[COMPLETE] Short Story Collection Vol. 059 - ruthieg

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Post by RuthieG » May 13th, 2014, 11:54 am

Short Story Collection Vol. 059

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/short-story-collection-vol-059/
This collection is for any short story in the English Language in the public domain, preferably less than 60 minutes. You are welcome to contribute as many as you wish, and there is no need to "sign-up" before recording as long as the work is clearly in the public domain.

Please ask here if the story was published after 1922 or if you are unsure for any other reason about its public domain status. Note that translations attract their own new copyright and must also have been published before 1923.

Multiple versions are always welcome, so you can record a story that has been recorded before. (If the same stories are submitted twice in the same collection, we will carry the second version over to the next collection) .

You may prefer to submit your recording to one of the other more specialised short story collections.
NEW READERS: Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording before submitting here, just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Then please read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.

After 20 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

Proof-listening: Standard; or (preferably) against the text, noting any major discrepancies. PL FAQ: viewtopic.php?p=318667#p318667
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    Set your recording software to:
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    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
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    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  • AFTER recording
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    shortstory059_[shorttitleinoneword]_[readersinitials]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) (e.g. shortstory059_scarletletter_ge_128kb.mp3)
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    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
    • Title/Name: [Title]
    • Artist: [Author Name]
    • Album: LibriVox Short Story Collection Vol. 059

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
    Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.

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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: ruthieg - RuthieG
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread together with the following details:
        • Name of your story
        • Author (birth year - death year)
        • Translator if applicable (birth year - death year)
        • Source from which you read (e.g. Gutenberg etext url)
        • Length in mm:ss and size in MB of your file
        • If this is your first Librivox recording, I will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalogue page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalogue page.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 14th, 2014, 6:35 am

DPL checking in for duty sir!
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Post by RuthieG » May 14th, 2014, 11:44 pm

You are my absolutely favourite person, MaryAnn :D.

Ruth
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Post by Jacquerie » May 15th, 2014, 7:20 pm

Hi, Ruth,
I'd like to record The Adventure of the Cardboard Box here, unless you can think of a better forum. It's a Sherlock Holmes story that we don't have on Librivox yet. Sound good?

Best regards - Chris

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Post by RuthieG » May 15th, 2014, 11:29 pm

It will be most welcome here, Chris. Project Gutenberg has started making separate projects of many short stories which appear in collections of short stories (or perhaps has always done). This particular one is included in His Last Bow, which has been recorded here, though the individual titles are not searchable in the catalogue. Don't let this put you off, though :).

Ruth
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 16th, 2014, 2:56 pm

Hello to all,

Something from the Australian Outback ...

Send Round The Hat, by Henry Lawson (1867-1922)
Text URL: http://www.telelib.com/authors/L/LawsonHenry/prose/sendroundthehat/sendroundhat.html
Duration: 41:37
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/ruthieg/shortstory059_sendroundthehat_sote_128kb.mp3

Cheers,
Son of the Exiles

P.S. MaryAnn ... The military discipline you seem to have instituted in your opening post in this thread is most welcome, but I’m unsure as how to reconcile the necessity of attracting a DPL’s attention with the dictum “Don’t do anything to make the sergeant notice you” ... :)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 16th, 2014, 3:51 pm

SOTE,
So long as we both follow the commands of our battalion commander (that would be, Ruth), we'll consider it mission accomplished!
btw, she's a softie at heart, so not much to be afraid of round here . . . :wink:
Look forward to listening!
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Post by RuthieG » May 17th, 2014, 12:29 am

Glad to see my men falling into line ;). Thank you, SotE.

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Post by RuthieG » May 19th, 2014, 3:29 am

Thanks, BT!

Ruth
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Post by glennobrien » May 21st, 2014, 5:34 am


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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 21st, 2014, 6:21 am

So sorry for the delay . . . but I'm starting to get caught up. The first one to pop up in the car this morning was BT's:
And it is . . . PL OK!
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Post by RuthieG » May 21st, 2014, 6:29 am

Thank you, Glenn. Thank you, MaryAnn.

Ruth :)
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Post by mreyto » May 21st, 2014, 7:08 pm

Hi, here's one for volume 059.

Gutenberg gives no translator info for this story that I can see, but I assume it's ok since it's in Gutenberg (?)

https://librivox.org/uploads/ruthieg/shortstory059_youngtsar_mr_128kb.mp3

The Young Tsar
Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/243/243-h/243-h.htm#link2H_4_0010
36:38 (33.5 Mb)

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 21st, 2014, 8:17 pm

SotE - what a wonderful story! Loved the line at the end in particular. Goal accomplished by writing the story.
PL OK.

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