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Post by KiltedDragon » August 15th, 2010, 3:58 pm

Praise for nicholas19 [(Nicholas James Bridgewater)] via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
Re: Thornton Chase reading.
Wonderful!
Please get in touch with me -- the so-called Queen of Baha'i audio!
Lesa M., Florida USA.
http://librivox.org/the-bahai-revelation-by-thornton-chase/

http://librivox.org/in-galilee-by-thornton-chase/
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Post by kayray » August 15th, 2010, 4:03 pm

KiltedDragon wrote:Praise for everyone via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
Librivox readers,

Thank You all so very much for the great volunteer work you have taken the time to partake! Words cannot express my endless gratitude to each and every one of you for reading. You have truly been a blessing to me and my daughter and have impacted our lives more than you can imagine. I am a single mom with a 6 yr. old daughter that lost my sight 2 years ago when my daughter was just learning how to read. I was devestated that I would no longer be able to teach her the alphabet, how to read, or share our beloved bedtime stories each nite. Each one of you along with the incredible Librivox site has enabled me to remain an avid reader, practice reading with my daughter, and bless us with the continued bond of our bedtime stories. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for making all of this possible! I can't wait to share more stories and time with my daughter and maintain my love for reading that you have made possible.
Sincerely,
Emily C.
Odessa, Texas
Oh my goodness, that brought a tear to my eye, it really did.
Kara
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Post by KiltedDragon » August 15th, 2010, 4:04 pm

Praise for Peter Why (Peter Yearsley) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
Hello,
I wanted to write and thank you for your wonderful readings on LibriVox. My favorites are the M.R James stories. I always look for the texts in which you are a reader and hope you will continue to contribute in the future. Your reading pace, excellent diction, and great story selections -- as well as great 'voices' for characters -- make the stories fantastic. I hope you consider doing the "Haunted Dolls House" collection of M.R James.
Cheers!
Haesel C.
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Post by Starlite » August 15th, 2010, 4:15 pm

kayray wrote:
KiltedDragon wrote:Praise for everyone via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
Librivox readers,

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Sincerely,
Emily C.
Odessa, Texas
Oh my goodness, that brought a tear to my eye, it really did.
Wow me too! Thanks for taking the time to write Emily!

Esther :D
"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable
people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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Post by russiandoll » August 16th, 2010, 3:36 am

Please pass on my thanks to peac for his most enjoyable reading of The Agony Column by Earl Derr Biggers http://librivox.org/the-agony-column-by-earl-derr-biggers/
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. I hope at some time the Charlie Chan stories by Earl Derr Biggers will also become available on Librivox.
<snip>...
Mark S.
Canberra, Australia
Unfortunately, the first Charlie Chan story wasn't published until 1925, so they're not in the public domain in the US - though as Biggers died in 1933, Mark could do whatever he wanted with them in Australia!
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Post by eslteacher » August 17th, 2010, 4:14 am

I'd like to thank Tricia (TriciaG) and Barry (KiltedDragon) for their wonderful recordings of the Listening files on English phonetics and everyday phrases for the pages http://usefulenglish.ru/phonetics/ and http://usefulenglish.ru/phrases/ Really appreciated your willingness to help, friendliness, professionalism, and amazing patience during the recording process. I would also like to thank all LibriVox readers of short prose and poetry. ESL students love to recite short poems and Aesop's fables using LibriVox recordngs as guiding examples. Thank you for your work!

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Post by KiltedDragon » August 18th, 2010, 6:51 am

Praise for Roger (Roger Melin) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
Roger- I just finished listening to your excellent reading of The Tyranny of Weakness, by Charles Neville Buck. I enjoyed every minute!

I love the way you read; and I also have enjoyed many other selections you've made. I like a good story, well-written, and you seem to have a knack for finding these types of novels.

Keep up the great work, and I'll be looking for your next Librivox contribution!

Many thanks- Seena, NYC
http://librivox.org/the-tyranny-of-weakness-by-charles-neville-buck/
Mr. Melin,

I just wanted to say thank you for reading to me "Officer 666". You did a superb job and made the story come alive, I could picture the scenes in my mind. I have listened to other books you have done as well and when I am searching for a new book to listen to and see your name as the reader I always pick it because I know it will be well done.

Libriovox keeps me sane during my mundane work hours doing data entry for 10 hours a day! Thank you for all your hard work!

A devoted fan, Sharon
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Post by KiltedDragon » August 18th, 2010, 7:29 am

Praise for Adrian (Adrian Praetzellis) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
thank you for your wonderful reading of Wind in the Willows...this is
a treasured book in our family, often quoted and refered to amongst
ourselves, so your voice has entered into our family lore!

Thanks again!

Torrey and Hope T. and their 6 little girls, daisy11, iris 6,
rose 4, violet 5, zinnia 2 and heather 20 months
http://librivox.org/the-wind-in-the-willows-by-kenneth-grahame-solo/
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Post by KiltedDragon » August 18th, 2010, 7:36 am

Praise for gypsygirl (Karen Savage) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
I just wanted to tell Karen Savage that I really enjoyed her version of Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, and Anne of the Island, and of course Pride and Prejudice. I started with Pride and Prejudice and enjoyed her version so much that i searched for others that she had done. The reading/acting in these versions was delightful! Now I've finished Anne of the Island and I am longing for the next in the series, but it seems to skip to Anne's House of Dreams (with no version at all of Anne of Windy Poplars). I whole-heartedly encourage Ms. Savage to continue reading about Anne's adventures if possible.

Anyway, I really enjoyed the wonderful reading of these books. Thank you!

--
Leslie O.
http://librivox.org/anne-of-green-gables-by-lucy-maud-montgomery-3/
http://librivox.org/anne-of-avonlea-by-lucy-maud-montgomery-2/
http://librivox.org/anne-of-the-island-by-lucy-maud-montgomery-2/
http://librivox.org/pride-and-prejudice-by-jane-austen-2/
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Post by KiltedDragon » August 18th, 2010, 7:40 am

Praise for Claire (Lee Ann Howlett) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear Ms. Howlett, I really enjoyed your reading of DAWN O'HARA. Sincerely, Edith B.
http://librivox.org/dawn-ohara-by-edna-ferber/
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Post by KiltedDragon » August 18th, 2010, 7:48 am

Praise for gloriana (Elizabeth Klett) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
I would just like to thank you for your reading of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It is one of my all-time favorite stories, and I am really enjoying listening to your interpretation of it. I have just finished chapter 20, and have listened to Lizzie's refusal of the pompous Mr. Collins. I couldn't help but grin as you brought the scene to life. I cannot thank you enough for volunteering your time to bring the pleasure of such a timeless classic to the many people, myself humbly included, that listen to your voice interpretation.

Yours Truly,

Trevor G. E.
Arizona, USA
http://librivox.org/pride-and-prejudice-solo-version-3-by-jane-austen/
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Post by KiltedDragon » August 18th, 2010, 7:55 am

Praise for Rory and Hawden (Hazel and Alan Chant) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
Dear Hazel and Alan Chant,

I want to offer my sincere thanks to both of you for your contributions to the libriVox project.

I came upon Alan’s readings when I downloaded some of the works of Dickens (the first books I wanted to hear after my sister told me about LibriVox last summer). Such wonderful listening impelled me to to a “reader search,” where I discovered your joint recording of Edith Nesbit’s “The Wouldbegoods, Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers."

http://librivox.org/the-wouldbegoods-by-edith-nesbit/

The recording is utterly enchanting! Nesbit is an author with whom I was unfamiliar, but now I’m captivated by her stories, thanks in large part to the two of you and your inspired collaboration on “The Wouldbegoods.” You so beautifully execute the “passing of the baton,” and make the children and their escapades come so vividly alive!

I’m an art historian and have taught for many years at a college in Oregon, USA. I often find myself remarking to students something along the lines of artworks that speak to you across the ages. With due credit to Nesbit, your recording really helps lift a more than hundred-year old book out of its specific era and into that wonderful realm of eternal childhood. Thank you, and I wish both of you would record more.

Fond regards to Smudge.

Sincerely,

Betsy V.
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Post by KiltedDragon » August 18th, 2010, 8:00 am

Praise for CarlManchester and etal. (Carl Manchester) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
http://librivox.org/the-interesting-narrative-of-the-life-of-olaudah-equiano-by-olaudah-equiano/

I'm totally enjoying listening to this book by Olaudah Equiano. It's been bad for my hands since I listen while carving and really need to take more breaks and not carve for hours and hours. I still have a few chapters to go but need to cut out more carving blanks; in the enforced break I wanted to thank you, Carl and all the other readers, for such excellent reading.

Thank you,

sandra
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Post by KiltedDragon » August 18th, 2010, 8:09 am

Praise for Clarica (Clarica) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
hello clarica,

i like you readings on librivox, your voice sounds great, and so i decided to compose a song with one of your readings:
liebesweh by dora wilcox.

if you like to listen to the song, take a look at the following link, or, if you do not trust links (like i sometimes do)
take a look at the last.fm website and search for "skiomant" - that's me.

Link removed by admin. Appears legitimate but could be considered spam since it is selling the song too.

sorry, my english is not very well ... but i hope you enjoy my message.
thanks for your readings and go on with that, maybe i create another tune ;-)

greetings from germany to wherever you live

holger p.
aka. skiomant
http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-051/
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Post by KiltedDragon » August 18th, 2010, 8:15 am

Praise for AndreaFiore (Andrea Fiore) via the 'Thank a reader' feature:
This email is for Andrea Fiore. I recently heard a recording you made of a Melvin Powers book. I am not really sure what is about your reading style but it is very effective. I have heard many, many recording in the past and found some poor and some good. However, yours was just plain clear (which, is a good thing). It may not sound like it but I am complimenting you. You are one of the best if not the best narrator I have come across. I wish others read their books like you. Thank You.

Marc
http://librivox.org/a-practical-guide-to-self-hypnosis-by-melvin-powers/
Barry
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