COMPLETE SOLO [ENGLISH] Nutcracker and Mouse-King - kiki

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AidaAida
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Post by AidaAida » April 18th, 2019, 5:33 pm

Nutcracker and Mouse-King by E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776 - 1822). Translated by Mrs. St. Simon ( - 0)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/nutcracker-and-mouse-king-version-2-by-e-t-a-hoffmann/

Christmas Eve Maria receives a nutcracker. At midnight, this gift comes alive and brings her into a world full of dolls, candies and rose scent. The little wooden soldiers of her brother Frederic and the toys that are in the glass cabinet of the family room also come alive. At the same time, the mice and their king with seven crowns appear in the living room. Battle ensues.

In fact, it turns out to be a stunning Christmas for little Maria.

The tale "Nutcracker and Mouse-king" of Hoffmann was adapted into a ballet in 1892 by Tchaïkovsky.

Summary by Aïda Boumaza
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/nutcrackermousek00hoff/page/n7
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

    Keywords that describe the book: Christmas, battle, chocolate, soldiers, mice, dream, dolls, nutcracker, cake, nuts, mouse-king

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Nutcracker and Mouse-King. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Nutcracker and Mouse-King, by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Translated by Mrs. St. Simon ( - 0) [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Nutcracker and Mouse-King by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Translated by Mrs. St. Simon ( - 0) This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Nutcracker and Mouse-King, by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Translated by Mrs. St. Simon ( - 0)"

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename nutcrackerandmouseking_##_hoffmann_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. nutcrackerandmouseking_01_hoffmann_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: E. T. A. Hoffmann
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: Nutcracker and Mouse-King


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Last edited by AidaAida on April 19th, 2019, 12:50 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by annise » April 18th, 2019, 8:06 pm

In case you mind, there is a version of this in the catalogue. That doesn't stop you reading it, it's just that some people prefer to add something different to the catalogue.

Anne

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Post by AidaAida » April 19th, 2019, 8:47 am

Hi Annise,

I just finished recording this book in French and, if it's possible, I would like to record it in English.

I love reading. I will participate later in the uncompleted books.

Thank you Annise,
Aida :)
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Post by Kikisaulite » April 19th, 2019, 11:54 am

Hi, Aida! I will set this up for you.
Only, I think that in the case of translator here "St." does not mean Saint, but just an abbreviation of the woman's name who translated the book. So it would be better to say "translated by Mrs St. Simon" as it stands in the book.

Kristine :)
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Post by AidaAida » April 19th, 2019, 12:51 pm

Thank you Kristine :D

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Post by Kikisaulite » April 20th, 2019, 12:25 pm

Mowed to Solos forum.
Do you have a DPL in mind for this?
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Post by AidaAida » April 20th, 2019, 5:37 pm

No. DPL volunteer wanted :help:

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Post by Kikisaulite » April 21st, 2019, 1:24 am

I think I would like DPL this myself... I don't know how I did manage it, but I have never read this book and not even seen a single play/movie/opera based on this work. :lol: Time to remedy that!
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Post by AidaAida » April 23rd, 2019, 5:40 am

Thanks Kristine, I appreciate it :D
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Post by AidaAida » June 4th, 2019, 2:55 pm

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Post by Kikisaulite » June 10th, 2019, 4:51 am

Chapter 1 is PL OK! :clap:
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Post by AidaAida » June 13th, 2019, 7:54 am

Thanks Kristine :D
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Post by AidaAida » July 29th, 2019, 6:29 am

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Post by Kikisaulite » July 29th, 2019, 8:16 am

Chapter 2 - PL OK! :clap:
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Post by AidaAida » July 29th, 2019, 4:20 pm

:thumbs:
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