[COMPLETE][History]World's Story 11: Canada, South and Central America, Mexico, West Indies - kit

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Post by neecheelok70 » May 2nd, 2020, 6:38 am

Here is 111. Ah, gotta love that sweet, Romantic Whittier (and that rhythmical iambic pentameter too.) Jim :thumbs:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume11_111_tappan_128kb.mp3

5:40

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Post by alanmapstone » May 2nd, 2020, 8:41 am

Section 21 - Longfellow

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8:28

I really struggled with this. I could not work out how to scan the metre or rhythm the verse required. I tried several ways and have ended up with a recitation which is rhythmic but makes little sense of the sentences. It is a very disappointing effort but I don't think I can do any better unless I rerecord it as prose and ignore the verse. If there is anyone available who understands Longfellow's verse better than I do you are welcome to get them to rerecord it. Perhaps they could also explain to me how it should be done.
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Post by Kitty » May 2nd, 2020, 9:36 am

ToddHW wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 9:55 am
The most that Audacity would let me amplify it was 3 dB. (Audacity ReplayGain says it was just fine before.) Uploaded louder copy. How does Checker like it now?
:shock: yes now it's at 91.3 ! Bizarre....maybe Checker had a glitch last time. :hmm: Sorry I made you reupload :( Now PL ok, thank you

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Post by Kitty » May 2nd, 2020, 9:47 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 11:45 am
Here's one about Uruguay:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume11_085_tappan_128kb.mp3 duration: 11:37
thanks for the picture as well, Piotrek :) and wow I am shocked by the court ruling over the assassination in full daylight :shock: what travesty ! He must not have been loved enormously :lol:

Excellent narration again, and PL ok :)

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Post by Kitty » May 2nd, 2020, 9:57 am

and two more great sections, which are both PL ok :) guys, you have all been busy today.

The sacrifice scene was a bit gruesome :? But an interesting section nevertheless.

thank you, Jared

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Post by Kitty » May 2nd, 2020, 10:03 am

neecheelok70 wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 6:38 am
Here is 111. Ah, gotta love that sweet, Romantic Whittier (and that rhythmical iambic pentameter too.) Jim :thumbs:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume11_111_tappan_128kb.mp3
oh yes that was a beautiful poem, even though so tragic in some parts, I nearly wept. Wonderful narration, thank you, Jim. It's straight PL ok.

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Post by Kitty » May 2nd, 2020, 10:12 am

alanmapstone wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 8:41 am
Section 21 - Longfellow
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume11_021_tappan_128kb.mp3
I really struggled with this. I could not work out how to scan the metre or rhythm the verse required. I tried several ways and have ended up with a recitation which is rhythmic but makes little sense of the sentences. It is a very disappointing effort but I don't think I can do any better unless I rerecord it as prose and ignore the verse. If there is anyone available who understands Longfellow's verse better than I do you are welcome to get them to rerecord it. Perhaps they could also explain to me how it should be done.
I agree, the metre wasn't easy. I guess I would also have more read it so the sentences would be complete, even though it runs over a line in that case. You did a good job of it, and it was flawless reading, so there is no need to have it re-read by anybody else :) It's PL ok for me and I liked your interpretation, Alan. Thank you so much.

And with that I'm caught up here again. :9: Great job, all of you

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Post by neecheelok70 » May 2nd, 2020, 8:48 pm

Thanks, Sonia! I had several weak moments myself. :(

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Post by Piotrek81 » May 3rd, 2020, 2:10 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume11_118_tappan_128kb.mp3 duration 17:34
the author of this piece was apparently a famous abolitionists, in fact we have one piece of his in the catalogue.

Also, the story of Napoleon's intervention in Haiti has a Polish element in it, as there were units called "Polish legions" among his troops. The story goes that many of those soldiers, whose country was at that time partitioned among three neighbours, didn't want to participate in the quelling of other country's fight for independence, and changed sides, although the numbers are disputed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Legions_(Napoleonic_period)#The_Haitian_campaign
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Haitians
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Post by Leni » May 3rd, 2020, 7:48 pm

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Post by neecheelok70 » May 3rd, 2020, 8:05 pm

Wow! Readers found! Congrats. Jim :D

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Post by Kitty » May 4th, 2020, 6:04 am

thank you for those links as well, an interesting section on Haitian history. And Louverture has my full respect (also I'm not a fan of Napoleon :evil: )

excellent reading and all PL ok again :)

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Post by Kitty » May 4th, 2020, 6:15 am

:lol: I loved the final snappy remark about the many revolutions in South America :thumbs: it was lovely to listen to you, Leni, thank you so much. A special highlight for me was to hear all the names spoken with a local accent. Very interesting. Both sections are PL ok, no doubt.

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