COMPLETE: Five Children and It, by Edith Nesbit

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Post by kayray » October 4th, 2005, 9:15 am

all audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/five-children-and-it-by-e-nesbit/


Five Children and It, by E. Nesbit

Magical adventures with a sand-fairy! Chapters are fairly long, so we'll do them as individual files. How do we pronounce "Psammead", any ideas? I've always said "sammy-ad" -- no idea if that's correct and it's a made-up word so google is no help.

Taget completion date: November 21, 2005.

Gutenberg e-text #778:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/778

1. Beautiful As the Day -- kara -- DONE
2. Golden Guineas -- hugh -- DONE
3. Being Wanted -- gord -- DONE
4. Wings -- suburbanbanshee -- DONE
5. No Wings -- aaron -- DONE
6. A Castle and No Dinner -- Peter -- DONE
7. A Siege and Bed -- Erica -- DONE
8. Bigger Than the Baker's Boy -- kara -- DONE
9. Grown Up -- SarahHadley -- DONE
10. Scalps -- alisha -- DONE
11. The Last Wish -- Kristen -- DONE

save files:


fivechildren_01_nesbit.mp3

ID3 tags:

Title/Name: five_children_and_it_ch_01
Album: five_children_and_it
Artist: nesbit_e

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and read the Recording notes:
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Thanks for reading!
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Post by hugh » October 4th, 2005, 9:21 am

i'll take 2 - golden guineas.
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Post by GordMackenzie » October 4th, 2005, 10:23 am

3 - "Being wanted" for me, please!
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Post by suburbanbanshee » October 4th, 2005, 10:28 am

I'll do chapter 4.

"Psammead" I think is supposed to be pronounced either Psammy-ad or Psammay-ad. The joke, I think, is the "psi" sound, which isn't used in English but is used in Greek. Probably only the Psammead would actually pronounce the "ps".

But you really should ask the classics majors who are reading Thucydides. I've never taken any variety of Greek.

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Post by Kristen » October 4th, 2005, 5:38 pm

I'll take any chapter that you want to dish out. It will be a while before I get to it, though, as I'm travelling for the next couple of weeks.
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Post by rramseyer » October 4th, 2005, 9:10 pm

I'll take Chapter 5. Nesbit is so much fun!

As far as the classics majors doing Thucydides. :oops: I'm not a classics major, just stumbling through.

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Post by hugh » October 7th, 2005, 9:04 am

kara, your url for the gutenberg text is wrong.

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Post by kayray » October 7th, 2005, 9:08 am

Thanks, Hugh -- fixed it.

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Post by Califmom » October 7th, 2005, 1:59 pm

I'm not very clear on how I go about doing this, but I'd love to be a volunteer reader. My older teen, who studies theater, is a fine reader, too. How do we get involved? I'll take any chapter of any book, but I'd prefer to be assigned something from The Five Children and It.

Please contact me offlist at Califmom@aol.com

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Post by kayray » October 7th, 2005, 2:30 pm

Tiffany! You and Joy would be wonderful readers :) I'll email you now!

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Post by cath333 » October 7th, 2005, 2:32 pm

I'm new to this venture, but excited to jump in. I love reading aloud and luckily, my kids enjoy listening. How fun to have a new audience!

I'll gladly take any chapter in Five Children and It. Let me know.

Off to get a new microphone...
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Post by kayray » October 7th, 2005, 2:38 pm

Hi Catherine,

Welcome aboard!

I'll assign you chapter 6 -- a Castle and no Dinner. Please let me know if you have any questions about or difficulties with your recording!

Kristen, I've assigned you the last chapter so you won't have to worry about it while you're out of town :)

Happy reading, folks!

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Post by kayray » October 7th, 2005, 7:25 pm

Hey all,

I've finished the first chapter. What fun! Nesbit is delightfully easy to read aloud -- especially when compared to Henry James!

Here it is, for your amusement:

http://kayray.org/audiobooks/librivox/fivechildren/

I've noticed Alex and others saying the date and place of recording at the end of the track, and I've taken to doing the same. Feel free to do so also (unless Hugh scolds me). I think it'll be really fun for listeners to hear that info! I like it, anyway :)

I came across several obvious typos in the gutenberg text, so beware.

Have fun!
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Post by alexfoster » October 8th, 2005, 3:02 pm

Yeah -- I like putting in the date and place. Place because we have such a geographically diverse bunch of people with very different accents. I just think that's interesting, and worth spending a second saying out loud.

And dates -- well, these are archives, aren't they?
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Post by hugh » October 8th, 2005, 3:06 pm

dates: good idea.

typos ... if we feel up to it, we should report the typos to:
distributed proofreaders, a group that works on proofing gutenberg texts.

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