[COMPLETE]Personal Narrative of Travels Vol 3 - annise

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Post by craigdav1 » June 9th, 2018, 5:52 am

41 PL OK!

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Post by gailtv » June 12th, 2018, 11:34 pm

Hi David --

I have done a small experiment and I am afraid you are the "blind" guinea pig if you don't mind. Sorry, no human experimentation ethics form available.

Chapter 101, a wee short one, is uploaded for listening.
1:51.1, 90 dB

Would you please tell me what you think of the audio quality? How do you think it compares with other recordings? Then I will let you in on the nature of the experiment.

Thanks

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Post by craigdav1 » June 13th, 2018, 5:44 am

Gail,
The number, 101, tipped me off as to where the file was. There aren't many books with that many sections. The file seems to have less bass and if I may speculate perhaps "less processed." Within a few seconds I get lost in the story and they (I also listened to 97) begin to sound very similar.

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Post by gailtv » June 13th, 2018, 11:09 am

Hmmm. Posting in the wrong forum was a bit flaky, and forgetting the link too. Sorry about that but great detective skills. Cheers
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Post by gailtv » June 14th, 2018, 4:53 pm

Hi -

Here is Section 42.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_42_humboldt.mp3
24:14.5, 88.5 dB.

I had to both amplify and compress to get it up to a decent volume again. Darned Blue Snowball - so many things that are sub-optimal with it. So hopefully it sounds OK.

Just two more sections to go and we are finished with AvH -- and can move on to APH. However, I need to write an intro...

Thanks

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Post by craigdav1 » June 14th, 2018, 7:00 pm

42 PL OK.

Sounds fine!

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Post by gailtv » June 16th, 2018, 8:33 pm

Hi --

Section 43 has now been uploaded for DPLing.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_43_humboldt.mp3
22 min 48.5 sec, 90.5 dB.

Just one more fun-filled-feast-of-geology section to go.

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Post by craigdav1 » June 17th, 2018, 6:12 am

43 PL OK!

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Post by gailtv » June 21st, 2018, 11:41 pm

Hi Anne -

We are nearing the end of this project. I have recorded the final section, but not done the sound editing yet.

I'm thinking of the cover. Are you keen to do this cover as well? I have found the images (URLs below) which seems to be in the public domain.

There is quite a bit about both slavery and sugar cane in Cuba and the Caribbean in Volume 3.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Slaves_cutting_the_sugar_cane_-_Ten_Views_in_the_Island_of_Antigua_(1823),_plate_IV_-_BL.jpg

I have also found maps of the Caribbean.

https://www.britishempire.co.uk/maproom/westindiesmid18thcenturymap.htm
https://www.britishempire.co.uk/images2/westindies1793map.jpg

All three images seem to be in the public domain.

Cheers

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Post by annise » June 22nd, 2018, 12:16 am

I was planning to - I'll have a look. I'd had a look a week ago while I was waiting for an upload which was working the opposite to the proverb about pots - it was a case of "unwatched uploads drop out" and thus was my third try .
Some of the most interesting ones illustrations are too detailed for the size image we need :(

Anne

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Post by gailtv » June 22nd, 2018, 7:09 pm

Hi Anne and David -

The final section has been uploaded for this project. If it is PL OK, then my part in this effort is complete. Volumes I and II were both 22+ hours, so a lot of listening for those who decide to plough through these books.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/personalnarrative3_44_humboldt.mp3
33 min 25.7 sec, 88.3 dB

Thanks so much for your help with all three of these von Humboldt volumes. They are really a remarkable record of his and Bonpland's journey and of their scholarship.

Again, many thanks - but on to the Southern Alps with Arthur Harper!

Cheers

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Post by craigdav1 » June 22nd, 2018, 7:46 pm

44 PL OK!!! Finished!!!

My hiking boots are ready.

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Post by annise » June 23rd, 2018, 7:48 pm

All done , another 18mins 9 secs worth. Congratulations on finishing the 3 volumes :clap: :thumbs: :clap: :thumbs: :clap: :thumbs:

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/personal-narrative-of-travels1799-1804-3-by-alexander-von-humboldt/

Let me know if something would be better changed, I'm working on the cover but keep getting diverted into reading more about the images - I didn't know that the USA banned the slave trade so early so the next 50 plus years were all home grown - you'd think they would have looked after their "assets" better.

Anne

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Post by gailtv » June 23rd, 2018, 8:12 pm

Thanks Anne. If you think there are any more points I should make in the introduction please let me know. In V3 Humboldt talks about the illicit slave trade in the 19th century. There was still a lot. Cheers. Gail
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