[COMPLETE] Stand by for Mars! by Carey Rockwell - sp

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Post by seanohara » October 24th, 2008, 1:17 pm

Stand by for Mars! by Carey Rockwell (pseud.).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/stand-by-for-mars-by-carey-rockwell-2/



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Tom Corbett - Space Cadet was one of the first multimedia sensations. In the 1950s the character had his own radio show, TV series, comic book, breakfast cereal, and a line of young-adult novels. A cross between "Tom Brown's School Days" and Horatio Hornblower (and loosely based upon Robert A. Heinlein's novel "Space Cadet"), the books follow the adventures of Tom and his friends Roger Manning and Astro as they work their way through Space Academy to become officers of the Solar Guard. Along the way they tangle with space pirates, smugglers, and the threat of demerits for breaking the rules.

In this volume, we learn how the Polaris Unit first came together -- and how they almost washed out before they got off the ground -- and how their first mission mission went from a training maneuver, to a rescue, to a struggle to survive in the Martian deserts.

The authorship of the novels remains unknown -- the credited name, "Carey Rockwell" was a pseudonym created by the publisher -- although the most likely candidates are Joseph Greene (who created the character) and Richard Jessup (who wrote for the TV and radio shows).

(Summary by Sean O'Hara)
NOTE TO LISTENERS OUTSIDE THE US: This work is pseudonymous and as such is protected by copyright in most Berne convention countries for a minimum of 50 years from first publication, but some countries may have extended that copyright to 70 years, or even more. Please check your country's copypright laws regarding laws regarding pseudonymous works before volunteering for this project.
  • Target completion date: April 1, 2009
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/19526
  • Type of proof-listening required: Standard Proof-listening
    -- Do the intro and disclaimer match the instructions in the first post of the project thread?
    -- Are there any long silences or pauses that ought to be edited out? If so, note the time.
    -- Are there any stumbles or repeats that ought to be edited out? If so, note the words and the time.
    -- Is there excessive background noise, a constant hiss or buzz that detracts from the reading?
    -- Did you need to turn your volume up unusually high to listen to the recording? (Or did you find the recording too loud?)
    -- Are the correct closing words used at the end of the recording, as per the first post of the project thread?
    -- Are there 5 seconds of silence (10 if the recording is more than 30 minutes long) at the end of the file?


    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project will be opened up to a group project as soon as a Book Coordinator can be 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 have it 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.

    Soloist - please provide *all of* the following:
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Corbett,_Space_Cadet
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 22
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: n
    • Original publication date (if known): 1952
    • Year of author's death (note: in some countries copyright is author's death + 50 or 70 years): n/a
    • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of Stand by for Mars!. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name]"
    • Say:
      "Stand by for Mars!, by Carey Rockwell. [Chapter]"
    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Stand by for Mars!. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain.
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name]"
    • Say:
      "Stand by for Mars! by Carey Rockwell. [Chapter]"
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Stand by for Mars, by Carey Rockwell. "
    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename
    standbyformars_##_rockwell.mp3
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Title: ## - Chapter [number]
    Artist: Carey Rockwell
    Album: Stand by for Mars!

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  • Instructions for soloist: transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
      http://upload.librivox.org
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      You'll need to select an MC, which for this project is: sp - Steampunk
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
Last edited by seanohara on February 27th, 2009, 12:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by libraryanne » October 24th, 2008, 2:07 pm

Fun project. I wish you lots of success with this and I'll be watching this thread with interest.

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Post by Steampunk » October 24th, 2008, 4:50 pm

I'll MC this one for you, seanohara.

Back shortly with the MW and other details.


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Post by Steampunk » October 24th, 2008, 8:44 pm

Okay, seanohara, you're all set.

It doesn't appear you've been involved with a project where you've had to use the Magic Window before, so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

I'm be PMing your user ID and password shortly.

We’ll keep this here on the "Launchpad" for a day or two to see if we can scare up a prooflistener before moving on to the "Solo" forum.

If you have any questions or problems at any point during this project don't hesitate to post them here or send me a PM.

Have fun!


Jim
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Post by PaulW » October 25th, 2008, 8:35 am

I enjoyed Heinlein's Space Cadet when I was in high school, and since this was (to some extent) influenced by that work, I'm going to be interested in listening to it when it's finished. Hope the rest of the Tom Corbett books get recorded, too.
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Post by lomond » October 25th, 2008, 12:49 pm

Greetings -

I sat back and waited to see if anyone else would jump on this one and they didn't and, as I am about to finish up a couple of other PL projects, I'll be more than happy to work on this one.

I am a fan of old time radio and have listened to episodes of the Tom Corbett series, so this should be fun.

Sign me up!

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Post by Steampunk » October 25th, 2008, 2:38 pm

lomond wrote:Greetings -

I sat back and waited to see if anyone else would jump on this one and they didn't and, as I am about to finish up a couple of other PL projects, I'll be more than happy to work on this one.

I am a fan of old time radio and have listened to episodes of the Tom Corbett series, so this should be fun.

Sign me up!

Lomond
Great, lomond. You're in as DPL.

We're off to Going Solo...


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Post by seanohara » November 10th, 2008, 1:07 pm

Okay, Chapter 1 is ready.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/sp/standbyformars_01_rockwell.mp3

You would not believe how hard it is to do an angry drill-instructor voice without getting clipping. I don't think any got through to the final edit, but keep an ear out, Lomond. Also let me know if the loud-speaker and oath-taking effects I tried sound okay.

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Post by lomond » November 13th, 2008, 1:25 am

Greetings -

Jammed by work for the last week or so. Will give it a listen tomorrow.

Lomond

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Post by lomond » November 22nd, 2008, 5:22 pm

Greetings -

Very good reading, Sean.

The sound effects were done well and worked out nicely.

Tech specs and ID3 and audio all AOK.

PL OK!

Lomond

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Post by seanohara » December 4th, 2008, 12:02 pm


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Post by lomond » December 4th, 2008, 2:20 pm

seanohara wrote:Chapter 2 is now ready for PL.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/sp/standbyformars_02_rockwell.mp3

Length 19:21
Greetings -

Will get to it Saturday. Keep them coming. :D

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Post by lomond » December 6th, 2008, 9:30 pm

Greetings -

Tech specs and ID3 good. Audio good. Reading good.

PL OK!

Lomond

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Post by seanohara » December 18th, 2008, 3:18 pm


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Post by lomond » December 25th, 2008, 11:05 am

seanohara wrote:Chapters 3 & 4 are up, lengths 6:50 and 10:39 respectively.
Greetings -

Chapters 3 and 4 are PL OK!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lomond

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