[COMPLETE] Little Busybodies: The life of insects - phi

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Post by philchenevert » November 8th, 2016, 7:46 pm

Little Busybodies: The Life of Crickets, Ants, Bees, and Other Little Busybodies by Jeanette Agustus Marks (1875 - 1964) and others.

This project is complete and in our catalog at https://librivox.org/little-busybodies-the-life-of-crickets-ants-bees-and-others-by-jeannette-augustus-marks/
These short stories about crickets, ants, bees, beetles and other little busybodies were written by the two authors to show their children the wonderland of insects right in front of them, if we just take the time to look closely. "We hope that you will realize that more wonderful than the most wonderful fairy story ever told is the marvel of the created life of these little insects; we want you to come to know something of their joys and troubles; we want you to learn how to be kind to them, and how they may be useful to you; and we want you to find out for yourselves the places they take in the great plan of creation." The authors speak to their own children in each story and through them to children of all ages to come. A fun book where newer recorders will feel comfortable choosing a chapter or two to find out about these little 'busybodies'. The subject is interesting, the words are generally easy so jump right in! Don't let the crickets have all the fun. ( The authors and phil chenevert)
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Post by philchenevert » November 8th, 2016, 7:56 pm

I will work this up tomorrow. It sure is nice to be back here, posting projects again. :D Image
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Post by linny » November 9th, 2016, 5:25 am

Phil! It is wonderful to have you back. :9:

May I read the introduction, A WORD TO THE CHILDREN AND THE WISE, and DPL?

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Post by philchenevert » November 9th, 2016, 6:49 am

linny wrote:Phil! It is wonderful to have you back. :9:

May I read the introduction, A WORD TO THE CHILDREN AND THE WISE, and DPL?
Yes you may do both. And it is so nice of you to ask. I will PL that section.
NOTE: I am back in my house but can't record for awhile yet, that room is still a mess. tsk, tsk,

EDIT: Linny, please let me know if the intro wording is confusing or does not make sense.
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Post by linny » November 9th, 2016, 11:33 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/littlebusybodiesthelifeofcricketsantsbeesandothers_00_marks.mp3 6:58

I believe the intro will work well for the remainder of the chapters. I replaced "chapter" with "introduction" for this section but I'll gladly change it back if you would like.

Are you sure about the file name?

I lost my voice for 4 months. I'm in speech therapy to get it back. They are helping me change my pitch as my natural pitch is no longer sustainable. Please let me know if you hear any cracks as I would rather replace those spots (usually near the end of a breath). I think I got them all but sometimes it's difficult to hear myself.

I'm so glad you are home. You're safe, the family is safe, the office will come in time. :9:

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Post by philchenevert » November 9th, 2016, 1:20 pm

That's what I forgot! The file name! I knew there was someothing that needed to be changed. When I PL I will upload with the new file name, OK? Thanks

Lost your voice??? For 4 months? that sounds very serious especially if your natural pitch is not sustainable any more. I know it's none of my business but what happened? I would be devistated if my voice went away. But I will listen for cracks. This is very sad. :(
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Post by linny » November 9th, 2016, 1:32 pm

Unfortunately, they still don't know why. They think it may have been a virus but after all the medication they can think of there is still some functionality I don't have and that has led to essentially learning how to speak again. There is one more specialist to be consulted but that isn't until early next year. Fortunately, the voice I tend to gravitate to for children's stories is more agreeable to the limitation. I just need to learn how to talk in a normal tone at that pitch or I'm going to make myself crazy. :lol: In the mean time, I'm getting lots of PLing done. :thumbs:

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Post by philchenevert » November 18th, 2016, 7:01 pm

Lynnette, it was so nice to listen to your sweet voice reading that section. What a delightful reading style you have!!!! I hope it all comes back quickly so you can do lots more.
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EDIT: ups. forgot to say PL OK>
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Post by linny » November 18th, 2016, 9:08 pm

Some days are more challenging, voice wise than others, but slowly I'm getting there. Thank you for your kind words. :9:

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Post by kathrinee » January 4th, 2017, 12:20 pm

I'd like to claim sections 1, 6, and 7, please :)
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Post by philchenevert » January 4th, 2017, 4:52 pm

kathrinee wrote:I'd like to claim sections 1, 6, and 7, please :)
That would be great Kathrine. All yours. Image
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Post by sashelliott » January 5th, 2017, 12:29 am

Hi,

I would love to claim sections 8, 11 and 12 if possible!

Thanks,
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Post by philchenevert » January 5th, 2017, 9:24 am

sashelliott wrote:Hi,

I would love to claim sections 8, 11 and 12 if possible!

Thanks,
Sash
Hi Sash and welcome to LibriVox. We do have lots of great stuff to read, eh? Those 3 sections are all yours to enjoy. Please ask if anything is unsure or confusing. Image
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Post by Alpreup » January 17th, 2017, 3:55 am

Hello,

Can I read 2, 3, 4 and 5.

I read it a bit and it's really nice book!

Thank you. :)

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Post by philchenevert » January 17th, 2017, 7:47 am

Alpreup wrote:Hello,

Can I read 2, 3, 4 and 5.

I read it a bit and it's really nice book!

Thank you. :)
Hi Alpreup and welcome to LibriVox.!! I have assigned those four chapters to you but before you record them, please submit another test either here or in the listeners wanted forum making the changes I've noted for you. Great voice by the way and I look forward to you reading a lot. Ask if anything is unclear, we are a friendly bunch here. Image

Oh, and what would you like your catalog name to be? It can the same as your forum name or your real name or anything.
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