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Peter Why
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Post by Peter Why » November 24th, 2005, 4:01 am

Cori mentioned this site in a DP forum. I've always liked reading aloud, though I'm more likely to be reading non-fiction, as I certainly don't trust my ability to assign individual voices to the characters in fiction! ... though I do love reading Terry Practchett aloud, complete with personalities (alone, of course).

I had already downloaded one of Rabindranath Tagore's books, some time ago. Only seventy or so pages long, so a solo effort. There'll probably be lots of questions from me on the forums.

It looks fun.

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Post by kayray » November 24th, 2005, 8:37 am

Welcome to librivox, Peter. Ask all the questions you like -- we're happy to help you in any way we can. Don't be shy about reading fiction for us either -- we don't all do "voices" anyway!

Happy reading!

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Post by hugh » November 24th, 2005, 9:14 am

Oh, nonfiction: There have been no bites on Nietzsche's Beyond Good & Evil ... any interest in helping me out?

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Post by pberinstein » November 24th, 2005, 9:17 am

Welcome to Librivox, Peter!! There's lots of nonfiction in the public domain. You don't really need to do character voices, though, so I hope you'll join us in doing some fiction. Say, how about a little Dracula?
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Post by Cori » November 24th, 2005, 11:36 am

Good to see you here, Peter - you've got a lovely speaking voice, and I'm looking forward to hearing what you choose to work on.

Enjoy!
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Post by Peter Why » November 24th, 2005, 3:21 pm

Thank you all; I've just bought a mike today, and will start on Tagore this evening. I've been reading the essay/book and marking it for speaking emphasis this afternoon. We'll see how it goes.

Hugh, I'll have a look at the Nietsche when I'm done with the Tagore. I'm not always going to do non-fiction; it's just a good place to start testing my reading without having to worry about how to handle conversations.

... oh, and Cori, thanks for the compliment. I work in a department of mainly women and keep getting told I've got a sexy phone voice ... I'll need to keep an eye out for those soft, gentle-voiced characters, if I'm going to have a go at some fiction! I'm looking forward to this!

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Post by Vlooi » November 24th, 2005, 11:48 pm

Hi there Peter! Nice to see you.

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