[complete] The Hero by W. Somerset Maugham - ke

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Post by OCTL7 » June 3rd, 2016, 8:23 pm

Thanks Pam!!! :D
You've been so supportive and encouraging! :thumbs:
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Post by pnagami » June 3rd, 2016, 8:31 pm

You are welcome!
Pam
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Post by pnagami » June 5th, 2016, 5:31 am

Hi Lilith,

I will listen to these sections today. This book is really great, don't you think?

One tip, when you post sections for PL, please post also on this thread, so that I know that they are there right away!

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 5th, 2016, 9:04 am

Yes, I like this book very much! Although it is usually ignored as a minor work and Maugham himself didn't seem to like it.
Thanks Pam! :clap: I will post on this thread when I have a chapter done. I was worried to seem to be nagging... :lol:
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Post by pnagami » June 5th, 2016, 9:04 am

Hi Lilith,

No worry about nagging between reader and DPL. I am a great fan of Somerset Maugham and I didn't know about this work.

Excellent reading--you got the satiric tone just right!

A few small corrections that affect meaning:

Chapter 5 at 22:56, I am hearing "hat" instead of "head"

Chapter 6 at 02:35, I am hearing "mime" instead of "maim" (should sound like "mame" rhyming with "tame")
at 23:26, I am hearing "shame" instead of "sham" (should rhyme with "Sam")

All this is routine, PL stuff. If you look at the threads for my solos, "Queen Elizabeth" and "Cardinal Wolsey" you will see me fixing the same sort of little things my DPLs pick up. Just upload the files for a Spot PL when you are ready.

Your volumes are perfect now.

My best,

Pam

P.S.
I am really losing sympathy for Mary! She is so condescending.
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 5th, 2016, 11:51 am

Thanks very much Pam! :D

You are a great fan of Maugham too!

I've edited chapter 6. I re-uploaded the file, and re-pasted the link in the MW; is this the way to do it?

I've a question about chapter 5. You gave me the time of the recording. I wonder if you still have the point at which I made the error.

I wish very much to improve my reading and really welcome comments and suggestions! :mrgreen:
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Post by pnagami » June 5th, 2016, 11:54 am

Oops sorry Lilith. Will send it when I get home!

Yes, crazy about Maugham.

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » June 5th, 2016, 12:14 pm

Yes, that is the way to do it. Usually, I delete the link I am replacing and hit return to make sure the space is a blank. And then I re-upload the file and paste it in.
Pam
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Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » June 5th, 2016, 1:25 pm

Hi Lilith,

On Chapter 5: at 06:28 "hat" for "head"

I have nothing much to suggest--you are doing great!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » June 5th, 2016, 1:27 pm

His Lilith,

Section 6 is PL OK.

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 5th, 2016, 4:22 pm

Chapter 5 edited! :D

I do think Maugham's characterization of the people in Little Primpton is great! :clap:
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Post by pnagami » June 5th, 2016, 5:31 pm

Lilith,

Chapter 5 is PL OK.

Yes, and your voice acting is spot on with these satiric portraits!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 6th, 2016, 11:44 am

Hi Pam,
Chapter 7 ready! :D
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Post by pnagami » June 6th, 2016, 2:15 pm

Section 7 is PL OK.

Wonderful reading and great chapter!

My best,

Pam

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Maugham is never merely satirical. He always seems to get at the essentials.
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 6th, 2016, 5:29 pm

Thanks Pam! :clap:

Don't you feel a bit sorry for Mary?
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