solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

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solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by lezer » Sat 5. Aug 2017, 20:41

Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd (*1868- †1935)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://legamus.eu/blog/?p=1017
This book describes the experiences of Dick Gall, a young Australian countryman, from the time of his first application for ‘a homestead selection’ to that of the birth of his ‘son an’ heir’ on the green-grey homestead. It also includes memories of his younger years, when he chased scrub cattle, hunted wild pigs on wild horses and played on the polo field. Steele Rudd knew what he was writing about, having grown up on a homestead selection at Emu Creek himself, and worked as a stockrider (or cowboy) as a teenager.
The book is written in a very lively style, and remarkably, in the second person singular - “you” will literally be Dick Gall himself. The opening sentence: “You’ll be single when the idea of taking up a homestead first gets you.” Or later: “You’ll be three years on the little grey homestead, working hard and becoming well-known and respected; you’ll receive kindly handturns from one and another, and be known to them all as Dick Gall.”
(Summary by Anna Simon)
Cover: https://upload.legamus.eu/simple/files/ ... estead.jpg

Text source: (please only read from this text!)

Prooflistener: Newgatenovelist

Magic Window

Intro, Outro and Disclaimer for CC0:
At the beginning of each file please say:
[Section number] of Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd. This Legamus recording may be distributed and adapted freely for any purpose.
(if you wish: Read by Anna Simon**)
[Chapter title]

At the end of each section please say:
End of [Section number]
(if you wish: Read by Anna Simon**)
At the end of the project please say additionally:
"End of Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Legamus.eu"

**Please add your name at the beginning or the end, not in both places.

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
greengreyhomestead_##_rudd.mp3
(all lower-case) where ## is your section number.
(shorten the first part of the filename if too long!)

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: Steele Rudd
Album: Green Grey Homestead
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:
Use http://upload.legamus.eu/ (MC/BC will provide login-info for you).
When your file is uploaded, you will get a link. Please post the link here.

And now?
Please check for new posts in this thread until your section has been prooflistened.

Happy recording :)

------------for your MC -----------------------------------
Wiki author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steele_Rudd
Wiki translator:
Wiki book:
published: 1934 / [language: English]
category: fiction / Tags: Australia, homestead, selection
username: lezer, Anna Simon / http://annasimon.nl
Section: 20 / preface: [**PREFACE**] / License: CC0
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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd

Post by lezer » Sat 5. Aug 2017, 20:45

I'd like to start a new solo. The previous one is just waiting for proof-listening.
I haven't found an online version of the text, but I have a first edition of this book from 1934, and will be happy to upload a scan of the title page for the record.

Found this book on my trip to Australia in June. I know my voice (accent) is perhaps not the best fit for this Australian book... but will do it anyway. The book is written in the 2nd person, which I think may work well in an audiobook.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Anna

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Post by Hokuspokus » Tue 5. Sep 2017, 07:54

Hi Anna,

Seems like everybody was on holidays the last weeks. Sorry, that you had to wait so long.
MW is ready. I'll PM you the password in a sec.

We don't need a scan of the title page I think, but you can upload it anyway so we are on the save side.

Happy recording!

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Re: ~solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by lezer » Mon 11. Sep 2017, 13:14

Thank you! No apologies necessary, we're all volunteers and there's no rush.
Thanks for helping me!
Anna

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Re: ~solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by Newgatenovelist » Mon 2. Oct 2017, 22:00

Hello Anna,

I held off replying in this thread as I away for most of September, but I'm back in the saddle now. Do you still stand in need of a DPL?
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Re: ~solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by lezer » Mon 2. Oct 2017, 23:21

Hi Erin,
Yes, absolutely! Thank you for your nudge! I've recorded a few chapters, need some editing - but it always helps when I know for sure that someone will be listening! If you prefer, I'll try to upload the first chapter tomorrow, and you can take a listen before you commit to PL. It's written in second tense - I'd never encountered that way before, but I think it works in an audiobook.
Anna
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Re: ~solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by Newgatenovelist » Tue 3. Oct 2017, 11:27

Ah, yes. It's that feeling of just sending chapters out into the void. Recording generally feels like that, but especially so when you're recording something without a DPL.

Upload at your leisure. I'm sure you have various projects on the go.
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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by Hokuspokus » Tue 3. Oct 2017, 16:48

Wonderful to have a team of three :D
Now we can move to Readers Found.

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by lezer » Sun 5. Nov 2017, 22:35

Hmmm, I'm not exactly sure what happened, except that lots of things were going on in my daily life... But somehow it took me a month to return to this project... My apologies.

Kicking it off with chapter 1 now:
https://upload.legamus.eu/simple/files/ ... 1_rudd.mp3
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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by Newgatenovelist » Mon 6. Nov 2017, 07:36

No worries. I know the feeling!

Chapter 1 is PL OK.

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by lezer » Tue 7. Nov 2017, 21:38

Anna

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by Newgatenovelist » Tue 7. Nov 2017, 22:43

Chapters 2 and 3 are PL OK.

I guessed at the MW password but guessed wrong! When you have a moment, could you please send it on?

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by lezer » Wed 8. Nov 2017, 22:10

Chapter 4:
https://upload.legamus.eu/simple/files/ ... 4_rudd.mp3

Password is in a PM.
Thanks!
Anna

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by Newgatenovelist » Thu 9. Nov 2017, 16:15

Chapter 4 is PL OK. Thanks for the password!

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by lezer » Sun 10. Dec 2017, 15:50

Added chapter 5.
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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by Newgatenovelist » Sun 10. Dec 2017, 19:53

Chapter 5 is PL OK. Have a good start to the week!

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by lezer » Mon 11. Dec 2017, 21:56

2 more short chapters ready!
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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by Newgatenovelist » Mon 11. Dec 2017, 23:10

6 and 7 are PL OK!

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by lezer » Sat 16. Dec 2017, 21:39

Thank you - 2 more chapters ready.
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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Green Grey Homestead by Steele Rudd - hok

Post by lezer » Sun 17. Dec 2017, 13:37

Added 2 more chapters.
Chapter 11 had a young man with a stutter, and the stuttering was really written out (eg "And d-d-did he sh-sh-shoot it, S-S-Sam?"), so I tried to do it in a not too exaggerated way... But you'll encounter a lot of those stutters in that section.
Anna

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