g's and rolling r's.
    I'm compiling a pronunciation guide which you can find here.


    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 Meridiana: The adventures of three Englishmen and three Russians in South Africa, by Jules Verne. Translated by Ellen E Frewer"

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

  8. Example filename meridiana_##_verne_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. meridiana_01_verne_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.
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    • 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.

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Humorous Biographies + DR version (male roles left)
Life in South Africa
A 18th Century Sea Voyage 2 sections
Jules Verne Adventure
MultiLingual Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Sections needing to be PL'd


Last edited by carteki on April 22nd, 2017, 7:39 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2016, 1:25 pm 
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Robert and Kim,
Happy to MC this for you.
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Post Posted:: July 19th, 2016, 10:48 pm 
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Moving to going solo to keep the launch pad tidy . . .
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Post Posted:: September 14th, 2016, 6:35 am 

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rkeiper wrote:
Yes. Sorry for the delay - - - busy time, and will be for a while longer.


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Post Posted:: October 15th, 2016, 12:37 pm 
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Note: On October 14th, our servers were reset to September 15th, 2016 because of a software failure. I have confirmed that no posts or uploads on this project were affected by the outage.

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Post Posted:: December 22nd, 2016, 2:32 pm 
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PM'd carteki and rkeiper:

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Subject: [Solo] Meridiana: The adventures of ... - By Jules Verne-mas
It's been over 6 months with no files posted to this project. I'm going to remove myself as MC and move it behind the scenes to an "on hold" status. If you want to restart it, just PM any admin and they can move it back to the launch pad where you can pick up a new MC.

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Post Posted:: December 23rd, 2016, 9:58 am 
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For future reference - Kim indicated that she plans to eventually open this up as a group project. She's waiting for another Verne project to finish up first.

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Post Posted:: January 29th, 2017, 12:27 pm 
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Kim sent a PM that she is ready to get this project underway, so I have moved it to the launch pad for her.

My load is such that I am happy to stay on as MC.

Kim - if you want to do this as a group, we will need to change the intro language in the first post. I can make that change.

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Post Posted:: January 30th, 2017, 3:32 am 

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Hi,
I've made the change - please check and amend as necessary.
I think we're ready to go. I'm acting as DPL.
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Post Posted:: January 30th, 2017, 6:53 am 
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Looks good. Hold on, here comes the jump to Readers Wanted!

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Post Posted:: February 1st, 2017, 1:53 pm 

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I will take chapter 8


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Post Posted:: February 2nd, 2017, 4:45 am 

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ILOVECOWSLC wrote:
I will take chapter 8

Thank you and looking forward to listening.
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Post Posted:: February 10th, 2017, 9:55 am 

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I would like to claim 3 and 23.

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Post Posted:: February 10th, 2017, 11:42 am 

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BettyB wrote:
I would like to claim 3 and 23.

BettyB

All yours. Thank you.


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Post Posted:: February 20th, 2017, 1:54 am 

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I would like to claim section 4

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