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icequeen
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Post by icequeen » October 12th, 2020, 8:17 pm

Praise received for HannahMary (HannahMary) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Hi Librivox

Below is a message of thanks for Hannah Mary
(https://librivox.org/reader/10594)

Thank you Hannah for contributions to various readings of George
MacDonald's works. It's hard to choose a particular one although I
first heard your reading in Sir Gibbie
(https://librivox.org/sir-gibbie-by-george-macdonald)/

When you read, you sound like you're enjoying it, and when something
in the text has a little twist of humour about it, convey the humour
in your reading in such a subtle way. It makes such a delight to
listen.

If at some stage, you run short of books to contribute, I have some
suggestions that might suit you.

Thanks again

P

All of HannahMary's recordings!
Ann

"Qui res mundi vellet scire linguam Latinam cognoscat."

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Post by TriciaG » October 13th, 2020, 5:36 am

icequeen wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Praise received for TriciaG (TriciaG) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
My eyes have fallen into such a condition that renders reading a printed page nearly impossible. I love to listen! If I were reading, I would doubtless stumble at colloquialisms and songs. You, TriciaG, did marvelously in the reading "A Daily Rate" [by Grace Livingston Hill] and in the songs. I love singing, but I looked up the hymn page for "Father, In Thy Presence Kneeling" and wonder, if it were my duty to read this selection, if I would not have simply stuck the words to a different tune like Fanny Crosby's "Rescue the Perishing" tune or "under His Wings" but you sang the actual tune! It was refreshing. Thanks so much!

If I were to expect a response from you [which I do not] I would ask if you knew the song [Father in Yhy Mysterious Presence Kneeling] or if you just picked it out from the musical score. I'm working on it without much success and I don't have the pressure of having to read! Tremendous job, TriciaG.

No reply necessary... just curious!

George
Thanks for the note, George! I really do appreciate it. :)

When I run into songs in the books, I do try to use the actual tune for them if I can. I did not know "Father, In Thy Presence Kneeling". I can't remember exactly how I found it, but I usually do a web search for it. I do see it's on YouTube a couple times. I will try to use something like YouTube as a guide, maybe transposing it (using the wonders of computers) to a lower key so I don't screech too much! :lol: If I can't find the actual tune, I do tend to use some other hymn with a similar meter, because I'm horrible at making up tunes, my sight-reading ability has gone downhill over the years, and usually I'd rather it be sung than just spoken.

Besides YouTube, hymnary.org and hymntime.com are also a great resources.
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Post by HannahMary » October 13th, 2020, 1:53 pm

icequeen wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Praise received for HannahMary (HannahMary) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Hi Librivox
Below is a message of thanks for Hannah Mary
(https://librivox.org/reader/10594)

Thank you Hannah for contributions to various readings of George
MacDonald's works. It's hard to choose a particular one although I
first heard your reading in Sir Gibbie
(https://librivox.org/sir-gibbie-by-george-macdonald)/

When you read, you sound like you're enjoying it, and when something
in the text has a little twist of humour about it, convey the humour
in your reading in such a subtle way. It makes such a delight to
listen.

If at some stage, you run short of books to contribute, I have some
suggestions that might suit you.

Thanks again
P
All of HannahMary's recordings!
Thank you for the encouragement, P! That is a blessing at a time when I am struggling to do much recording (thanks to disabling symptoms of chronic illness.) Those chapters in Sir Gibbie were my very first try on LibriVox, so I'm glad you enjoyed them! It has been a challenge and a joy to share some of my MacDonald favorites with you all, and I keep trying to learn and improve.

Though I am rather choosey about what I'll record (even some MacDonald works are off my list), I would be interested to hear what other books you had in mind as I am always looking for new books to read and new authors to enjoy and learn from.
~ Hannah
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him" - Romans 15:13
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Post by JamesJenkins » October 15th, 2020, 10:43 am

@tabithat Thank you for your reading of Little Fuzzy https://librivox.org/little-fuzzy-by-h-beam-piper/

This is one of my all time favorite books, I just shared it with my wife via your audio reading and we both enjoyed it so much we started over from the beginning to read it again.

I am new and not sure of the formatting for forum posts here. If I have not correctly pinged tabithat please edit or forward my message.

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