[DIDACTIC FICTION] Original Stories from Real Life by Mary Wollstonecraft-Leni

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Post by JoannaHoyt » February 7th, 2021, 12:34 pm

johnb2 wrote:
February 6th, 2021, 10:10 am
Hello Again Joanna

Chapter 20 @ 6:01

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/originalstories_20_wollstonecraft_128kb.mp3
Thank you! Chapters 19 and 20 are both PL OK and excellently read.

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Post by Catewill » February 9th, 2021, 2:41 pm

Hi Leni,

I've just uploaded Chapter 12. Length is 6:50.54. This is the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/original_stories_12_woolstonecraft_128kb.mp3

I had volume issues in the beginning but ran the final file through the checker and it passed. Hope everything else is ok. This is my first reading so happy to receive any constructive criticism.

Cheers,
Cate

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Post by Catewill » February 9th, 2021, 2:42 pm

Catewill wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 2:41 pm
Hi Leni,

I've just uploaded Chapter 12. Length is 6:50.54. This is the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/original_stories_12_woolstonecraft_128kb.mp3

I had volume issues in the beginning but ran the final file through the checker and it passed. Hope everything else is ok. This is my first reading so happy to receive any constructive criticism.

Cheers,
Cate
P.S. Happy to be down under my name (Cate Williams) in the catalog.

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Post by johnb2 » February 9th, 2021, 5:49 pm

Last edited by johnb2 on February 9th, 2021, 7:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by JoannaHoyt » February 9th, 2021, 6:10 pm

Catewill wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 2:41 pm
Hi Leni,

I've just uploaded Chapter 12. Length is 6:50.54. This is the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/original_stories_12_woolstonecraft_128kb.mp3

I had volume issues in the beginning but ran the final file through the checker and it passed. Hope everything else is ok. This is my first reading so happy to receive any constructive criticism.

Cheers,
Cate
Thank you, Cate, and welcome aboard! This is a lovely first reading. I particularly enjoyed your vividly expressive rendering of Mary's peevishness at the beginning, and I am still trying to learn to read with a steady pace and clarity like yours.

There's only one thing that needs to be changed: the opening silence is between 1 and 2 seconds and should be between .5 and 1 seconds, so just needs a little snip.
I've also seen a recommendation--not a rule--to keep internal silences under 3 seconds in sections with only one reader. So I would suggest trimming the silence after the chapter title (from second 37 to second 42) down a little.

Just upload your corrected file under the same name and post the link here again with the new file length.

I hear you about the challenge of volume (I'm also a fairly new LV reader), but this doesn't need to be changed--your recording passes Checker and I didn't find the loudest parts uncomfortably loud or the quietest parts hard to hear. It sounds as though you tend, as I do, to start sentences loudly and finish them quietly... I sometimes end up taking breath breaks mid-sentence and then editing the mid-sentence silences out in Audacity before exporting in order to even my volume out a bit. But this is not necessary.

Thank you again!
Cheers,
Joanna

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Post by JoannaHoyt » February 9th, 2021, 6:29 pm

johnb2 wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 5:49 pm
Hi Joanna

Chapter 29 @ 6:06 Ready for PL

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/originalstories_21_wollstonecraft_128kb.mp3
Chapter 21 is PL OK. (The only thing that briefly confused me was the 29 in the forum post, but the filename and the reading are just right...) Thanks!

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Post by Catewill » February 10th, 2021, 2:51 pm

JoannaHoyt wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 6:10 pm
Catewill wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 2:41 pm
Hi Leni,

I've just uploaded Chapter 12. Length is 6:50.54. This is the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/original_stories_12_woolstonecraft_128kb.mp3

I had volume issues in the beginning but ran the final file through the checker and it passed. Hope everything else is ok. This is my first reading so happy to receive any constructive criticism.

Cheers,
Cate
Thank you, Cate, and welcome aboard! This is a lovely first reading. I particularly enjoyed your vividly expressive rendering of Mary's peevishness at the beginning, and I am still trying to learn to read with a steady pace and clarity like yours.

There's only one thing that needs to be changed: the opening silence is between 1 and 2 seconds and should be between .5 and 1 seconds, so just needs a little snip.
I've also seen a recommendation--not a rule--to keep internal silences under 3 seconds in sections with only one reader. So I would suggest trimming the silence after the chapter title (from second 37 to second 42) down a little.

Just upload your corrected file under the same name and post the link here again with the new file length.

I hear you about the challenge of volume (I'm also a fairly new LV reader), but this doesn't need to be changed--your recording passes Checker and I didn't find the loudest parts uncomfortably loud or the quietest parts hard to hear. It sounds as though you tend, as I do, to start sentences loudly and finish them quietly... I sometimes end up taking breath breaks mid-sentence and then editing the mid-sentence silences out in Audacity before exporting in order to even my volume out a bit. But this is not necessary.

Thank you again!
Cheers,
Joanna
Hi Joanna,

Thanks for your lovely comments on my reading. So glad that it was ok!

I've cut out some of the silence at the beginning and before the story begins as suggested. The new length is 6:47. This is the link to the updated file:

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/original_stories_12_woolstonecraft_128kb.mp3

Kind regards,
Cate

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Post by JoannaHoyt » February 10th, 2021, 6:56 pm

Catewill wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 2:51 pm


Hi Joanna,

Thanks for your lovely comments on my reading. So glad that it was ok!

I've cut out some of the silence at the beginning and before the story begins as suggested. The new length is 6:47. This is the link to the updated file:

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/original_stories_12_woolstonecraft_128kb.mp3

Kind regards,
Cate
Thank you, Cate! This is just right. Chapter 12 is PL OK and I've put it into the Magic Window. Thanks again--so glad to have you reading for us!
Kind regards,
Joanna

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Post by JoannaHoyt » February 10th, 2021, 7:03 pm

johnb2 wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 3:32 pm
Hi Joanna

Chapter 22 @ 2:47

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/originalstories_22_wollstonecraft_128kb.mp3
Thank you again! Chapter 22 is PL OK.

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Post by JoannaHoyt » February 10th, 2021, 7:17 pm

jenno wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 6:18 pm
Here is chapter 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/originalstories_01_wollstonecraft_128kb.mp3

duration 11.10

Cheers


Jennifer
Thank you, Jennifer! Chapter 1 is PL OK (and very clearly read, too...)

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Post by silverquill » February 10th, 2021, 9:31 pm

sdwilcox wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 12:22 pm
Here are chapters 6 and 7:

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/originalstories_06_wollstonecraft_128kb.mp3

04:21

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/originalstories_07_wollstonecraft_128kb.mp3

08:38

Thanks!

- Stacy Dugan-Wilcox
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Thank you!
I've added these to the MW Ready for PL.
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » February 10th, 2021, 9:40 pm

Catewill wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 2:42 pm

P.S. Happy to be down under my name (Cate Williams) in the catalog.
Looks as if you're doing a great job, Cate.
And, Joanna is giving great feedback. :)

Leni, our hard working MC will change your catalog name.

You can just click on your name in the MW to view you personal reader page. This is where you can track all of your LV projects, of which I hope there will be many!

WELCOME TO LIBRIVOX :clap:
~ Larry

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