COMPLETE: Call of the Wild, by Jack London

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by admin » September 26th, 2005, 4:38 am

all audio files can be found here:
http://librivox.org/call-of-the-wild-by-jack-london/


Call of the Wild
by Jack London

Claimed chapters:
*DONE ch 1-2 - gord
*DONE ch 3-4 - kristen
-ch 5-6 - jeano
-ch 7 - miette

NOTES:

* save files: call_of_the_wild_1-2_london

ID3 tags:
* album: call_of_the_wild
* track: call_of_the_wild_ch_1-2
* artist: london_j

Other notes:
* PLEASE read recording notes before recording.
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Post by Kristen » September 26th, 2005, 4:53 am

I'm editing chapters 3 & 4 this evening. How's everyone else doing with theirs?
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Post by GordMackenzie » September 26th, 2005, 5:56 am

I'm starting Call of the Wild this week. I should have my chapters (1-2) done by Thursday...
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Post by hugh » September 26th, 2005, 6:19 am

this is the all-star book ... the best readers going, can't wait to hear it.

hugh.

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Post by GordMackenzie » September 27th, 2005, 9:39 am

Chapter 1 is complete and up on my OurMedia site.

http://www.ourmedia.org/user/40732

Here's the direct link to the MP3:

http://www.archive.org/download/Call_of_the_Wild_Chapter_1_48kbps/callofthewildchap148.mp3

... working on Chapter two...
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Post by Kristen » September 27th, 2005, 8:57 pm

Sounds great, Gord. I felt Buck's confusion and anger at being kidnapped and shipped north.

My chapters are here, soon to get over to archive.org

http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/clips/call_of_the_wild_3_london.mp3
http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/clips/call_of_the_wild_4_london.mp3
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Post by GordMackenzie » September 28th, 2005, 5:37 pm

Thanks for the kind words, Kristen! I enjoyed your chapters, too.

It's a great book to do ... I haven't read it since I was 13 or so, and didn't remember much about the book. It's a fun one to read (except for the headache of trying to figure out what sort of crazy accent Francois has! :shock: ).

I look forward to the rest of the chapters.

g/

btw, I've got chapter 2 done, but I'm having some problems uploading it to OurMedia and/or archive.org... I'll try it again tomorrow.
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Post by Guest » September 28th, 2005, 7:53 pm

this is really great ... there's a race on between psmith & call of the wild - either of which might beat out secret agent as the first book finished!

by the way, great recordings, both.

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Post by Steel Shade » January 13th, 2006, 11:30 pm

First, let me say I thoroughly enjoyed everyone's reading in this collaborative effort. You each brought a uniquely wonderful dimension to your chapters.

But one concern I have is that the [mp3@64kbps - 22.1MB] version of chapter 7 seems to end in midsentence and does not have the customary "End of [book title] by [author] blah blah blah". I can tell it must be very close to the end of the chapter, but am a little worried about this nontheless.

Maybe I'm just being too obsessive.

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Post by hugh » January 14th, 2006, 7:08 am

i will take a look & listen...

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Post by Stephan » January 14th, 2006, 12:31 pm

Hello Steelshade. Thanks a lot for noting and posting of errors.

Though it's fine here: She says: "End of chapter 7. End of Call of the Wild".

Idea of possible causes: your connection broke almost before it was finished downloading chapter7. You would still be able to play mp3 files. Simply data would be missing.

Or your mp3 player is set to fade tracks into each other and faded to the next track a few seconds before the end.
I learned that track-fading and audiobooks don?t go well with each other because sentences get cut off. I often have to set my player differently either for hearing books or music. Annoying. Mostly i leave trackfading off then.
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Post by Steel Shade » January 14th, 2006, 2:22 pm

Thanks for replying, Stephan.

I have downloaded it 2 separate times with the same result. Thanks for the ideas of how to resolve the problem, I'll look into it.

It's just that all other audio files I have from Librivox/archive.org have not been "cut-off", leaving me to wonder why this one should be any different.

And the cut-off I experience is an abrupt end, not a fading out.

Even more interesting: The LibriVox download page for Call of the Wild indicates that chapter 7 is 46:01 in length. The file I have downloaded is also 46:01 in length, so I did not miss the end of the file. It ends, "And Buck ran with..." then a sudden cut off, right at 46:01, no fading.

I can only conclude, Stephen, that we have downloaded different files. How long is your file of Chapter 7? Where precisely are you downloading it from? Are you downloading the 64kbps version or the 128kbps or the ogg version? My problem is with the 64kbps version.

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Post by Stephan » January 14th, 2006, 2:59 pm

Chapter 7 - 64k version.
downloaded on the 27. Dec. 2005

21,572 kb
46.01 minutes

Ends correctly with "end of book"

Hm.....tried a different audioplayer, Steel Shade?
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Post by kayray » January 14th, 2006, 3:07 pm

Steel -- there are known issues with playing our audiofiles using Real Player -- the last second or so will be cut off. Of course, you'll only notice this if there are _not_ a couple of extra seconds of silence at the end of the file (that's why we ask everyone to leave a little bit of silence at the end of each recording).

Is that what you're using? If so, maybe you will consider using a different player :)

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Post by thistlechick » January 15th, 2006, 12:48 pm

Steel Shade on Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:06 am wrote:I see, well that explains it. I have been using real Player. Thanks all for setting me straight.

And I appologize if I ruffled any feathers. I have only the highest respect for all the readers and people of LibriVox.

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