Wuthering Heights

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Post by anareads24 »

Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848)
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Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/768/pg768-images.html

Target completion date:

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

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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: bk96oM3X
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Brontë (Emily Brontë)
  • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuthering_Heights#Publication_history
  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 34
  • Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
  • Original publication date (if known): 1847
  • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Ana Danelia
  • Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:

Genres for the project: Crime & Mystery Fiction; Romance

Keywords that describe the book: tragedy, romance, Gothic, 19th century


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 Wuthering Heights. 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."] "Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë. 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 Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: wutheringheights_##_bronte_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. wutheringheights_01_bronte_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 »

Before starting a solo project, please complete and get an OK on a one-minute test to check your technical settings. It's not an audition, but to simply confirm that your files meet our requirements Post your test in the Listeners Wanted Forum and an experienced LVer will have a listen and check the specs for you.  It would be a shame to record a whole section, only to have to redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.  

Even if you are experienced with recording elsewhere, please send in a short test recording to check that all the technical settings meet LibriVox requirements before recording a full chapter.

1-Minute Test

Also as a new reader, we strongly recommend that you record a section or two in group projects before embarking on a solo, so that you can get a sense of the amount of time and effort a commitment to a solo recording would entail, as well as become a little familiar with the community here and our process for submitting files, prooflistening, etc. As a soloist, you will also be responsible not only for recording and editing all the sections, but you will also be your own book coordinator (BC) which means you will be responsible for entering all the information (titles, time, links) into the workflow system.  
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Post by TriciaG »

Moving this to Book Suggestions for now, to clean up the Launch Pad. When you're ready to start this project after doing the 1-minute test and hopefully completing a section in a group project, post in this thread, and we'll move it back to the Launch Pad for you. :)
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Post by Waluchadji »


Wuthering Heights is one of the books on my very long list of books to read at some point. Seeing as it doesn't appear that anyone else has claimed this, may I give it a shot?

I've never uploaded anything other than my 1-minute test before yesterday, so this will be an interesting endeavour.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo »

Hi Waluchadji. This was set up by the original poster to be a solo project. Please read a section or two in a group project first, then if you are still interested in reading Wuthering Heights, you can set up your own solo project in the LaunchPad - Instructions here viewtopic.php?t=13513
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Post by Rapunzelina »

Hi Waluchadji!
Just to explain that sometimes we move solo-to-be-launched projects in the Book Suggestions area until the soloist is ready to start, to keep the Launch Pad tidy. It does not necessarily mean that the title hasn't been done before. Wuthering Heights in particular has 3 versions in the catalogue, and of course any reader is welcomed to add their own version. I just wanted to clarify that this is not a case of a book not claimed before. Thanks!
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