(Maritime) My Danish Sweetheart Vol. 2 by William Clark Russell - lt

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Post by Lynnet » August 21st, 2020, 2:32 pm

My Danish Sweetheart Vol. 2 by William Clark Russell (1844 - 1911).

Volume 2 begins as our hero winds up his story. But the question remains, what happened to the other boat? Hugh and Helga have been picked up by a small boat, which is, apparently, headed for Australia against all seafaring wisdom. Too far from the coast to backtrack, the couple set out on an unanticipated journey. ( )
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Post by CrazyPops » November 18th, 2020, 11:59 am

Hi Lynett

It's been quite a while since I was accepted as a reader for LibriVox, so it is about time I was taken to task.

I'm happy to read the whole of this book if you'd like me too.

As this is my first read for LibriVox, I'd like to use my legal name of Jan S Simonsen (yes, I'm of a Danish father).

Regards

Jan

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Post by Lynnet » November 18th, 2020, 1:40 pm

CrazyPops wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 11:59 am
Hi Lynett

It's been quite a while since I was accepted as a reader for LibriVox, so it is about time I was taken to task.

I'm happy to read the whole of this book if you'd like me too.

As this is my first read for LibriVox, I'd like to use my legal name of Jan S Simonsen (yes, I'm of a Danish father).

Regards

Jan
Welcome!
As it's your first adventure in recording, I'd recommend just sticking to one section for now. If all goes well, you can claim more later. In volume 1, some readers had a hard time with the language (much was in Cornish dialect).

Be sure to read the first post and ask if you have questions.

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Post by CrazyPops » November 19th, 2020, 1:04 pm

Thank you for your comments Lynett, and assigning me to to chapter 1.

I’ll make a start in the next few days.

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Post by CrazyPops » December 29th, 2020, 9:14 am

UPDATE:

Hi, just an update for you. I've not been making any progress yet as I've been ill. However, I'm well on the way to recovery now, and will start recording at the beginning of January.

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Post by Lynnet » December 29th, 2020, 9:35 am

CrazyPops wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 9:14 am
UPDATE:

Hi, just an update for you. I've not been making any progress yet as I've been ill. However, I'm well on the way to recovery now, and will start recording at the beginning of January.
Sorry to hear you have been unwell. This project is slow-moving, so there is no hurry. Concentrate on getting well, and I'll give you an extension 8-)

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Post by ritzee44 » January 10th, 2021, 6:33 pm

Hi,

Could I claim section 4 please?
Thanks,

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Post by Lynnet » January 10th, 2021, 6:43 pm

ritzee44 wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Hi,

Could I claim section 4 please?
Thanks,
Certainly

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Post by ErikS04 » January 18th, 2021, 4:31 pm

Id like to read chapter 5 please.

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Post by Lynnet » January 18th, 2021, 4:33 pm

ErikS04 wrote:
January 18th, 2021, 4:31 pm
Id like to read chapter 5 please.
Have fun with it

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Post by Jaz367 » January 19th, 2021, 9:19 am

I would like to claim Chapter 2, if you please?

Stephen R Gagin

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Post by Lynnet » January 19th, 2021, 9:25 am

Jaz367 wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 9:19 am
I would like to claim Chapter 2, if you please?

Stephen R Gagin
All yours

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Post by ErikS04 » January 23rd, 2021, 10:02 pm


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Post by Lynnet » January 24th, 2021, 7:41 am

ErikS04 wrote:
January 23rd, 2021, 10:02 pm
here's chapter 5

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/mydanishsweetheart2_5_russell_128kb.mp3

duration: 31:16
Thank you

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Post by Lynnet » January 24th, 2021, 8:28 am

Chapter 5
he volume is too low at 83dB. Please amplify by about 6dB. You will probably find you can't do this due to peaks, so https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3lOTDsN6c

There are several mic bumps throughout the recording. No need to edit, but be aware of them in future recordings.

Well done with the Cornish vernacular! It is particularly difficult to master :clap:

~16:15 stumble

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