[COMPLETE]Short Story Collection Vol. 064 - RuthieG

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RuthieG
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Post by RuthieG » March 16th, 2016, 4:21 am

Short Story Collection Vol. 064

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-story-collection-vol-064/
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.
After 20 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.
  1. 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.
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  3. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  4. DURING recording:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    START of recording (Intro)
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    • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"

    END of recording
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      "End of [Title], by [Author Name]

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  5. AFTER recording
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    shortstory064_[shorttitleinoneword]_[readersinitials]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) (e.g. shortstory064_scarletletter_ge_128kb.mp3)
  6. 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.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: 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.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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    Please post below
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minnow
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Post by minnow » March 21st, 2016, 2:16 am

I would recommend the short story "simon's papa" by Guy de Maupassant and "the bet" by Anton Chekhov.

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Post by VfkaBT » March 21st, 2016, 3:16 pm

A priest learns the true meaning of love in:
Claire de Lune, by Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893 12.33
https://librivox.org/uploads/ruthieg/shortstory064_clairdelune_mp_128kb.mp3
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3090

An Iowa matron gets a slight comeuppance from her husband in:
Tinkling Cymbals, by Helen Sherman Griffith, 1873-1961 7.30
https://librivox.org/uploads/ruthieg/shortstory064_tinklingcymbals_mp_128kb.mp3
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39957
My previous LV work: Bellona Times

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Post by RuthieG » March 21st, 2016, 4:17 pm

Thank you, Matt.

Thanks, minnow for the suggestions. If anyone is interested in recording them for this collection:
Simon's Papa may be found here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17377/17377-h/17377-h.htm#SIMONS_PAPA
The Bet may be found here: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13437

Ruth
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Post by jasmineja » March 21st, 2016, 4:43 pm

Hey everyone, this is my first time reading for Librivox. I decided to read the short story by Lydia Maria Child that invented the literary character type of the „tragic mulatta“.

https://librivox.org/uploads/ruthieg/shortstory064_thequadroons_jj_128kb.mp3

The Quadroons
Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)
https://archive.org/details/factfictioncolle00chil
27 min 37 sec
26,5 MB
Jasmine Jallow

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Post by RuthieG » March 22nd, 2016, 4:37 am

Thank you, Jasmine. I don't have a proof-listener for this collection yet, but one will be along soon :).

Ruth
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Post by adonis » March 22nd, 2016, 7:41 am

The Bet by Anton Checkhov (1860-1904).

Translated by Constance Garnett (1861-1946). (That translator is only a guess, by the way.)

https://librivox.org/uploads/ruthieg/shortstory064_thebet_ta_128kb.mp3

Length: 22:38

Size: 20.07

A good opportunity to do an alltime classic, already done by Neustar, I presume.

Sincerely,
Tony Addison.

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Post by adonis » March 22nd, 2016, 7:50 am

And this is the link to Gutenberg. (It doesn't mention translators so far as I can see.)

Tony

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Post by RuthieG » March 22nd, 2016, 8:34 am

Thank you, Tony.

Ruth :)
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Post by craigdav1 » March 22nd, 2016, 4:24 pm

Would enjoy being dpl.
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Post by Michelemc » March 22nd, 2016, 11:48 pm

I'd like to read 'Simon's Papa' by Guy de Maupassant. As I speak French, I find myself pronouncing the author's name the French way. Is that acceptable? Or should I say it the English way?

Thanks,
Michele

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Post by RuthieG » March 23rd, 2016, 1:33 am

Thanks, Dave! You're in :).

Michele, do please pronounce it the French way. I don't think I have ever pronounced his name any other way myself ;).

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Post by craigdav1 » March 23rd, 2016, 7:02 am

1-2 PL OK.

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Post by craigdav1 » March 23rd, 2016, 7:30 am

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27:29-27:32 delete "public domain" statement at file end

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Post by craigdav1 » March 23rd, 2016, 7:33 am

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00:00-00:015 delete repeat, "the bet"

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