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Post Posted:: April 12th, 2017, 1:19 am 

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The Old Adam by Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931).


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Edward Henry Machin leads a comfortable life in the English midlands 'Five Towns'. Yet when he unexpectedly gains three hundred and forty one pounds in a speculation on rubber shares, he realises that he doesn't 'feel so jolly, after all'. After a visit to the local music hall, he decides that a change is in order. He takes the morning train to London, where adventures in the theatrical world await. ( Phil Benson)


    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!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/40168
    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.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!



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      Genres for the project: Action & Adventure Fiction

      Keywords that describe the book:

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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 Old Adam. 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 Old Adam, by Arnold Bennett. [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 Old Adam, by Arnold Bennett. "

      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
      oldadam_##_bennett_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. oldadam_01_bennett_128kb.mp3)
    9. [b]Example ID3 V2 tags
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
      Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
      Artist: Arnold Bennett
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: The Old Adam

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      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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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Annise
      • 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

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Post Posted:: April 12th, 2017, 1:29 am 

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Andy Minter (ExEmGee), an LV stalwart, recently passed away https://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=64918. Andy was a great interpreter of Arnold Bennett's work. I would like to BC this short Bennett novel in his memory.

10 chapters of around 60 minutes each. If you'd like to grab one, please post here. Either choose a chapter number from 1-10, or I can allocate for you. The chapters are divided into around 5 sections, so offers for a couple of sections or more can also fit in!

Phil Benson

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Post Posted:: April 12th, 2017, 2:29 am 
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For a group project, it might help attract readers to give a short synopsis... :wink:

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Post Posted:: April 12th, 2017, 3:31 am 

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Good point! Summary is there now. I had to read the book first :)

I also forgot to ask for an MC. Can I tempt you?

Availle wrote:
For a group project, it might help attract readers to give a short synopsis... :wink:

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Post Posted:: April 12th, 2017, 4:57 am 
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I'll set it up , back soon

Anne
My bit's done over to you , readers and DPL :D

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Post Posted:: April 12th, 2017, 3:44 pm 

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I would be happy to take Chapter 3.

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Post Posted:: April 12th, 2017, 4:01 pm 

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Thanks! It's yours. I've taken Chapter 1 myself to get things going.

Algy Pug wrote:
I would be happy to take Chapter 3.

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Post Posted:: April 12th, 2017, 5:46 pm 

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I'll claim chapter 9, if I may.

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Post Posted:: April 13th, 2017, 4:39 am 

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Chapter 9 is yours!

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I'll claim chapter 9, if I may.

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Post Posted:: April 15th, 2017, 2:27 am 
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I'd like to read chapter 8 - thank you.

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Post Posted:: April 16th, 2017, 2:30 pm 

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Anna, Chapter 8 is yours! Phil

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I'd like to read chapter 8 - thank you.

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Post Posted:: April 24th, 2017, 10:03 am 

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Can I DPL for you? It will be my first time PLing.

Melissa

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Post Posted:: April 25th, 2017, 2:57 am 

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Hi Melissa, You are most welcome! If you haven't done so already, could you take a look at the PL wiki. This is standard PL, so it's up to you whether you read along while you listen or not.

http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guide_for_Proof-listeners

mbudinski42 wrote:
Can I DPL for you? It will be my first time PLing.

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Post Posted:: April 25th, 2017, 4:42 am 
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Welcome aboard. :D
Just put your notes in the thread at first, and if you have questions ask one of us either in the thread or if it's about a particular reader via PM

Anne

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Post Posted:: May 2nd, 2017, 1:30 am 

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Chapter 3 is up:

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/oldadam_03_bennett_128kb.mp3
59:28

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