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Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik

Post by Newgatenovelist » Sat 10. Aug 2019, 20:28

Section 8 is PL OK.
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Post by Newgatenovelist » Sun 11. Aug 2019, 22:07

As you were very careful with pronunciation in an earlier chapter, there's one note for section 09.

23.16-23.19 - check pronunciation of sidereal
"There is something sidereal about her…
https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/sidereal

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Post by Newgatenovelist » Tue 13. Aug 2019, 15:09

I have one note for section 10. There's a paragraph that's about 90% recorded, which then breaks off just before the end of a sentence. I'm guessing it might have been an aborted version. The passage starts at 31.52:

Meanwhile the winter was drawing to an end.

and goes on to 33.04, when it cuts off abruptly:

...the melodies written there which our memory could not-

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Post by Newgatenovelist » Wed 14. Aug 2019, 13:26

There's one note for section 11 - it's 84.1 dB.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » Thu 15. Aug 2019, 11:55

Section 12 is PL OK.

I've been concentrating on the PL notes, but I wanted to pause for a moment and say how glad I am that you're doing this book. It's really a public service to make such an important work available.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » Fri 16. Aug 2019, 12:03

Section 13 is PL OK.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » Sun 18. Aug 2019, 20:44

Section 14 is PL OK.

It's yet a little way off, but for most of September and bits of October I'll be away from my desk and, I suspect, slow to respond. I'm not running off, but PLing is likely to be sporadic.

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Post by Tuberous Chairs » Sat 31. Aug 2019, 00:07

Sections 5, 6, 10 and 11 corrected and reuploaded. I don't know when I switched from a Logitech to a Marantz microphone but I've tried both for the pronunciation problems and neither sound like the rest of the recording so I think I'll just have to accept patina and sidereal being wrong. Even Stephen Fry gives inconsistent pronunciations of Gryffindor and Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone so I guess I can allow myself the occasional mistake with obscure words.

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - vik

Post by Newgatenovelist » Sun 1. Sep 2019, 17:28

Sections 5, 6, 10 and 11 are PL OK.

By all means go ahead and mark sections 7 and 9 PL OK. I fully sympathise with changing your setup mid-project. I've done that, and in one instance had to bin about a third of a novel because the sound was just so different. I've not noticed a dramatic change within these sections, but I know how hard it can be at the best of times to get a match that doesn't sound patched in. Not to worry. I point out small things and leave it up to the reader to make a change or not, if it's feasible. Some readers are happy to press on and others prefer to fine tune, so it's more a question of what suits the narrator. I like the idea of everything being absolutely flawless, but I don't think it truly makes much difference for most listeners who, if they're like me, are just happy to have the book. These are more notes for future reference, if anything. It's more important to do the recording than to worry about the pronunciation of whichever less commonly used word Moncrieff chose when he completed the translation.

I don't know if you'd prefer to listen or to avoid it while you're recording, but this weekend I noticed there's a 10-part adaptation of In Search of Lost Time on Radio 4 with Derek Jacobi narrating a full cast recording.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00082zt

PS I've not heard Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone but it's immensely comforting that someone with as much experience as he has slips up occasionally. It makes me feel slightly less inadequate.

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