Complete [SOLO] The Charwoman's Daughter, by James Stephens-ag

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Post by msfry » March 3rd, 2020, 1:19 pm

The Charwoman's Daughter by James Stephens (1882 - 1950).
A humorous tale about a poor Irish charwoman living in the slums of Dublin, and her innocent teenage daughter, Mary Makebelieve, whose first forays into courtship and romance, and escape from drudgery -- provide us with a charming picture of youth's enthusiasm, and Dublin's many parks and shops. The chapters are filled with James Stephens' witty Irish observations on life, love, ignorance, the frustrations of the poor and the wishful thinking that sustains them . . . . told as jauntily as few authors can equal. ( ~ Michele Fry, Soloist)
• This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-charwomans-daughter-by-james-stephens/

  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/charwomansdaught01step/page/8/mode/2up
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    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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    • "Section 1 of The Charwoman's Daughter, by James Stephens, Chapters 1 and 2. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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BC/Soloist: Michele Fry msfry
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Last edited by msfry on March 10th, 2020, 7:57 am, edited 8 times in total.
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Post by alg1001 » March 4th, 2020, 7:00 am

Hi Michele,
I'll set this up for you.
Would you consider one of the books in this link for the source text? Readers will be able to download the book in whatever format if they prefer to have an offline version to work with.
https://archive.org/search.php?query=Charwoman%27s+Daughter&&and[]=collection%3A%22brigham_young_university%22&and[]=collection%3A%22robarts%22&and[]=collection%3A%22trent_university%22
Cheers,
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Post by msfry » March 4th, 2020, 8:24 am

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Post by msfry » March 5th, 2020, 11:43 am

Forgot to mention, I changed the link to the text source. :thumbs:
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Post by jennlea » March 5th, 2020, 12:26 pm

Hi Michele!

Are you still needing a DPL? If so, I’d love to do it :D
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Post by msfry » March 5th, 2020, 12:35 pm

Thank you Jenn! I would love to have you as my DPL.
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Post by alg1001 » March 5th, 2020, 7:22 pm

Jennlea is added as DPL. I'll move you to Going Solo.
Cheers!
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Post by jennlea » March 6th, 2020, 3:06 am

I had a listen to Chapters 1 and 2; I think I am going to like this book! I had a chuckle imagining Mary clucking at the ducklings!

Just a couple things I noticed:

-In the Intro I heard "Session 1" instead of "Section 1" and "Chapters 1 and 2" was left out.

-Chapter 2, page 8, at 8:26 text says "one was on the left-hand side of the fire grate" I heard "one was on the left-hand side by the fire grate".

Edited to add: The chapter 2 note above isn’t that huge of a deal so depends on whether you want to replace it or not :)
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Post by msfry » March 6th, 2020, 8:53 am

Thanks Jenn. I see you know how to enter the MW and mark the status of the file. Great!

I repaired the INTRO per your notes, but left the second comment as is, for a couple of reasons:
Mainly, it doesn't 'SUBSTANTIALLY" alter the meaning or the scene or the cadence. WORD PERFECT is generally reserved for quotable books, like the bible, poems where rhyme and/or cadence is essential, famous speeches, or whenever the BC so specifies and the MC allows it to stand.

Indeed you should cite something where a misdirect would confuse the reader, significantly change the scene, or miss a humorous point. Example: She turned the light off, vs on, or the reader says tableau vs table, which makes a big difference to the visual movie running in the listener's head! Things that would stand out as not making sense, (he walked on the ceiling vs railing), of course should be cited. Some things can be spotted even without following the text.

Another thing to consider is that in many cases, edits sound even worse than a minor incorrect word does. It's a judgment call you will learn to make as you go along.
If you'll notice the CC in my signature, it means I welcome crits/comments. I enjoy editing, and always thank my PL'er for pointing out even tiny errors. But then I reserve the right to ignore suggestions I don't think make a significant difference.

Another tip, to save everybody time, you can just notate the time and a minimum of words:
Chapter 2, page 8, at 8:26 text says "one was on the left-hand side of the fire grate" I heard "one was on the left-hand side by the fire grate".
becomes
8:26 of the fire grate, I heard by the fire grate.

Lastly, each reader has a different opinion and way of doing things, thus I'm just giving you mine.

We are going to have a nice ride together on this story!
Section 1 is uploaded. Same file name. New time 14:17
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Post by jennlea » March 6th, 2020, 9:40 am

Thank you, Michele! That information is incredibly helpful. Since I’m pretty new around here I appreciate you taking the time to help me!

I listened to the beginning of Section 1 again but I heard the same INTRO as before. I’m not sure if I did something wrong. I just click on the “listen” link again right? Sorry, I’ll get the hang of this!
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Post by msfry » March 6th, 2020, 9:56 am

Hmmm. I could have sworn I uploaded it again but maybe not. Try again.
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/charwomansdaughter_01_stephens.mp3

You can see that PL'ing is an important job start to finish. The Librivox playground is filled with opportunities to err!!!! :roll:
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Post by jennlea » March 6th, 2020, 11:47 am

All good now and Section 1 is PL-OK!


Looking forward to hearing some more!
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Post by msfry » March 6th, 2020, 2:03 pm

Section 2 is uploaded. Since it's just you and me, I'll just put the link in the MW. (If it's a group project where readers don't have access to the MW, uploads need to be posted here.)

I have Sections 3 and 4 recorded but not edited. Considering they are so short, I can probably get one done per day (unless real life intervenes).
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Post by jennlea » March 7th, 2020, 4:32 am

Section 2 is PL-OK!
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Post by msfry » March 7th, 2020, 5:21 pm

Section 3 is uploaded.
Chapter 5 has some weird references to "breasts", but I don't think it meant then what it means now. What do you think, Jenn?
Chapter 6 reminds me of a health diagnosis class I took once in Boston long ago, where we had to sit in public places and notate how various people walk (arms swinging or not, slue footed, heavy or light stepped, lead with stomach, shoulders or hips, etc.) No doubt Stephens was a people watcher, and found a place to work his sidewalk observations into a story!
Hope you are enjoying this. We have a ways to go.
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