[SOLO] Zigzags of Treachery and other stories by Dashiell Hammett - icequeen

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Post by k5hsj » May 11th, 2021, 10:08 pm

Zigzags of Treachery and other stories by Dashiell Hammett (1894 - 1961)

Volunteers outside the USA: Dashiell Hammett died in 1961. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
The death of a well known San Francisco doctor brings a charge of murder for his wife, but is it murder or suicide, and is she really his wife? The Continental Op is on the case in Dashiell Hammett’s “Zigzags of Treachery,” featured here along with two more novellas from the pages of Black Mask magazine, "The Girl with Silver Eyes" and “The Golden Horseshoe.” (Summary by Winston Tharp)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/thetenthclewandeightothercontinentalopstories

Target completion date: 2021-10-11

Prooflistening level: Standard
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[*]Project Code: PwUqcmQa
[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashiell_Hammett (Dashiell Hammett)
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Continental_Op
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 6
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
[*]Original publication date (if known): 1924
[*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog?
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Genres for the project: Crime & Mystery Fiction; Short Stories/Single Author Collections

Keywords that describe the book: detective, murder, San Francisco, drugs, hard-boiled

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Zigzags of Treachery and other stories. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Zigzags of Treachery and other stories, by Dashiell Hammett. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Zigzags of Treachery and other stories, by Dashiell Hammett. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Zigzags of Treachery and other stories, by Dashiell Hammett."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: zigzagsoftreacheryandotherstories_##_hammett_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. zigzagsoftreacheryandotherstories_01_hammett_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

MC to select: icequeen

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.
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Post by zachh » May 12th, 2021, 10:05 am

I would be interested in being the DPL for this project, if one is wanted. I'm fairly new to the process, having only been a DPL twice before, so you might rather have someone more experienced.

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Post by k5hsj » May 12th, 2021, 11:43 am

Thanks, Zach, but ColleenMc has already agreed to DPL this one. Maybe next time. We’re just waiting to be picked up by one of our hard working MCs. :D

Winston
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Post by zachh » May 12th, 2021, 12:14 pm

Great, thanks for letting me know. I'll look forward to listening to the stories once they're catalogued.

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Post by icequeen » May 12th, 2021, 9:21 pm

Hi Winston, I can MC this one for you! Back in a moment with your MW!
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Post by icequeen » May 12th, 2021, 9:27 pm

OK, your MW is ready for you, and Colleen is in as DPL.
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Post by k5hsj » May 13th, 2021, 10:36 am

Thanks, Ann. Now, for a little time tripping back to those mean streets of San Francisco a century ago! :D
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Post by k5hsj » May 13th, 2021, 6:24 pm

I uploaded section one, Ann, but realized that I'd omitted the LibriVox intro, so I uploaded a corrected version using the same file name. If I remember correctly, the new version should replace the old version automatically. When i listened to the uploaded file, however, it seemed to still be the incorrect one. Could you check to see if the new version "took?" Sorry for the confusion. :oops:

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Post by icequeen » May 13th, 2021, 8:22 pm

k5hsj wrote:
May 13th, 2021, 6:24 pm
I uploaded section one, Ann, but realized that I'd omitted the LibriVox intro, so I uploaded a corrected version using the same file name. If I remember correctly, the new version should replace the old version automatically. When i listened to the uploaded file, however, it seemed to still be the incorrect one. Could you check to see if the new version "took?" Sorry for the confusion. :oops:

Winston
I checked in my folder, and there are two files for this project, one is section 1 and the other is the replacement for section 1. They are exactly the same size, so I believe that what you added wasn't saved on your end before you export the new file. Maybe try again?
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Post by icequeen » May 13th, 2021, 8:22 pm

Off we go to Going Solo!
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Post by k5hsj » May 13th, 2021, 10:32 pm

Thanks, Ann. Third time seems to have been charm. :D
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Post by icequeen » May 14th, 2021, 11:14 am

k5hsj wrote:
May 13th, 2021, 10:32 pm
Thanks, Ann. Third time seems to have been charm. :D
Good! I'm glad that it was worked out! :D
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Post by ColleenMc » May 31st, 2021, 3:17 pm

Part 1 PL OK!

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Post by k5hsj » June 3rd, 2021, 11:57 am

Section 2 up--the Zig has Zagged. :D
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Post by ColleenMc » June 17th, 2021, 5:30 pm

Section 2 PL Ok!

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