Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 54

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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 54


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

“Umm…Mr. Newman will be happy?”

A shadow crossed his face, as if he’d forgotten the story for the Pryer.

“No. My reasons for wanting to find the Fountain had nothing to do with Mr. Newman.” Jack waved the medal. “This means freedom.”

“Freedom?” She raised her hands. “From what?”

Metal clinked against glass.

Jack whirled. Tenspot set aside the lid from the FRESH PEACHES jar and headed for the spring.

“Stop!” Jack leapt in front of the boy, his expression fierce. “Do not touch that water!”



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 two takes, after two practice runs with the microphone off.

Technical. This week, we have switched to mono recording because that is the requirement for uploading to Audible, which we intend to do with Jack as well as the rest of our books.

Comments. We went back to adjusting Nessa’s voice as well as making her voice higher-pitched while recording. Still not happy with the “reading” effect as opposed to “acting.”

Story changes. One change to the written version this week to make Jack’s words more formal. We go back and forth with this. His speech would originally be formal, but after 500 years, might have softened some.


***** 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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