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Brett
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Post by Brett » March 29th, 2006, 3:38 pm

Hi everyone

I am wondering about Librivox's editorial policy for readers.

For example if I am reading a short story and it reads:

"For heaven's sake, stop that," said Harry angrily.

Is it best to read this word for word, or if I read the words in an angry tone of voice is that enough and can I then cut the words "said Harry angrily"?

The answer will in part depend on the end use of the work I think.

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Post by kayray » March 29th, 2006, 3:40 pm

Please stick to the printed text :)
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Post by Brett » March 29th, 2006, 3:54 pm

Thanks. Will do!

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Post by ChipDoc » March 29th, 2006, 6:34 pm

I wish I could think of the specific situation, but there was one reading where I deliberately changed the text because the rhythm of the reading was just too broken by the inclusion of the "he said". It really sounded a whole lot more natural to just speak the dialoge, and I think it was a valid choice.

But that's the ONLY situation I've come across yet where I've made that choice.
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