~OPEN [DR] Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher-mas

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Post by Twinkle88 » February 12th, 2021, 7:27 pm

Understood Betsy, by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879 - 1958)

Volunteers outside the USA: Dorothy Canfield Fisher died in 1958. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
Sickly and sheltered, nine-year-old Elizabeth Ann is horrified to hear she must be sent away to live with the "Putney cousins." According to Aunt Harriet, these mysterious relations are cold-hearted and stiff-necked, as well as heavy-handed when it comes to the delegation of children's chores. But what will life at the Putney farm truly have in store for her?
MC: MaryAnnSpiegel
BC: Twinkle88
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Narrator: Bookworm360
Editor: Guster


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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

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Submit one file per chapter. At the beginning of the first file, say:
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Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence).

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For individual roles: understoodbetsy_role_##.mp3 where ## is the two-digit chapter number. (e.g. understoodbetsy_abigail_01.mp3)

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Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of each chapter.
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Post by Bookworm360 » February 13th, 2021, 9:30 am

May I claim Narrator?
2 Timothy 1:7. Look it up.
Check out these projects:
Understood Betsy(Dramatic Reading)
Works of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke
DR scene & story collection, vol.3 (PL Wanted)

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 13th, 2021, 1:26 pm

Twinkle,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn
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Post by Twinkle88 » February 13th, 2021, 2:30 pm

Bookworm360 wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 9:30 am
May I claim Narrator?
Thanks! You're in!

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Post by Twinkle88 » February 13th, 2021, 2:30 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 1:26 pm
Twinkle,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn
Great!! Thank you!

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Post by Twinkle88 » February 13th, 2021, 11:01 pm

The MW is almost ready -- will finish it up next chance I get.

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Post by silverquill » February 13th, 2021, 11:40 pm

Well, I think I could be the elderly uncle, Henry Putney
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Post by commonsparrow3 » February 14th, 2021, 11:21 am

What fun! I loved this book as a girl!
It's been awhile since I took part in a DR, but I'd love to read Aunt Abigail Putney, if that part is not yet claimed!

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Post by Bookworm360 » February 14th, 2021, 6:20 pm

If you like, I could do Eleanor's meow too.
2 Timothy 1:7. Look it up.
Check out these projects:
Understood Betsy(Dramatic Reading)
Works of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke
DR scene & story collection, vol.3 (PL Wanted)

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Post by JoannaHoyt » February 14th, 2021, 7:39 pm

I loved this book when I was little, but haven't read it for a long time. May I please read Ann Putney (part 5)?

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Post by KimL » February 15th, 2021, 6:57 am

I would be interested in claiming Aunt Frances, if she's available.

What a fun project.

Thank you,
Kim L.

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Post by NancyHalper » February 15th, 2021, 12:39 pm

I would love to read Betsy if available! :)
Nancy

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Post by Twinkle88 » February 15th, 2021, 1:08 pm

Okay, the Magic Window is ready! Let's get started!

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Post by Twinkle88 » February 15th, 2021, 1:11 pm

silverquill wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 11:40 pm
Well, I think I could be the elderly uncle, Henry Putney
Haha, thank you very much!

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Post by Twinkle88 » February 15th, 2021, 1:11 pm

commonsparrow3 wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 11:21 am
What fun! I loved this book as a girl!
It's been awhile since I took part in a DR, but I'd love to read Aunt Abigail Putney, if that part is not yet claimed!
Great! Thank you!

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