COMPLETE The Four Stragglers -- icequeen

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Post by Leesma » July 18th, 2019, 5:00 am

The Four Stragglers by Frank L. Packard (1877 - 1942).


This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-four-stragglers-by-frank-l-packard/

This thrilling novel teems with intrigue and unforgettable characters. It opens during WWI with a few allied soldiers lost at night behind German lines. One of them shoots at another in the darkness. Members of a criminal gang before the war, the men resume their unlawful activities when peacetime returns. The gang’s leader receives a letter that results in his leaving London for a small island off the Florida Keys. He is “as clever a scoundrel and as miserable, inhuman and unscrupulous a one as ever blasphemed the image in which God made him… He is without conscience, ruthless, a fiend who would do honour to hell itself."
Frank L. Packard authored many popular novels, several of which were made into movies, including a series in which he originated the idea of a heroic crime fighter with a secret double identity. --Lee Smalley

  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59895
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin ===========================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

    [list]
    [*] Project Code: ndJ2gyiD



    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Frank L. Packard) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_L._Packard

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 19
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1923
    [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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Genres for the project: Action & Adventure Fiction; Crime & Mystery Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: Mystery; Crime; Thriller; Intrigue; Plot twists; Treasure quest; Antihero

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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 Four Stragglers. 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 Four Stragglers, by Frank L. Packard. [Chapter]"


For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
  • "Chapter [number] of The Four Stragglers by Frank L. Packard. 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 Four Stragglers, by Frank L. Packard. "

There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

[*]Example filename fourstragglers_##_packard_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. fourstragglers_01_packard_128kb.mp3)

[*]Example ID3 V2 tags
Artist: Frank L. Packard
Title: ## - [Section title]
Album: The Four Stragglers


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Post by Leesma » July 18th, 2019, 5:01 am

DPL is icequeen. :)
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Post by KevinS » July 18th, 2019, 9:07 am

A solo project?
E agora, José?

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Post by Leesma » July 18th, 2019, 9:09 am

Yes, solo. Did I miss a step setting it up?
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Post by icequeen » July 18th, 2019, 4:04 pm

No, you are fine! The MW is ready for you, and I will move us a little later this evening after you have seen my handiwork!
Ann

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Post by Leesma » July 18th, 2019, 4:32 pm

Will have the MW loaded and ready later this evening.
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Post by Leesma » July 18th, 2019, 5:33 pm

Here's the MW, Ann. A bit wordy but I couldn't think of a way to shorten it. If you can I'm all ears. :)
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Post by icequeen » July 18th, 2019, 7:20 pm

That works, I have done much worse than that!


Moving on to Going Solo!
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Post by Leesma » July 20th, 2019, 1:40 pm

And we're off. Prologue.
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Post by icequeen » July 24th, 2019, 9:34 pm

The prologue is PL OK, but I just had a thought. Normally, the prologue is section 0. If you like, I can change the file number for you, that way chapter 1 can be section 1. Let me know if you want to do that, or I can wait until I catalog the project to make that change.
Ann

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Post by Leesma » July 25th, 2019, 3:22 am

Yes, thainks Ann. Let's do it now.

Hope your trip went well and that you had cooler weather than we've been having!
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Post by icequeen » July 25th, 2019, 2:30 pm

OK, I will take care of the file number a little later today!

The weather was hot, very hot, as in blast furnace hot! It was nasty, but we got everything that needed to be done was accomplished. Now I am just getting caught up, and I am almost there!
Ann

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Post by Leesma » July 26th, 2019, 3:34 am

Looks like it's going to be a good yarn! Section 1 is ready.

Sorry to hear about your blast furnace experience. Summers are normally hot, but THIS hot?
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Post by icequeen » July 28th, 2019, 8:03 pm

Section 1 is PL OK!

Where I happened to be, it does get that hot in the summer. I'm not used to it anymore, so it was not very comfortable. Now I'm back by the beach, where the sun hides until the fall!
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Post by Leesma » July 30th, 2019, 2:45 am

Sec. 2 is ready. There's a passage near the end where the author indicates that the woman is speaking slowly, as she's dying. I used Audacity's software to slow her down, but am wondering if I went too far. Easy enough to give her a little more speed. Pls let me know if you think that would be a good idea. Thks.
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