[OPEN][Gothic novel] The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe - kit

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Post by miss stav » August 9th, 2019, 4:41 pm

The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe (1764 - 1823).

Ann Radcliffe is the founder of the gothic novel. This novel is no exception. The wicked baron murdered the good earl's father twelve years before the novel began. Only twelve years later, free from his mother's wishes, can the earl seek revenge. Meanwhile, Mary, the earl's beautiful sister is falling in love with a peasant. Yet her brother was abducted by the baron and he wants to marry her. She may have to wed him in order to secure his return. We see Mary's conflict along with a description of her brother's captivity. This book has everything: murder, revenge, battles, damsels in distress, aristocrats, captives, secrets, and, most of all, love. It is a love story in every sense: the love to the Scottish highlands in which it is set, the family love that binds almost above all else, and of course the love between men and women. This short work would later influence Radcliffe's other works. Radcliffe had an influence on Jane Austin, Mary Shelley, and many others who wrote popular gothic novels. ( Stav Nisser and Wikipedia )
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Post by miss stav » August 9th, 2019, 4:42 pm

Dear future MC, this is a very small project in deed. All the wordcounts are ready. The etext is in the public domain, I used this source many times. Have fun.
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Post by Kitty » August 12th, 2019, 3:28 am

Stav, I love gothic novels, and I'll be back with a MW soon :)

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » August 12th, 2019, 3:34 am

ok you have your MW to fill out. Let me know if you need any help :)

I only shortened the file name a little bit, the rest seems fine.

Let's wait a bit to attract a DPL before I move us to Books...

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Post by miss stav » August 13th, 2019, 2:10 am

Good morning, Sonia. How are you? That's it, I filled in the mw. So now we are ready for claims. I somehow knew you would like to mc this one.
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Post by narratedbyrandall » August 15th, 2019, 9:46 am

Hi,
I would like to narrate chapters 1 and 2 please.

Thank you,
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Post by miss stav » August 15th, 2019, 3:46 pm

Hi Lauren, welcome aboard. Chapters 1 and 2 are all yours. However I don't understand what you mean by narrating. It is not a dramatic reading... Anyhow, have fun.
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Post by Kitty » August 16th, 2019, 1:50 am

I guess I will move us over to readers wanted: books, now. A DPL may come along soon....

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Post by narratedbyrandall » August 19th, 2019, 11:22 am

Sonia,

Chapter 1 is ready for PL.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/athlinanddunbayne_01_radcliffe_128kb.mp3

13:11

Note: I guessed at pronunciation of "Athlin" and "Alleyn". Please let me know if you want something different.

Thank you,
- Lauren

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Post by miss stav » August 19th, 2019, 11:24 am

Thanks a lot, Lauren.
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Post by Kitty » August 19th, 2019, 12:04 pm

narratedbyrandall wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 11:22 am
Chapter 1 is ready for PL.
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/athlinanddunbayne_01_radcliffe_128kb.mp3
Note: I guessed at pronunciation of "Athlin" and "Alleyn". Please let me know if you want something different.
your guesses are as good as mine, Lauren, and I think your pronunciations sound lovely. :9: It's an absolutely perfect start to the book, lively narration, clear diction, it was a pleasure to listen to it and roam in my mind through the Highlands. 8-)

No textual errors at all, every perfect. Already looking forward to hearing more from you. :) Only one small thing to correct is the volume, which is outside our range of 86-92 dB. Yours is only 85.3, which is a bit low. Could you amplify with 3 dB please, to get it into a good average range ?

Thank you very much. Now this chapter has whetted my appetite for the rest of the story, so I'll put myself up for DPL.

Sonia

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Post by narratedbyrandall » August 19th, 2019, 4:46 pm

Kitty wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 12:04 pm
narratedbyrandall wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 11:22 am
Chapter 1 is ready for PL.
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/athlinanddunbayne_01_radcliffe_128kb.mp3
Note: I guessed at pronunciation of "Athlin" and "Alleyn". Please let me know if you want something different.
your guesses are as good as mine, Lauren, and I think your pronunciations sound lovely. :9: It's an absolutely perfect start to the book, lively narration, clear diction, it was a pleasure to listen to it and roam in my mind through the Highlands. 8-)

No textual errors at all, every perfect. Already looking forward to hearing more from you. :) Only one small thing to correct is the volume, which is outside our range of 86-92 dB. Yours is only 85.3, which is a bit low. Could you amplify with 3 dB please, to get it into a good average range ?

Thank you very much. Now this chapter has whetted my appetite for the rest of the story, so I'll put myself up for DPL.

Sonia
Hi Sonia,

I've re-uploaded with db raised by 3.10.

Thank you,
I'm almost wishing I had claimed the book as "Solo", but my schedule says otherwise. :D
- Lauren

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Post by narratedbyrandall » August 19th, 2019, 4:53 pm

Hi,

I would like Chapter 3 please,

Thank you,
- Lauren

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Post by miss stav » August 19th, 2019, 6:51 pm

Hi Lauren, sure, chapter 3 is all yours. Look the fact with solos is that they have no deadline as long as you send updates once in a month or two. So if you want it as solo, there is no rush. It's not like a group project where you have to submit your claims within the two months period because other readers did and it's not fair. And it is not a long book. I am not pressuring you, only stating a few facts, because I know first time soloists are confused about that.
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Post by Kitty » August 20th, 2019, 1:41 am

narratedbyrandall wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 4:46 pm
I've re-uploaded with db raised by 3.10.
super, now all is PL ok :)
I'm almost wishing I had claimed the book as "Solo", but my schedule says otherwise. :D
I agree with Stav, for a Solo you don't have a deadline, just regular check-ups to say you're still interested. As no one has claimed any chapters yet, there is still time to switch to Solo. Just let us know :)

Sonia

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