[COMPLETE] The Clue by Carolyn Wells

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Roger
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Post by Roger » August 19th, 2017, 8:38 am

The Clue by Carolyn Wells (1862 - 1942).

This project is now in the catalogue. All audio files can be found on our catalogue page:
https://librivox.org/the-clue-by-carolyn-wells/

Once Carolyn Wells began, or re-invented her writing career, 'The Clue' was her initial book which strayed from children's writings into mysteries and detective stories. It is also when we are introduced to her most famous of detectives, Fleming Stone.

On the eve of her wedding day, Madeleine Van Norman, a beautiful young lady who is soon to come into her family fortune is found dead, apparently stabbed with an ominous blood-stained letter opener found nearby. There is nobody within the household who is not considered a suspect by the police, but how could a killer have slipped through the doors of Madeleine’s locked bedroom? It must have been suicide, as a note was found lying on a table near her body. Or was it? An intriguing mystery ensues which hinges on the discovery of a single, all-important clue. (Roger Melin)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/54869
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

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    BC Admin ============================================
    Genres for the project: Crime & Mystery Fiction/Detective Fiction
    Keywords that describe the book: Detective, Mystery, whodunit, fleming stone
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  • 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 The Clue. 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 Clue, by Carolyn Wells. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Clue by Carolyn Wells. 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 The Clue, by Carolyn Wells. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename clue_##_wells_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. clue_01_wells_128kb.mp3)
  • ID3 V2 tags are not necessary.
    Enter section/chapter titles in the MW. Author and book title will be set automatically during cataloging.

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    Please post below
Last edited by Roger on August 28th, 2017, 7:57 am, edited 3 times in total.
-- Roger .... pushing on the door of life marked "pull"
“A good day is when no one shows up and you don’t have to go anywhere.” -- Burt Shavitz (Burt's Bees)

Darvinia
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Post by Darvinia » August 19th, 2017, 9:34 am

Hi Roger,

I will MC this for you. I will set it up later today but you can upload to my folder if you have files sooner.
Bev

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Post by HollyJenson » August 19th, 2017, 9:39 am

I would love to PL this if you'll have me!
Holly

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Post by Roger » August 19th, 2017, 10:20 am

Bev - thank you. I won't have anything ready to upload for a few days probably.

Holly - Welcome aboard! I look forward to working with you, and hope you enjoy the book. :D
-- Roger .... pushing on the door of life marked "pull"
“A good day is when no one shows up and you don’t have to go anywhere.” -- Burt Shavitz (Burt's Bees)

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Post by HollyJenson » August 19th, 2017, 11:12 am

Thanks, Roger! I'm sure I will. Can't wait to start listening! :D
Holly

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Post by Darvinia » August 19th, 2017, 4:12 pm

All set up. Thanks Holly, you're in as DPL. Let me know if I've missed anything.

I'll move us to Going Solo.

Have fun! :)
Bev

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"Everybody's got a mountain to climb" - Dickey Betts
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Roger
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Post by Roger » August 22nd, 2017, 10:10 am

Thanks Bev. Time to get this one rolling!

Chapter 1 has been posted, ready for a listen.

Thanks! :D
-- Roger .... pushing on the door of life marked "pull"
“A good day is when no one shows up and you don’t have to go anywhere.” -- Burt Shavitz (Burt's Bees)

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Post by HollyJenson » August 22nd, 2017, 3:09 pm

Chapter 1 PL OK! :clap: Excellent!

Roger, since I'm a new proof listener, here is a question: If there are a couple of instances of saying the wrong word, would you want me to point it out or just let it slide? They're not important and don't change the meaning or anything, but I'll leave it up to you if you want me to say anything or not. I don't want to be a nitpicker, but I don't want to NOT say anything if the reader would prefer that I DO say something. I'm only asking because I think I'm the sort of reader who would want to know and then make the call myself as to whether I'd like to change it.

One instance was "Mr. Norman" instead of "Mr. Van Norman" (4:05), and the other was "effort" instead of "effect" (15:51).

Both are very microscopic and unimportant, so if tiny things like that don't bug you, I won't mention them at all next time. :) I know the standard for proof-listening is to ignore tiny things like that, but I thought I'd give you the option of deciding for yourself. Either way is fine with me! :)
Holly

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Post by Roger » August 22nd, 2017, 4:02 pm

Hi Holly,

Thanks for the fast turnaround, and for inquiring on preferences.
My simple answer: I'm just like you. I would prefer to know of any errors. I usually correct them if I'm aware of them. I really should select 'word perfect' in the PL section of the initial post, and sometimes I do. Sometimes I select 'special'. (Don't you hate us unpredictable folks?) :lol:

Anyway, I thank you for your attention to detail, I know it takes up a lot of time. PLers don't get the credit they deserve! I will upload a corrected version of chapter 1, probably tomorrow (Wednesday).

Thanks so much again!! :thumbs:
-- Roger .... pushing on the door of life marked "pull"
“A good day is when no one shows up and you don’t have to go anywhere.” -- Burt Shavitz (Burt's Bees)

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Post by HollyJenson » August 22nd, 2017, 4:17 pm

Oh, wow! I didn't even know there were preferences for the readers to select. Live and learn!

OK, glad to know you're as much of a perfectionist as I am! :D I'll let you know of any tiny thing I find and then let you make the final decision. You're the boss! :D
Holly

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Post by Roger » August 23rd, 2017, 6:49 am

Okay, thanks. These were both excellent finds!
Each has been corrected, and the file has been re-uploaded, if and when you care to do a spot PL.

Thanks!! :D
-- Roger .... pushing on the door of life marked "pull"
“A good day is when no one shows up and you don’t have to go anywhere.” -- Burt Shavitz (Burt's Bees)

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Post by HollyJenson » August 23rd, 2017, 9:51 am

Seamlessly fixed!

Chapter 1 PL OK! :clap:
Holly

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Post by Roger » August 26th, 2017, 9:02 am

Chapter 2 has been posted.
Thanks! :D
-- Roger .... pushing on the door of life marked "pull"
“A good day is when no one shows up and you don’t have to go anywhere.” -- Burt Shavitz (Burt's Bees)

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Post by HollyJenson » August 26th, 2017, 1:35 pm

Chapter 2 PL OK!

Excellent! :clap:
Holly

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Post by Roger » August 28th, 2017, 7:42 am

Thank you.

Chapter the third has now been posted.

Thanks! :D
-- Roger .... pushing on the door of life marked "pull"
“A good day is when no one shows up and you don’t have to go anywhere.” -- Burt Shavitz (Burt's Bees)

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