SOLO: The Magnificent Adventure by Emerson Hough-ag

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Post by cstew64 » September 4th, 2020, 2:35 pm

The Magnificent Adventure by Emerson Hough (1857 - 1923).


The Magnificent Adventure-Being the Story of the World's Greatest Exploration and the Romance of a Very Gallant Gentleman, by Emerson Hough, is a stirring romance written around the Lewis and Clark Expedition, telling of the tragic career of Meriwether Lewis, and of his love for Theodosia, daughter of Aaron Burr.
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30298/30298-h/30298-h.htm
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Post by LCaulkins » September 4th, 2020, 6:25 pm

hey, yeah! I'd love to PL again for you, Claude
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Post by cstew64 » September 4th, 2020, 6:28 pm

Thank you, Lenette.

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Post by alg1001 » September 4th, 2020, 6:54 pm

Hi Claude and Lynette,
I will MC this for you. You are ready to go so I'll move you to Going Solo.
It sounds like a good book.
Cheers,
Amy

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Post by cstew64 » September 5th, 2020, 3:09 am

Thanks Amy.

There are 33 chapters. However, they are in two parts. Part one has 14 and part two nineteen.

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Post by alg1001 » September 5th, 2020, 7:57 pm

Okay, in that case the script can be updated to say Part and Chapter. Can I help with anything?

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Post by cstew64 » September 6th, 2020, 1:19 pm

Sounds great. Thank you

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Post by cstew64 » September 8th, 2020, 10:59 am

Hello again, Lynette. Hope all is well.

I finished Chapter 1. As you probably know, I'm a bit self conscious with voices. Especially when its a woman's voice. I just don't want it to sound foolish and ruin the book for perspective listeners. So, please let me know if its okay or, if I should re-record.

Thanks

Claude

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Post by LCaulkins » September 8th, 2020, 5:35 pm

Ok, I'll let you know about the voices honestly. It may take me a couple days to get to this file - got back in town yesterday, and I'm loading everything that came in while I was away.
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Post by LCaulkins » September 10th, 2020, 8:09 am

Hey, Claude! Chapter 1 is PL OK :thumbs:

Your voicing for his mother is just fine. Actually, your voice(s) and reading style are perfect for this kind of book.

Poor guy - I didn't know, before, about his never marrying or the nature of his death. Had to look him up after that passage where she's condemning him to never being loved and married. That was kinda a funny passage, made me crack up with his, "Mother!" after she was so detailed in her description.
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Post by cstew64 » September 10th, 2020, 8:15 am

Thanks Lynette.

Yes, Meriwether Lewis did not enjoy a good life. Given some nice positions however, he was quite distraught by the end. Some say suicide some say robbery and murder. Unfortunately, we'll never know.

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Post by cstew64 » September 13th, 2020, 9:50 am

Chapter 2 ready.

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Post by LCaulkins » September 14th, 2020, 8:31 am

Ch. 2 is PL OK :thumbs:

Well, Hough gave us a good bit of high melodrama!
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Post by cstew64 » September 17th, 2020, 8:23 am

Chapter 3 ready.

Hi Lynette, need some advice please.

A lot more dialog than narration in this book. My inexperience is showing, unfortunately.

I'll be recording dialog from Thomas Jefferson. I did some research on his voice. The historians say he had a higher pitched voice and a slight stutter. If you ever watched the movie, The Kings Speech with Colin Firth and Jeffery Rush. Jefferson sounded very similar to the King in that movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxBrTvLbBM

So my question, should I try to record the voice like that or, make it less pronounced?

Thank you.
Claude

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Post by LCaulkins » September 17th, 2020, 8:57 am

cstew64 wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 8:23 am
Chapter 3 ready.

Hi Lynette, need some advice please.

A lot more dialog than narration in this book. My inexperience is showing, unfortunately.

I'll be recording dialog from Thomas Jefferson. I did some research on his voice. The historians say he had a higher pitched voice and a slight stutter. If you ever watched the movie, The Kings Speech with Colin Firth and Jeffery Rush. Jefferson sounded very similar to the King in that movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxBrTvLbBM

So my question, should I try to record the voice like that or, make it less pronounced?

Thank you.
Claude
Wow! I'm impressed with your research thoroughness. Scott and I both enjoyed The King's Speech, particularly since Scott has had a stutter ever since going through a childhood bout of meningitis.

I think that LibriVox would not want us to read a stutter where it hasn't been written in. It looks like the author was either unaware of that fact, or ignored it. I would definitely pitch the voice higher, though, since we know it was that way.
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
My Sections
5 wks so far of my own Covid. My father-in-law died from it after we contracted it at the funeral for my mother-in-law, who died in Oct of lung cancer discovered in Sep. Be well! recording on hold, PL/edit happening

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