COMPLETE [ENGLISH] The Island of Sheep by John Buchan - hok

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COMPLETE [ENGLISH] The Island of Sheep by John Buchan - hok

Post by ExEmGe » Sat 4. Jun 2011, 11:10

The Island of Sheep by John Buchan (1875 - 1940)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://legamus.eu/blog/?p=108

This is the last of Buchan’s ‘Richard Hannay’ novels. It’s cast of Characters, in addition to Hannay himself, includes from earlier novels, Sandy Clanroyden and the villain D’Invraville. Buchan also introduces a merchant banker 'Lombard' and Hannay’s son Peter John. The action takes place in England, Scotland and the ‘Norland’ Islands, (presumably the Faroes) where a neurotic Norland millionaire who has a claim on Hannay’s protection and owns an island is under attack.
Even the Buchan Society (http://www.johnbuchansociety.co.uk) concede that this is not one of his best novels ‘occasionally charming and amusing, but no more’ but it is a perfectly good read and those who like Buchan’s style will enjoy having the series properly rounded off.
The title was previously used by Buchan for a political novel, never reprinted and now very rare. (Summary by AJM)
Text source: http://www.gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0301551h.html (please only read from this text!)

Prooflistener: dii

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About recording:
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

Save files as:
128 kbps MP3
islandofsheep_##_buchan.mp3

Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, please ask). Please mind upper and lower case!

Title: ## - [Section title]
Artist: John Buchan
Album: The Island of Sheep
Genre: Speech
Track Number: Section Number (if sections are numbered from 1, section +1, if sections are numbered from 0)

How to upload your file:
Please read this this tutorial: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=148
When your file is uploaded, you will get a link. Please add the link to the list of chapters.

*** Beginning of list ***
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Book Title: The Island of Sheep
Author: John Buchan
Dates of birth and death of author:(26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940)
Language: English
Translator: N/A
Dates of birth and death of translator: N/A
Date of first publication: 1936
Number of sections the project will have: 16
Does the project have a preface that will be recorded as a separate section? NO
Category Fiction
Tags that describe the book Adventure / Early 20th Century / Scotland
Summary for the catalog (from Wikipedia or written by you): To Come
Online text source: http://www.gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0301551h.html
Last edited by ExEmGe on Thu 9. Jun 2011, 16:20, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Solo [ENGLISH] The Island of Sheep by John Buchan - hok

Post by Hokuspokus » Sat 4. Jun 2011, 15:29

Hi Andy,

I'm your MC for this adventure ... I mean project.
Now we need a PL. As we are not so many here at the moment, maybe you know someone you could ask? By chance ...

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Re: Solo [ENGLISH] The Island of Sheep by John Buchan - hok

Post by dii » Sat 4. Jun 2011, 16:45

I could PL :)

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Post by ExEmGe » Sat 4. Jun 2011, 19:46

Gosh Thanks Hokuspokus (May I call you Hokus) and thanks dii, that would be great.
First chapter probably mid-week
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Re: Solo [ENGLISH] The Island of Sheep by John Buchan - hok

Post by Hokuspokus » Sat 4. Jun 2011, 20:57

Great! So we are complete and can move to Readers Found.
Hokus is fine, or HP. I have a talent for untypable nicknames :roll:

EDIT: Ähm, the screen of my netbook is so small, I can't reach the move button. So we will move later, when I'm on the big screen.

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Re: Solo [ENGLISH] The Island of Sheep by John Buchan - hok

Post by Viktor » Sun 5. Jun 2011, 00:29

Hokuspokus wrote:EDIT: Ähm, the screen of my netbook is so small, I can't reach the move button. So we will move later, when I'm on the big screen.
Is the minimum width of the forum too large for your screen? If so, then that's a bug (I always suspect such bugs with these forum "styles"). Noted :)

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Post by Hokuspokus » Sun 5. Jun 2011, 07:36

Ha! I managed the move and answered the bug report.

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Re: Solo [ENGLISH] The Island of Sheep by John Buchan - hok

Post by ExEmGe » Thu 9. Jun 2011, 16:19

Here then is Chapter 1
http://dl.free.fr/oSQmZv09X
It hasn't got a disclaimer yet but I'll put it in as soon as I know what the standard is to be.
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Post by dii » Thu 9. Jun 2011, 17:36

Chapter 1 is great! :)

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Post by ExEmGe » Mon 13. Jun 2011, 19:56

Chapter 2 is read but whether I shall get it edited before the weekend is doubtful - and then I will be away for 10 days.
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Re: Solo [ENGLISH] The Island of Sheep by John Buchan - hok

Post by Hokuspokus » Thu 7. Jul 2011, 15:06

Hi Andi,

I've created a sort of MW with Google.docs.
https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreads ... utput=html
I'll PM you the link to the actual spread sheet so you can edit it. To give you access to the spread sheet, we need to give your email address to google. That shouldn't be the most personal favourite email but something like gmail or yahoo, maybe created just for such purpose. Please PM me what email I should put in there.

You can choose a license for your project. Please have a look at Ruth disclaimer suggestions here http://legamus.eu/forum/viewtopic.php?p=591#p591
Your intro would be:
Section number of book title by Author. This Legamus recording may be ...
(if you wish: Read by reader)
Section title: ...

Just listened into section 1. If you prefer to repeat the book title and put the author after the disclaimer, that's OK, too, I think.
Your outro is fine. If you wish you can add: Read by reader here, if you don't prefer to but it at the beginning or skip it altogether.
We plan to have something like: For more information or to volunteer ... at the end of the last section. But the wording is not yet fixed. But that's only for the last section.

Finally we have cleared all questions, I think.

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Post by ExEmGe » Tue 26. Jul 2011, 13:49

At long, long last here is Ch 2
Many apologies for the delay. Should be a bit quicker from now on.
If this disclaimer etc is OK I'll put it into Ch 1 & resend
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Post by Hokuspokus » Tue 26. Jul 2011, 14:12

Great to see you back! :)

Please don't post the delete link in the forum. It's an invitation for mischief. I've deleted it from your post.

The disclaimer is perfect.

I've added chapter 2. to the Google doc we use as Magic Window. I only need an email address from you to give you access. Or if you are uncomfortable with it, dii or I can keep the MW, who ever sees it sooner.

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Post by dii » Tue 26. Jul 2011, 14:25

Chapter 2 is OK! :)

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Post by ExEmGe » Tue 26. Jul 2011, 16:44

Sorry, missed that bit it's
Email deleted by HP
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Post by Hokuspokus » Tue 26. Jul 2011, 22:02

You have an email with the link to the spread sheet. You should be able to edit it now.
I deleted your email address to save you from spam.

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Post by ExEmGe » Thu 4. Aug 2011, 16:15

Here's Chapter 3 'The Tablet of Jade'
http://dl.free.fr/qukeAYmhX

Thanks for deleting my email address.
I'm sorry but I don't seem to have received that email, or more likely, I'm afraid I may have deleted it as spam - I'm inundated with spam, probably because I'm so careless with my address. :!: :oops:
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Post by ExEmGe » Thu 4. Aug 2011, 16:34

And here's Chapter 1 with the disclaimer added

http://dl.free.fr/hxPFuvdXa
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Post by dii » Thu 4. Aug 2011, 17:38

1 is OK :)

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Re: Solo [ENGLISH] The Island of Sheep by John Buchan - hok

Post by Hokuspokus » Thu 4. Aug 2011, 22:16

I send you the link in a PM.
I hope you don't get that much fan mail here, yet, and will find it ;)

MW updated.

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