[Complete]The Ghost Camp by Boldrewood - lt

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Post by Lynnet » August 7th, 2016, 8:31 am

The Ghost Camp by Rolf Boldrewood (1826 - 1915).
All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-ghost-camp-by-rolf-boldrewood/


Englishman Valentine Blount is traveling in Australia, looking for his fortune. He meets up with John Carter, a bushman known locally as Little River Jack, who acts as his guide. They come across an abandoned camp - what is the story behind it? Whose camp was it? Why did they leave? ( Lynne Thompson)
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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Rolf Boldrewood) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolf_Boldrewood
    7. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 12
    9. Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    10. Original publication date (if known): 1902
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    Genres for the project: Travel Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: travel, australia, mines, gold, bushmen, horseback, abandoned

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  • 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

    Note on pronunciation (thanks to Son of the Exiles):
    "Wagga" (short for Wagga Wagga, which is Aboriginal for "Place of Many Crows"), is ALWAYS pronounced as though the first 'a' were an 'o', thus "Wogga". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagga_Wagga

    "Monaro" is pronounced "Mon-AIR-o" *

    "Melbourne" is pronounced as "MEL-bin" *

    The capitals indicate the stressed syllable.
    Further questions should be addressed to SotE.
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Post by gbernocco » August 9th, 2016, 4:33 pm

Do you have a dpl yet? I would love to do it if that would be alright.
Thank you

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Post by Lynnet » August 9th, 2016, 4:58 pm

gbernocco wrote:Do you have a dpl yet? I would love to do it if that would be alright.
Thank you
Thank you for offering, and no, we don't have one yet.
Before you volunteer as a DPL, I would strongly recommend the following steps:

1. Read the proof-listening guide in the wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guide_for_Proof-listeners

2. Complete the quiz - it was written by one of our admins, who has a lot of experience proof listening. It shows you what you should and should not be listening for (and over-zealous proof-listeners drive readers away - remember we are all volunteers: if someone wants professional quality, there are sites where they can pay for what we do free 8-) ) http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/ProofListening_tips_and_quiz

3. Download checker, so you can check the technical specs of files http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

4. Find a project where you can practice with just one or two sections before committing to a whole book - that is a big time commitment, often lasting up to a year!

I will add you to the catalog as a proof listener, and sign you up as DPL on this project, but please think carefully about steps 1-4 above.
Let me know if you decide against it or have any questions.
Lynne
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Post by gbernocco » August 12th, 2016, 12:50 am

I understand your concern, and I suppose you're right, I'll start on a smaller project. That being said, if you could please take me off the dpl job, I would appreciate it. Thanks so much for the advice, best of luck with the project.

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Post by Lynnet » August 12th, 2016, 8:08 am

gbernocco wrote:I understand your concern, and I suppose you're right, I'll start on a smaller project. That being said, if you could please take me off the dpl job, I would appreciate it. Thanks so much for the advice, best of luck with the project.
I don't want to scare you off! Another of my projects has 2 completed chapters and no proof listener. If you'd like to get your feet wet there, head on over and post you are listening to chapter 1 (so no one duplicates your effort).
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=61897
In the meantime, I can take you off here, but if you're ready before someone else volunteers, you'll be welcome back.
Lynne
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Post by afutterer » August 17th, 2016, 12:53 pm

If you are still looking Lynne...I would love to DPL.
Anthony

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Post by Lynnet » August 17th, 2016, 1:28 pm

afutterer wrote:If you are still looking Lynne...I would love to DPL.
Thank you, Anthony. The quiz I referred to was added after you started PLing, but you may want to take a look.
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Post by afutterer » August 17th, 2016, 1:39 pm

I read it. Wow! That would have helped when I started doing this. I had to come to these conclusions the hard way. :?
Anthony

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Post by Lynnet » August 17th, 2016, 2:02 pm

afutterer wrote:I read it. Wow! That would have helped when I started doing this. I had to come to these conclusions the hard way. :?
It was written by kathrinee, one of our admins who is also a superstar PLer. I'm sure she'd appreciate feedback 8-)
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Post by esmo336 » September 3rd, 2016, 3:58 pm

Ill take section 1. I am a new reader and would like to be credited as Samuel Schwarz.

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Post by Lynnet » September 3rd, 2016, 5:52 pm

esmo336 wrote:Ill take section 1. I am a new reader and would like to be credited as Samuel Schwarz.
Hi Samuel and welcome
I have added you to the catalog and assigned you section 1, so once your test has been approved, you are good to go. Please be sure to read the first post as all you need to know is there, but don't hesitate to ask questions.
You are free to choose to read whatever you wish, but I would point out that section 1 is very long. I can hold it for 2 months, if you'd rather "cut your teeth" on something more modest (1000-1500 words is a good starting point).
Lynne
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Post by JimmyCHOO324 » September 7th, 2016, 7:53 am

Hi Lynne,
I will take Section 2. I am a new reader and would like to be credited as Saakshi Arora.
Thanks,
Saakshi

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Post by Lynnet » September 7th, 2016, 8:45 am

JimmyCHOO324 wrote:Hi Lynne,
I will take Section 2. I am a new reader and would like to be credited as Saakshi Arora.
Thanks,
Saakshi
Hi and welcome to Librivox!
There are a few things to do before you get started.
You will need to complete a one minute test - this is to check your specs are up to Librivox standards, and if not, you'll be given hints on how to remedy that. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test
Please post your test in the Listeners Wanted forum (see the dropdown at the bottom of the page) for the speediest response. Waiting for the OK may seem tedious, but can save time in the long run. Please be sure to complete this within 7 days.
You will also need to be added to the catalog of readers. I will add you using your forum name, but if you prefer your real name or a pseudonym let me know. We can also link to a personal blog or website. If you click on your name in the Magic Window, you will see your own personal catalog page.
Be sure to read the first post - all the info you need is there, but if anything doesn't make sense, just ask. The wiki (see the top of the page) has bundles of info too.
As with Samuel in the post above yours, I would point out this is a long section for a first recording. I can hold it for 2 months, if you prefer to record something shorter to familiarize yourself with the process.
Lynne
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Post by Lynnet » September 13th, 2016, 2:25 am

Section 3 is ready for PL - very difficult to read with all that dialect :roll:
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Post by afutterer » September 13th, 2016, 6:14 am

hmmmm. can't wait to hear it. I am sure it is fine. :D
Anthony

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