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 69
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
“Bradley gets out of prison on Monday,” Nessa said.
“I—Prison?” Jack repeated. “Is that why you did not want to talk about him?”
“The press made a circus out of his trial. I was afraid the same thing would happen again because of his release.” She twisted the damp towel. “Even though you’re a reporter, I think my brother will like you.”
“Bradley is your brother?”
“Yes. He’s a chemist. That’s what gave me the idea about the water from the Fountain.”
“Bradley can analyze the sample and learn what makes the water so special.”
“Yes. He’s really smart.”
“He would be willing to do that? To help me?”
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 three practice runs with the microphone off.
Technical. This week, we consulted the extremely gracious and helpful folks at the Audacity forum. Following their advice, we relocated our sound booth, changed the mic to a different setting, and added additional padding. The outcome? TERRIFIC! We were able to apply the effects suggested and get to ACX specs in less than five minutes.
Comments. The next aspect of recording our books for audio is going to be working on our diction, voice, and acting chops.
Story changes. Minor changes to the written version this week. Once again, we are struggling with how Jack should talk.
***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****
HL Carpenter is the pen name of a Florida-based mother/daughter duo who writes family-friendly fiction 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. Visit Carpenter Country at hlcarpenter.com.
Fiction 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.