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Post by lubee930 » August 31st, 2013, 2:10 pm

Ansam wrote:Hi Bart and Lucretia,
Here is 'Martin's Close', would you please have a listen and let me know your thoughts. There is a short guest appearance by my partner as, even with the best voice altering software I could find, changing my baritone voice to a female voice just sounded wrong (it was fun to play with though). Coincidentally, we have just returned from a week holidaying in Cornwall, very close to where the story takes place (spooky).
I hope it fits the bill.
Title:Martin's Close
Author:M.R.James
Duration: Approx 50 Minutes
Source:http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/9629/pg9629.txt
http://dev.librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor022_martinsclose_mrjames_as.mp3
Best regards,
Andy
Hi, Andy--I listened to your section. You and your partner did an excellent job--I enjoyed the various character renditions, particularly the Lord Chief Justice! :)

Section 14 (Martin's Close): PL OK
Kind regards,
Lucretia

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Post by bart » August 31st, 2013, 2:48 pm

acbowgus wrote:Text of story:http://www.classichorrorstories.com/texts/death.txt
Author: Gertrude Atherton
Title: Death and the Woman
Duration: 11:15

link to recording: http://dev.librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor022_deathandthewomen_gatherton_acb.mp3
Welcome to this project acbowgus,
Lucretia will have a listen soon.

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Post by acbowgus » August 31st, 2013, 3:08 pm

Thanks for the welcome. I'm enjoying the reading. It makes me spend more time with the writing then I would normally. That is an unexpected benefit.

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Post by Ansam » August 31st, 2013, 3:43 pm

Hi Lucretia,
Many thanks for your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed it, we did also; the accents are a little generic (West country, South West of England), quite a challenge for a couple from the north of England (West Yorkshire); the accent up here is just as strong but very different.
Best regards,
Andy

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Post by lubee930 » August 31st, 2013, 4:47 pm

acbowgus wrote:Text of story:http://www.classichorrorstories.com/texts/death.txt
Author: Gertrude Atherton
Title: Death and the Woman
Duration: 11:15
link to recording: http://dev.librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor022_deathandthewomen_gatherton_acb.mp3
Hi again, acbowgus--I liked the style of writing in this story, and your reading was great! I was put in mind of an old B&W movie--a hot New York night, the sound of the el in the background. You really had me "listening" intently as Death came slowly up the stairs. :thumbs: Just one thing struck my ear--

Section 15 (Death and the Woman):
--At ~7:24 the text shows "Her knees smote each other."--but I hear "Her eyes smote each other."

Also, since you will be uploading another time (and for your many future submissions here?)--in the instructions for the Intro, you might notice that we actually say the story name and author twice, once before the LibriVox disclaimer and once after the LibriVox disclaimer. If you could correct the Intro, that would be great. (You can probably just "copy and paste" that bit rather than recording again.)

Post here when you have the corrected file uploaded, and I'll spot-check. Thanks! :)
Kind regards,
Lucretia

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Post by acbowgus » September 1st, 2013, 7:36 am

***revised file with changes requested***********

Text of story:http://www.classichorrorstories.com/texts/death.txt
Author: Gertrude Atherton
Title: Death and the Woman
Duration: 11:19
link to recording: http://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor022_deathandthewomen_gatherton_acb.mp3

Thanks for your help

Adam

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Post by lubee930 » September 2nd, 2013, 5:05 am

acbowgus wrote:***revised file with changes requested***********
Text of story:http://www.classichorrorstories.com/texts/death.txt
Author: Gertrude Atherton
Title: Death and the Woman
Duration: 11:19
link to recording: http://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor022_deathandthewomen_gatherton_acb.mp3
Thanks for your help
Adam
Sounds great--thank you, Adam! :thumbs:

Section 15 (Death and the Woman): PL OK
Kind regards,
Lucretia

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Post by Veggrower » September 3rd, 2013, 11:50 am

Hello, here's my contribution:

Waxworks, by W. L. George (1882 - 1926).

MP3: http://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor022_waxworks_george_gb.mp3

Source: http://archive.org/stream/TheStrandMagazineAnIllustratedMonthly/TheStrandMagazine1922bVol.LxivJul-dec#page/n67/mode/1up

And the length is 28:29. Thanks,

Garth

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Post by bart » September 3rd, 2013, 12:13 pm

Thank you Garth,
Lucretia will listen to it soon.

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Post by MutteringsofMe » September 4th, 2013, 8:25 am

• link to the text source - http://www.litgothic.com/Texts/lost_ghost.html
• author name - Mary Wilkins
• title of the story - The Lost Ghost
• duration (runtime) of the file - 35:09

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/ghohor022_thelostghost_marywilkins_rf.mp3
"Some bring happiness wherever they go, others bring happiness whenever they go."
-Oscar Wilde.

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Post by bart » September 4th, 2013, 8:55 am

Hello MutteringsofMe,
Welcome to this collection.

Our DPL will have a listen soon.

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Post by lubee930 » September 4th, 2013, 5:06 pm

Veggrower wrote:Hello, here's my contribution:
Waxworks, by W. L. George (1882 - 1926).
MP3: http://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor022_waxworks_george_gb.mp3
Source: http://archive.org/stream/TheStrandMagazineAnIllustratedMonthly/TheStrandMagazine1922bVol.LxivJul-dec#page/n67/mode/1up
And the length is 28:29. Thanks,
Garth
Lovely reading, Garth--thank you! A mystery indeed--great job! :)

Section 16 (Waxworks): PL OK
Kind regards,
Lucretia

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Post by lubee930 » September 4th, 2013, 9:39 pm

MutteringsofMe wrote:• link to the text source - http://www.litgothic.com/Texts/lost_ghost.html
• author name - Mary Wilkins
• title of the story - The Lost Ghost
• duration (runtime) of the file - 35:09
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/ghohor022_thelostghost_marywilkins_rf.mp3
Hi, MutteringsofMe--I listened to your story this evening. You have a lovely voice, and I really enjoyed it! :) I have a few notes for you to correct--

Section 17 (The Lost Ghost):
--At ~15:41 there is a repeat 'For God's sake' says I, and I never spoke so before--'for God's sake,'--'For God's sake' says I, and I never spoke so before--'for God's sake,'
--At ~26:37 there is a repeat "They said--They said the house used to look like a pig-sty..."
--At ~29:43 there is a stumble "Yes, they found that chi-poor child there, starved to death..."
--At ~30:17 there is a repeat "Well, whatever she thought, there was the child--Well, whatever she thought, there the child was, dead."
--At ~33:59 the portion in red is omitted from the recording "Mrs. Dennison and I both looked up, then out of the window, then Mrs. Dennison she gives a scream."

Also, the volume is quite low at only 81.9 dB, so I need you to amplify by 7.0 to bring it closer to our goal of 89 dB. You might want to check out a couple of short, helpful videos: Basic Editing 101 and Amplifying a File. Or if you prefer to read about it, there some information in our Wiki about Amplifying Using Audacity.

Just FYI, many of us use a program (free download) called Checker to check the volume on our recordings. If you want to try it, download the Current Release 0.95 version. Then if you do need to correct the volume, open the file in Audacity to amplify the track. (By the way, Checker will also provide you with other useful information about the technical specs of your recording when you click on the "Information" tab.)

If you start making the corrections from the end of your track and work your way forward, then the time stamps that I've shown will remain valid. When you have completed your edits, upload the file with the same file name, and post the link here again along with the new track length--and I'll take another quick look at it.

Please don't hesitate to ask for help if you have questions or run into problems. I know that there are a ton of details to remember, but hang in there--soon you will be doing it all without a second thought! :)
Kind regards,
Lucretia

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Post by beaglemixtape » September 5th, 2013, 7:53 am

Hi guys! I would like to read "The Yellow Dog of K--- University" for this project (or the next if Chiquito finishes this one first!), from Elliott O'Donnell's Animal Ghosts. However, the story itself begins as part of a section, and I'm not sure exactly what part I should start reading at. Here is the text, the story begins under the section "psychic propensities of dogs as compared with those of cats."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18233/18233-h/18233-h.htm

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Post by bart » September 5th, 2013, 9:50 am

Hi,
I'm sorry, but I can't help you here. This is a decision you have to make yourself.
Just record what you think is best.

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