Love Stories Volume 2 -pc

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Post by msfry » November 24th, 2019, 8:33 am

Here is my contribution:

The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen
TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32572/32572-h/32572-h.htm#Page_124

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lovestories2_littlemermaid_hcanderson_mtf_128kb.mp3 53:06

Anne has offered to PL.
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Post by anneflebari » November 24th, 2019, 4:58 pm

msfry wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 8:33 am
Here is my contribution:

The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen
TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32572/32572-h/32572-h.htm#Page_124

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lovestories2_littlemermaid_hcanderson_mtf_128kb.mp3 53:06

Anne has offered to PL.
Hi Michele, loved this...I'd forgotten how sad it is :( Volume etc all fine, and sound is consistent right through...don't know how you manage that in such a long story!
Just a couple of pickups...
Intro silence should be shorter;
21m beginning "and between the pillars...." I hear "Lifeless" statues, text is "lifelike"
And in the very last para..at 52.07 in first sentence beginning "After three hundred years.." there is an insert of "she said" which comes at end of sentence. Loved your witchy voice by the way!! Anne

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Post by msfry » November 24th, 2019, 5:31 pm

Thanks, Anne. I had not realized when I began that it is so LOOOOOONG and rather gruesome, especially for a "children's story". But the images are vivid enough to have made it a classic, and the message I got is crystal clear: keep your tail and don't let them cut out your tongue, even for a handsome Prince, unless the ring is first on your finger! That witch drove far too hard a bargain for an innocent mermaid! Shame on her.

Changes made, except I didn't notice a long silence at the beginning. .5 to 1 second is the designated range.

Hoping I can call on you again in future. :D
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Post by KevinS » December 4th, 2019, 4:24 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lovestories2_letter15_fuller_ks_128kb.mp3

5:55

Letter 15 from Love-letters of Margaret Fuller, 1845-1846

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.rsl1jm&view=1up&seq=59

Margaret Fuller, 1810-50


Don't feel at all obliged to include this love letter in your collection. I stumbled upon it and liked it and thought of this project. It is a real love letter, however, and not fiction. I don't know if it is appropriate to your interests here.
"E agora, José?"

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Post by ColleenMc » December 4th, 2019, 6:12 pm

I missed out on the first collection so am glad I got to get into this one!

"The Romance of Marcia" by Margaret Sangster (1838-1912)


https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lovestories2_romanceofmarcia_sangster_cm_128kb.mp3

10:35

Source: https://archive.org/details/twilighttalestw00heragoog/page/n42

Colleen

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Post by msfry » December 4th, 2019, 6:44 pm

Whee! Two stories to listen to tomorrow. Thank you Kevin and Colleen. And I'll need one PL'd myself soon :D
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Post by msfry » December 4th, 2019, 11:20 pm

Margaret Fuller letter is PL OK.
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Post by msfry » December 5th, 2019, 8:10 am

The Romance of Marcia is PL OK. I love happy endings, especially in real life. :clap: :clap:

And the book looks like a good source for more love stories (in case anyone is looking).
Twilight tales : twenty-four stories of love and romance from real life
https://archive.org/details/twilighttalestw00heragoog/page/n10
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