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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby Courtenay » 14 Nov 2017, 13:22

Rob Houghton wrote:'Nigel and the Magic Throne' - I can see it now - sure to be a best seller. :lol:

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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby pete9012S » 14 Nov 2017, 17:13

Brace yourselves, I have had a go at turning my short story into an audio book!!!

You can listen to my attempt here if you are of strong disposition:


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A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell - AUDIO VERSION

https://clyp.it/g4kkagj3

Rob,we'd all love to hear you read an excerpt from your latest work too!
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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby Rob Houghton » 14 Nov 2017, 17:18

pete9012S wrote:Rob,we'd all love to hear you read an excerpt from your latest work too!


That would be...er...good Pete...but sadly I don't have any means of recording my voice to computer (he said hopefully!) :lol:

Trouble is, I would never use my proper voice, but my actor's voice - as I hate my 'Brummie' lilt - and I use so many different voices for characters that sometimes I don't even know what my 'real voice' is! :lol:
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby sixret » 14 Nov 2017, 17:47

Whose voice is that, Pete? I normally have a tough time to understand most of British accents and dialects but I can understand the audio without any problem. However, the voice is so “windy” at certain parts. I do not know how to describe it. Sometimes it goes so low it is almost like the sound of wind. How very apt with the setting is near the sea! :D
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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby Rob Houghton » 14 Nov 2017, 18:08

I presume its Pete's voice! :-D
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hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby sixret » 14 Nov 2017, 18:11

Thanks, Rob. :D
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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 14 Nov 2017, 18:19

That's lovely Pete. :D

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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby Courtenay » 14 Nov 2017, 18:30

Beautiful, Pete. :D
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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 14 Nov 2017, 18:31

Beautifully read, Pete.
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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby Rob Houghton » 14 Nov 2017, 18:35

Very nicely read. Its a great emotional piece and your reading of it is spot on. :-)
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby pete9012S » 14 Nov 2017, 20:15

Many thanks for all the positive feedback, it is most appreciated.


I've been listening to the BBC Radio 4 dramatization of 'The House At World's End' on youtube this week and suddenly decided to try out creating an audio book myself.

The House At World's End
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zqnQkaaPY0&t=839s

I used my first take of reading the book and it would probably benefit from being read again more carefully.

Would still like to hear you read you own work Rob - your accent can't be any worse than my own monotonous up 't north flat drawl surely!
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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby Courtenay » 14 Nov 2017, 20:22

Your reading wasn't a monotonous flat drawl at all, Pete — I thought it was very clear, well-paced, expressive and sensitive. It made the story even more moving and enjoyable.
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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby Rob Houghton » 14 Nov 2017, 20:57

pete9012S wrote:
Would still like to hear you read you own work Rob


I'll have to look into it! I don't even know how to begin with recording audio in a digital format! :oops:
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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby Daisy » 14 Nov 2017, 21:07

I have already commented elsewhere on the little story, Pete, but your telling it, complete with sound effects, makes it even more special - very touching indeed.
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Re: A Trip To The Beach With My Dad - Davey Blundell

Postby pete9012S » 14 Nov 2017, 21:11

Many, many thanks Daisy.

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I'm sure you'll find a way Rob - I used this..


Only joking. :D

This may help -

How do I set up my microphone to record audio on a computer?

http://pearsonsupport.helpserve.com/Kno ... a-computer
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