The Color of a Great City -- icequeen

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Post by Leesma » May 20th, 2022, 9:00 am

The Color of a Great City, by Theodore Dreiser (1871 - 1945)
To follow (Summary by Lee Smalley)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61043

Target completion date: 2022-12-31

Prooflistening level: Standard
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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: jdn8lSsJ
[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Dreiser (Theodore Dreiser)
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 39
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface: Yes
[*]Original publication date (if known): 1923
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Essays & Short Works; *Non-fiction/Travel & Geography; *Non-fiction/Art, Design & Architecture

Keywords that describe the book: to follow

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Color of a Great City. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "The Color of a Great City, by Theodore Dreiser. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Color of a Great City, by Theodore Dreiser. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of The Color of a Great City, by Theodore Dreiser."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: colorofagreatcity_##_dreiser_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. colorofagreatcity_01_dreiser_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

MC to select: icequeen

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.
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Post by Leesma » May 20th, 2022, 9:01 am

MC and DPL: icequeen
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Post by icequeen » May 20th, 2022, 8:25 pm

OK, your MW is ready for you! I will move us tomorrow.
Ann

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Post by Leesma » May 21st, 2022, 4:46 am

All set to go. Welcome to old NYC!
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Post by icequeen » May 21st, 2022, 4:21 pm

Nice! I can't wait to hear! Off we go to Going Solo!
Ann

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Post by Leesma » May 23rd, 2022, 8:47 am

Here's FOREWARD. i wasn't sure about using it, so I asked my severest critic to give it a listen. She found it interesting, but then, she's a born and bred New Yorker.
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Post by icequeen » May 24th, 2022, 8:25 pm

And, I agree with your greatest fan! The forward gives a little background about why he wrote these stories, and now I can't wait to here the rest! The forward is PL OK!
Ann

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Post by Leesma » May 25th, 2022, 5:20 pm

(A smile from fan -- I mean Fran!)

Here's Part 1. Some of it is still relevant today.
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Post by icequeen » May 25th, 2022, 8:48 pm

The allure of the big city with big promises! Part 1 is PL OK!
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Post by Leesma » May 27th, 2022, 5:20 am

Here's Part 2.
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Post by icequeen » May 27th, 2022, 8:05 pm

Part 2 is PL OK!
Ann

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Post by Leesma » May 30th, 2022, 5:52 pm

Here's Part 3. Next comes one of the longer ones. No doubt will take a little longer to do.
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Post by icequeen » May 30th, 2022, 7:53 pm

Part 3 is PL OK! No problem, I'm not in a hurry!
Ann

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Post by Leesma » June 7th, 2022, 8:21 am

Part 4. A world I never knew existed.
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Post by icequeen » June 7th, 2022, 7:52 pm

I bet we will discover a few more worlds in this book! So much going on! Part 4 is PL OK!
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