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Post by RuthieG » October 13th, 2010, 11:40 am

Praise for Roger (Roger Melin) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear Roger,

I wanted to personally thank you for your excellent work.

Recently (September 15th) I had experienced an eye injury and have undergone a number of corrective operations(6months to 1year complete recovery)

During this healing time my wonderful wife suggested listening to some recorded narrations. This way I can just close my eyes and pretend all is good.

I have enjoyed a number of your great narrations. My favourites are “The Alaskan” and “The Valley of Silent Men” by James Oliver Curwood and “The Valley of the Giants” by Peter B. Kyne.

Thank you very much and please keep up the great work.

Brian V.
http://librivox.org/the-alaskan/
http://librivox.org/valley-of-silent-men-by-j-o-curwood/
http://librivox.org/the-valley-of-the-giants-by-peter-b-kyne/

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Post by RuthieG » October 13th, 2010, 11:43 am

Praise for rkilmer (Richard Kilmer) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
Am listening to Notes of a War Correspondent.
Chapters read by Richard Kilmer. Mr. Kilmer is a first class reader, just the right emotion, clear voice, reading at just the right speed, pausing at appropriate places, absolutely wonderful and easy to listen to. I am going to look up any other titles he has read. Thank you so much, Mr. Kilmer!
-Meryl H.
http://librivox.org/notes-of-a-war-correspondent-by-richard-harding-davis/

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Post by RuthieG » October 13th, 2010, 11:45 am

Praise for ExEmGe (Andy Minter) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear Andy,

I thoroughly enjoyed your reading of The Lancashire Witches. You have a wonderful reading voice and I found the entire thing very pleasant. The personality you gave to each character was charming without interfering with the listening of the story. Quite the feat! Thank you so much for taking the many hours to record this book and make it available.

Best Wishes,
Jessica
http://librivox.org/the-lancashire-witches-by-harrison-ainsworth/

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Post by RuthieG » October 14th, 2010, 9:41 am

Praise for ahab (Stewart Wills) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
Wow.

Just finished Moby Dick.

Just…Wow.

I started listening when NPR’s Monkey See pop culture blog started the Moby Dick Book Club challenge. I admit, I did not complete the challenge…I had to pause in my listening for awhile (I listen mostly at work, occasionally at home)—but even in a hectic schedule, I wanted to return to the satire and humor of the book.

Yes, I listened to Moby Dick because I like Jane Austen.

I was listening/reading the first part of the book as a delicious 19th century social satire on perceptions of religion and culture. I was listening to wonderfully woven, intricate sentence structure, with, with the wonderful intricate sentences. Mr. Melville falls perfectly between Austen’s cool dry irony and Dickens broader social commentary. Your voice picked up the satire in Ishmael’s voice that some people seem to miss; I probably would have taken many of Ishmael’s statements as plain statement of the author’s voice. (I’ll admit—it took me 20 years to get the joke of Melville’s “Bartleby the Scrivener”.)

The rest of the book was beautiful. I know people have complained it is a strangely written novel. I see it as a collection of short story, vignettes, essays….and poetry. Thank you. I don’t think I’ve ever heard people discuss the meter, the rhythm, the sound echoes in his writing. The last chapter….wow. There are times it almost approached a flow of anglo-saxon alliteration and hemistiches…but flowing lyrically, then like chant.

Beautiful. I’ve got this bookmarked on my browser at work, with particular chapter sections noted.

Thank you. I opened up to Melville when I re-read “Bartleby” last year; then an acquaintance recommended the book on the last New Year.

But you sold me the sound of Melville, the humor and sentiment of Melville. Thank you. I will request an audio and paper copy of Moby Dick for my Christmas list.

It’s joined Jane Austen on my “can’t rely on the library because I’ll want it someday at 2am” keepers book list. You know what I mean.

Thanks for putting me into another world I never thought would interest me.

Anita N.
http://librivox.org/moby-dick-by-herman-melville

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Post by russiandoll » October 15th, 2010, 2:25 am

This thread will continue here as an insurance against any posts becoming unreadable, as we are having what seems to be a software problem with some very long threads.
Apologies for any inconvenience.

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