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Post by HannahMary » April 13th, 2018, 3:31 pm

The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald (1824 - 1905).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/the-princess-and-curdie-version-2-by-george-macdonald/
A year has passed since Curdie's adventures with young Princess Irene and the hostile goblins deep in the mountain. As Curdie grows up, his faith in the elusive royal Great-Great-Grandmother is fading. When a thoughtless act plunges him into that mysterious presence once again, what will come of it? And what has happened to the good king and his little daughter by this time? ( HannahMary)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36612
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Last edited by HannahMary on April 14th, 2018, 7:29 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by HannahMary » April 13th, 2018, 3:32 pm

I have a DPL interested in this project: Original Elsa.
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Post by Carolin » April 13th, 2018, 11:26 pm

Hi hannah, i can pick this up again :thumbs:
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Post by Carolin » April 13th, 2018, 11:36 pm

All set and ready to go :thumbs:
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Post by HannahMary » April 14th, 2018, 7:00 am

Thanks so much, Carolin! I'll aim to fill in the MW today.
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Post by HannahMary » April 14th, 2018, 8:45 am

Chapter 1 is ready for PL at 12:33 in length! I will message Elsa to let her know we are all ready.
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Post by HannahMary » April 14th, 2018, 9:10 am

And chapter 2 is ready for PL at 14:18 in duration.
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Post by HannahMary » April 14th, 2018, 12:17 pm

Plus chapter 3 ready at 23:35
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Post by Carolin » April 14th, 2018, 1:24 pm

Oh wow great start! Lets go off to going solo :thumbs:
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Post by OriginalElsa » April 17th, 2018, 5:04 am

I'm here and will listen to the first chapters soon. Looking forward to hearing this story again!

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Post by HannahMary » April 18th, 2018, 9:49 am

I'm glad to catch you before you did any PLing, Elsa, as I have edited and re-uploaded all three files. I'm re-thinking my pace that was slower than my usual (based on a children's audiobook narrator I enjoy.) But I don't know that it sounded natural enough for me. See what you think of these ever-so-slightly sped-up files. If they sound unnatural to you, I'll switch back to the originals and see what you think. But when I recorded the next three chapters today (not edited yet), I settled into a bit smoother rhythm... I hope!
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Post by HannahMary » April 19th, 2018, 6:01 pm

Sections 4-6 ready for PL. Times are 9:03, 8:54, and 8:45.
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Post by OriginalElsa » April 20th, 2018, 10:18 am

Chapters 1-3 PL OK

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Post by OriginalElsa » April 20th, 2018, 10:26 am

I will check consistency of style when I continue listening. I didn't notice anything unusual with the quality of the sped up files. If anything, Chapter 3 sounded slower than the others. Loving the story so (I'm surprised how much is new to me again). Your voicing of the Great-Great-Grandmother is well done. I like how you made her voice thin at first and strong later. Good depiction.

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Post by OriginalElsa » April 20th, 2018, 12:59 pm

Chapters 4-6 PL OK

Your reading is smoother now, as you said. I'll let you decide if you want to re-record the first chapters or not. They are just fine as they are, but if it would bother you to not change them, I will he happy to PL those chapters again. But perfection is not necessary!

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