The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts by Abbie Farwell Brown - dlo

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Post by dlolso21 » April 11th, 2019, 5:41 pm

The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts by Abbie Farwell Brown (1871 - 1927).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-book-of-saints-and-friendly-beasts-by-abbie-farwell-brown/
Poems and Christian stories of the animal encounters of various saints. ( Wikipedia)
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      Keywords that describe the book: animals, saints

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Post by BurgundyGrace » April 11th, 2019, 8:22 pm

I'm pleased to see this project brought to life!

I shall DPL, unless there is a prior claim.
~Angelique

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Post by BurgundyGrace » April 11th, 2019, 9:29 pm

I would like to claim Section 16: Saint Prisca, the Child Martyr

Thank you!
~Angelique

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Post by silverquill » April 11th, 2019, 9:57 pm

May I have 11 and 21?

I was going to either ask for DPL or read, so I guess it will be read. :wink:

Beautiful find!

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Post by dlolso21 » April 12th, 2019, 2:58 am

Angelique & Larry,

Thank you for volunteering and DPL.

The MW has been updated.

David O

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Post by BurgundyGrace » April 14th, 2019, 1:41 am

Here is Chapter 13, Saint Prisca, The Child Martyr:

https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/saintsandbeasts_16_brown_128kb.mp3 [11:03]

Thanks for listening; please feel encouraged to provide constructive criticism! [hint, hint] ... *SMILE*
~Angelique

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Post by dlolso21 » April 14th, 2019, 2:52 pm

BurgundyGrace wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 1:41 am
Here is Chapter 13, Saint Prisca, The Child Martyr:

https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/saintsandbeasts_16_brown_128kb.mp3 [11:03]

Thanks for listening; please feel encouraged to provide constructive criticism! [hint, hint] ... *SMILE*
Angelique,

Your recording was very pleasant listening. I felt like it was my favorite aunt reading me a be time story.

There is one thing I would ask you to correct and a few others I noticed that could be left alone since this is a standard PL project.

The ending phrase "End of Chapter 16" seems very quiet when compared to the rest and there is a very different background/environment to it.

I heard these word changes, but will leave it up to you whether you think they need to be revised as they don't detract from the overall story.

@ 3:02 I hear “fair country yard” the text is “a fair courtyard “
@ 5:14 I hear “ so bravely did her brave spirit” the text is “so brightly did her brave spirit “
@ 5:44 I hear “cold and lonely” the text is “lonely and cold”
@ 5:47 I hear “wondering what cruel thing” the text is “wondering what dreadful thing “

David O

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Post by dlolso21 » April 14th, 2019, 4:26 pm

moving this to "Readers Wanted: Books"

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Post by BurgundyGrace » April 14th, 2019, 8:32 pm

Awww, thanks, David.
As a matter of fact, my nieces will tell you that having me read aloud to them is one of their treasured things. *Smile*

I will make corrections over the next few days and reupload. (Yes, the ending was in very different environment ... since I recorded "Chapter 6" about 4 times while in my recording area and then noticed I STILL messed it up when doing my self PL, so added it in, in anticipation of redoing it if/when other changes were needed.)

I appreciate the wonderful comments and your thoughtful listening to the section.

Best,
~Angelique

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Post by philchenevert » April 16th, 2019, 7:58 pm

I would like to claim section 1, St Bridget. :D
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Post by dlolso21 » April 16th, 2019, 8:33 pm

philchenevert wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 7:58 pm
I would like to claim section 1, St Bridget. :D
Phil,

Thank You !!

The MW has been updated.

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Post by BurgundyGrace » April 17th, 2019, 7:10 pm

Thank you again, David, for giving me great notes from which to work.

https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/saintsandbeasts_16_brown_128kb.mp3 [11:03]

"Chapter 16" was changed

Instances modified at:
@ 3:02 I hear “fair country yard” the text is “a fair courtyard “
@ 5:14 I hear “ so bravely did her brave spirit” the text is “so brightly did her brave spirit shine among those cruel men “
@ 5:47 I hear “wondering what cruel thing” the text is “wondering what dreadful thing was to happen next “

Not being particularly pleased with the sound of the above pickups, I decided to decline change of transposition here:
@ 5:44 I hear “cold and lonely” the text is “lonely and cold”

*snigger* It'll sound worse if I try to fix it than it now does. *Blush*

I always appreciate the option though! *Smile*

Looking forward to hearing our first reader for this project!
~Angelique

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Post by dlolso21 » April 18th, 2019, 12:34 pm

BurgundyGrace wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Thank you again, David, for giving me great notes from which to work.

https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/saintsandbeasts_16_brown_128kb.mp3 [11:03]

"Chapter 16" was changed
Angelique,

Both files in my upload folder are the same; the newly uploaded Chapter 16 and the original Chapter 16 are identical.

see >> https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/saintsandbeasts16.jpg

David O

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Post by BurgundyGrace » April 18th, 2019, 2:09 pm

Ahhh. Download error.
Thanks, David. This SHOULD be right; please let me know otherwise.


https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/saintsandbeasts_16_brown_128kb.mp3 [11:04]
~Angelique

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Post by dlolso21 » April 18th, 2019, 3:37 pm

Angelique,

Nicely re-recorded and edited !! The changes blend in very well.

Chapter 16 is PL OK.

David O

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