(Essays) G.K. Chesterton's Newspaper Columns: The New Witness - 1922 - m8b1

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Post by silverquill » January 1st, 2021, 1:15 pm

I'm not sure how I missed this when it launched, but I definitely am up for more Chesterton!
So many good choices, but I could start with 25,32,39,48 Some challenging text there, but I don't see anything that can't be handled, and some fun stuff in there.
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Post by m8b1 » January 1st, 2021, 1:25 pm

Better late than never, Larry! :-) Thanks!

I think because the title is the same as the last one, except for the date, it was easy to miss it! Plus I launched it when the other one was full, but not cataloged. So it was easy to overlook! :-)

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Post by silverquill » January 5th, 2021, 10:11 am

~ Larry

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Post by GregGiordano » January 6th, 2021, 9:14 pm

Here is Section 30:

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/newwitness1922_30_chesterton_128kb.mp3

Run time is 13:16

Take care,

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P.S. Please check Section 32. I may have inadvertently uploaded and overwritten Larry's Section 32. I realized I had mistitled my piece after I uploaded it so I corrected the file name and uploaded it again. Once I did I saw that Section 32 had already been uploaded and proofed. I do not know if my error would have overwritten a proofed section but if it did I truly apologize. It was just an error of not noticing a digit in a file name was off. I sincerely hope I did not cause anyone extra work.

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Post by m8b1 » January 7th, 2021, 6:50 am

Thank you, Greg. 30 is PL OK!

Thank you for the warning on 32. It does over write it, but I was able to fix it easily. :-)

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Post by GregGiordano » January 7th, 2021, 8:41 am

m8b1 wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 6:50 am
Thank you, Greg. 30 is PL OK!

Thank you for the warning on 32. It does over write it, but I was able to fix it easily. :-)
Thank you. I'm glad you were able to correct my error. It was a good reminder to me that the details truly do matter!

Take care,

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Post by silverquill » January 7th, 2021, 11:56 pm

Here is 42

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/newwitness1922_48_chesterton_128kb.mp3 11:34

Lot's of tongue twisters and struggling with the page edges.
Let me know if anything doesn't sound right.
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Post by m8b1 » January 8th, 2021, 2:01 pm

silverquill wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 11:56 pm
Here is 42

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/newwitness1922_48_chesterton_128kb.mp3 11:34

Lot's of tongue twisters and struggling with the page edges.
Let me know if anything doesn't sound right.
Thanks, Larry! It sounds fine ~ you did a good job with the rough spots. It is PL OK!

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Post by sdwilcox » January 11th, 2021, 12:38 pm

Here is section 41: The Apostle and the Ducks

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/newwitness1922_41_chesterton_128kb.mp3.mp3

12:31

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If you need me to change anything, please let me know. I am practicing to audition to narrate audiobooks, so any constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

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Post by toadvine » January 11th, 2021, 4:31 pm

Hi, I was wondering if I could claim section 9. (This will be my first recording, but I've completed the one-minute test.) Thanks!

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Post by m8b1 » January 11th, 2021, 5:55 pm

sdwilcox wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 12:38 pm
Here is section 41: The Apostle and the Ducks

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/newwitness1922_41_chesterton_128kb.mp3.mp3

12:31

-sdwilcox

If you need me to change anything, please let me know. I am practicing to audition to narrate audiobooks, so any constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
Thank you! There is one thing to be fixed. @0:23 you got part of the intro a little mixed up. You put "Section 41" at the start of the section that should go like this: "G.K. Chesterton's Newspaper Columns: The New Witness - 1922, by G. K. Chesterton. Section 41". :-)

As for constructive criticism, I would recommend leaving a little bit more time between sentences. Also, watch out for loud breaths. You don't want to take the breathing away, as then you might sound dead :-), but perhaps deamplfying some of the breaths, or watching out for where you are taking breaths might help.

I hope that helps! You have a lovely voice and did a very nice job! I would just watch out on the pacing/timing, etc.

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Post by m8b1 » January 11th, 2021, 5:56 pm

toadvine wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 4:31 pm
Hi, I was wondering if I could claim section 9. (This will be my first recording, but I've completed the one-minute test.) Thanks!
Hi,

Welcome to Librivox! Section 9 is all yours!

Please let me know what name you would like to use for your catalog page. It can be your real name, forum name, or a pseudonym ~ whatever you prefer!

Thanks and have fun!

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Post by m8b1 » January 11th, 2021, 6:00 pm

1, 3, 21 and 31 have all been orphaned.

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Post by toadvine » January 13th, 2021, 8:06 pm

Here's section 9 (8:37 run time): https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/newwitness1922_09_chesterton_128kb.mp3

This is my first recording, so I'm happy to make any necessary edits--just let me know. And for my catalog page, please use my screenname: toadvine

Thanks!

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Post by m8b1 » January 14th, 2021, 4:13 pm

toadvine wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 8:06 pm
Here's section 9 (8:37 run time): https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/newwitness1922_09_chesterton_128kb.mp3

This is my first recording, so I'm happy to make any necessary edits--just let me know. And for my catalog page, please use my screenname: toadvine

Thanks!
Thank you! Nice job! :thumbs:

There are just two small things that need to be fixed.
At the beginning there are 7 seconds of silence ~ we ask that there be no more than one. If you could snip some off, that would be great!

Also at the very end, it should be just "End of Section 9". No need to repeat the title, etc.

If you could fix those and reupload, that would be great!

Here is a link to your catalog page: https://librivox.org/reader/15579

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