[Solo] Eight Cousins by Louisa M. Alcott

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Post by DaisyL02 »

:hmm: Eight Cousins, by Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)
Rose Campbell has been orphaned and must go live with her uncle, but luckily, she is now near numerous cousins and aunts to help her through this difficult time! Privileged Rose Campbell is a young girl of Scottish descent who is barely 13 when she becomes orphaned and has to live with her Uncle Alec while adjusting to life without her dear father and a mother she never knew. (Summary by )
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2726

Target completion date: 2024-01-01

Prooflistening level: Standard
Prospective PLs, please see the Guide for Proof-listeners.

IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the number of languishing projects on our server, we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't recorded anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).

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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.
  • Project Code: Nsh8aTXG
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_May_Alcott (Louisa May Alcott)
  • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Cousins
  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 24
  • Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
  • Original publication date (if known): 1875
  • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Daisy L.
  • Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:

Genres for the project: Historical Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, rose, eight cousins


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 Eight Cousins. 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."] "Eight Cousins, by Louisa May Alcott. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Eight Cousins, by Louisa May Alcott. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
"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 Eight Cousins, by Louisa May Alcott."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: eightcousins_##_alcott_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. eightcousins_01_alcott_128kb.mp3)

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

MC to select: xxxx

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 knotyouraveragejo »

There are 3 versions of this book in the catalog. You are welcome to do a fourth. I just mention this as some readers would prefer to record something that hasn't been recorded yet.
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Post by DaisyL02 »

Thank you, Jo. I was hoping to do this one because I’m fairly new to this and I am very familiar with this book. I hope that it may help to read books I’m familiar with? I can find another book if it is a problem.
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Post by Rapunzelina »

Hi Daisy!

Still, starting with a solo project is a challenge and a commitment. The suggested path for a new member is:

- First do your 1-minute-test recording sample to check your setup: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

- Once your recording setup is checked and OK, you can move on to a short recording. Browse the Readers Wanted subforums for group projects that may interest you, and claim a section.

- Do the happy dance once your first Librivox recording gets the PL OK! :clap:

- Claim another section in a group project, and repeat for a few more times.

This way you'll build up experience, confidence, and excitement, and you'll soon be able to commit to a solo reading of this book! Then you'll get a result to be proud of, because of the experience you'll have gained in the process.
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Post by TriciaG »

Moving this off the Launch Pad, until at least the 1-minute test is done. But as mentioned, it would be better to get your feet wet by participating in a group project for a chapter or two before jumping into a solo. 8-) When you're ready, post in this thread, and we'll move it back to the Launch Pad for you.
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