[SOLO] Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens-icequeen

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Post by Hamlet » June 19th, 2020, 5:09 pm

Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870). Translated by Brad Filippone ( - 0)


Dickens portrayal of selfishness, in this case in the Chuzzlewit family. Old Martin has a great fortune, and everyone wants in on it, especially distant cousin Seth Pecksniff. Meanwhile, his grandson, young Martin, has fallen in love with his grandfather's ward Mary and is disinherited, sending young Martin on an adventure in America from which he will return a changed man. Will he win Mary? Also featuring the dastardly villain Jonas Chuzzlewit, young Martin's cousin, and the hilarious nurse/midwife Sarah Gamp, who is usually found in a state of intoxication. ( Brad J Filippone)
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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Charles Dickens) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens

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    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1842-44
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Post by Hamlet » June 19th, 2020, 5:10 pm

I request my usual MC "Icequeen" and my usual PL "Fiddlesticks," please :D

Brad "Hamlet" Filippone

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Post by fiddlesticks » June 19th, 2020, 5:15 pm

And I am checking in as DPL :D
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Post by Hamlet » June 19th, 2020, 6:07 pm

I'm actually thinking hard about what voice to use for Sarah Gamp--and she doesn't even appear until chapter 19.

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Post by fiddlesticks » June 19th, 2020, 6:08 pm

Haha, she is a character! I am sure you will find the perfect tone for her :lol:
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Post by icequeen » June 19th, 2020, 8:32 pm

The MW is ready for you! As soon as I know you have seen what I have done, then we can move on to Going Solo!
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Post by Hamlet » June 20th, 2020, 11:07 am

I see it. And I see I keep making the same mistake when I prepare the form. There are actually fifty-FOUR chapters besides the "Section 0" Preface. I do that every time, don't I? lol

Thank you. :)

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Post by icequeen » June 20th, 2020, 4:41 pm

That's OK, we all do that! You now have 56 total sections, including the 00 section. I think that's it, if not, then we can add or take away!

And, off we go to going Solo!
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Post by Hamlet » June 20th, 2020, 6:12 pm

Thank you. There are just 54 chapters, so now there is one too many. But I notice one chapter is rather long, who knows? I might just need that extra section. :)

Brad

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Post by icequeen » June 20th, 2020, 8:05 pm

Hamlet wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Thank you. There are just 54 chapters, so now there is one too many. But I notice one chapter is rather long, who knows? I might just need that extra section. :)

Brad

OK, I think I will leave there, just in case! (It has been a long day, my math is suffering for it!)
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Post by Hamlet » June 21st, 2020, 9:37 am

I got off to a fast start, but I'll probably slow down a little now. Preface and first four chapters are read and uploaded.

I may as well bring up here something that I mentioned near the end of the American Notes thread. There is a Postscript common to both books which came from a speech he made on the occasion of his second trip to America in 1868. For some reason, the Project Gutenberg file puts the Postscript at the beginning of their Martin Chuzzlewit text instead of at the end. He states that in all future editions of the books he wants the postscript included, as it is his fresh view of America (young Martin, of course, travels to America in the middle chapters and encounters many of the things which Dickens did when he was there, hence it's inclusion in that book).
I have already recorded this at the end of the very last section of American Notes. I am wondering if it is necessary to read it again when I eventually get to the final chapter of Martin Chuzzlewit, or could I simply cut and paste the recording I included in American Notes? Or for that matter, is it necessary to include it at all?

Brad

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Post by icequeen » June 21st, 2020, 10:33 pm

It is up to you if you want to include the postscript, since it is in American Notes, do you really need to read it here too? Only you can answer that question. If you don't feel that it really needs to be here too, then feel free to leave it off. As far as reusing what you have already read for another project, the answer is that you need to record it again for this project. At some point, very early in LibriVox history, it was decided, in order to prevent readers from inflating their section counts by recording one text then putting it in 5 different projects, to require readers to give a new recording for the same text to be included in each project. I hope that makes sense!
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Post by fiddlesticks » July 1st, 2020, 7:05 am

sections 0-3 are PL OK!
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Post by Hamlet » July 5th, 2020, 12:42 pm

The next three chapters are ready for PL.

Since you're already familiar with the book, you know the major characters. I always struggle in my mind to know what voices to use. Most of the major characters have now been introduced. Do they sound as you imagine them?
Of course, I'm still a long way from Sarah Gamp's first appearance. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do for her lol.

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Post by fiddlesticks » July 14th, 2020, 2:12 pm

4, 5, and 6 are PL OK!

Ya, I really think they are all sounding great! Personally I always imagine Tigg as having a much more rough, gravelly voice, but that is just me, and I imagine could be hard to keep up for very long!
~Tiffany

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