[CHILDREN - LEGENDS] Stories of Siegfried, Told to the Children -jo

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Post by ssfellows » June 14th, 2020, 1:38 pm

Stories of Siegfried, Told to the Children by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor (1876 - 1961).


Dear Denis,—Here is a story that I found in an old German poem called the Nibelungenlied. The poem is full of strange adventure, adventure of both tiny dwarf and stalwart mortal.

Some of these adventures will fill this little book, and already I can see you sitting in the nursery as you read them.

The door is opened but you do not look up. 'Denis! Denis!' You are called, but you do not hear, for you are not really in the nursery any longer.

You have wandered away to Nibelheim, the home of the strange little people of whom you are reading, and you have ears only for the harsh voices of the tiny Nibelungs, eyes only for their odd, wrinkled faces.

Siegfried is the merry hero of the Nibelungenlied. I wonder will you think him as brave as French Roland or as chivalrous as your English favourite, Guy of Warwick? Yet even should you think the German hero brave and chivalrous as these, I can hardly believe you will read and re-read this little book as often as you read and re-read the volumes which told you about your French and English heroes.—Yours affectionately,

MARY MACGREGOR
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26181
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    Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales; Fantastic Fiction/Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

    Keywords that describe the book: adventure, siegfried, heroic, nibelung, germanic myth

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    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Stories of Siegfried, Told to the Children. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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  • Example filename storiesofsiegfried_##_macgregor_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. storiesofsiegfried_01_macgregor_128kb.mp3)
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ssfellows
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Post by ssfellows » June 14th, 2020, 1:42 pm

Hello All,

I'm looking forward to reading this set of adventures, which I found on gutenberg.org. I did not see a publication date listed there, and other sites were of no help. For what it's worth, other books in the "Told to the Children" series by this author appear to have been published in the first decade of the 20th century.

Regards,
Steve

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 14th, 2020, 2:40 pm

Hi Steve. I can MC this for you. We do not need a publication date as long as Gutenberg text indicates on the BibRec tab that the Copyright Status is Public Domain in the U.S. (as this one does). Be back shortly to add your MW. :)
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Post by ssfellows » June 15th, 2020, 7:15 am

Thanks Jo! I have updated the MW with the chapter titles.

Regards,
Steve

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Post by ssfellows » June 21st, 2020, 8:17 am

Hi Jo,

The introductory section is ready for review: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/storiesofsiegfried_00_macgregor_128kb.mp3

Apologies if I missed something, but will there be a separate PL for this project?

Regards,
Steve

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 21st, 2020, 8:53 am

You can wait a bit and see if someone volunteers now that you have posted the first section, or you can advertise for a DPL in Listeners Wanted. See this post for instructions.
Jo
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Post by ssfellows » July 11th, 2020, 12:09 pm

Chapter 1 ready for review: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/storiesofsiegfried_01_macgregor_128kb.mp3

I'll give this update a little while and advertise for a DPL if no one steps forward.

Thanks,
Steve

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Post by ssfellows » July 22nd, 2020, 6:56 pm


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Post by sweaver » July 23rd, 2020, 11:34 am

Hi Steve! I have PL'd your introduction and it matches all standard criteria. Way to go on you narration.

P.S. I am still figuring out how libriVox works, was this the correct place to contact you?

Sincerely,
Siler

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Post by GillianT » July 23rd, 2020, 9:43 pm

Hey to you all,

I am new to this platform, but would happily be your DPL for you. So far, listening to your introduction & Ch 1, I would feel comfortable following you along on this journey.

Respectfully,
G

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Post by ssfellows » July 24th, 2020, 7:58 am

GillianT wrote:
July 23rd, 2020, 9:43 pm
Hey to you all,

I am new to this platform, but would happily be your DPL for you. So far, listening to your introduction & Ch 1, I would feel comfortable following you along on this journey.

Respectfully,
G
Hi Gillian - Many thanks for the offer, and I'd be glad to have you along.

Jo - would you be so kind as to set Gillian up with the necessary privileges?

Regards,
Steve

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 24th, 2020, 10:56 am

Welcome to LibriVox, Gillian. Since you are new to PLing, please have a look at the Prooflistening guidelines and links therein, if you haven't already done so. It is up to the reader of each project if they would like to request more than the standard level of PLing.

PL guidelines

Meanwhile, I will add you as DPL for this project. If this will be your first project as DPL, you will need to set up a password for access to the workflow system so you access to enter change the PL status of each section as you PL which then appears in the "Magic Window" in the top post. Here are some links to detailed instructions for logging into the system and setting a password the first time, as well as for entering and editing information in the section compiler.

First Time Logging in to the Workflow

Instructions for BCs and DPLs

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Post by GillianT » July 24th, 2020, 11:23 pm

Hi Steve and Jo,

Great job so far Steve. :clap: Your flow, annunciation, diction, and tone have a positive and comforting energy. Everything is as it should be, for the first 3 sections that are uploaded: Introduction Ch 1 & 2, including the required information. :thumbs:

Jo, am I supposed to do anything else other than give feedback here?

Respectfully,
G
Last edited by GillianT on July 25th, 2020, 3:01 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by GillianT » July 24th, 2020, 11:24 pm

Also Jo,

How will I know when subsequent chapters are ready? Do I need to keep coming back here or will I receive a notification via an email alert?

G
Last edited by GillianT on July 25th, 2020, 3:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by GillianT » July 24th, 2020, 11:27 pm

Also to both of you,

I am in Thailand, so there will be a delay between our emails.

G

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