Today’s voice log entry is a follow-up on the Principles of geology post (Parts 1, 2, and 3) from back in 2018.
Principles of Geology: being an attempt to explain the former changes of the Earth’s surface, by reference to causes now in operation is a book by the Scottish geologist Charles Lyell, first published in 3 volumes in 1830–1833.
Lyell used geology throughout as a basis to strengthen his argument for Uniformitarianism. He used geological proof to determine that the Earth was older than 6,000 years, as had been previously contested. The book shows that the processes that are occurring in the present are the same processes that occurred in the past.
The project was open for recording on Feb 23 2018. Coordinated by Ann Boulais and with the contributions of over two dozen readers, this 46-hour behemoth of an audiobook was successfully added to the LibriVox catalog on Sep 9 2019. The CD case insert’s beautiful cover art (seen here as a featured image) was designed by Yeanne Yau.
Download or listen to Principles of geology here.
Personally, being a part of this colossal endeavor was a humbling experience. My gratitude and admiration goes to everyone involved in seeing this through to the end. Looking forward to voicing more content alongside LibriVox’s amazing community in 2020.
Here is something from a book I’ve been pitching in on over at LibriVox for some time now – Principles of Geology by Charles Lyell. The below segment is part of a voluminous project to convert all three volumes of the Scottish geologist’s work to audio format.
For more information on how to get your hands on free audiobooks, or to volunteer as a reader, head over to the LibriVox Forum. I’ve found it to be a very friendly place, with a laid back community of decent people, like-minded book lovers, and v.o. talent.
See you there. 😉
Continue reading “Principles of Geology by Charles Lyell (1797 – 1875) Chapter 32, part 1”
As a voice over actor, the ability to convey an idea through the use of my voice ranks pretty high on the list of things I consider of paramount importance in my everyday life. The only other items topping the list being my wife and family.
If you have ever screamed your lungs out at a concert, chances are you remember sounding like Miranda Richardson in 1998’s “Merlin” the morning after. The majority of us rarely acknowledge how vital our vocal apparatuses are to our state of being. Just ask yourself this question:
“Where will I be today, if I did not have my voice?” Continue reading “What do voice technology and VocalID mean to you?”