[DUET] The Story Of My Life - Part 2 (Letters 1887 - 1901), by Helen Keller - tg

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Post by msfry » January 14th, 2022, 12:06 pm

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January 14th, 2022, 11:28 am
PL Note for Section 2:
Do you want to leave in the numbers, which are needed during the process for sorting, or do you want to pull them out?
I named the sections Letters 1-12, Letters 13-19, etc., which supports numbering the letters. And yet there really aren't any sections in the book, nor any numbers on the letters. I think calling attention to the large volume of letters is impressive, though, and pacing through them in orderly fashion is good, and if we can do one, why not the other? It certainly doesn't detract from the material. That's my thinking, anyway.

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Post by LCaulkins » January 14th, 2022, 12:35 pm

Makes sense to me - I just wanted to clarify if that was an intentional call of discretion :)

Section 2 is great and PL OK :thumbs:

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Post by Kalamareader » January 14th, 2022, 3:03 pm

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Post by msfry » January 15th, 2022, 12:11 pm

Section 3 is uploaded.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storyofmylife2letters_03_keller_128kb.mp3 19:32

It is amazing to me that any child of 8 could write such detailed letters, much less a blind and deaf one! She was definitely precocious. Chalk one up for home schooling, too!
This material is really thrilling me and turning out amazingly well so far. Great reading!

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Post by msfry » January 15th, 2022, 12:18 pm

Tricia suggested we might leave off reciting reader's names in subsequent sections:
"Helen's letters are read by Victoria Neely, narration and editorial comments by Wayne Cooke".
Some soloists add their names to each file, others leave it off, so it's traditionally "readers choice".
I'd like to hear from both Wayne and Victoria on this. What's your preference? It will have to be both or neither, of course. :?

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Post by LCaulkins » January 15th, 2022, 2:08 pm

(I have section 3 queued for PL - will try to get to it this weekend. Mon morning absolute latest)

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Post by Teabender » January 15th, 2022, 8:58 pm

Way to go, Michele! Looking forward to how it all turns out. :clap:

Helen's letters from section 5 are ready: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters05_vn_helenkeller_128kb.mp3

One thing to note at 6:32: There's a bit of editorial commentary in one of Helen's letters ("Miss Fuller gave Helen Keller her first lesson in articulation. See Chapter IV, Speech"). I went ahead and read it, but I'm pointing it out in case that part should be read by Wayne.
msfry wrote:
January 15th, 2022, 12:18 pm
Tricia suggested we might leave off reciting reader's names in subsequent sections:
"Helen's letters are read by Victoria Neely, narration and editorial comments by Wayne Cooke".
Some soloists add their names to each file, others leave it off, so it's traditionally "readers choice".
I'd like to hear from both Wayne and Victoria on this. What's your preference? It will have to be both or neither, of course. :?
Thanks for asking! Since we'll be credited in at least the first section, I'm okay with either option.

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Post by Kalamareader » January 15th, 2022, 10:12 pm

I'd like to hear from both Wayne and Victoria on this. What's your preference? It will have to be both or neither, of course.

Well, Michele, I guess it is up to you as I don't have a preference either way also.
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Post by msfry » January 16th, 2022, 8:14 am

Teabender wrote:
January 15th, 2022, 8:58 pm
One thing to note at 6:32: There's a bit of editorial commentary in one of Helen's letters ("Miss Fuller gave Helen Keller her first lesson in articulation. See Chapter IV, Speech"). I went ahead and read it, but I'm pointing it out in case that part should be read by Wayne.
Yes, Wayne should read it and if you run across any more editorial comments that I missed, please let us know.

NOTE: "See Chapter IV, Speech" refers to Part 3 of the book, which I plan to BC next. So, Wayne, how about you say "See Chapter IV, Speech, in Part III of this book)"

III: A SUPPLEMENTARY ACCOUNT OF HELEN KELLER'S LIFE AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER I. The Writing of the Book
CHAPTER II. PERSONALITY
CHAPTER III. EDUCATION
CHAPTER IV. SPEECH
CHAPTER V. LITERARY STYLE

Beginning with Section 4, I say we leave off reciting the reader's names. We'll add them back into the Outro in the last section.

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Post by Kalamareader » January 16th, 2022, 2:20 pm

msfry wrote:
January 16th, 2022, 8:14 am
Teabender wrote:
January 15th, 2022, 8:58 pm
One thing to note at 6:32: There's a bit of editorial commentary in one of Helen's letters ("Miss Fuller gave Helen Keller her first lesson in articulation. See Chapter IV, Speech"). I went ahead and read it, but I'm pointing it out in case that part should be read by Wayne.
Yes, Wayne should read it and if you run across any more editorial comments that I missed, please let us know.

NOTE: "See Chapter IV, Speech" refers to Part 3 of the book, which I plan to BC next. So, Wayne, how about you say "See Chapter IV, Speech, in Part III of this book)"

III: A SUPPLEMENTARY ACCOUNT OF HELEN KELLER'S LIFE AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER I. The Writing of the Book
CHAPTER II. PERSONALITY
CHAPTER III. EDUCATION
CHAPTER IV. SPEECH
CHAPTER V. LITERARY STYLE

Beginning with Section 4, I say we leave off reciting the reader's names. We'll add them back into the Outro in the last section.
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Post by LCaulkins » Yesterday, 9:05 am

msfry wrote:
January 15th, 2022, 12:11 pm
Section 3 is uploaded.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storyofmylife2letters_03_keller_128kb.mp3 19:32

It is amazing to me that any child of 8 could write such detailed letters, much less a blind and deaf one! She was definitely precocious. Chalk one up for home schooling, too!
This material is really thrilling me and turning out amazingly well so far. Great reading!
Section 3 is very nicely done, also. :) Everything in proper order, and all.

The only PL Note is another incidental one: If you decide to leave off the voice credit portion and want to clip it out of this section, it's at 0:22-0:29.

And yes - the precociousness of the letter matter is remarkable. I was thinking that it must have been equal parts a highly intelligent mind and the limiting of her entire universe to the words and the mental mapping that she learned. astonishing, really!

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Post by msfry » Yesterday, 11:11 am

LCaulkins wrote:
Yesterday, 9:05 am

The only PL Note is another incidental one: If you decide to leave off the voice credit portion and want to clip it out of this section, it's at 0:22-0:29.

And yes - the precociousness of the letter matter is remarkable. I was thinking that it must have been equal parts a highly intelligent mind and the limiting of her entire universe to the words and the mental mapping that she learned. astonishing, really!
I thought I'd just leave the plug in one more time. :mrgreen:
And wait til you hear 4 and 5. Astonishinger and astonishinger! Helen's natural sweetness and graciousness of expression, no doubt opened many doors. Who could resist her. This aspect was not conveyed in the movie at all.

But shucks, any kid could write gushy thank you notes to poets and inventers they like. Right? :mrgreen:

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Post by msfry » Yesterday, 12:11 pm

Lynette and Wayne,

Victoria and I watched this movie while working on Part 1 of this project. I thought you might want to watch it, and I found the Youtube link to a free version of the original movie: 1 hour, 42 minutes
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Post by msfry » Yesterday, 1:07 pm

Section 4 is uploaded.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storyofmylife2letters_04_keller_128kb.mp3 19:51

I had one PL Note for Victoria in pronouncing "mon beau chien" (my beautiful dog), but have apparently misfiled it. Let me recreate it here:

mon as in mon-key, (with a soft to silent n)
Beau rhymes with sew
Chien is two syllables, sort of she-an (soft to silent n)

I can't tell you the time now. Lynnet can cite the spot when she PL's, and maybe describe the phonetics better.

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