[SOLO] The Pursuit of the House-Boat by J. K. Bangs -ba

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » January 17th, 2011, 5:28 am

Thanks for your help, neckertb! Chapter 1 should be fixed now, and here's chapter 2: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_02_bangs.mp3

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Post by Sandra7 » January 26th, 2011, 5:10 pm

Hello,
I'm a bit confused as to whether Nadine is your dpl or not. If she isn't, I'd be happy to do it. I just listened to a snipet of chapter two and really liked your expressive voice.

All the best,
Sandra.
PS your username is Unfamiliar Memory but I'd feel rather odd calling you that. What's your name?
Sandra.

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Post by bart » January 26th, 2011, 5:27 pm

Hi Sandra!

Nadine couldn't pickup this project, so you are welcome to take it.
I'll add you to the MW.

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Post by Sandra7 » January 27th, 2011, 8:33 am

Thanks Bart. I got in fine. This project was just what I needed to get my mw editing skills back up to scratch. By the way, Unfamiliar Memory? I don't know the length of the chapter. You'll have to add that in yourself because the speech programme I use can't read the spinbox in windows media player. I know I should have timed it myself with the Braille watch but I forgot.

All the best,
Sandra.

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » January 30th, 2011, 5:21 am

Thank you, Sandra! I'll add the time to the MW myself, and in the future I'll be sure to mention it when I post a new chapter.

My name is Emma, by the way.

(Also, I've got a sore throat right now so I haven't been able to record, but I'll get back to this as soon as I feel better.)

ETA: I swear I've been pronouncing the "S" at the end of the author's name, but for some reason it's getting lost in the recording process. I would like to fix it, but I can't figure out how to do so when I don't know why it's happening.

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Post by Sandra7 » January 30th, 2011, 5:34 am

Hello Emma,
you've got a sore throat? oh poor you. I'm a singer in real life so I've been there and it's not fun.

Are you using a headphone microphone? I noticed you kind of faid in and out sometimes and that might be chopping off your esses. Maybe when you say his name, you could try being more forthright with that one.

By the way, I'm co-ordinating a book called piano and song, (which needs a lot of narrating). I'm trying to find two or three people to split it between. Interested?

All the best,
Sandra.

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » March 16th, 2011, 7:11 am

Sorry, when I signed up for this project I had no idea how hectic my real life was going to get. I have no idea how long it's going to take me to finish it now, but I'll keep plugging away.

Here's chapter 3: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_03_bangs.mp3

The length is 14:45.

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Post by bart » March 16th, 2011, 8:34 am

unfamiliar memory wrote:Sorry, when I signed up for this project I had no idea how hectic my real life was going to get. I have no idea how long it's going to take me to finish it now, but I'll keep plugging away.
Don't worry about the target date. As long as we hear from you every month or so, it's ok.
I changed your target date to 2012-02-01

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Post by Sandra7 » March 18th, 2011, 3:37 pm

Hello again,
I know what you mean about being behind with Librivox work. I've got a solo of my own waiting for me to post sections. You're about three chapters ahead of me, ha ha ha! Anyway, to business, chapter three:

At about seven minutes into the recording, there’s a short noise before you say, “That’s a good plan.” Twelve minutes in, there’s a slight hesitation when you say “augmenting.” Other than that it’s pl okay and it made me laugh a lot!

All the best,
Sandra.
PS, we heard the S in Bangs this time.

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » April 30th, 2011, 4:35 am

Squeaking in under the wire for this month: I fixed Chapter 3 and I've got Chapter 4 here: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_04_bangs.mp3

The length of Chapter 4 is 14:28.

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Post by Sandra7 » May 24th, 2011, 9:22 am

Hello Emma,
Long time no chat. I've just listened to chapter four and it's pl okay. We're getting there, slowly but surely. Things are going pretty slowly for me too with my own solo book. I've recorded most of it but I'm very very very slow when it comes to editing. All my chapters need to be edited and amplified even after I've gone over them. Oh well. How are you keeping Emma?

All the best,
Sandra.
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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » May 31st, 2011, 8:22 am

Hi Sandra! Good to hear from you. Thank you for the PL on chapter 4. Unfortunately it looks like I'm not going to be getting chapter 5 done this month, although hopefully I'll get two chapters done in June to make up for it. I've been very busy with job-hunting and getting ready to move house, so a lot of the things that I'd like to be doing are falling by the wayside.

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » June 25th, 2011, 7:39 am

Chapter 5: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_05_bangs.mp3 (13:46)
Chapter 6: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_06_bangs.mp3 (15:30)

Listen as I try and fail to do a stereotypical pirate accent and horribly mangle French terms! It's very exciting.

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Post by UnfamiliarMemory » July 21st, 2011, 5:41 am

And here's chapter 7: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/pursuitofthehouseboat_07_bangs.mp3

The length of this chapter is 14:15.

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Post by Sandra7 » July 22nd, 2011, 9:28 am

Hello Emma,
Sorry for the delay, I’m catching up with my admin and with it, my Librivox duties. Chapter five is great apart from the hesitation about five minutes in: “That’s where the money is and to get it…” Within the same minute, there are a few rustlings. Chapter six is fab. Chapter seven has a very slight hesitation seventeen minutes in. They’re talking about business and there’s a small gap just before the word thing. Apart from that it’s PL OK. I’m too tired to take on the magic window. I hope that’s alright.

All the best,
Sandra.

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