[SOLO] Germinal by Emile Zola - Darv

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blightersrock
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Post by blightersrock » March 26th, 2016, 12:21 am

Germinal by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902). Translated by Havelock Ellis (1859 - 1939)
TBA ( Martin Geeson)
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    Genres for the project: General Fiction/Published 1800 -1900
    Keywords that describe the book: rougon-macquart, french philosophical novel, coal mining in france, 1860s in fiction
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blightersrock
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Post by blightersrock » March 26th, 2016, 12:22 am

My DPL for this project will be MARTIN GEESON

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Post by Darvinia » March 26th, 2016, 9:52 am

Checking in! I'm on a tablet right now so will set this up a little later from my regular computer.
Bev

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Post by Darvinia » March 26th, 2016, 2:38 pm

Ok, Tony and Martin, you're all set to go.

Tony, I see that you have http://tonyfoster.blogspot.co.uk/ currently on your catalogue page as your personal URL. In this project you listed https://twitter.com/f0zzer as your URL. There is only room for one. Would you like me to change it?

I'll move this to Going Solo. As always, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Have fun! :)

Off topic - Tony, you asked a while ago about my recordings with voices and I forgot about The Island of the Nine Whirlpools from The Book of Dragons. I was quite pleased with how my characters turned out in this short story (40 minutes).
Bev

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Post by blightersrock » March 27th, 2016, 12:12 am

Thanks Bev, and yes please change the URL to my Twitter page if it's no trouble.

Your witch gave me a genuine prickle of fear! Just the right balance of crone-ish and sinister. I'd be disappointed if some portion of the younger readership weren't left with mild psychological scars. :twisted:

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Post by blightersrock » March 27th, 2016, 12:43 am

And we're off! Or should I say - 'Nous sommes partis!'

https://librivox.org/uploads/darvinia/germinal_zola_01_128kb.mp3 (22:51)

I am grateful to the original French recording for pronunciation of some personal and place names and to Martin for pointing me there.

Bev, you may now safely delete surplus sections 41 thru 45.

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » March 27th, 2016, 3:41 am

Hi Tony

Very bleakly atmospheric opening - PL perfectly OK. The French names are going well; but I'd suggest that you look out for the aitches - they're always unaspirated, even where they occur between vowels, as in Ma(h)eu.

Very best
Martin

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Post by Darvinia » March 27th, 2016, 10:25 am

blightersrock wrote:Your witch gave me a genuine prickle of fear! Just the right balance of crone-ish and sinister. I'd be disappointed if some portion of the younger readership weren't left with mild psychological scars. :twisted:
Mission accomplished! Thanks, Tony. The witch was fun to do because I didn't have to worry about going OTT. She could be way out there.

Sections deleted and URL changed. Carry on.
Bev

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Post by blightersrock » March 28th, 2016, 1:18 am

MARTIN GEESON wrote:The French names are going well; but I'd suggest that you look out for the aitches - they're always unaspirated, even where they occur between vowels, as in Ma(h)eu.
Duly noted, though belatedly for the following section, recorded yesterday. Thanks for the tidy-up Bev, and a doorbell chime recorded in that witch voice would be the perfect thing come Halloween I reckon!

https://librivox.org/uploads/darvinia/germinal_zola_02_128kb.mp3 (21:11)

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » March 28th, 2016, 3:30 am

Part 1/Chap 2 PL OK throughout.

Best
Martin

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Post by blightersrock » March 29th, 2016, 1:15 am


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Post by MARTIN GEESON » March 29th, 2016, 2:23 am

Part 1/Chap 3 PL all OK. Superbly read. That dense accumulation of detail gives the writing such power; I felt I'd been there, suddenly wrenched from retirement.

Best
Martin

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Post by blightersrock » March 30th, 2016, 2:17 am

That sense of dank claustrophobia and extremes of temperature, doubt if I'd last till lunchtime...


https://librivox.org/uploads/darvinia/germinal_zola_04_128kb.mp3 (24:59)

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » March 30th, 2016, 11:21 am

Part 1/ Chap 4 PL perfectly OK.

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Post by blightersrock » March 31st, 2016, 1:33 am

Poor old Bataille will haunt my thoughts for the rest of the day. Poignant writing.

https://librivox.org/uploads/darvinia/germinal_zola_05_128kb.mp3 (21:57)

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