[COMPLETE] When We Were Very Young - by A.A. Milne -ans

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Post by Kaffen » February 6th, 2020, 9:41 am

I just found this in a list of newly-liberated (into the Public Domain) books, and I'm excited to revisit it from my youth!
I'm going to read the dedication and "Just Before We Begin" (a preface) as a file, and then package the poems in groups of 5, since they're short.

This project is now complete. All files can be downloaded from the catalog page here:https://librivox.org/when-we-were-very-young-version-by-a-a-milne/[/color]

When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne (1882 - 1956).



A.A. Milne wrote many poems to entertain his young son, Christopher Robin Milne, who appears to have been about three when "When We Were Very Young" was published. The book is a collection of 45 poems that celebrate a world and a point of view that a very young person could understand and enjoy. It became a best-seller.

Christopher Robin is introduced as a character in some of the poems. We first meet him in the Preface, "Just Before We Begin." In it we learn of a swan which he feeds upon a lake and who he has named "Pooh." Milne comments on the fortuitous rhyming of that name with the lowing of the local cattle, "moo," and intends us to believe that that led to the idea of writing the poems that comprise "When We Were Very Young." Later, of course, this name became attached to a rather lovable bear who had whole books of his adventures written by Milne over the next few years. We will meet that teddy bear in one of poems of this book! ( Mark Smith)

  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://ia601406.us.archive.org/25/items/whenwewereveryyo0000miln/whenwewereveryyo0000miln.pdf
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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (A. A. Milne) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._A._Milne

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_We_Were_Very_Young
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 10
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: yes
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1924
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Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Poetry

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No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
START of recording (Intro):
  • "Chapter [number] of When We Were Very Young. 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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Post by KevinS » February 6th, 2020, 9:49 am

I'll be happy to serve as DPL, if you would like.

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Post by Kaffen » February 6th, 2020, 9:51 am

:thumbs: !!
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Post by annise » February 6th, 2020, 2:13 pm

I'll set up your MW - back soon, it was part of my childhood too

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Post by Kaffen » February 7th, 2020, 5:40 pm

- Mark

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Post by annise » February 7th, 2020, 6:14 pm

When you ask so nicely how could I refuse :D

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Post by KevinS » February 8th, 2020, 6:49 pm

Kaffen wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 5:40 pm
I've posted the first three files! :D :D :D

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/whenwewereveryyoung_01_milne_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/whenwewereveryyoung_02_milne_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/whenwewereveryyoung_03_milne_128kb.mp3

Unfortunately, Anne, I've also accidentally uploaded the FLACs I generate... so please find and delete them. :oops: :oops: :?
Delightful readings!

I would ask, however, that you confer with Anne about the script for the sections. What you record is not what is written in the reader's instructions. Some variation is allowed, of course, especially for this case where you read five poems consecutively, but I'll have to know what you intend to read if I'm to do a proper PL.

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Post by annise » February 8th, 2020, 8:29 pm

Looks like I didn't change them - Mark, could you just edit the intro /outro to match what you have read, that way you will not need to change anything probably

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Post by Kaffen » February 8th, 2020, 9:36 pm

I confess I just delivered the intro/outro as I have done for the last, oh, five dozen books or so, without carrying the script into the booth with me.

Ann, I don't know quite what you are asking me to do. Am I editing the template, the notation in the Magic Window, or re-recording?

I uploaded Section 4, so I guess it's under interdict, too.
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/whenwewereveryyoung_04_milne_128kb.mp3
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Post by annise » February 9th, 2020, 4:12 am

Hi Mark and Kevin
We do have standard instructions for various things, and the main purpose is to make the structure as listener-friendly as possible, and the PLing instructions do say to check the reading matches what's written in the MW
But like most LV things it's hard to be completely rigid. Group projects do need everyone to use the same wordings
When it's a Solo, and the soloist is like you Mark - highly experienced - I'm happy to accept that what you read is all that is necessary - so perhaps we can agree Kevin doesn't check the exact wording :D

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Post by KevinS » February 9th, 2020, 7:33 am

annise wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 4:12 am
Hi Mark and Kevin
We do have standard instructions for various things, and the main purpose is to make the structure as listener-friendly as possible, and the PLing instructions do say to check the reading matches what's written in the MW
But like most LV things it's hard to be completely rigid. Group projects do need everyone to use the same wordings
When it's a Solo, and the soloist is like you Mark - highly experienced - I'm happy to accept that what you read is all that is necessary - so perhaps we can agree Kevin doesn't check the exact wording :D

Anne
I certainly understand. I would only point out that sections 1 and 2 do not make mention of a section number, which I assume to be helpful.

If that is acceptable, then we can mark sections 1, 2, and 3 as PL OK. I've not yet checked the poems in section 4.

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Post by Kaffen » February 9th, 2020, 1:17 pm

Sorry, everyone!
I've finally sussed out that I did not announce the section numbers in 1 & 2. (I did not understand the issue before.) I've gone back and edited 1 & 2 to insert them. I checked 3 & 4 - they were already there.

So now I've uploaded 5 &6. They should be ok (at least with regard to section number). :D :D

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/whenwewereveryyoung_05_milne_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/whenwewereveryyoung_06_milne_128kb.mp3
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Post by KevinS » February 9th, 2020, 1:19 pm

Kaffen wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Sorry, everyone!
I've finally sussed out that I did not announce the section numbers in 1 & 2. (I did not understand the issue before.) I've gone back and edited 1 & 2 to insert them. I checked 3 & 4 - they were already there.

So now I've uploaded 5 &6. They should be ok (at least with regard to section number). :D :D

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/whenwewereveryyoung_05_milne_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/whenwewereveryyoung_06_milne_128kb.mp3
Very good. If all is well with everyone, we can continue to enjoy this delightful reading.

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Post by KevinS » February 9th, 2020, 1:23 pm

Sections 1, 2, and 3 PL OK!

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Post by KevinS » February 9th, 2020, 7:08 pm

Delightful!

Section 4, 5, and 6 PL OK!

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