COMPLETE[SOLO SF/FANTASY] The Young Diana - Marie Corelli-ag

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Post by alg1001 » August 12th, 2017, 2:18 pm

I will drink to that.
Have a good weekend, too, Erin! :)

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Post by alg1001 » August 17th, 2017, 6:43 pm

Hi Erin,
Section 11 is pl ok. It is hard to hear her valuing her life so little.
Have a good night!
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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 10th, 2017, 2:14 am

Hi Amy,

I have the next chapter recorded (well, I hope it's okay), but I'm out of office this month. Diana isn't forgotten, she's just waiting out her time...

Have a good weekend!
Erin

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Post by alg1001 » September 10th, 2017, 7:19 am

Enjoy being out of the office!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » November 21st, 2017, 4:01 am

Chapter 12 is ready for PL and is 31.08. I've been experimenting with different ways of recording and editing to see if I can avoid really long sessions for these chapters. I realise (duh!) that it would have been much easier to divide some of these into parts, and that I should have followed your example with A Romance of Two Worlds!

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/youngdiana_12_corelli_128kb.mp3

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Post by alg1001 » November 21st, 2017, 6:46 am

Hi Erin,
I usually do that to keep some consistency in the chapter lengths for listeners, but I haven't been doing it very much lately.
Enjoy the day! (I can't wait to hear what Diana has gotten up to in this chapter.)
Amy

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Post by alg1001 » November 23rd, 2017, 5:02 pm

Hi Erin,
Chapter 12 is PL OK.
Cheers!
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Post by Newgatenovelist » November 25th, 2017, 2:47 am

Hi Amy,

Thank you very much! And I hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

You're very good, thinking of the listeners. I definitely prefer short or medium chapters to really long ones, but then, I've also just had a couple of really dodgy mp3 players that didn't handle long files very well. But as a reader, I reeeeally like shorter sections. I think that's just a nicer way of saying that I don't have the stamina for long ones!

Chapter 13 is ready for PL. Dr Dimitrius has gone full-on mad scientist in this one:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/youngdiana_13_corelli_128kb.mp3
(34.55)

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Post by alg1001 » November 26th, 2017, 11:06 am

Hi Erin,

I know what you mean; I shy away from the longer ones too, especially if they are fiction. The nonfiction requires no "voices" so it is easier for me to handle a longer section, but less fun for the same reason.

As a fellow Corelli enthusiast, can I have your opinion? I am considering launching her Christmas ghost story, A Strange Visitation. Someone has named it in the book suggestions. It is not very good at all. Maybe it is a somewhat sarcastic take on A Christmas Carol. What do you think? It is that time of year.
Amy :hmm:

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Post by Newgatenovelist » November 26th, 2017, 12:21 pm

Hi Amy,

Hmmmm. I understand your dilemma. You're right, it definitely is that time of the year, and if you were thinking of a group project I can see more readers coming to the project (if you put a sort of warning in the temporary summary!).

I like the idea generally of having everything by any given author available so listeners can make up their own mind, and not everybody has the same favourite novel. But I don't always put my money where my mouth is when it's my own recording! I often prioritise my favourites, and it's usually a question of how much I want to be a completist or do something for the sake of having a new thing in the catalogue versus how many hours I'll have to spend on it if I have a more tempting project in mind. That sounds horrible! For me, no matter how interesting Corelli is, I don't think I have it in me to read every single one of her other novels that hasn't been recorded - that's why I picked this one first. I would probably pick another fantasy novel if I were reading it as a solo ahead of A Strange Visitation. Were you thinking of doing it as a solo?

Erin

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Post by alg1001 » November 26th, 2017, 1:37 pm

Hi Erin,
I was thinking of having it as a little group project. I am not up for a solo right now.
As you said, everyone has different tastes so I shouldn't color it with mine. I am on the fence. Thank you for giving me your insight. She does have her bad ones, but after all she did have to making a living. I think the Strand or one of those other periodicals commissioned it.
I am hoping to PL Chapter 13 and enjoy this good one of hers.
Enjoy your evening!
Amy

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Post by alg1001 » November 28th, 2017, 5:51 pm

Hi Erin,
Chapter 13 is PL OK. It is horrifying to hear her place her life in his hands like that.
Cheers!
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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 2nd, 2017, 4:27 pm

Hi Amy,

It is absolutely horrifying, but she's starting to rebel, thank goodness! There's less of the doctor in this one, and the professor comes back into it:

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/youngdiana_14_corelli_128kb.mp3

(30.21)

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Post by alg1001 » December 6th, 2017, 5:52 pm

Hi Erin,
Section 14 is PL OK.
I wish she would just marry the professor.
Cheers!
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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 9th, 2017, 9:23 am

Hi Amy,

I was thinking that, too! The professor is so nice - and she even thinks the same thing in this chapter. Also, fair warning - Dimitrius quotes Shakespeare at her!

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/yo ... _128kb.mp3
(29.37)

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