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Post by msfry » March 8th, 2020, 10:08 am

icequeen wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 10:18 pm
Praise received for Newgatenovelist (Newgatenovelist) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-200-by-various/



I’d like to thank Newgatenovelist for her reading of this amazing poem. I hadn’t read it before and after hearing it I knew I’d found something special. I mixed her vocals with a Hip-Hop instrumental I made and took out a few words to keep her vocals in the pocket so it seems as though she were rapping the poem. It was pretty fun to make. If she’d like to see it this is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSdmccLn_TM Thank you all for working on such an amazing project in fact.
All of Newgatenovelist's recordings!
Great piece of video art, Ann! It shows off Newgatenovelist's particular dreamy style of delivery to perfection! Really enjoyed it.
Michele Fry, CC
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Looking for contributions to these themes:
Love Stories #2
Dreams Collection #2
Coffee Break Collection #27 - SPORTS

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Post by icequeen » March 10th, 2020, 8:28 pm

Praise received for billcoon (William Coon) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Hey there,

It`s time - again - to thank my favourite reader William Coon. He is, was and will always be my favourite reader.
It`s still hard for me sometimes to fall asleep or to relax when I should sleep because I have to get up early. It`s always Mr. Coon who reads some of my favourite ghost & horror stories and "helps" me to relax and fall asleep. Or when I did another apprentice ship and had to relax from learning - it was his voice that soothed me.

So please send him this email with a big "THANK YOU, MR. COON ! " :-).


Kind regards,

Ingrid

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Ann

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Post by icequeen » March 10th, 2020, 8:33 pm

Praise received for laineyben (laineyben) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Ms. Tweddle, I am completely captivated by your voice. After listening to The Hand of Fu Manchu, The Return of Fu Manchu and The Quest of the Sacred Slipper, I would love to hear more. I became a rabid Sax Rohmer fan during my teenage years and was delighted to discover the recordings on Librivox. Your interpretation of these classics is just spot on. I now listen while I am driving, as I purchased these stories on a flash drive from Ebay. I wish you could see the smile on my face as you relate these tales. I firmly believe you could read me the contents of a soup can, and I would be just as fascinated. I would love to know what your background is that allows you to read so beautifully. Thank you so much.

Dave
Oakland, California

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Post by icequeen » March 10th, 2020, 8:36 pm

Praise received for Boris (Boris) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Lieber Boris,
mit viel Vergnügen habe ich alle Ihre bisherigen Lesungen gehört. Besonder gefallen hat mir "Madame Bovary" und ich freue mich auf Ihre Lesung des Gulliver.
Vielen Dank, dass Sie sich die Zeit nehmen.
Mit besten Grüßen
Bianca

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Post by icequeen » March 10th, 2020, 8:41 pm

Praise received for Clarica (Clarica) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear LibriVox reader, Clarica,

I just want to say overall thanks for reading the poem, "A Vagabond Song", because I had to memorize and say the poem in front of my ninth-grade English class. I used your recording to practice saying it and just again thank you so much for your contribution, keep up the great work and have a good day.

Sincerely, Joel

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Post by icequeen » March 10th, 2020, 8:45 pm

Praise received for neustar (Bob Neufeld) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear Bob Neufeld,

thank you for your superb narrations for LibriVox. I enjoy your work thoroughly. Thank you for gifting your talents to the open-source world.

I discovered Librivox through your reading The Heart of Darkness and have since been delighted by almost a dozen of your contributions (below). Plato's texts are a personal favourite -- your interpretation made them accessible to me, and enjoyable to listen to several times.

Thank you,

Joseph

Apology (Plato, labeled as “read by LibriVox Volunteers” when it was just you) https://librivox.org/apology-by-plato/

The Art of War (Version 4) https://librivox.org/the-art-of-war-version-4-by-sun-tzu/

A Christmas Carol (version 04) https://librivox.org/a-christmas-carol-by-dickens-charles/

Don Juan In Hell https://librivox.org/don-juan-in-hell-by-george-bernard-shaw/

Heart of Darkness (version 2) https://librivox.org/heart-of-darkness-version-2-by-joseph-conrad/

The Hound of the Baskervilles (version 2) https://librivox.org/the-hound-of-the-baskervilles-version-2-by-sir-arthur-conan-doyle/

Phaedo https://librivox.org/phaedo-by-plato/

The Republic (version 2) https://librivox.org/the-republic-version-2-by-plato/

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (version 3) https://librivox.org/the-strange-case-of-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde-by-robert-louis-stevenson/

A Study In Scarlet (Version 4) https://librivox.org/a-study-in-scarlet-version-4-by-sir-arthur-conan-doyle/

A Tale of Two Cities (version 3) https://librivox.org/tale-of-two-cities-by-charles-dickens-3/

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Post by icequeen » March 10th, 2020, 8:49 pm

Praise received for k5hsj (Winston Tharp) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear Mr. Tharp . . . I have been listening to the Continental Op stories and you did a wonderful job!!

Actually, you should know that in the years I've been listening to the Librivox stories, I've compiled a list of my favorite readers (a short one unfortunately). I only came across the Continental Op Stories because of a search I did on your name. From the results, I selected Continental Op. Please do more of these kinds of readings . . . you're perfect for them! Thank you!


Mary Anne

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Post by icequeen » March 10th, 2020, 8:52 pm

Praise received for benvoliomontague (Brian) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear Brian,

thank you for your narration of the opening chapters of Ulysses for LibriVox. I enjoyed your contribution thoroughly.

Ulysses (version 2) https://librivox.org/ulysses-version-2-by-james-joyce/

The excellent quality of your opening chapters was key to me getting into the novel. You made it enjoyable to listen to several times, to better appreciate Joyce's language.

Thank you for gifting your talents to the open-source world.

Joseph

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Post by icequeen » March 10th, 2020, 8:55 pm

Praise received for hefyd (hefyd) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear hefyd,

thank you for your narration of six of the opening episodes of Ulysses for LibriVox. I enjoyed your contribution thoroughly.

Ulysses (version 2) https://librivox.org/ulysses-version-2-by-james-joyce/

Your excellent reading of those early episodes was vital for me getting into the novel. You made it enjoyable to listen to several times, to better appreciate Joyce's language.

Thank you for gifting your talents to the open-source world.

Joseph

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Post by icequeen » March 10th, 2020, 8:58 pm

Praise received for iremonger (iremonger) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear iremonger,

thank you for narrating of nine episodes of Ulysses for LibriVox. I enjoyed your contribution thoroughly.

Ulysses (version 2) https://librivox.org/ulysses-version-2-by-james-joyce/

The quality of your narration was essential to my appreciation of the novel and Joyce's language. Your work made it enjoyable to listen to several times, and to discover your reading of Joyce's The Dead.

The Dead https://librivox.org/the-dead-by-james-joyce/

Thank you for gifting your talents to the open-source world.

Joseph

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Post by icequeen » March 10th, 2020, 9:00 pm

Praise received for penboy7000 (penboy7000) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear Methuselah,

thank you for your narration of parts of Cyclops for the Ulysses reading for LibriVox. Your wonderful interpretation of those episodes is exquisite. The parts were an absolute joy to listen to, and your delivery gave the texts the full colour of Joyce's language, humour and detail.

Ulysses (version 2) https://librivox.org/ulysses-version-2-by-james-joyce/

Thank you so very much for sharing your talents to the open-source world.

Is any of your narration work available elsewhere? You are obviously skilled at interpreting texts and I would be delighted to hear other readings you have made!

Joseph

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Post by icequeen » March 10th, 2020, 9:07 pm

Praise received for Chrisczech (Czechchris) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Please pass along my thanks at the enjoyment of listening to The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont as read by Czechchris (that must be some self-dubbed acronym or other?). He does a fantastic job. Doesn't hurt a bit that he's got a quite pleasant speaking manner (augmented with the accent; which makes for a good, believable narration as though Valmont is speaking. While Valmont might otherwise have a French accent, it is entirely conceivable given how urbane and educated Valmont's background is, it is quite conceivable Valmont would speak English virtually without accent. Indeed, the author, in The Clue of the Silver Spoons has a setting in England in which one character (Scotland Yard perhaps) is speaking to Valmont in 'unaccented French' (meaning no English accent) very pleasing to the ear.

Well done!

So many things Librivox brings to the ear to enjoy!

Kindest regards,

Tim
Plano, TX

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Post by egi » March 10th, 2020, 10:53 pm

icequeen wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Praise received for egi (Enrica Giampierett) from our 'Thank a reader' feature regarding her reading of Canne Al Vento (https://librivox.org/canne-al-vento-by-grazia-deledda/):
Enrica,

Volevo ringraziarla per la lettura di Canne al Vento. Era un romanzo che mia madre mi aveva da sempre consigliato e io non ho mai letto. Grazie alla sua lettura ho scoperto un capolavoro. Mi ha fatto ancge venire una grande voglia di andare a visitare la Sardegna, così come mia madre avrebbe sempre voluto.

Grazie ancora e buona giornata

Pierpaolo (Francia)

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Grazie mille, Pierpaolo!
Sono felicissima di averti fatto conoscere Grazia Deledda e stimolato a visitare la Sardegna. Amo molto sia l'una che l'altra.
Le tue parole mi hanno commosso: avere un feedback per una lettura su Librivox è molto gratificante, anche perché... rarissimo. Finita la lettura non se ne ha più traccia e spesso ho pensato che fosse una fatica inutile, benché piacevole.
Ora non ho più tempo di fare registrazioni (tre nipotine e una mamma anziana riempiono tutte le mie ore) ma ricevere il tuo commento ha compensato questo mio allontanamento forzato.

Ti ringrazio per avere speso qualche minuto per scrivermi.
La tua firma mi incuriosisce: forse sei di origine italiana in Francia...
Buona giornata a te :)
Enrica

P. S. Spero di aver utilizzato un modo corretto per risponderti. Ho anche perso l'abitudine di girare in questi luoghi ;)
Mi potresti dare un semplice riscontro? Non vorrei che questa mia risposta si perdesse nei meandri di Librivox senza esserti consegnata... :D

(provo a mandare di nuovo la mia risposta, seguendo forse un altro metodo. Spero questa volta ti arrivi)

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Post by icequeen » March 19th, 2020, 8:19 pm

Praise received from johng (John Greenman) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear Mr Greenman

Thank you so much for your excellent reading of The Innocents Abroad. You read it with such careful attention to the book's character and atmosphere. I really appreciate it so much!

Best wishes
Jeanne-Marie
South Africa
and...
Dear Mr Greenman



I would like to thank you, for bringing so much joy into my days. I am a HUGE fan of Mark Twain and your narrations are beyond words. Feels like I am in a park bench next to Mark Twain, himself, hearing all those wonderful stories.

Heartfelt thanks to you Sir.



Patricia

Lisboa, Portugal

and...
Dear John Greenman (Forum name: johng),

I would like to heartily thank you and congratulate you for your amazing reading of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Your voice and your interpretation of all characters is really extraordinary. You made me laugh and moved me too. I felt as if I could see the faces of the characters and their expressions as they were talking. What an incredible gift you have. I hope that in the future you will record many, many, many more audiobooks!

A huge thanks, with great admiration.

Giulia (from Italy)
and...
I have just finished many enjoyable hours with John Greenman reading Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi. Thank you very much Librivox and Mr. Greenman for bringing this wonderful story to life for me.

A grateful visually impaired lover of literature,

Alice

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Post by icequeen » March 19th, 2020, 8:24 pm

Praise received for clifford (Nicholas Clifford) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
I wish to thank Nicholas Clifford for his superb reading of "The Real Thing" by Henry James. I loved his voice and his intonations, and thoroughly enjoyed listening to him read.

Much appreciated,

Neta
Jerusalem, Israel
and...
I know that Professor Nicholas Clifford is sadly no longer with us, but if it is possible to pass on this ‘thank you’ to his family, please do so. His reading of The Ambassadors by Henry James - which I have only recently discovered - is absolutely masterly. Although I have read the book before and enjoyed it, never have I so appreciated it as I do now listening to Professor Clifford’s reading. He is perfectly suited to James’s narrative ‘voice’, and he reads with such intelligence and perfect phrasing. What a wonderful and generous legacy to have left us for us grateful listeners.


With best wishes,

Andrew

England

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