JACK AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
by HL Carpenter
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.
Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 63
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
“You don’t—Won’t you live out a normal life span? Like Maria?”
“Maria drank and fell in on the same day. Centuries have passed since I drank the water. I may age five hundred years in an instant and die.”
“If that happens, Tia Bella will be alone until the end of time. All we have is each other. For her sake, I cannot take the risk.” He would face down the entire Spanish fleet before deserting his aunt.
“What will you do?” Nessa whispered.
He didn’t know.
He reached for her hand. “I must talk to Tia Bella. For now we will mark the location of the Fountain so I can find it again.”
“I got the GPS readings,” Tenspot said.
“Let’s leave your medal too. You can attach it to that tree.” Nessa pointed to a majestic oak standing to the left of the fallen pine.
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 five practice runs with the microphone off.
Technical. We are having difficulty determining the proper order for making adjustments to the raw file so that the audio meets the specs for uploading to the audiobook publisher. Getting to that “passed” status on all three benchmarks is certainly satisfying…after the initial annoyance.
Comments. Consistency of voice is a problem. The recordings sound different based on the time of day and how much warm-up we’ve done. Now, having eliminated a good amount of the surrounding ambient noise, we notice our own “mouth noises” A LOT more.
Story changes. Several changes this week, replacing the generic “it” with descriptors and switching Jack to a more formal tone.
***** 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:
Jack and The Fountain of Youth. Some people say the Fountain of Youth is a myth. Jack Ponsi Dileonardo Thomas knows better.
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?
Walled In. When her father is accused of fraud, seventeen year old Vandy Spencer discovers her entire life has been built on a heart-shattering deception.
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.
A Cause for Murder. Someone at Happy Haven is a killer. Septuagenarian sleuth Emma Twiggs navigates madcap mayhem, multiple mysteries, and murderous motives to discover who has a cause for murder.