Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 52

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Jack Cover with border small canvas

by HL Carpenter
ISBN: 978-0-9884095-1-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.


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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 52


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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)

Nessa tumbled to the ground as Jack shot to his feet. He covered the distance to Tenspot’s side in one leap and snatched the necklace from the boy’s hand.

Tenspot scrambled backward.

“My lost colgante!” Jack clutched the silver circlet. “After all these years, I have found the Fountain of Youth once again!”

He threw his head back, his dark hair touching his shoulders as he raised his face toward the cloudy sky and laughed out loud.

Nessa gasped. In that fleeting, displaced second, the world tilted; shifted slightly on its axis, and wobbled a bit off course into another time.



We’re new to the Audacity, the sound program we use for our audio recordings, and to sound effects in general. These are our thoughts on the current episode.

Recording. We recorded this segment in three takes, after fivepractice runs with the microphone off.

Technical. This week, we  are not happy with the way Jack’s voice sounds, although we applied the same effects as in previous installments. Also, we are back to reading the story instead of acting it as we record.

Comments. We’ve been listening to audio books this week in an attempt to do a better job with our own recording (and because we enjoy listening to audio books and so take any opportunity to combine learning and work). However, the difficulty getting Jack’s voice correct continues to be an issue.

Story changes. Minor changes to the written version this week. We vacillate between making Jack’s speech formal or relaxed, and have currently settled on the formal mode so we change contractions to full words.


***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****

HL Carpenter is the pen name of a Florida-based mother/daughter duo who writes from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity.

Also by HL Carpenter:

The SkyHorse. Fourteen year old Tovi thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck–until a mysterious stranger says finders aren’t always keepers.

Dream Stealer. Is stealing a dream better than losing your own?

Pirate Summer. When her brother disappears, Josey is sure she knows where he’s gone. And the only way to bring him home is to travel two hundred years into the past with a boy she can’t trust.


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