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Post by GRuss » November 15th, 2018, 4:37 am

Hello,

Navigated here form the Orphaned parts topic, I'd like to take on the part of Dr Forrest if it's still open? I'm from the UK so it would be a male British accent if this would be suitable?

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Post by Elizabby » November 15th, 2018, 1:00 pm

British male voice would be ideal! Not sure how familiar you are with the book, but it is set in England.

I think this is your first dramatic reading, so please remember to give me a voice credit saying "Dr Forrest read by.." and then give me the name you plan to use for recording on Librivox - this can be your real name, your username or something else but you can't change it once you read it into the audio files.

Then use the scripts to read all the yellow highlighter bits - a separate file for each chapter please. Since this is a role in a larger chapter, you don't need to read the Librivox disclaimer or intro or "end of chapter 3" or anything - the narrator does that on behalf of all of us!

Post here if you have any questions!

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Post by Peter Why » November 16th, 2018, 1:24 pm

Beth, in Chapter Nine there's another bit where you might want to change the speaker. To me, it sounds grammatically as if it's the narrator speaking the underlined bit, but I've left a gap in the recording in case you want to leave it with the old lady speaking.
So they went. The old lady at the Post-office said she didn’t see why Perks should have a birthday any more than anyone else.
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Post by mightyfelix » November 16th, 2018, 1:42 pm

If you don't mind my two cents, maybe divide the line like this:
The old lady at the Post-office said she didn’t see why Perks should have a birthday any more than anyone else.

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Post by Elizabby » November 16th, 2018, 2:37 pm

I think I like Devorah's version best! Would you mind doing it like that please Peter? I'll adjust the script.

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Post by Peter Why » November 16th, 2018, 2:57 pm

That's fine;I'll do that.
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Post by HannahMary » November 17th, 2018, 10:59 am

Elizabby wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 10:01 pm
Thanks Hannah, Chapter 4 is now PL OK!

However, there is also one new line for Bobbie in the otherwise PL OK Chapter 5 which is the "said his English" line right at the start of the chapter. This is my fault, as I've changed the allocation of the speaker. If you can add it in to Chapter 5 that would be ideal, or the start of any other chapter you happen to be recording with a note on it - sorry!
Do you mean the "said his English" line near the beginning of chapter 7? I did record that (still to be edited), but I can't find that line in chapter 5.
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Post by Elizabby » November 17th, 2018, 1:08 pm

Sorry, I must be mixed up - yes I was referring to the "said his English" line - for some reason I was thinking it was in an already recorded chapter!

Chapter 5 is PL OK, you are fine to keep going!

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Post by HannahMary » November 17th, 2018, 7:25 pm

Elizabby wrote:
November 17th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Sorry, I must be mixed up - yes I was referring to the "said his English" line - for some reason I was thinking it was in an already recorded chapter!

Chapter 5 is PL OK, you are fine to keep going!
Great! Here is chapter 6 for Bobbie. 2:40
https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/railwaychildren_06_bobbie.mp3
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Post by Peter Why » November 20th, 2018, 3:14 pm

Here's the narrator for chapter nine: https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/railwaychildren_09_narrator.mp3

(19.41)

I was dreading that one; that painful scene between Perks and the children was my strongest memory from seeing the film in the seventies.

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Post by Elizabby » November 20th, 2018, 4:23 pm

I've never seen the movie, but I think my library has it.

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Post by Elizabby » November 22nd, 2018, 1:17 am

HannahMary wrote:
November 17th, 2018, 7:25 pm
Great! Here is chapter 6 for Bobbie. 2:40
https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/railwaychildren_06_bobbie.mp3
PL OK! Lovely breathless reading of the stopping of the train! :9:

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Post by aradlaw » November 23rd, 2018, 8:36 pm

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Post by Elizabby » November 23rd, 2018, 10:22 pm

Thanks David! Just one PL note for Ch 4 of Bill the Engine Driver:

The second line should be "DARING little piece, I call her" (you've said "Darling" which isn't what they are getting at here!)

And in Ch 6 I was hoping for some group lines, yours is "prompt action", just in at the end please.

Oldest Workingman was PL OK! :thumbs:

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Post by aradlaw » November 24th, 2018, 8:57 am

Section 4 edited...
https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/railwaychildren_04_enginedriver.mp3

and section 6..
https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/railwaychildren_06_enginedriver.mp3

I did 5, 6 & 11 in one track, must have lost the 'group lines' in the shuffle. :hmm:
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