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Post by fried1259 » May 13th, 2020, 8:57 am

Hello, my name is Tim, I have loved audiobooks for many years and a friend of mine gave me my first Librivox audiobook recently - Great Expectations. I didn't even know people do this kind of thing! I have only listened to the first chapter so far, I generally listen to books while at the gym or on road trips. But as I said, I love audiobooks, and while I am spending so much time locked in the house I think I would like to give creating one of my own a try to pass some time. I have looked at some of the how tos, trying to wrap my mind around how this is all done.

I have a particular interest in the abolitionist era just before the Civil War as its such a vibrant and passionate era, and I am thinking about doing a book from then, and have also been looking through some of the large library of works already available from Librivox. Until I start recording, I just wanted to say thank you to everybody here for all of your hard work and all of these great literary treasures that I can assure you I will be telling others about.

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Post by Kazbek » May 15th, 2020, 3:48 pm

fried1259 wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 8:57 am
Hello, my name is Tim, I have loved audiobooks for many years and a friend of mine gave me my first Librivox audiobook recently - Great Expectations. I didn't even know people do this kind of thing! I have only listened to the first chapter so far, I generally listen to books while at the gym or on road trips. But as I said, I love audiobooks, and while I am spending so much time locked in the house I think I would like to give creating one of my own a try to pass some time. I have looked at some of the how tos, trying to wrap my mind around how this is all done.

I have a particular interest in the abolitionist era just before the Civil War as its such a vibrant and passionate era, and I am thinking about doing a book from then, and have also been looking through some of the large library of works already available from Librivox. Until I start recording, I just wanted to say thank you to everybody here for all of your hard work and all of these great literary treasures that I can assure you I will be telling others about.
Welcome to LibriVox, Tim, and thank you for the kind words! It sounds like you'll fit right in. :)

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Post by fried1259 » May 17th, 2020, 11:40 am

Thanks! I have been looking through and watching some of the tutorials, and I put together a test audio to get some feedback.

This is from the book "The wrong of slavery, the right of emancipation, and the future of the African race in the United States", pages 21 and 22, that I would like to work on. https://archive.org/details/wrongofslaveryri00owen

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_fried1259_test.mp3

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Post by Kazbek » May 17th, 2020, 12:15 pm

fried1259 wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 11:40 am
Thanks! I have been looking through and watching some of the tutorials, and I put together a test audio to get some feedback.

This is from the book "The wrong of slavery, the right of emancipation, and the future of the African race in the United States", pages 21 and 22, that I would like to work on. https://archive.org/details/wrongofslaveryri00owen

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_fried1259_test.mp3
Well done! It's not our standard text for the 1-minute test, but I think what you have there is enough to hear that your mic isn't "popping your p's". All the technical specifications are met, so you're good to go. We normally recommend starting with one or two contributions to collaborative projects, so that readers get an idea of how long it takes to record and edit a long text before they tackle a solo project.

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Post by philchenevert » May 17th, 2020, 12:29 pm

fried1259 wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 11:40 am
Thanks! I have been looking through and watching some of the tutorials, and I put together a test audio to get some feedback.

This is from the book "The wrong of slavery, the right of emancipation, and the future of the African race in the United States", pages 21 and 22, that I would like to work on. https://archive.org/details/wrongofslaveryri00owen

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_fried1259_test.mp3
I am moving this post to Listeners Wanted.
EDIT: I agree, this is a nice file and you have the ok to record lots and lots :thumbs: :clap:
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Post by fried1259 » May 22nd, 2020, 5:48 pm

Thanks so much for the feedback! I've been recording the introduction which is now finished, and getting through some of the editing in Audacity. Took a little bit to get the hang of it. I would like to explore doing Owens' book as a group project. I'll look into seeing what it takes to get that started soon.

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Post by fried1259 » June 8th, 2020, 3:18 pm

Just checking in, hoping to find others to collaborate with on this.

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Post by Kazbek » June 8th, 2020, 4:45 pm

fried1259 wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Just checking in, hoping to find others to collaborate with on this.
Hi, Tim! In order for this to become a collaborative project, someone needs to step up to coordinate it. There are a couple of ways you could go about it:

1) Start a thread about it in our Book Suggestions forum, and see if someone would be willing to adopt it as BC (book coordinator).

2) Coordinate it yourself. Being a BC is not difficult, but involves a learning curve for new contributors, and so we strongly recommend first gaining some experience by contributing to collaborative projects as a reader and/or proof-listener, before becoming a BC yourself. You can find more information here:

http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/How_To_Become_A_Book_Coordinator

Let me know if you have any questions. :)

Michael

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