Volunteers outside the USA: Franklin W. Dixon died in 1977. 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 70 years for authors who died after 1971; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
Project NotesWhen teenage detectives Frank and Joe Hardy resolve to discover the secret of a seemingly haunted house atop a cliff, they find quite a bit more than they bargained for! In this second adventure of the series, the Hardy Boys and their friends rescue a mystery man from the ocean, discover what it is that haunts the house, and become far more helpful in their father's latest case than they ever hoped! (Summary by redrun)
Source text (please read only from these prepared scripts!): https://nextcloud.sitesfor.us/s/L7Rkre5igbcQEyHCasting is gender-neutral. Descriptions of characters in the MW are purely for the reader's convenience.
Doubling of roles for small parts is OK, so long as they appear in separate chapters.
For convenience, status for all PD books in the series will be updated here: viewtopic.php?t=96048
The source for these scripts is here: https://www.fadedpage.com/showbook.php?pid=20220153
Deadline: Please submit your recording within 2 months of placing your claim. If you cannot complete the recording within this time, please post in the thread to relinquish your claim or to ask the BC for an extension. If your recording is not completed by the deadline, your claim may be reassigned at the BC's discretion.
Claiming roles: Look in the Magic Window below for the list of available roles. Post a reply in this thread asking for the role you would like to record.
Please note: All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. When you submit your recording, you will be placing your recording in the public domain as well.
New to recording? Please see our Newbie Guide to Recording for further instructions. A quick guide to our required technical settings can be found here. When you post your file, please tell the BC what name you would like to use in our catalog.
Prooflistening level: Standard
Prospective PLs, please see the Guide for Proof-listeners.
Proof-listen individual parts from the provided script for each chapter.
Proof-listen completed chapters against Faded Page source here: https://www.fadedpage.com/showbook.php?pid=20220153
Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process unless you are the BC or PL. Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!
Genres for the project: Crime & Mystery Fiction/Detective Fiction; Dramatic Readings; Children's Fiction/Action & Adventure
Keywords that describe the book: teen, Detective, Mystery, hardy boys
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
For individual roles:
Submit one file per act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence)."Character name as it appears in MW, read by your name."
For narration/stage directions:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
For the first section, say:
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:"Chapter 1 of The House on the Cliff, book 2 of the Hardy Boys Mystery series by Franklin W. Dixon. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org."
At the end of each file say:"Chapter # of The House on the CLiff by Franklin W. Dixon. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." "Chapter Title."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of chapter #."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of The House on the Cliff, book 2 of the Hardy Boys Mystery Series by Franklin W. Dixon."
For individual roles: houseonthecliff_role_##.mp3 where # is the chapter number. (e.g. houseonthecliff_frank_01.mp3)
For final files: houseonthecliff_##_dixon_128kb.mp3 where # is the chapter number. (e.g. houseonthecliff_01_dixon_128kb.mp3)
Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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MC to select: mightyfelix
Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into a new post in this thread along with the file duration (mm:ss). Watch this thread for prooflistening notes.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Just post in this thread.