MAGIC MOUNTAIN (Vol 2) - Thomas Mann (Trans Lowe-Porter) - ans

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Section 13 is PL ok. I wish Mann would have kept calling him uncle and not switched to cousin. But maybe that was purposeful?
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Dear Christine, thanks for PL-S13 - and now here is S14 which concludes story of poor James Tienappel....
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/magicmountian2_14_mann_128kb.mp3
(20.13)
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PS on the uncle/cousin thing I confess I had not noticed!
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SteveGough wrote: November 28th, 2023, 9:39 am Dear Christine, thanks for PL-S13 - and now here is S14 which concludes story of poor James Tienappel....
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/magicmountian2_14_mann_128kb.mp3
(20.13)
oh no!
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brownrottger wrote: November 28th, 2023, 12:44 pm
SteveGough wrote: November 28th, 2023, 9:39 am Dear Christine, thanks for PL-S13 - and now here is S14 which concludes story of poor James Tienappel....
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/magicmountian2_14_mann_128kb.mp3
(20.13)
oh no!
Oh, I thought he died on his short visit of "rescue". He may be back; one can't carry on forever being "extremely anemic". He has served to initiate a "turning point" for our hero, though.
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I am sorry that this is off topic but I seem to be unable to send a private message to Steve. I actually just registered only to thank you, Steve, and of course those proofing your work 🙂. I find your reading of Mann so brilliant and on point, the fine irony in your voice is just perfect for Mann’s text. Thank you for making listening to this so enjoyable!
Best wishes
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You have made my day Katharina - made my month in fact! Not least because traversing volume two, like vol one, is a mammoth task for this seventy-five year old and it is so very reassuring to know that it is perhaps worth all the effort. NB most of the time I spend is in the editing as I make so many mistake when I do the readings - thankfully my background is in film-making so the editing process is something I love. Also thanks go to my wonderful proof listeners for both volumes - Anne and Christine - who have been such kind and supportive companions along the way.
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It's definitely worth the effort. most people seem to spend about 3 times as long editing as reading, more if the text is tricky. I'm waiting patiently to listen to volume 2.
I always smile when a newbie decides to read something long, it's hard to convince them that it is a major commitment even when you know what you are doing.

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Dear Christine - hope you are OK? Haven't heard back from you in recent days. Here is section fifteen (20.32), where we learn something of Naphta's dark history. I sweated a lot on this one as there seemed to be so many tricky pronunciations! :hmm:
Best Steve
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/magicmountian2_15_mann_128kb.mp3
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SteveGough wrote: December 5th, 2023, 8:24 am Dear Christine - hope you are OK? Haven't heard back from you in recent days. Here is section fifteen (20.32), where we learn something of Naphta's dark history. I sweated a lot on this one as there seemed to be so many tricky pronunciations! :hmm:
Best Steve
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/magicmountian2_15_mann_128kb.mp3
Sorry, I rely on notifications for my assignments. I can PL this today! :D Also, I forgot in my last post to include that Section 14 is PL ok. :oops:
Best,
Christine
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You are a star, Christine. :D
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SteveGough wrote: December 5th, 2023, 9:07 am You are a star, Christine. :D
I'm joining your club. But, then, you are a SUPERstar. I wouldn't have anything nearly so great to listen to without you! :9:
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Superstar? You should hear all the swearing to myself on the audio out-takes when I get the words all wrong!!! :(
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SteveGough wrote: December 5th, 2023, 9:36 am Superstar? You should hear all the swearing to myself on the audio out-takes when I get the words all wrong!!! :(
Ohhh, same here!!! Also, about editing. It definitely takes me at least 10 times as much time to edit than to record. Sometimes I have to take out a chunk of several minutes length where I have said the same d____ word incorrectly 10 times!
Anyways, just finished Section 15. It is a marvelous piece of finished product and I am happy to know of Naptha's past. It really fits with his character! Section 15 is PL ok.
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My experience exactly matches yours Christine, I sometimes fear I may never get the pesky word right as my brain seems to go into a dysfunctional loop.... thanks for the PL as always. Onwards (aargghh!)
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