COMPLETE: Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 082 - jo

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 7th, 2021, 11:18 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
May 7th, 2021, 10:40 am
Here's my contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf082_ancientworld_jacobs_pn81_128kb.mp3 24:00

THE WORLD AS KNOWN TO THE ANCIENTS chapter 1 of How the world became known, by Joseph Jacobs

If you read along, you'll notice that at one point there is an incomplete sentence (or at least so it seems to me). Towards the end, there's also a repeated sentence so I decided to skip one iteration.
Hi Piotrek81, Thanks for your contribution to vol. 082! :) I'm looking forward to listening. I will PL as soon as possible, probably this evening.

Could you throw me a source for your reading in the meantime? Thanks! :)
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Post by Piotrek81 » May 7th, 2021, 11:20 am

Want to hear some PREPARATION TIPS before you press "record"? Listen to THIS and THIS
First hand account of 1770s North America from the outsider's perspective NlCHOLAS CRESSWELL

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 7th, 2021, 11:25 am

Thanks, Piotrek81!

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 7th, 2021, 3:48 pm

Piotrek81 wrote:
May 7th, 2021, 10:40 am
Here's my contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf082_ancientworld_jacobs_pn81_128kb.mp3 24:00

THE WORLD AS KNOWN TO THE ANCIENTS chapter 1 of How the world became known, by Joseph Jacobs

If you read along, you'll notice that at one point there is an incomplete sentence (or at least so it seems to me). Towards the end, there's also a repeated sentence so I decided to skip one iteration.
Hi Piotrek89,

Thanks for this reading. :D Jacobs provides a valuable summary of how the ancients advanced geographical knowledge. I noted his concluding statement that "of this knowledge, by far the largest amount was gained, not by systematic investigation for the purpose of geography, but my military expeditions for the purpose of conquest."

Your recording is PL OK! :thumbs:

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Post by ColleenMc » May 8th, 2021, 9:20 am

Here's mine - I've been wanting to record this article for a while, ever since I read a recent article about this insane costume ball and the fallout for Mr. Hyde (he was accused of embezzling funds from his inherited insurance company and the board pushed him out of running it...). The description of the ball itself in the recent article drew heavily on this article from Metropolitan Magazine. I just wish listeners could see the photos that went along with the article, they are great!

James Hazen Hyde's Costume Ball by J.C. Cartwright (I couldn't find any info on this author).

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf082_hydecostumeball_cartwright_cm_128kb.mp3

22:00

Source: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Metropolitan_Magazine/NldNAAAAYAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0
The article starts on p.305

Let me know if the title is shortened appropriately--I can rename and reupload if not!

Thanks!
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Post by TadDavis » May 8th, 2021, 11:04 am

Sue Anderson wrote:
May 7th, 2021, 11:07 am

Tad, Thanks for this 2nd contribution from The Rambler. The Gutenberg edition of The Rambler has titles for all the essays. They are grouped together in a long paragraph after the capitalized VOLUME THE THIRD. I've added the names Gutenberg lists to the titles of your selections in the Magic Window. Does that look better to you?
Looks great! I obviously didn’t look very closely at the source. I originally read the essay in a different collection, downloaded the Gutenberg version to make sure I was on the level, saw there wasn’t a navigable table of contents, and just did a search for “148” and “207” to find the essays. I never noticed the very helpful descriptions you pointed out, which I haven’t seen reproduced in any other anthology.

Thanks - look forward to more occasional short bits in the future.

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Post by sarahwalters » May 8th, 2021, 11:20 am

Shorter Prose pieces, 'An American Invasion', by Oscar Wilde P83-89 (10.34)

https://gutenberg.org/files/2061/2061-h/2061-h.htm #83-89

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf082_shorterprosepieces_oscarwilde_srw_128kb.mp3


Read by Sarah Rachel Walters

Thanks guys that was fun, looking forward to feedback

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 8th, 2021, 1:33 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 9:20 am
Here's mine - I've been wanting to record this article for a while, ever since I read a recent article about this insane costume ball and the fallout for Mr. Hyde (he was accused of embezzling funds from his inherited insurance company and the board pushed him out of running it...). The description of the ball itself in the recent article drew heavily on this article from Metropolitan Magazine. I just wish listeners could see the photos that went along with the article, they are great!

James Hazen Hyde's Costume Ball by J.C. Cartwright (I couldn't find any info on this author).

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf082_hydecostumeball_cartwright_cm_128kb.mp3

22:00

Source: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Metropolitan_Magazine/NldNAAAAYAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0
The article starts on p.305

Let me know if the title is shortened appropriately--I can rename and reupload if not!

Thanks!
Colleen
Hi Colleen, Thanks for your contribution to vol. 082! :D Wow, was that ball a display of vulgar affluence! Posing for photographs on the red carpet at the current-day Oscars certainly has it predecessor in the "fully equipped photograph gallery, managed by Byron, the flashlight photographer" at Hyde's 1905 extravaganza.

PL OK. :thumbs:

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Post by ColleenMc » May 8th, 2021, 2:03 pm

Wow fast turnaround! Thanks Sue!

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 8th, 2021, 2:06 pm

sarahwalters wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 11:20 am
Shorter Prose pieces, 'An American Invasion', by Oscar Wilde P83-89 (10.34)

https://gutenberg.org/files/2061/2061-h/2061-h.htm #83-89

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf082_shorterprosepieces_oscarwilde_srw_128kb.mp3


Read by Sarah Rachel Walters

Thanks guys that was fun, looking forward to feedback
Hi Sarah, Welcome to LibriVox and to the Short Nonfiction Collection (SNF)! :D Thanks for reading Oscar Wilde's take on American manners and American women, both the young, and their mothers. You read at a nice, smooth pace and very clearly!

Your reading is PL OK! :thumbs:

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Post by Frankely728 » May 8th, 2021, 3:04 pm

Hi I'm a newbie. Could you please provide feedback on my 1-minute test? Then I would like read some short works. Thank you. Laurie
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/test_lauriefrankel.mp3

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Post by sarahwalters » May 8th, 2021, 3:13 pm

Thank you Sue for your time and feedback. This is such a wonderful resource for all and learning opportunity. Very cool. Enjoy your weekend!

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Post by Availle » May 8th, 2021, 4:35 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
May 6th, 2021, 8:21 am
There is only one small edit that needs to be made: at 4:33.5, the original text reads "In the autumn of 1851 she opened an office in New York City." You said "in the autumn of 1881."

Your unintentional misread points up one of the reasons that the SNF does not recommend using Wikisource for readings. Wikisource has the date wrong -- as 1881.
Human errors like these happen on gutenberg all the time. :)
The reason we discourage wikisource is the fact that anybody can upload texts without any further checks (as they are done on gutenberg) and without a scan it is not possible to ascertain copyright of any text on wikisource.

Anyway, since this one has a scan, it's fine. :D I have fixed and reuploaded my contribution. Same time.
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Post by Sue Anderson » May 8th, 2021, 4:37 pm

Frankely728 wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 3:04 pm
Hi I'm a newbie. Could you please provide feedback on my 1-minute test? Then I would like read some short works. Thank you. Laurie
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/test_lauriefrankel.mp3
Hi Laurie, Welcome to LibriVox and to the Short Nonfiction Collection (SNF). It's great that you have sent up your one-minute sound check before you begin recording. That way you"ll know your recordings meet Librivox's standards.

There is a special thread where people generally post their one-minute tests. It is here: viewforum.php?f=21. When you post your one-minute test on the "Listeners and Editors Wanted " thread, you are put in contact with Librivox volunteers who are recording "techies" and they can tell you exactly what to do in Audacity to bring your recording up to LibriVox requirements. From then on, you can always check your recordings with a LibriVox-specific app called Checker, which will assure you you've got all the requirements met. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

I'm not personally a "techie." My role here at the SNF is that of a coordinator. So, I'm going to copy your post and transfer it to the Listeners and Editors Wanted thread.

I did listen to your test. You read well; your voice is nice and clear. The only problem is that your volume is on the low side. This should be a very easy fix, but I'd prefer you get expert advice on how to do it.

Please look at the Listeners and Editors thread for your test and watch for someone to answer you there. When your recordings can pass the Checker app, we'd love to have you record something for the SNF

Here is a copy of what I just posted to viewforum.php?f=21
Sue Anderson wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 4:30 pm
This one-minute test was posted on the Short Nonfiction Collection thread. Would someone please listen and help Laurie out. According to Checker, her volume is a little low.
Thanks,
Sue, BC, Short Nonfiction Collection
Frankely728 wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 3:04 pm
Hi I'm a newbie. Could you please provide feedback on my 1-minute test? Then I would like read some short works. Thank you. Laurie
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/test_lauriefrankel.mp3

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Post by wib66 » May 8th, 2021, 4:38 pm

Frankely728 wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 3:04 pm
Hi I'm a newbie. Could you please provide feedback on my 1-minute test? Then I would like read some short works. Thank you. Laurie
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/test_lauriefrankel.mp3
Hi and welcome to Librivox. Your reading is great there are just some edits needed please. If you are using Audacity you can do the following.

The volume is 83dB which is too low. We aim for between 86-92 dB but ideally we would like it to be at 89 dB.
In Audacity you will also find the option to amplify under 'effects'.
How to amplify in Audacity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_z607awyLw
If you like you can use the checker tool to verify volume and other settings.
https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/

Please could you carry out the edits then upload the file using the same file name. Please post your edited version in the Listeners and Editors thread

viewforum.php?f=21

If you need any more help please just ask. Thanks

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