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Post by Mango » June 24th, 2008, 9:32 am

Hi, I am really chuffed!
I now have my first EVER recording up on Librivox! It's Short Poetry Collection 65, How Doth The Little Crocodile.

What were all your first recording?
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Post by hugh » June 24th, 2008, 9:46 am

congrats! my first was chapter 1 of Secret Agent:

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Post by Cori » June 24th, 2008, 10:33 am

Yay, Mango! The first is often the hardest ... it's Plain Fun from hereon in!

Mine was a Weekly Poetry -- a profound reflection on the bovine influence upon the artist and poet.


Or not. :lol:
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Post by russiandoll » June 24th, 2008, 10:35 am

Mine was chapter 5, 'Junius Brutus', in 'Famous Men of Rome'.

English is the lingua franca par excellence

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Post by ezwa » June 24th, 2008, 10:55 am

Mine was letter 111(-120) of "Les liaisons dangereuses".

Oddly enough, I still remember its first sentence: "Tout paraît, madame, devoir être tranquille dans ce pays".

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Post by Starlite » June 24th, 2008, 10:59 am

My first recording was a few lines and a horse whinny in Ulysses. First official chapter was For Buccaneers and pirates of our coast.

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Post by Hokuspokus » June 24th, 2008, 11:08 am

Mango: :clap:

My first was: "Die Alte im Wald" for the Grimm Fairy Tales.
Somehow I still stick to the fairy tales.

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Post by PaulW » June 24th, 2008, 11:34 am

The Preface to A Catechism of Familiar Things, Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery, it hit the catalog on 4 June 2008. Took me that long to work up the nerve to do it. :lol: As Cori says, the first is often the hardest, but for me, it's still A Lot of Hard Work (being legally blind is a major hanicap when it comes to reading.)
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Post by ductapeguy » June 24th, 2008, 11:40 am

Mine was I Do not Love Thee, the weekly poetry for January 2, 2006. This was also Chip and Kristen's first recordings for Librivox.
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Post by Caeristhiona » June 24th, 2008, 11:59 am

I am not sure... I made 2 recordings in quick succession when I first started, so I can't recall for the time being which technically came first in order. (I think I even made them on the same day.)

One is chapter 11 of the collaborative version of The Wind in the Willows, and the other is chapter 7 of Ulysses (the Aeolus chapter).

I suspect it was Aeolus, though -- I remember so clearly reading the text and thinking to myself "Why, oh why did I decide to begin my LibriVox career with a text which is impossible to pronounce correctly???"
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Post by AmethystA » June 24th, 2008, 3:20 pm

My first one was a poem The Flowers' Ball by Benjamin King found in this poetry collection:


That was quickly followed by two others in this same collection...

The Daffodils by Wordsworth
The Sugarplum Tree by Eugene Field

Kinda had a flower theme going on. :wink:
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Post by Sibella » June 24th, 2008, 3:43 pm

Do you know, I have no idea what my first one was? Maybe it was in Federalist Papers.
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Post by earthcalling » June 24th, 2008, 4:41 pm

I shudder to admit it, but probably this:-


It was a long time ago, and awful sound quality, but I guess serviceable at the time. :D


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Post by chocoholic » June 24th, 2008, 4:51 pm

Mine was Sympathy, by Paul Laurence Dunbar, the Weekly Poetry for Jan. 14, 2007. It's bad, really bad :lol: --mainly because I recorded it on my mp3 player and the sound quality is terrible. I think it was David, wasn't it? who fixed it up so it could be heard above all the hiss.
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Post by kayray » June 24th, 2008, 5:13 pm

Cori! I didn't realize The Cow was your first! I ran that project. Must have been one of the first Weekly Poems. Mercy, that was a long time ago.

My first was ch. 7-9 of http://librivox.org/psmith-in-the-city-by-pg-wodehouse/
And then ch. 25-27.

Probably completely un-listenable. Not only was I terribly nervous, I was using my iBook's built-in pinhole mic! And probably re-doing mistakes on the fly. And that was long before there were any completed LV books to listen to!
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