[COMPLETE] An Exchange of Souls by Barry Pain

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Post by Roger » September 24th, 2017, 8:17 am

An Exchange of Souls by Barry Pain (1864 - 1928).

This project is now in the catalogue. All audio files can be found on our catalogue page:
http://librivox.org/an-exchange-of-souls-by-barry-pain/

Although only lightly known as an author of horror stories, Barry Pain departs from his typical themes with 'An Exchange of Souls'. In this novel, respected doctor Daniel Myas is a scientist who has developed a machine which allows for the exchange of his 'personality' with that of another. However when his attempt at 'exchanging souls' occurs with an individual very close to him, only a form of horror can be the result, and the reader is led down a path of deterioration and fear. Undoubtedly this novel, published in 1911, influenced H.P. Lovecraft’s tale of personality exchange in 'The Thing on the Doorstep', published in 1937. Pain's development of the theme of immortality by use of scientific methods proves quite difficult, and at the same time quite intriguing. What are the potential results when 'souls' are exchanged, particularly with those of the opposite sex? (Roger Melin)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/stream/exchangeofsouls00pain#page/n0/mode/2up
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    BC Admin ============================================
    Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Horror & Supernatural Fiction
    Keywords that describe the book: death, soul, lovecraft, immortality, scientific experiment
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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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    • "Chapter [number] of An Exchange of Souls. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "An Exchange of Souls, by Barry Pain. [Chapter]"


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Last edited by Roger on October 9th, 2017, 8:39 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by Roger » September 24th, 2017, 8:17 am

DPL for this project will be Kitty.
-- Roger .... pushing on the door of life marked "pull"
“A good day is when no one shows up and you don’t have to go anywhere.” -- Burt Shavitz (Burt's Bees)

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Post by Kitty » September 24th, 2017, 8:20 am

You started already :9: Yes, I'm in, this will be so cool. Can't wait to start discussions with you about the book. 8-)

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Post by Darvinia » September 24th, 2017, 9:56 am

Hi Roger,

I'll MC this for you. I will set it up later today.
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Post by Darvinia » September 24th, 2017, 7:43 pm

Ok, MW is ready and I'll move us to Going Solo as we're fully staffed.

Let me know if I've missed anything.

Have fun!
Bev

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Post by Roger » September 25th, 2017, 10:08 am

Looks good, Bev! Thanks, it's always a pleasure to work with you. :thumbs:
This promises to be a good book, I hope I can do it some justice. Hopefully I'll have the first chapter ready in a few days.
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Post by Roger » September 28th, 2017, 6:37 am

And we're off.

Chapter 1 has been posted. Enjoy!

Thanks. :D
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Post by Kitty » September 28th, 2017, 1:27 pm

Roger wrote:And we're off.
Chapter 1 has been posted. Enjoy!
ah I was looking forward to the start, Roger !! Excellently read again, as expected :D And the story itself promises to be very cool indeed. A protagonist being interested in what happens at the moment of death and, judging by the title, about the soul in particular, I would say. Ooooh, things probably better left undiscovered :help:

I was enjoying the first chapter :9: and looking forward to the next.

Oh and my absolute favourite sentence was: "somebody with a name like a tropical disease" :lol: would have loved to hear the name in question :mrgreen:

Well done and PL ok

Sonia

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Post by Roger » October 1st, 2017, 8:17 am

Yeah, I also liked the description of the cellist. :lol:

If you're still looking forward to the next chapter, you need wait no longer.

Chapter 2 has been posted. Enjoy!

Thanks! :D
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Post by Kitty » October 1st, 2017, 2:10 pm

:shock: wow ! the topics of the dialogue in this chapter was difficult to grasp. This is becoming highly metaphysical. Quite interesting though, even if I don't follow all the reasoning. I'm curious to know more about where this all is going...

Found two small errors this time:

> at 6:54: "all of which is abominably dull talk after luncheon" (p. 21 bottom) - I hear "abnominally", which is not a word, I think :hmm:

> at 10:11: "from its usual concomitants of mind and body" (p. 24 bottom) - you say "non-comitants"

The rest, perfect as always. :)

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Post by Roger » October 2nd, 2017, 7:27 am

Good catches Sonia. :thumbs:

Chapter 2 has been patched and file re-uploaded, ready for a spot PL.

Thanks, as always. :D
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Post by Kitty » October 2nd, 2017, 9:02 am

Roger wrote:Chapter 2 has been patched and file re-uploaded, ready for a spot PL.
excellently corrected :thumbs: and PL ok now

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Post by Roger » October 4th, 2017, 10:19 am

Chapter 3, recorded, edited, uploaded, and posted. Enjoy!

Thanks!! :D
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Post by Kitty » October 5th, 2017, 9:25 am

Roger wrote:Chapter 3, recorded, edited, uploaded, and posted. Enjoy!
thanks Roger, another great chapter in the box. :)

I only have one tiny note and I'm not even sure whether I heard correctly:

> at 2:00: “the characteristic spes phthisica” – I’m sorry, but I hear “titica” instead of “tisica”. I find it so cool and laudable that you went to the trouble to find the right pronunciation of the initial letter combination, that it would be a pity to now make the error in another part of the word ;)

Apart from that, entirely flawless chapter. And highly interesting as to reveal a bit more of the character of the narrator. I first thought he would become an unconditional friend of Myas but it seems he is much more sceptical of his work and doesn’t like his personality at all.

Great job again !

Sonia

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Post by Roger » October 6th, 2017, 6:37 am

Well, doesn't that just figure! The one term that I needed to work on, and even practiced. Sheesh! :roll:

Thanks Sonia. Chapter 3 has been patched and uploaded, and hopefully it came out better this time.
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“A good day is when no one shows up and you don’t have to go anywhere.” -- Burt Shavitz (Burt's Bees)

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