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Larry: On Being Born

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A short story in the style of an american folk tale. Tells the story of the birth of Larry.

I was trying to do this in the style of an audio book. The narrator does all the voices, and it should sound like the narrator doing all the voices. I wasn't trying for distinct character voices for each character.

Sound effects and voice by me.
The Music is "Down by the Fire" by Groovy Pirate

Any comments or reviews are greatly appreciated so that I can continue to improve!


Great voice acting! Straight away I liked it! Went really well with what you are telling...

At the start, Larry... I instantly thought of 'Of Mice and Men' and I hated that story... I studied it in English and it was horrible back in the days.

Although, it changed, I really enjoyed it... As someone said, I found some bits funny so I liked it a bit more ;)

I think you are talking a 'tad!' to fast, I know you gave a link to the Text, but I want to hear it. I don't like reading a story that is being told otherwise I don't have to think about the story itself, it is just in TEXT from my eyes, I find it more interesting listening too.

Great consistency with the voices/narrator. Was this one whole take?

Really enjoyed it man!

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elreybon responds:

Thanks! I didn't include a link to the text because after recording this I realized that it is much better aloud, I think the vocal quality of the narrator adds to the story. This was actually about 50 takes in sound forge spliced together and layered in acid, and it's a tad to fast because I was a little to aggressive in taking the 'space' out. I got the same comment from a friend so I'm currently going through and adding 'space' to give it a more natural pace.

Thanks for your feedback!

This just seems to have so much polish on it. Every detail seems like it's adding something to the plot or background of the story and also adding to the tone. It seems like this was intended to be in an audiobook, it works so well with the voice. The story is hilarious, too. Despite spending such little time with the characters they seem so real. It's an amazing story, just brilliant. Keep it up, I'm sure someone else has a more critical review than me.

On a side note, you have a pretty nice voice. Have you ever considered voice acting?

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elreybon responds:

Ok, so now that I've stopped blushing...

I'm glad you liked this story, it's something I wrote as a tribute to my grandfather a while back, I intended on making a book of stories like this one to create a kind of folk hero out of my grandfather. He was a man full of stories and experiences and while he never rode a tornado like Pecos Bill or pulled a sword from a stone like Arthur, he did have some fun adventures.

Originally I didn't intend for it to be in audio form, but my Mom lives 500 miles away and I really wanted her to read it and let me know if it sounded right (after all she knew my grandfather longer than me). She doesn't 'do' email and I didn't want to wait for snail mail so I read it to her over the phone and she loved it and well it seemed like a good idea to share it this way.

I actually pulled the story out and put it on NG to practice my voice acting (check my other audio submissions for other examples of my work) and you have no idea how gratifying your final comment was!

Thank you!

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4.68 / 5.00

Nov 19, 2013
4:42 AM EST
Spoken Word
File Info
13.3 MB
7 min 17 sec

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