[COMPLETE] The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason - arb

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jeanny
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Post by jeanny » May 8th, 2011, 9:41 am

The Four Feathers by A. E. W. M. (1865-1948).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-four-feathers-by-a-e-w-mason-2/
The Four Feathers is a 1902 adventure novel by British writer A.E.W. Mason that has inspired many films of the same title.
The novel tells the story of British officer, Harry Feversham, who resigns his commission in the East Surrey Regiment just prior to Sir Garnet Wolseley's 1882 expedition to Egypt to suppress the rising of Urabi Pasha. He is faced with censure from three of his comrades for cowardice, signified by the delivery of three white feathers to him, from Captain Trench and Lieutenants Castleton and Willoughby, and the loss of the support of his Irish fiancée, Ethne Eustace, who presents him with the fourth feather. His best friend in the regiment, Captain Durrance becomes his rival for Ethne.
(Summary extracted from Wikipedia)

  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim (or by the target completion date, whatever is sooner). Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen. The target completion date for this project is 25th December 2011.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18883
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

    Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: Standard

    MAGIC WINDOW:

    (BC admin)
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    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and readers (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
    BC - please provide *all of* the following:
    [list]
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 34
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: n?
    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._E._W._Mason
    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Feathers
    [*]Short description (please state who wrote the description. This can be a paragraph copied from Wikipedia. If you write this yourself, please be aware that your summary will be in the PD):
    [*]Date of first publication: 1902
    [*]Year of author's death (note: in some countries copyright is death of author plus 50 or 70 years): 1948
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[*]BEFORE recording:
Please check the Recording Notes:
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
[*]DURING recording:
Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!
Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
Start of recording (Intro)
  • "Chapter [number] of The Four Feathers. - 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:
    "The Four Feathers, by A. E. W. Mason. [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 The Four Feathers, by Alfred Edward Woodley Mason."

Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!
Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
[*]AFTER recording:
Need noise-cleaning?
Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
Save files as
128 kbps MP3
fourfeathers_##_mason.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. fourfeathers_01_mason.mp3)
ID3 V2 tags
(To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki:
http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use - if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
Title: ## - [Section title]
Artist: A. E. W. Mason
Album: The Four Feathers
Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
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 the MC, which for this project is: arb - annise
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
Last edited by jeanny on May 11th, 2011, 5:33 am, edited 1 time in total.

annise
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Post by annise » May 11th, 2011, 12:29 am

I can set this up for you - back with MW later

Anne

All set up - I changed your file name to just fourfeathers - we normally don't use the the. And I suppose we need to remind people about the authors date of death - it almost certainly would have been published in England
We will see if we can snare a DPL :D


mrmonkeyshoes
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Post by mrmonkeyshoes » May 11th, 2011, 2:06 pm

hi i would like to read chapter 34 the last one as it will be my first real read :)

jeanny
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Post by jeanny » May 12th, 2011, 12:12 pm

mrmonkeyshoes wrote:hi i would like to read chapter 34 the last one as it will be my first real read :)
Hi mrmonkeyshoes,
Welcome to LibriVox! :D
Thanks, I'll sign you up for chapter 34. Please read the first post of this thread carefully.
Also, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalog. We can also link to a personal web site/blog.
If this is your first recording, we ask that you send in a 1-minute test recording. This is not an audition, it's just to make sure the sound quality and the recording settings are all right - often things can be improved at the outset that are difficult to fix later. Please go to this wiki page to find out what to record for your 1-minute test, and how to upload the recording. In the LibriVox Uploader, please select 'tests - tests' from the MC drop-down, and then post your test recording in the Listeners Wanted forum, rather than in this thread - you'll get feedback more quickly there.
Have fun!
Jeanny

mrmonkeyshoes
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Post by mrmonkeyshoes » May 14th, 2011, 10:55 am

jeanny wrote:
mrmonkeyshoes wrote:hi i would like to read chapter 34 the last one as it will be my first real read :)
Hi mrmonkeyshoes,
Welcome to LibriVox! :D
Thanks, I'll sign you up for chapter 34. Please read the first post of this thread carefully.
Also, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalog. We can also link to a personal web site/blog.
If this is your first recording, we ask that you send in a 1-minute test recording. This is not an audition, it's just to make sure the sound quality and the recording settings are all right - often things can be improved at the outset that are difficult to fix later. Please go to this wiki page to find out what to record for your 1-minute test, and how to upload the recording. In the LibriVox Uploader, please select 'tests - tests' from the MC drop-down, and then post your test recording in the Listeners Wanted forum, rather than in this thread - you'll get feedback more quickly there.
Have fun!
Jeanny

hi Jeanny i have done the 1 min test ( http://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=33210 ) and was told to find a book or do i need to do another one :) and if its ok i would like to use mrmonkeyshoes or do you need me to change it to my real name Paul Bentley ,, i don't need any web or blog adverts thank you i am just in it to help out :)
thanks paul

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Post by nursejosh » May 14th, 2011, 8:37 pm

Did I hear a call for a DPL? I'm new and have only PL'd a couple chapters, but this is a project I'd love to get behind. If you don't mind having a noobie, I'd love to DPL with the following understanding: I can't get on to check things everyday, so once something is posted, it would take me a couple of days to download it, a couple to listen, and then a couple to post on it.

Josh

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Post by annise » May 14th, 2011, 10:22 pm

Jeanny is the book co-ordinator so it is her say - but there is no problem with not being here every day, your plan sounds fine.

Anne


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Post by jeanny » May 15th, 2011, 4:46 am

mrmonkeyshoes wrote:hi Jeanny i have done the 1 min test ( http://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=33210 ) and was told to find a book or do i need to do another one :) and if its ok i would like to use mrmonkeyshoes or do you need me to change it to my real name Paul Bentley ,, i don't need any web or blog adverts thank you i am just in it to help out :)
thanks paul
Thanks for the info. No second test recording is needed. :)

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Post by annise » May 15th, 2011, 5:04 am

To Josh and Mr Monkey shoes
Everyone who appears in the catalogue has the choice of using their forum name or using a Real Name - it's about 50:50 I think which they choose
So if either of you wish your real name to appear in the catalogue just post here and we will arrange it The choice is yours :D

Anne

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Post by jollyrogered » May 17th, 2011, 6:36 am

may I take section 01 please?
duck... duck... ZOMBIE!

jeanny
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Post by jeanny » May 17th, 2011, 8:32 am

jollyrogered wrote:may I take section 01 please?
Thanks, I've signed you up for section 1. :D

ejeklund
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Post by ejeklund » May 18th, 2011, 8:16 pm

Hi,
I loved this movie and would enjoy contributing to the project! May I claim chapters 2-4? Thanks,
Emily

jeanny
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Post by jeanny » May 20th, 2011, 6:29 am

ejeklund wrote:Hi,
I loved this movie and would enjoy contributing to the project! May I claim chapters 2-4? Thanks,
Emily
Hi Emily,
Welcome to LibriVox!
Thanks, I've signed you up for chapters 2-4. :D
Please read the first post of this thread carefully. Also, if you haven't already done so, we ask that you send in a 1-minute test recording. This is not an audition, it's just to make sure the sound quality and the recording settings are all right - often things can be improved at the outset that are difficult to fix later. Please go to this wiki page to find out what to record for your 1-minute test, and how to upload the recording. In the LibriVox Uploader, please select 'tests - tests' from the MC drop-down, and then post your test recording in the Listeners Wanted forum, rather than in this thread - you'll get feedback more quickly there.
Have fun!
Jeanny

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