Source text (please do Final DPL only from this text!): https://gutenberg.org/ebooks/40265A 1922 Newbery Honor Book, The Great Quest is a rollicking young-adult high-seas adventure tale set in 1826, with suspense and intrigue thrown in. Hawes uses symbolic names and just punishment in this anti-slave-trade morality story, which, ironically, also reveals the coinciding covert racism that was common at the time of writing. This youth literature would make a good springboard for directed discussion about that topic. Full-cast reading. (Summary by Scott Caulkins)
Folder of chapter scripts: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cZpqAsWhLXcH7LES8Rlrcn2qP9l1DBcr?usp=sharing (relevant scripts will be linked in the MW for your convenience)
There is no need to double roles with this book.
Parts PL and editing: LCaulkins
Final DPL: redrun
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- Project Code: VTvfx6XW
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Boardman_Hawes (Charles Boardman Hawes)
- Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Quest
- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 151
- Does the project have an introduction or preface: Yes
- Original publication date (if known): 1920
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Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Action & Adventure; Children's Fiction; Action & Adventure Fiction; Dramatic Readings; Nautical & Marine Fiction
Keywords that describe the book: adventure, nautical, Mystery, New England, africa, missionary, marine, betrayal, slave trade, newbery, sailing ships, newbery award, slaver
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 chapter. At the beginning of the first file, say:
Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence)."Character, read by your name."
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
At the end of each file say:"Chapter ## of The Great Quest (1922 Newbery Award), by Charles Boardman Hawes. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of Chapter ##."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of [DR] The Great Quest (1922 Newbery Award), by Charles Boardman Hawes."
For individual roles: thegreatquest_role_##.mp3 where ## is the chapter number. (e.g. thegreatquest_romeo_1.mp3)
For final files: thegreatquest_##_hawes_128kb.mp3 where ## is the chapter number. (e.g. thegreatquest_1_hawes_128kb.mp3)
Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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MC to select: toddhw
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.