COMPLETE - Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Africa-mas

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BettyB
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Post by BettyB » July 9th, 2017, 1:05 pm

Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Africa by Frank G. Carpenter (1855 - 1924).


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/carpenters-geographical-reader-africa-by-frank-g-carpenter/

Fascinating book for all ages telling of travels through Africa over 100 years ago. Covering the continent by steamer and train and other more primitive means of transport, the reader will enjoy learning of African life long before knowledge of this continent was available to most people throughout the world. ( BettyB)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/carpentersgeogr01carpgoog
  2. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

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  3. 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 Carpenter's Geographical Reader: 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:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Africa, by Frank G. Carpenter. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Africa by Frank G. Carpenter. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    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 Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Africa, by Frank G. Carpenter. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  4. Example filename carpentersaf_##_carpenter_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 9th, 2017, 3:34 pm

Yeah! Africa!

I'll get this set up.

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Post by BettyB » July 9th, 2017, 4:36 pm

Are we shortening the file name for this one?

Betty

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 9th, 2017, 5:20 pm

I thought to keep them consistent with the others in the series, and use "af" for Africa? But you're an expert on this series by now, so do what you think best . . .

And sorry, I forgot to add you to the MW. That's been changed now.

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Post by BettyB » July 9th, 2017, 5:28 pm

Yes I just thought that "geographicalreaderaf" would be the standard to keep the pattern. That's why I was surprised to see it so different in the listing.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 9th, 2017, 7:40 pm

Well, in all honesty, I edited it without checking the others . . . :oops: . . . I guess my memory is not the clearest. Glad you caught that, and use whatever you think is best . . . just not the full "carpentersgeographicalreaderafrica" which the template generator spit out! :lol:

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Post by BettyB » July 10th, 2017, 9:36 am

Decided to keep the pattern and names the files "geographicalreaderaf" as in the past. Uploaded the preface for PL
Keep your pith helmet on tight. We're off to the wilds!!

Will you edit the listing? Thanks.

Betty

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 10th, 2017, 11:28 am

Great Betty.

I'm ready for the wilds, as well as for some commentary from the time which is probably not considered respectful today.

You can edit the first post if you would like. Not sure it's necessary for a change in file name on a solo.

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Post by BettyB » July 11th, 2017, 6:54 pm

I have uploaded a few chapters for PL.

I believe with this book we are going to see a whole new level of inappropriate commentary. wow.

Also, its getting harder to believe that these trips actually happened as I read in a summary of the book that they didn't.
Said the author had travelled somewhat but not necessarily to the places in the book and much of the text was researched from articles of the day.

Betty

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 11th, 2017, 7:23 pm

Great Betty. The preface is PL OK.

The farther we get from North America, the more inappropriate the commentary. Product of the times. Let's pay attention throughout this volume in case we decide it needs a disclaimer in the book summary about reflecting the times in which it was written.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 12th, 2017, 6:29 pm

Betty,

section 3 at 5:07 - they look like hay . . . . stacks on legs. you might want to check.

Otherwise PL OK through 3.

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Post by BettyB » July 12th, 2017, 8:04 pm

Chapter 3 uploaded for spot PL at 5:07. Just removed a second or so.

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Post by BettyB » July 18th, 2017, 8:47 pm

chapters 4 and 5 uploaded.
Betty

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 21st, 2017, 5:05 pm

Betty,
Chapters 4 and 5 are PL OK.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 26th, 2017, 8:04 pm

Algiers is PL OK.
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