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As you may know, I have a brilliant and beautiful new niece. As you may not know, she's half a continent away. Thank goodness we live in the era of electronic photos and videos and live Skype chats! I realized that, if I lived close to Kaitlyn, what I'd want to do most is read to her. So I've decided to do that anyway. With what I'm calling "Project Kaitlyn," I'm recording my narration of stories I'd most like to share with her (especially those with a fantasy or science fiction flavor), and my family will play them for her. Just in case anyone else is interested, I'll share those recordings here, too.

My first full, unabridged book narration for "Project Kaitlyn" is Stories of King Arthur's Knights Told to the Children by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor.

Here's my narration. If you'd like it, please help yourself!

"Chapter 1: Geraint and Enid"
"Chapter 2: Lancelot and Elaine"
"Chapter 3: Pelleas and Ettarde"
"Chapter 4: Gareth and Lynette"
"Chapter 5: Sir Gallahad and the Sacred Cup"
"Chapter 6: The Death of King Arthur"

I'm quite excited about the next texts I've got lined up to record. More soon.

Tales of King Arthur's Knights Told to the Children (1907)

Note: Since one of the goals of this is for Kaitlyn to hear and recognize me, I've kept my own accent for this narration. Not exactly authentic to the source material, I know. I do, however, use different voices for the characters.


( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 21st, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful idea! :-)
Jul. 22nd, 2012 12:32 am (UTC)
Aw, I'm so tickled you think so! Thank you. :)
Jul. 21st, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
That is an absolutely fantastic idea.

And I am definitely snagging these. *scoops up all the Arthurian tales and trundles off*
Jul. 22nd, 2012 12:33 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! I'm delighted you think so.

I do hope you enjoy the reading. Thanks for downloading/listening! :D
Abbie [wordpress.com]
Jul. 22nd, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
Ohhhh my gosh, what an incredibly fun project!! I know if I were little Kaitlyn, I would want you to read me bedtime stories! In fact, as myself I would like you to read me bedtime stories. Haha! Thanks for sharing the fun!

Why are you so awesome.
Jul. 28th, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! It thrills my heart to hear that you think this is fun. :D Thanks for your encouragement!

(The next novel is one I'm really, really excited about...)
Jul. 22nd, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
It's a lovely idea/gift that she can enjoy as a child - and later on she will realize the love that created these recordings. What a lucky little girl! p.s. Amd I plan to listen to them myself, at bedtime!

Edited at 2012-07-22 02:00 am (UTC)
Jul. 28th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so happy you think so! Thank you for your encouraging words. It tickles me to pieces to think you might listen to them, too.

(BTW, the next novel I'll be recording for August? Totally related to your interests. *g*)

Thanks again, my friend.
Jul. 22nd, 2012 01:42 pm (UTC)
If you could add a visual aspect, perhaps you could also do Kenneth Hite's Mini Mythos books (Where the Deep Ones Are, The Antartic Express, and Cliffourd the Big Red God).

Edit: I've just added a post where I've brainstormed some other possibilities for Mr. Hite to explore.

Edited at 2012-07-25 03:02 pm (UTC)
Jul. 28th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
LOL! Brilliant ideas! :D Thanks!
Jul. 23rd, 2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful and thoughtful idea. She's lucky to have you for her aunt!
Jul. 28th, 2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! I'm so happy you think so. I'm lucky to have her for a niece. :)
Julie D.
Jul. 23rd, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
Great idea!
What a great idea. Not only are you giving her a legacy that she will treasure forever, but she'll feel as if she knows you from the first. Brilliant!
Jul. 28th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Great idea!
Oh, thank you for this! I'm so tickled you think it's a good idea. I appreciate your encouragement tremendously.
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