[Grp/fiction] The Valley of the Squinting Windows by Brinsley MacNamara - lt

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Post by Lynnet » September 20th, 2020, 3:14 pm

The Valley of the Squinting Windows by Brinsley MacNamara (1890 - 1963).

Volunteers outside the USA: Brinsley MacNamara died in 1963. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955).

The Valley of the Squinting Windows was the author's first novel and proved controversial. In it, he tells a realistic tale of life in a small Irish town as he saw it, rather than the romanticized version told by others, or how the locals wished to be seen. Mrs. Brennan, the local dressmaker, has opinions. Her son is off studying to become a priest, which elevates him -- and thus her -- in her opinion. Mr. Brennan is forgiven all his transgressions, on account of being father to the son. Mrs. Brennan is less tolerant of those not related to her and her acerbic tongue is well-known throughout the village. Imagine the villagers' satisfaction when young John Brennan doesn't quite follow the path anticipated by his mother!( )
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61102
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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Brinsley MacNamara) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brinsley_MacNamara
    7. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 33
    9. Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    10. Original publication date (if known): 1918
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    Genres for the project: Culture & Heritage Fiction; General Fiction/Published 1900 onward

    Keywords that describe the book: family, Ireland, priesthood

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Post by miss stav » September 20th, 2020, 5:30 pm

Hi, may I dpl? Sounds like a wonderful book.
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Like surprising mysteries? Try The Amathist Cross. Looking for an easy read? Try Harriet's Choice.

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Post by Lynnet » September 20th, 2020, 5:49 pm

miss stav wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Hi, may I dpl? Sounds like a wonderful book.
Thanks for volunteering :thumbs:

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Post by Dollipip » October 13th, 2020, 5:14 pm

Hello!

I would like to volunteer to Solo read this book. Would that be possible?
I'd like to appear under the name Chelsey Zedlitz.

I hope to hear from you and look forward to (hopefully) working with you!

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Post by Lynnet » October 14th, 2020, 8:56 am

Dollipip wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Hello!

I would like to volunteer to Solo read this book. Would that be possible?
I'd like to appear under the name Chelsey Zedlitz.

I hope to hear from you and look forward to (hopefully) working with you!
Thank you for your interest.
This has been set up as a collaborative or group project, so although a single reader may claim multiple sections, it will remain open to other readers at the same time.
I see you have not yet recorded anything for LV.
The first step is to complete a 1 minute test. This is not an audition. We assume you are able to read :mrgreen: It is more to check your technical specs. Even if you record professionally, our requirements are slightly different from, say, Audible. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test
If your specs need adjustment, there are some knowledgeable people with the necessary know-how to guide you in the Listeners Wanted Forum.
Once that has been OK'd, you will be free to claim in any open project. New readers are vehemently discouraged from embarking on solos. They are a huge commitment and amount of work... and if you are new to recording, you may find it more difficult than you think. If you are experienced, I am sure you understand the need to go slowly at first. Many readers begin with the weekly poetry.
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=83120
That, however, isn't required. I'd recommend selecting a section of 1500 words or less for your first recording. If you nail that, you might want to select a project for a solo (or many readers stay with group projects, either indefinitely or to gain experience). If you decide on a solo, it is up to you to find a Public Domain work to read. There are several sources but projectgutenberg.org is a great place to start.

In the meantime, I will assign you section 0 (Preface) in this project, and once your test is complete, you can record. You get 2 months, so if you decide to try the poetry or a shorter section first, you should have plenty of time.

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Post by ToddHW » November 8th, 2020, 1:48 pm

May I read Chapter 1?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Lynnet » November 8th, 2020, 1:59 pm

ToddHW wrote:
November 8th, 2020, 1:48 pm
May I read Chapter 1?

Thanks, Todd
Certainly

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Post by mbm0rxi » December 8th, 2020, 9:25 am

Hi- I'd like to do chapter 2 if I may...

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Post by Lynnet » December 8th, 2020, 9:57 am

mbm0rxi wrote:
December 8th, 2020, 9:25 am
Hi- I'd like to do chapter 2 if I may...
Great

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Post by Tn145 » December 8th, 2020, 9:04 pm

Hi,
Can I claim chapters 3 to 27

Thank you, Tanuj

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Post by Lynnet » December 8th, 2020, 9:20 pm

Tn145 wrote:
December 8th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Hi,
Can I claim chapters 3 to 27

Thank you, Tanuj
Hi and welcome! I think you may be claiming too much too soon...I see you’re also claiming in another of my projects. I will just assign 3 for now, but you can certainly claim more later if they are still available.


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Post by Lynnet » December 9th, 2020, 6:45 pm

ToddHW wrote:
December 9th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Here is Chapter 1. Length 17:10.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/squintingwindows_01_macnamara_128kb.mp3

Thanks, Todd
Thank you

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Post by Lynnet » December 15th, 2020, 9:16 am

Chapter 1
I believe Stav is ill, so PLd this myself...

PL OK

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Post by mbm0rxi » December 21st, 2020, 11:21 am

Chapter 2 at 8:51
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/squintingwindows_02_macnamara.mp3
short chapter sorry I took so long - forgot how noisy my house is :P

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