PDP #6 - "The Master of the World" by Jules Verne, Part 1
Here we go, the first novel attempted at The Public Domain Podcast! EDIT: Here is the corrected file to manually download. I've chosen this science fiction adventure by Jules Verne for the purpose. Its protagonist, John Strock, "head inspector in the federal police department at Washington" is charged with getting to the bottom of some very unusual occurences happening in the twentieth century US.
I had not read this before and found myself drawn in by the first few chapters to find out more about this "Master of the World".
This podcast contains Chapters 1: "What Happened in the Mountains" and 2: "I Reach Morganton" and is approximately 26 minutes long.
The entire novel is comprised of 18 chapters. Some are shorter than others but I will most likely be doing 2-3 chapters per podcast.
Administrative Feedback Needed
After some research on spoken word recording, I decided to record this podcast at a lower setting, 32 kbps, so the mp3 file size is quite small, less than 10 Mb. Let me know if you notice a difference in the recording quality or have other issues with the file and would like me to go back to my other settings.
I'm thinking of offering another podcast during the weeks in which I'm reading part of a novel so folks who aren't interested in that particular novel won't have to wait 4 weeks to hear something else. I was thinking of choosing very short stories for the bonus podcasts, nothing too long since I'll have my hands full with the novel. Would that be a good idea? Or would it mess folks up who have scheduled to check my feed only once a week?
I thought perhaps this bonus podcast could be offered on the Thursday of the week that I do novels but I'm open to suggestions.
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