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Post by jfschuurman » November 10th, 2018, 1:33 pm

In the Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace by H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946).
In the Fourth Year is a collection H.G. Wells assembled in the spring of 1918 from essays he had recently published discussing the problem of establishing lasting peace when World War I ended. It is mostly devoted to plans for the League of Nations and the discussion of post-war politics. ( )
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10291
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 10th, 2018, 7:03 pm

I'd be happy to MC this for you.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 10th, 2018, 7:23 pm

OK, Your MW is set up.

For a solo project, you are the Book Coordinator. That means you fill out the Magic Window and post your links and times in the window when you upload your files.

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Next, you'll need to start entering section (or chapter) titles. I've entered the first couple to get you started.

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Post by jfschuurman » November 10th, 2018, 8:07 pm

Thanks Mary Ann,
I have the preface and Chapter 1 done and will post them straight away. Since tomorrow is the 100 anniversary of the end of the war I wanted to get something up.
John
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Post by jfschuurman » November 10th, 2018, 8:20 pm

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Post by jfschuurman » November 10th, 2018, 8:22 pm

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 11th, 2018, 7:32 am

John,

I didn't realize you were reading the preface - would you like me to change the section numbering to start with 0 for the preface?

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Post by jfschuurman » November 11th, 2018, 1:26 pm

Hi Mary Ann
Yes that would be good. Thanks.
The four sections of chapter 5 are also a issue. Each of the sections should proove to be about a 15-22 minute piece so are "chapter length". Please do what seems best. I should have chapters II. and III. posted tonight.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 12th, 2018, 7:24 am

John,

I've switched the first section to "0".

With regard to chapter 5, it's up to you how to handle as you're the BC.

If it was my project, I would introduce each section with "section" rather than chapter, then read the chapter title as "chapter #, title". When I got to 5, I would introduce them as sections 5-8, and then read the chapter titles as "chapter 5, part 1, title".

For our visually impaired listeners (or those who can't look at the screen when they are listening), we like to have the first number they hear in the intro tie to the section number. That's easy when the sections and chapters are the same, but can get challenging when chapters are split. In that case, you can either stop referring to the chapter numbers (by just using the section number and chapter title), or you can read a different section number and chapter number in the same intro.

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Post by silverquill » November 12th, 2018, 1:22 pm

Hi, John!

I would be happy to be your DPL for this project.can easily amplify ths in audacity.
Just today I finished as BC for another of Wells' books, some interesting essays.

Jut to get a feel, I did listen to the preface, and enjoyed your reading very much.
There is just one technical detail you'll need to correct and that is the volume.
It was measured by Checker as only 77.3 dB, Our target for all LV projects is 89 dB with a range of 86 ti 92 dB.

You can easily amplify this in Audacity or other program, but you might want to adjust your recording setup and to be closer to 89. Since this is a solo project, it would be good to be fairly consistent from section to section.

I do have a lot going on in life for the next month, but if your willing, I'll do my best to keep up.

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Post by jfschuurman » November 12th, 2018, 1:55 pm

Silverquill -- thanks much for coming on as DPL. In 2012 I did quite a few things for librivox and am now newly back. I used to use Audacity but now have WavePad and find it more intuitive. I'll figure out the volume thing. Fully understand about the busy months upon us.
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Post by jfschuurman » November 12th, 2018, 2:01 pm

Mary Man
Your suggestion regarding sections/chapters makes good sense.
John
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Post by jfschuurman » November 12th, 2018, 2:02 pm

Mary Ann
Your suggestion regarding sections/chapters makes good sense.
John
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 12th, 2018, 4:41 pm

Larry,

I've added you as DPL.

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Post by silverquill » November 13th, 2018, 8:02 pm

So, I've listened to the first three sections, and they are all PL OK Pending the correction of the volum. Sections 1 comes in at 86.9 and 2 at 86.0 -- the latter technically in range, but at the lowest possible number. So, I'm sure you'll want to equalize this to a fairly consistent volume range. They certainly don't have to be exact. And, you might want to change section one to section instead of chapter as discussed above.

Your reading is enjoyable to listen two, the the book fascinating!

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