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Post by RobMarland » January 10th, 2019, 9:03 am

Thanks, Sonia. Good catch: I will make that change.

The Switzerland thing was a coincidence: I chose the story at random!
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Post by RobMarland » January 12th, 2019, 2:28 pm

Rob Marland - formerly Rob Board
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Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Doves' Nest and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.
● NEXT: A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field.

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Post by Sunbeard » January 14th, 2019, 11:39 am

I'd like to take a stab at the Doll's House. If I'm not horrid at it I may try another :)
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Post by RobMarland » January 14th, 2019, 12:07 pm

Sunbeard wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 11:39 am
I'd like to take a stab at the Doll's House. If I'm not horrid at it I may try another :)
-Sunbeard
Thanks! It's all yours.
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Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Doves' Nest and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.
● NEXT: A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field.

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Post by malkadavis » January 14th, 2019, 6:50 pm

I'm new here, but I have to start somewhere, right? I would like "A Cup of Tea", if it's still available.
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Post by bhavya » January 14th, 2019, 9:54 pm

I'd like to claim section 15.

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Post by RobMarland » January 15th, 2019, 1:18 am

Thanks, both.

Malka, I don’t think anyone has replied to your one minute test yet, but it sounds good to me. It’s best to wait until you get confirmation that your recording settings are OK before getting started on the chapter, but it will probably be a formality. Thanks for making this your first project! Oh, by the way, can you let me know what you want your name to be in the catalogue? You can have a different name to your forum name, but as you seem to have used a real name rather than a nickname here, perhaps you will want “Malka Davis”. Up to you.
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I made an Oscar Wilde graphic novel!

Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Doves' Nest and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.
● NEXT: A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field.

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Post by BumbleOfTheNorth » January 15th, 2019, 2:45 am

I'll have a go at 13, A Bad Idea.

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Post by Kitty » January 15th, 2019, 3:23 am

great job on all of them, Rob :thumbs: I notice that those stories have a tinge of the depressing after all :( And it's frustrating that they are unfinished. Especially this story with the husband, I would have loved to hear more about what happened a year ago to make them so cold to each other. And this guy on the ship was absolutely heartless, to make his wife get up on deck just because he doesn't want to stay inside. :evil:

I can mark Sections 6, 9 and 19 PL ok

but I have a few notes for Section 7:

> at 9:09: (p. 97) repeat: “it tempts me – it tempts me terribly” – you can cut out one of the versions...having “it tempts me” three times in this sentences, sounds a bit repetitive

> at 21:20: (p. 105) “first his bald head was scarlet” – I hear “big:hmm:

> at 34:46: (p. 114) “there was a creeper with small, bunched-up pink and purple flowers” – you say “feathers”, but I think a creeper is a plant if I’m not mistaken, so “flowers” makes more sense

> at 34:48: (p. 114) repeat “these did know me” can be cut out once

Sonia

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Post by RobMarland » January 15th, 2019, 3:54 am

BumbleOfTheNorth wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 2:45 am
I'll have a go at 13, A Bad Idea.
Thanks! All yours. And, because I see you are new here (welcome!) can you let me know what you want your name to be in the catalogue? You can have a different name to your forum name. Some people choose their real name, some a pseudonym, some just use their forum name (perhaps with spaces between the words). Up to you.
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I made an Oscar Wilde graphic novel!

Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Doves' Nest and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.
● NEXT: A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field.

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Post by Subconscious » January 15th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Hi Rob, can I claim section 2?
According to Confucius, "i hear and i forget ; i see and i remember ; i do and i understand."

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Post by RobMarland » January 15th, 2019, 1:21 pm

Subconscious wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Hi Rob, can I claim section 2?
Of course. Thanks!
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Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Doves' Nest and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.
● NEXT: A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field.

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Post by malkadavis » January 15th, 2019, 4:11 pm

RobMarland wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 1:18 am
Thanks, both.

Malka, I don’t think anyone has replied to your one minute test yet, but it sounds good to me. It’s best to wait until you get confirmation that your recording settings are OK before getting started on the chapter, but it will probably be a formality. Thanks for making this your first project! Oh, by the way, can you let me know what you want your name to be in the catalogue? You can have a different name to your forum name, but as you seem to have used a real name rather than a nickname here, perhaps you will want “Malka Davis”. Up to you.
Thanks, Rob. I will wait for the final verdict on my test recording. Until then, I will spend time practicing my reading for "A Cup of Tea." Yes, please use Malka Davis for the catalogue.
“I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.”
--Jane Austen

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Post by Subconscious » Yesterday, 12:07 am

Hi Rob,

This is my first chapter reading. I hope I didn't butcher it too much. Here is section 02:

Duration: 14 min 23 sec
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/dovesnest_02_mansfield_128kb.mp3
According to Confucius, "i hear and i forget ; i see and i remember ; i do and i understand."

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Post by RobMarland » Yesterday, 8:49 am

Thanks, Daryl,

No butchering at all! Thanks again for making this your first contribution to the Librivox catalogue.

I have proof-listened to the file and there are just a couple of things for you to fix:

at 7.30: "and he grimaced and smirked and flicked his serviette like a fin". I didn't quite hear 'serviette'.
And right at the very end: "Let's go before the old codger begins squawking again." I would say 'codger' to rhyme with 'lodger' or 'Roger'.

In case you are not familiar with the procedure now, what you would do is re-record those two lines and then edit them into the chapter, replacing your first readings. Hopefully you kept your raw recording as a .wav file or other lossless file, because editing and re-saving an .mp3 causes degradation in the file. Then you would save with the same filename and re-upload, and reply to this thread to let me know you are ready for what we call "spot PL". Thanks!
Rob Marland - formerly Rob Board
I made an Oscar Wilde graphic novel!

Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Doves' Nest and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.
● NEXT: A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field.

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