'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued

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Post by icequeen » November 10th, 2020, 8:21 pm

Praise received for Kikisaulite (Kristine Bekere) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear Kristine

Thank you very much for rendering H. G. Wells A short History of the World in so clear and concise speech.

This is a modern classic and it's a service to the intellectual standard of world thought to make it more convenient and accessible.

Also you chose the best strategy for dealing with pronunciation you did not know. This isn't critical, living in Riga I don't expect you to know every nuance of English pronunciation, and phonetically pronouncing the words in the dominant pronunciation conventions of the language is the best strategy as the listener can immediately back-construct what word is meant even if the sound is not recognized (Marseilles is pronounced Mar-Say in English, etc). So keep doing that.

Congratulations on a neat piece of work and thank you.

Justin

Adelaide Australia

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Ann

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Post by icequeen » November 10th, 2020, 8:25 pm

Praise received for JessicaLouise (Jessica Louise) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
This is in reference to Jessica Louise’s reading of “The Warden,” found at https://librivox.org/the-warden-by-anthony-trollope/ .

Jessica, I just finished listening to your reading and wanted to thank you for the time and energy you put into this delightful rendition. You beautifully captured the humor in Trollope’s depiction of the various characters (not to say caricatures!) and the often softly ridiculous, and not infrequently poignant, situations they create for themselves and each other. Your reading brightened the hours I spent listening to it!

Best,

Steve, Philadelphia

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Post by icequeen » November 10th, 2020, 8:44 pm

Praise received for sjmarky (Mark Nelson) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Mark Nelson, I can't believe it has been a year since I last thanked you for your LibriVox readings! During the past year I think I have exhausted your solo projects that interest me and have begun listening to projects on which you collaborated. Since October 2019 I have enjoyed the following:

Rebels of the Red Planet (1961) by Charles L. Fortenay https://librivox.org/rebels-of-the-red-planet-by-charles-l-fontenay/

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 010 https://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-010-by/

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 020 https://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-story-collection-vol-020-by-various/

Shadows in Zamboula (1935) by Robert E. Howard https://librivox.org/shadows-in-zamboula-by-robert-e-howard/

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 011 https://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-011-by-various/

Sentry of the Sky (1961) by Evelyn E. Smith https://librivox.org/sentry-of-the-sky-by-evelyn-e-smith/

Short Science Fiction Collection 028 https://librivox.org/short-science-fiction-collection-028/

Serapion (1920) by Francis Stevens https://librivox.org/serapion-by-francis-stevens/

Short Science Fiction Collection 030 https://librivox.org/short-science-fiction-collection-030/

The Steam Man of the Prairies (1868) by Edward S. Ellis https://librivox.org/the-steam-man-of-the-prairies-by-edward-s-ellis/

The Steam House (1881) by Jules Verne https://librivox.org/the-steam-house-by-jules-verne/

Space Platform (1953) by Murray Leinster https://librivox.org/space-platform-by-murray-leinster/

The Time Machine (1894) by H. G. Wells https://librivox.org/the-time-machine-v3-by-h-g-wells/

Thuvia, Maid of Mars (1916) by Edgar Rice Burroughs https://librivox.org/thuvia-maid-of-mars-version-3-by-edgar-rice-burroughs/

Space Tug (1953) by Murray Leinster https://librivox.org/space-tug-by-murray-leinster/

Tom Swift and the Visitor From Planet X (1961) by Victor Appleton https://librivox.org/tom-swift-and-the-visitor-from-planet-x-by-victor-appleton-ii/

A Trace of Memory (1962) by Keith Laumer https://librivox.org/a-trace-of-memory-by-keith-laumer/

The Wailing Asteroid (1960) by Murray Leinster https://librivox.org/the-wailing-asteroid-by-murray-leinster/

Wandl the Invader (1932) by Ray Cummings https://librivox.org/wandl-the-invader-by-ray-cummings/

Unwise Child (1962) by Randall Garrett https://librivox.org/unwise-child-by-randall-garrett/

The Warlord of Mars (1919) by Edgar Rice Burroughs https://librivox.org/the-warlord-of-mars-version-3-by-edgar-rice-burroughs/

Warlord of Kor (1963) by Terry Carr https://librivox.org/warlord-of-kor-version-2-by-terry-carr/

The Witch of Prague: A Fantastic Tale (1891) by Francis Marion Crawford https://librivox.org/the-witch-of-prague-a-fantastic-tale-by-francis-marion-crawford/

Men Like Gods (1923) by H. G. Wells https://librivox.org/men-like-gods-by-h-g-wells/

The Three Hostages (1923) by John Buchan https://librivox.org/the-three-hostages-by-john-buchan/

Thank you, Mark Nelson!

Jon
Alexis, SC

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Ann

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Post by icequeen » November 10th, 2020, 8:47 pm

Praise received for ForEmma (J L Raimundo) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear Ms. Raimundo,

Thank you for your reading of Thomas Watson’s "The Art of Divine Contentment.”

You bring His words to light, and God’s teaching to our ears.

Well done.

Anita
Seattle


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Ann

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

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

I’ve been exploring all kinds of audiobooks in the past year as my vision fades away, and now I’ve happened on Librivox, a treasure trove. I've started a few books that went unfinished, but yesterday began The Moon and Sixpence, and am enjoying it entirely. My mind slips into synch with your voice, and I am completely absorbed. Thank you so very much for this pure delight. I hope you will record another 100 or so books.

Marilyn
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Ann

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Post by icequeen » November 10th, 2020, 9:02 pm

Praise received for MamaGeek (Celine Major) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Ref: Third book

Thank you for providing me with a mystery fix.

I do enjoy your work and listen to them quite often.

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Ann

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Post by icequeen » November 10th, 2020, 9:04 pm

Praise received for Sailorman (Peter Kelleher) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Thank you Mr. Kelleher for your careful reading of this book. I particularly enjoyed your subtle change of voice to imitate the jovial bluster of the happy sots. This is a sad book but so well written (and read) one almost forgets that. The author disarms us with his candor and your reading was pitch perfect.

Peter
Marshfield, WI

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Ann

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

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



I discovered you as a reader recently. You have such an amazing voice and reading ability, and I love the books that you read. I am currently thoroughly enjoying “Living Alone”. You also read “The Wood Beyond the World” brilliantly - and make the language a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for really adding to my enjoyment of life, plus my health and well-being,



Yvonne,

Brisbane, Australia

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Ann

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Post by icequeen » November 10th, 2020, 9:13 pm

Praise received for earthcalling (David Barnes) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear David,



Thank you very much for recording the Imitation of Christ. https://librivox.org/the-imitation-of-christ-by-thomas-a-kempis/



You have done a great job. I love your voice.



God Bless,

Fr. Leon

Mumbai, India

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Ann

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Post by icequeen » November 10th, 2020, 9:17 pm

Praise received for Cleogirl (Cate Barratt) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
thank you so much for reading almost all of Guizot.
hope this finds you and the entire librivox family well.

Alice

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Post by icequeen » November 10th, 2020, 9:22 pm

Praise received for the readers of the Wuthering Heights dramatic reading from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Hi,

I am writing to thank all readers who performed the dramatic version of "Wuthering Heights".

I study English (it's not my mother tongue) and this year I had to read the book for the British Literature. I have to admit that regrettably neither Cathy nor Heathcliff gained my sympathy and the novel seemed a torture. However, I've come across your amazing reading and it helped me so much! Using merely your voice you managed to express the characters' personalities and feelings. Eventually they appeared more real and lively. Finally, you enabled me to notice more subtle features of the writing, such as irony and humour.

I wonder how to express adequately my gratitude for your great work...Thank you a lot!

Best wishes 🙂
Anna
Ann

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Post by icequeen » November 10th, 2020, 9:26 pm

Praise received for gloriana (Elizabeth Klett) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear Ms Klett,

I hope this email finds you well. Before coming across the thank you page on Librivox, I have been meaning to look up your profile and contact you myself to let you know how much I have enjoyed listening to your narrations of Jane Austen's works. After hearing your versions, it is difficult for me to move on to other books and authors that you have not narrated for. Your tone, pace, ability to portray so many characters by yourself in a way that is very true to them is truly remarkable and I thank you for your wonderful service that I'm sure many readers will extract joy from in years to come.

Take care and stay blessed.

Best regards,
Maham

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Post by icequeen » November 10th, 2020, 9:33 pm

Praise received for Great Plains (Great Plains) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Great Plains, I am certainly enjoying your reading of Edgar R Burroughs, At the Earth’s Core. Thanks for your flawless reading and energy expended in sharing it. Keep up your good work!

Martin

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Post by icequeen » November 17th, 2020, 8:55 pm

Praise received for gypsygirl (Karen Savage) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Hello,



I am currently listening to the audiobook of Pride and Prejudice read by Karen Savage from this website. I just wanted to say that she was incredible and made the book extremely enjoyable! Her accent is beautiful. The voice she chose for each character was perfect! Her enunciation and pacing were also perfect, and it was so easy to follow. She must have put so much hard work into reading each chapter with perfect precision and dedication. I really appreciate all that hard work she put into her work. The audiobook was from 2007, and I am not sure what she is doing currently, but I hope she is still being as amazing as ever. If it is possible I would love to send a handwritten letter. Hopefully she will be able to see this email. Have a nice day!



Thank you Karen!

Mridini


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Post by icequeen » November 17th, 2020, 8:57 pm

Praise received for KiltedDragon (Barry Eads) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
Mr. Eads,

I wanted to send a quick note to thank you for your reading of The Life of Honorable William F. Cody. My family has ties to Cody, Wyoming and I've been a fan of Buffalo Bill for nearly three decades. I began reading the hard copy of Cody's memoirs a few weeks ago, but it's difficult to find time to read, so I was pleased to learn that Librivox had a recording. I found your reading to be perfect to the subject matter: very plain-spoken and matter-of-fact, as I imagine that Cody himself might have sounded. I would respectfully suggest that it might be nice if you were to do an accompanying reading of "Buffalo Bill: Last of the Great Scouts".

Best wishes,
Tom

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Ann

"Qui res mundi vellet scire linguam Latinam cognoscat."

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