[COMPLETE]A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys by N. Hawthorne-tg

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Post by CliveCatterall » June 13th, 2015, 2:53 pm

A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/a-wonder-book-for-girls-and-boys-by-nathaniel-hawthorne/
A Yankee student stays at a country house called Tanglewood during a golden New England fall. Also at the house are about a dozen children: younger cousins of the student and their friends of varying ages. The student, as much to amuse himself as to amuse the children, organises games and activities and tells stories. And the stories he tells are wild and fantastic. When his store of fairy tales and folk legends is exhausted he hits on the idea of retelling Greek Myths in his own style.

We visit Tanglewood six times during the course of a year and hear six of the student's beautifully told stories: The Gorgon's Head, The Golden Touch, A Paradise of Children, The Three Golden Apples, The Miraculous Pitcher and The Chimaera.
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Post by CliveCatterall » June 13th, 2015, 2:55 pm

I'll edit the first post tomorrow to fill in a bit more stuff. I haven't even worked out the structure ...

Goodnight all!

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Post by TriciaG » June 13th, 2015, 3:47 pm

I've seen this one in Book Suggestions forever. I'm glad it's getting done!

I'll MC for you once you have the number of sections worked out. (We just need a rough estimate; you can add sections as the soloist/BC, and I can remove sections as the MC.)
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Post by CliveCatterall » June 14th, 2015, 5:24 am

We roughly it is...

Once the gutenberg legal bits and the contents are stripped out there are around 52400 words. I read at about 150wpm, so that's about 350 minutes of finished audio. If I make the sections 25 minutes long I'd need 14 sections. As we can add and subtract sections later, why don't we go for that to start with.

I expect it'll be a bit different when it comes to it. I never works out that neatly.

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Post by TriciaG » June 14th, 2015, 5:33 am

OK, great.

You're set up. I put in "Children's Fiction / Myths, legends & fairy tales" as the genre.
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Post by kathrinee » June 15th, 2015, 3:50 pm

May I DPL? :D
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Post by TriciaG » June 15th, 2015, 5:02 pm

I've put you in, Kathrine. :)
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Post by kathrinee » June 15th, 2015, 8:32 pm

Thanks :D
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Post by TriciaG » June 17th, 2015, 1:12 pm

Moving to Going Solo.
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Post by CliveCatterall » June 19th, 2015, 12:40 pm

I've uploaded the (very short) preface and the first part of chapter 1.

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Post by kathrinee » June 25th, 2015, 1:24 pm

It's a treat to listen to you! :clap:

Section 0 is PL OK!

Only one note for section 1:
there is no outro at the end of the recording.

Everything else is good.
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Post by CliveCatterall » June 26th, 2015, 5:33 am

kathrinee wrote:It's a treat to listen to you! :clap:
Why thank you!
Only one note for section 1:
there is no outro at the end of the recording.
I have added the outro to section 1 and uploaded it. File now runs 23:25 (marked ready for PL again)

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Post by CliveCatterall » June 26th, 2015, 5:35 am

I have uploaded section 2 (Chapter 1 part 2)

File runs 20:39

I think that chapter 1 will be finished in the next part. We must meet the Gorgons soon - surely?

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Post by kathrinee » June 28th, 2015, 12:48 pm

Section 1 is PL OK after spot-check :thumbs:
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Post by kathrinee » July 1st, 2015, 12:49 pm

PL note section 2 (chapter 1 part 2)
20:20 - I hear "as distinctly as if you were not visible", I think if should be "invisible"
The volume is a little bit loud, around 92. Please reduce by approximately 3.

Great reading!! I'm looking forward to next installment :D
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