COMPLETE: Curly, by Roger Pocock - choc

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Post by VfkaBT » August 24th, 2017, 10:56 am

Curly by Roger Pocock (1865 - 1941).

This project is complete! All audio files are available on our catalog page:
https://librivox.org/curly-by-roger-pocock/

Arizona-set western at turn of 20th Century features an Irish lord named Balshannon, his American helper Chalkeye, and a cattle-rustler's son named Curly. Note: this book contains occasional use of racial slang common to the period.( Matt Pierard)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41447
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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 Curly. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "Curly, by Roger Pocock. [Chapter]"


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    • "Chapter [number] of Curly by Roger Pocock. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
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      "[Chapter title]"
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    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Curly, by Roger Pocock. "

    There should be about 5 seconds' silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename curly_##_pocock_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. curly_01_pocock_128kb.mp3)

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Last edited by VfkaBT on September 1st, 2017, 6:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by chocoholic » August 25th, 2017, 7:46 pm

I'll be happy to MC. Back in a minute with your MW --

edited: OK, you're all set! I'll leave this in the Launch Pad for another day or two. Looks like a fun book!
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Post by VfkaBT » August 26th, 2017, 11:43 am

Thanks, Laurie. :)
First two chapters now in MW.
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Post by craigdav1 » August 26th, 2017, 7:48 pm

Would enjoy being dpl.
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Post by chocoholic » August 27th, 2017, 7:48 pm

Going out on a limb and assuming that you're OK with DaveC being DPL :) -- entered in the database. Moving to Solos now.
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Post by craigdav1 » August 27th, 2017, 7:49 pm

1-2 PL OK.

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Post by VfkaBT » August 28th, 2017, 9:51 am

No limb, Laurie. ;)
Thanks, Dave; 3 & 4 now up.
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Post by craigdav1 » August 28th, 2017, 1:44 pm

3-4 PL OK.

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Post by VfkaBT » August 29th, 2017, 8:40 am

5-7 up, thanks.

Methinks Curly is a tomboy, on a level with the Calamity Jane portrayed in Deadwood by Robin Weigert. 8-) Great show, excessive profanity aside.
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Post by craigdav1 » August 29th, 2017, 2:15 pm

5-7 PL OK!

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Post by VfkaBT » August 31st, 2017, 5:10 pm

8-10 up. Beware 'N' word in 9, though I've heard worse in Blazing Saddles, which kind of reminds me of this story. It's dryly funny in parts, and just plain tough in others.
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Post by craigdav1 » August 31st, 2017, 6:24 pm

8
3:47-4:02, 4:55-5:05 extraneous background noise
9
Volume is just a tad high (92.4dB) and should be amplified by -2dB (Next highest volume for this book is 90.5dB).
10 PL OK.

Some readers include a statement in their book description similar to the following:
"This book contains racial and other prejudices that were once commonplace. They are retained, as originally written in this recording, because to do otherwise would be to deny they existed."

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Post by VfkaBT » September 1st, 2017, 6:48 am

craigdav1 wrote:8
3:47-4:02, 4:55-5:05 extraneous background noise
Cicadas. I had removed a huge amount of it before uploading; I'll see if I can fix that again. Thanks.
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Post by VfkaBT » September 5th, 2017, 3:00 pm

8 & 9 edited and re-upped. I re-recorded the last part of 8.

Laurie: I've added the rest of the chapter titles.
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Post by craigdav1 » September 5th, 2017, 4:07 pm

8
volume is a tad high (93.4dB) and should be amplified by about -3dB.
9 PL OK.

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