COMPLETE: Present at a Hanging - Ambrose Bierce

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Post by Peter Why » January 14th, 2006, 5:11 pm

This project is complete and all audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/present-at-a-hanging-by-ambrose-bierce/



I'm recording "Present at a Hanging and other ghost stories". I'm about half way through, should be finished by the end of Sunday (my time, gmt).

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4387

Peter

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Post by thistlechick » January 14th, 2006, 5:16 pm

Awesome! We're looking forward to it =)
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Post by Peter Why » January 15th, 2006, 9:34 am

Whoops, a delay: I now have a friend turning up on Monday for a week. I'm tidying up today, and will able to do only minimal recording and editing, and attendance on-site at Librivox til next weekend.

Oh well, I suppose life has to go on.

Peter

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Post by Gesine » January 15th, 2006, 9:42 am

Can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to this one! Visitors certainly can slow things down... we have guests for a whole months, and whilst it is enjoyable, one just never has the same amount of time!

Whenever you can get it ready, it will be a pleasure to listen to it.
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Post by Peter Why » January 15th, 2006, 1:13 pm

First four stories, in the section called "The Ways of Ghosts". Please have a listen, and comment ... on anything except the lack of an american accent!

http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0BGWOVTJD14DW08UJH04HIH2WE

Second four, Soldier-Folk, to follow eventually, when my supposed broadband connection manages it.

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Post by thistlechick » January 15th, 2006, 1:27 pm

*downloading* ... I'll store them for you here: http://betsie.info/librivox/hanging
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Post by thistlechick » January 15th, 2006, 1:31 pm

oh, and I happen to enjoy your non-American accent... makes me feel like I'm being read to by the Beatles *grins*
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Post by Peter Why » January 15th, 2006, 2:23 pm

Here's Soldier-Folk:

http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1SWIUG0YE4HB029BKP1U6QS5ER

... but it still feels strange saying things that should definitely be Southern US, in London english.

By the way, where would the emphasis be in "Gallipolis", Ohio?

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Post by thistlechick » January 15th, 2006, 2:33 pm

Peter Why wrote:Here's Soldier-Folk:

http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1SWIUG0YE4HB029BKP1U6QS5ER

... but it still feels strange saying things that should definitely be Southern US, in London english.

By the way, where would the emphasis be in "Gallipolis", Ohio?
Thanks *downloading*

hmm... "Gallipolis", Ohio ... gal-ih-POLICE so says: http://www.scrippsjschool.org/pronunciation/ ... but I'd be more apt to pronounce it: gal-IH-po-lis

oh, and btw Michigan is MISH-ih-gin (hard "g" as in get) *grins* .... but I'm not picking on you, because I am in the middle of slaughtering a bunch of French names in Phantom of the Opera.
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Post by Peter Why » January 15th, 2006, 2:58 pm

Thanks, Betsie,

Gal-IH-pol-iss is what I was guessing, but if your town names are anything like some of the english ones, it could have been Griss, or Glips ... or something stranger.

I'll watch out for MISH-ih-gin in later stories. Surely I have o-HI-o right?

Peter

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Post by thistlechick » January 26th, 2006, 9:53 am

Peter, these stories going alright for you? .... No rush, I'm just checking in to see how you're donig =)
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Post by Peter Why » January 26th, 2006, 3:13 pm

Betsie, I got distracted by the attractions of the Wind in the Willows last Sunday, and my weekday evenings are horribly short. I should be able to finish it this coming weekend.

Peter

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Post by Peter Why » January 28th, 2006, 2:31 pm

All now recorded. I'm just finishing my editing. xan has offered to tighten up the editing a little (... a lot?), so I'm not sure when it'll be released for an audience-check.

I'm putting all sections in the Editors Needed thread now, but I'm hoping the sound quality will be tweaked in the final version.

Peter

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Post by thistlechick » February 6th, 2006, 7:06 pm

~ Betsie
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Post by Peter Why » February 7th, 2006, 1:51 am

Thanks, Betsie. He's an easy read; with variable moods and textures to keep the work interesting ... oh, and his stories generally don't have too many characters in them, so voicing's not too much of a problem.

Peter

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