[COMPLETE] Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald - tg

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Post by TriciaG » September 26th, 2012, 10:42 am

Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald (1824 - 1905) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/thomas-wingfold-curate-by-george-macdonald/
Republished in modern times as "The Curate's Awakening". A young man (Thomas Wingfold) "enters the church" through no real faith and only for want of something to do. After an encounter with a brash young atheist, he is thrown into an emotional, spiritual, and vocational crisis. Through his own doubts and through developing clarity gained from the counsel of a singular friend, he begins a slow journey toward faith, or - as he would put it - "a lovely hope." (Summary by John Schuurman & TriciaG)
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Post by TriciaG » September 26th, 2012, 10:48 am

I'm going to make Google Docs since the text isn't hyperlinked into chapters at PG. That makes it hard to find the chapters (especially since in the text they're broken into "Book X, Chapter Y" but we're just going to do "Chapter Z").
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Post by arjohns » September 26th, 2012, 11:16 am

Tricia, if you need a DPL I would be glad to work on it.
Allen Johns

Don't worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet.

Fred Allen

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Post by TriciaG » September 26th, 2012, 11:30 am

I had decided to DPL this myself. I realize now I forgot to put myself in as DPL! LOL!

Thanks for the offer, though. :)
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Post by TriciaG » September 27th, 2012, 11:24 am

Moving to Readers Wanted...
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Post by sonnethaiku » November 10th, 2012, 6:57 pm

I am willing to read section 34 - "Rachel and Her Uncle." I would like to be credited in the catalog under the name "Chessie Joy."
~ Chessie Joy

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Post by TriciaG » November 11th, 2012, 7:12 am

Yay - a claimant! :lol:

34 is yours. Enjoy!
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Post by sonnethaiku » November 11th, 2012, 10:50 am

Here is Section 34 - "Rachel and Her Uncle."

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/thomaswingfoldcurate_34_macdonald.mp3


I'm a little unhappy with how much my letter "s" seems to whistle. When you PL, please indicate if this is an acceptable amount or if there are things I can do (either during recording or post-production) which will minimize this whistle. I am content to re-record if necessary.

If this is PL OK, then I would like to volunteer to read Section 35 as well.
~ Chessie Joy

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Post by TriciaG » November 11th, 2012, 10:57 am

Thanks! What's the run time, please?
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Post by sonnethaiku » November 11th, 2012, 10:59 am

6:10. Whoops!
~ Chessie Joy

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Post by TriciaG » November 11th, 2012, 12:39 pm

Chapter 34:

0:00 - need to say "chapter 34 of Thomas Winfold, Curate" before "This is a LibriVox recording..." (this is so the sight-impaired know which section it is before having to go too far into the file.)

I'd let the end silence go if there were nothing else, but since you need to edit the file for the above, would you also cut about 2-3 seconds off the end silence? 8 seconds at the end is a bit long for a 6-minute file. ;)

Well read. Thanks! Are you still up for 35?
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Post by sonnethaiku » November 11th, 2012, 12:41 pm

Whoops, sorry about that. I just followed the text in the Google Docs and didn't think about it.

Yes, I will edit for those, and please enlist me for Section 35.
~ Chessie Joy

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Post by sonnethaiku » November 11th, 2012, 12:55 pm

~ Chessie Joy

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Post by TriciaG » November 11th, 2012, 1:00 pm

OK!

Next time, please do "Chapter ## of Thomas..." rather than "Thomas... chapter ##". Picky, picky, I know... ;)
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Post by sonnethaiku » November 11th, 2012, 1:06 pm

I can easily do it again, so that it's consistent. It's attention to some of the "picky" details which make life so much easier!
~ Chessie Joy

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