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Post by RobMarland » January 7th, 2019, 2:28 pm

The Doves' Nest and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield (1888 - 1923).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/the-doves-nest-and-other-stories-by-katherine-mansfield/
The Doves' Nest and Other Stories is a collection of complete stories and fragments by the writer Katherine Mansfield. The book was published several months after the Kiwi author's death. (Rob Marland)
  • This is one of the 1923 books that recently entered PD in the US, so it's our first chance to record most of these stories.


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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.510630
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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Section [number] of The Doves' Nest and Other Stories. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "The Doves' Nest and Other Stories, by Katherine Mansfield. [Section Title]"

      END of recording
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        "End of [Section]"
      • If you wish, say:
        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of The Doves' Nest and Other Stories, by Katherine Mansfield. "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

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      dovesnest_##_mansfield_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. dovesnest_01_mansfield_128kb.mp3)

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Last edited by RobMarland on January 20th, 2019, 11:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
Rob Marland
● NEW! A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
● DONE Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field.
● DONE The Doves' Nest & Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.

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Post by Kitty » January 8th, 2019, 5:49 am

Sounds interesting, Rob. I'll set this up shortly :) I have never read anything by Mansfield before, so I might even take a story (if it's not too long, I prefer shorter sections).

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » January 8th, 2019, 5:58 am

ok, MW is ready to be filled in. I only changed the intro/outro to "section" instead of "chapter" but if you prefer chapter, you can switch it back. I wasn't sure if some stories might need several sections.

Sonia

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Post by RobMarland » January 8th, 2019, 6:09 am

Thanks, Sonia! I've listed the length of the stories in the MW so everyone can pick ones that work best for us.
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● NEW! A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
● DONE Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field.
● DONE The Doves' Nest & Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.

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Post by Kitty » January 8th, 2019, 6:11 am

RobMarland wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 6:09 am
Thanks, Sonia! I've listed the length of the stories in the MW so everyone can pick ones that work best for us.
:thumbs: good thinking. Any story you would recommend that is not too depressing ?

Sonia

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Post by RobMarland » January 8th, 2019, 6:14 am

Kitty wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 6:11 am
RobMarland wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 6:09 am
Thanks, Sonia! I've listed the length of the stories in the MW so everyone can pick ones that work best for us.
:thumbs: good thinking. Any story you would recommend that is not too depressing ?

Sonia
Afraid not, this collection is new to me too. I added it because it's in the crop of 1923 books. Fingers crossed it's a good read!
Rob Marland
● NEW! A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
● DONE Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field.
● DONE The Doves' Nest & Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.

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Post by Kitty » January 8th, 2019, 6:16 am

RobMarland wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 6:14 am
Afraid not, this collection is new to me too. I added it because it's in the crop of 1923 books. Fingers crossed it's a good read!
:lol: ok I see. Well, I'll go with "Honesty" (16) then for starters. Sounds like one couldn't go wrong with that. ;)

Sonia

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Post by RobMarland » January 8th, 2019, 6:17 am

Regarding PL duties: I am happy to PL other readers' files, so I just need someone to PL mine. I'm not sure how many I'll read: I'll just plod along until we're done.
Rob Marland
● NEW! A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
● DONE Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field.
● DONE The Doves' Nest & Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.

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Post by RobMarland » January 8th, 2019, 6:17 am

Kitty wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 6:16 am
RobMarland wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 6:14 am
Afraid not, this collection is new to me too. I added it because it's in the crop of 1923 books. Fingers crossed it's a good read!
:lol: ok I see. Well, I'll go with "Honesty" (16) then for starters. Sounds like one couldn't go wrong with that. ;)

Sonia
OK, thanks!
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● NEW! A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
● DONE Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field.
● DONE The Doves' Nest & Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.

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Post by Kitty » January 8th, 2019, 6:18 am

RobMarland wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 6:17 am
Regarding PL duties: I am happy to PL other readers' files, so I just need someone to PL mine. I'm not sure how many I'll read: I'll just plod along until we're done.
oh ok. I'll put you in as DPL then. I don't mind PLing your files in return. :)

that's settled then

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Post by thestorygirl » January 8th, 2019, 11:19 am

I'll ask for just one: Taking the Veil ...?

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Post by RobMarland » January 8th, 2019, 11:50 am

thestorygirl wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 11:19 am
I'll ask for just one: Taking the Veil ...?
Thanks - have fun!
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● NEW! A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
● DONE Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field.
● DONE The Doves' Nest & Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.

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Post by RobMarland » January 9th, 2019, 11:27 am

Here are sections 00 and 19. Turns out she's funny and not depressing at all! Such relief!

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/dovesnest_00_mansfield_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/dovesnest_19_mansfield_128kb.mp3

I'll read Six Years After next.
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● DONE Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field.
● DONE The Doves' Nest & Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.

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Post by Kitty » January 9th, 2019, 2:12 pm

RobMarland wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 11:27 am
Here are sections 00 and 19. Turns out she's funny and not depressing at all! Such relief!
good to know. I will PL tomorrow.

Meanwhile I think I can move us to Readers Wanted: Short Works

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » January 10th, 2019, 7:01 am

So I just had a listen to both your sections Rob and of course they are wonderfully narrated :9: The story of the Williamses is indeed written with humour and lots of dialogue makes it lively. I loved the pun in your end disclaimer about Switzerland :lol: :thumbs: I was thinking the same thing when I started the story and heard it was to be about Switzerland. I figured that was one of the reasons you may have chosen this story.

Both sections PL ok.

I have only one thought, one suggestion you could say, about section 19, in this line:

> at 4:07: (p. 222) “Thank you, m’m.” – you make it sound as if it was Mrs Williams speaking, but I have the feeling this would be the grocer, joining in their conversation, and that's what's making them embarrassed. I think this "m'm" is not a musing "ahem" but rather a humble "mam" or "mum", like the servants would call their lady. :hmm: It would give a different vibe to this part of the dialogue and announce the embarrassing grocer better and why the ladies are startled. But that was only a thought I had while listening and I wanted to tell you :) To take or ignore, as you please :mrgreen: (sorry, my drama-PLing was kicking in :lol: )

Good start !

Sonia

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