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#1 Lukas Exemplar

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    Arr! Both a piraty slang and Old Norse for 'warrior'

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 03:54 PM

I know, I've been making an awful lot of topics lately. But this is something rather special. Years ago, when I first read Warrior Born, I thought to myself "There ought to be an audiobook of this thing, or better yet, an audiobook drama, with different voices for the different characters" so what did I end up doing? I asked some voice actors I know to record some stuff, as a proof of concept. And thus we have this playlist on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.c...diobook/s-n5yfx Now, I really have no idea why I didn't post about this earlier. I've also listed practically all of the recordings below in this post. I hope you people enjoy this.
 
First some narration tests:
A test reading of the whole title of the book (Nova Refuge: The Legend of Saber-Scorpion, Book 1: Warrior Born) by David Dixon, a large amateur voice actor who has done one pro gig, as far as I know. He has a very booming voice. All David's stuff was recorded with the Samson C01U condenser microphone. This was recorded in Audacity.
https://soundcloud.c...diobook/s-n5yfx
 
The same thing, but recorded in Adobe Audition
https://soundcloud.c...diobook/s-n5yfx
 
The first bit of the Warrior Born prologue, recorded by David Dixon
https://soundcloud.c...diobook/s-n5yfx
 
The first bit of Warrior Born, recorded by Josh Truax
https://soundcloud.c...diobook/s-n5yfx
 
Character lines:
Zegaldorph line (True power is not found in ruling over fools, but in ruling over yourself. Freedom, that is true power.)
https://soundcloud.c...diobook/s-n5yfx
 
Same Zegaldorph line but with sound effects, to make it seem like the voice is coming from multiple places. The NR lore says when a Mahlok speaks, its deep voice seems to echo from within its body.
https://soundcloud.c...diobook/s-n5yfx
 
Various character lines by Josh Truax, beginning with Charles, then moving to Dark-Dragon, and then doing a Mahlok sentence (Enxith Zuithra, ka zuok ogref. Anyone who's read the book will know what it means)
https://soundcloud.c...diobook/s-n5yfx
 
Grimm line test, recorded by David Dixon
https://soundcloud.c...diobook/s-n5yfx
 
Charles again, recorded by Ian Fox. A few mess-umps. He's trying to get the feel of the character.
https://soundcloud.c...diobook/s-n5yfx
 
Mars line test (made up of the first part of a real quote and then a made up one), recorded by David Dixon
https://soundcloud.c...diobook/s-n5yfx
 
A few Dark-Dragon lines test, recorded by David Dixon
https://soundcloud.c...diobook/s-n5yfx

 

EDIT: Not all the character lines are exactly as they appear in the book, or a mish-mash of a few things. However some of it are directly pulled from Warrior Born. Most of Dixon's work are changed a bit though.


Me at a library: Where is it? Oh! I didn't notice the book among all those books.
Lukas S.

#2 Lukas Exemplar

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    Arr! Both a piraty slang and Old Norse for 'warrior'

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 08:52 AM

Great, I just realized all the recordings were privated, so I had to go in and edit the post to include links that works for all of you. Now you should all be able to hear the recordings though. Enjoy!


Me at a library: Where is it? Oh! I didn't notice the book among all those books.
Lukas S.





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