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Post by Carolin » January 1st, 2017, 10:09 am

Animal Heroes by Ernest Thompson Seton (1860 - 1946).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: http://librivox.org/animal-heroes-by-ernest-thompson-seton/
A hero is an individual of unusual gifts and achievements. Whether it be man or animal, this definition applies; and it is the histories of such that appeal to the imagination and to the hearts of those who hear them.

In this volume every one of the stories, though more or less composite, is founded on the actual life of a veritable animal hero. The most composite is the White Reindeer. This story I wrote by Utrovand in Norway during the summer of 1900, while the Reindeer herds grazed in sight on the near uplands.

The Lynx is founded on some of my own early experiences in the backwoods.

It is less than ten years since the 'Jack Warhorse' won his hero-crown. Thousands of "Kaskadoans" will remember him, and by the name Warhorse his coursing exploits are recorded in several daily papers.

The least composite is Arnaux. It is so nearly historical that several who knew the bird have supplied additional items of information.

The nest of the destroying Peregrines, with its owners and their young, is now to be seen in the American Museum of Natural History of New York. The Museum authorities inform me that Pigeon badges with the following numbers were found in the nest: 9970-S, 1696, U. 63, 77, J. F. 52, Ex. 705, 6-1894, C 20900. Perhaps some Pigeon-lover may learn from these lines the fate of one or other wonderful flier that has long been recorded "never returned." (Note to the Reader)
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Post by Carolin » January 1st, 2017, 10:36 am

look what just fell into the public domain in europe today :)

all readers interested in animal stories are most welcome, and i hope we can find a dpl too. thank you!
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Post by Carolin » January 2nd, 2017, 1:57 am

moving us out to readers wanted :)
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Post by hamie3rd » January 3rd, 2017, 12:35 pm

Would I be able to read sections 8 and 9, both "The boy and the Lynx" parts, please?
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Post by FreakyFruit » January 4th, 2017, 1:34 am

Hello, may I place a claim on both sections of the Winnipeg Wolf?

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Post by Carolin » January 4th, 2017, 3:06 am

thank you both!
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Post by sunflowersathome » February 2nd, 2017, 8:01 am

I would like to do the slum cat 1-3, sections 1, 2 and 3
Last edited by sunflowersathome on February 2nd, 2017, 8:12 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Carolin » February 2nd, 2017, 8:12 am

hi and welcome to librivox!

you are welcome to read those sections. to be able to sign you up, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you would like to appear in the catalog. we can also link to your personal website or blog.

before getting started, please complete the one minute test to make sure your software and microphone are set up correctly :) thanks!
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Post by Carolin » February 3rd, 2017, 2:04 am

thank you! i have now signed you up with your forum name.

i think you have only read part 1 of life I. when you look at the text, you will see that the story of the slum cat is divided into three parts, Life I, Life II, and Life III. those parts are then subdivided into parts again. but your recording should have covered all of Life I (subdivisions i-v). does that makes sense? do you think you could add the rest of that chapter? :)
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Post by sunflowersathome » February 3rd, 2017, 7:57 am

Will do that today! Sorry :oops:

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Post by Carolin » February 3rd, 2017, 8:54 am

No problem at all, that double division is really confusing :)
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Post by sunflowersathome » February 3rd, 2017, 12:57 pm


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Post by Carolin » February 4th, 2017, 9:23 am

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by carteki » February 6th, 2017, 4:25 am

I've some time so have PL'd the "ready for PL" files for you.

The Slum Cat, part 1 sunflowersathome
I especially enjoyed the reading of the cat fight!
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Start silence should be .5-1s.
End silence should be 5s
Usually the reader reads the individual chapter breaks such as "one", "two" etc as it is written. Can you insert these please.

Please upload your revised file with the same filename and post with the amended time when you have done so.

In general I think that your reading will benefit from running the compression function - in Audacity go Effect/Compression. This will even out the spikiness of the wave form. Remember to check the volume after.

The Slum Cat, part 2 sunflowersathome
Start silence should be .5-1s.
End silence should be 5s
Please add the chapter numbers where they occur in the text.

Thanks
Kim

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