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Post by Carolin » September 30th, 2018, 11:05 pm

Studies in Love and in Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes (1868 - 1947).
This is a collection of five stories by Marie Belloc Lowndes. The stories are neither love stories nor ghost and horror stories but they each combine elements of both. In this way, they can be enjoyed by a large variety of readers and listeners. ( Carolin)
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Post by Carolin » October 8th, 2018, 11:55 am

this project is now ready to go! all readers and a dpl are most welcome!
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Post by Carolin » October 9th, 2018, 9:17 am

moving us out to readers wanted!
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Post by neddieseagoon » October 12th, 2018, 7:52 am

Just a note to whoever reads "Price of Admiralty": there are some words missing from the HTML version of the Gutenberg text. The paragraph that, at Gutenberg, starts "curious, almost uncanny sight ..." should say "The flag moving swiftly over the surface of the blue water was a curious, almost uncanny sight ...". This is how the paragraph appears in the Collected Works of Marie Belloc Lowndes at Google Books, and also in Gutenberg's Plain-Text version of the file.

I don't know if this is the only error.

P.S. I have reported the error to Gutenberg but I don't how long it takes them to fix reported errata.

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Post by Carolin » October 14th, 2018, 2:34 am

thank you so much for pointing that out :)
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Post by BurgundyGrace » October 14th, 2018, 6:57 am

Hi! I wld like 10, 11 and 12.
My wi-fi will be up on Tuesday.
If that's not too long to wait, I'll happily DPL this project.

High regards,
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Post by Carolin » October 14th, 2018, 11:22 pm

Thank you and welcome to this project :thumbs: :9:
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Post by neddieseagoon » October 15th, 2018, 8:16 am

I'd like to volunteer for Price of Admiralty (Sections 1-5).

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Post by neddieseagoon » October 15th, 2018, 8:30 am

Carolin wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 2:34 am
thank you so much for pointing that out :)
... and now it doesn't matter, because they've responded to my errata report and added the missing text.

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Post by Carolin » October 15th, 2018, 10:39 pm

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by BurgundyGrace » October 18th, 2018, 1:15 pm

Just to say: I am now up and running with Wi-Fi and look forward to DPLing this project!
I will of course need someone to PL my sections; Carolin, I know you have much to do (for which I am so appreciative), so if you'd like I can post my narrations in "Listeners Wanted" just to take a little stress from you.
Of course, if you've time to PL, then *SMILE* ... Great!

Regardless ... *Wow* I am well pleased to discover that you REALLY find great projects to add to LV!
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Post by Carolin » October 18th, 2018, 11:59 pm

Thank you so much angelique :D

After thursday next week ill have suddenly a lot more time and ill happily listen to everything thats been waiting for me. So dont worry :thumbs: but thank you for your consideration!
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Post by neddieseagoon » October 20th, 2018, 9:57 pm

Section 1 ready for PL
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/studies_01_lowndes_128kb.mp3
Duration 21:53

At first I thought of giving the characters French accents, but I found I wasn't able to manage that to my satisfaction. (At least, not without turning the story into a comedy.) I hope it's not a problem if these French folk speak General American.

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Post by BurgundyGrace » October 21st, 2018, 12:07 pm

Section 1 is PL OK!

I was recently given this note, which I share with you.

Recordings usually have .5 to 1 second of space at the beginning; without it, it's a bit abrupt to the listener.
As all else is okay, I'd not take the time to correct this, now, but is something you may wish to consider for furture recordings. I look forward to hearing them!
Your voice is clear, smooth and always understandable, resulting in a very pleasant listening experience.

neddieseagoon » Today, 12:57 am
At first I thought of giving the characters French accents, but I found I wasn't able to manage that to my satisfaction. (At least, not without turning the story into a comedy.) I hope it's not a problem if these French folk speak General American. [/quote]

*Smile*
I thought you did well with the French pronunication throughout the phrasing of the story! Accents CAN (oh my how!) be a little tricky.
My Spanish accent now sounds as if Speedy Gonazeles has stepped into the scene. Yes, a comedic touch when there is *goodness!) no call for any is a concern for me, too.


Thank you for your contribution!
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Post by neddieseagoon » October 21st, 2018, 1:23 pm

BurgundyGrace wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 12:07 pm
I was recently given this note, which I share with you.

Recordings usually have .5 to 1 second of space at the beginning; without it, it's a bit abrupt to the listener.
As all else is okay, I'd not take the time to correct this, now, but is something you may wish to consider for furture recordings. I look forward to hearing them!
I'm a little puzzled by this comment. My recording of Section 1 has, according to Audacity, 0.54 seconds of silence at the beginning. If it sounds abrupt to you, it's not because I wasn't following the guidelines.

Otherwise, thanks for you kind words.

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