[COMPLETE][Short stories]The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 01 October 1895 - kit

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Post by Kitty » December 16th, 2019, 11:21 am

The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 01 October 1895 by Various

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/black-cat-01-01-oct1895-by-various/
The Black Cat (1895-1922) was a monthly literary magazine, publishing original short stories, often about uncanny or fantastical topics. This is the very first issue, offering 7 stories. ( Sonia)
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/stream/TheBlackCatV01no12189609/The Black Cat v01no01 (1895-10)
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Post by Kitty » December 16th, 2019, 11:39 am

This is the start of a new monthly magazine series. The stories all sound very promising, of an uncanny or at least adventurous nature. The authors are often not very famous, but apparently some really famous ones had their debut in this magazine, like for example Jack London.

As there are only a handful of stories in each magazine, I will keep claims restricted to one section per reader, so that every story will be narrated by another voice.
Don't worry, there are a lot more issues to come. There will be plenty of stories to record.

I hope you will all have fun. I am surely looking forward to hearing all those stories. :9:

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » December 16th, 2019, 12:28 pm

May I read section 2, The Unturned Trump?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » December 16th, 2019, 12:59 pm

ToddHW wrote:
December 16th, 2019, 12:28 pm
May I read section 2, The Unturned Trump?
you're the first claimant in this new series launch !!!! thank you, Todd. I will be thrilled to hear this story narrated by you. I hope it's about "card game trump" :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by NemoR » December 16th, 2019, 3:53 pm

Section 3 please!
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Post by Kitty » December 17th, 2019, 12:04 am

NemoR wrote:
December 16th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Section 3 please!
thank you, Nemo. Great to have you reading in the first issue as well :9: The title sounds promising.

Moving us over to readers wanted now...

Sonia

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Post by huldaheath » December 17th, 2019, 9:05 am

I'd like to claim Section 5, please! This will be my first time reading - my preferred catalogue name is Hulda Heath. Any CC beyond standard that you're inclined to offer is more than welcome, Sonia.

Thank you,

Hulda
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Post by Kitty » December 17th, 2019, 9:13 am

huldaheath wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 9:05 am
I'd like to claim Section 5, please! This will be my first time reading - my preferred catalogue name is Hulda Heath. Any CC beyond standard that you're inclined to offer is more than welcome, Sonia.
hello Hulda, and welcome to the project. So cool that you chose this one as your LV debut :D

I see you already passed your one-minute-test, so there is nothing holding you back from starting out here. I'll create your personal reader page in a minute and post back the link. Section 5 is assigned to you. Please read the first post carefully, you'll find all the necessary details for correct intro/outro and filenaming there.

If there are any more questions, don't hesitate to ask. Looking forward to your first recording :) Have fun

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » December 17th, 2019, 9:17 am

ok here is the link to your reader page: https://librivox.org/reader/13782

here all your projects will get listed, and if you click on "reader section details" you can see which sections are assigned to you, or have PL notes or are PL ok. It's quite handy to keep track of all your assignements.

Enjoy your first recording.

Sonia

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Post by huldaheath » December 17th, 2019, 2:12 pm

Kitty wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 9:13 am
hello Hulda, and welcome to the project. So cool that you chose this one as your LV debut :D

I see you already passed your one-minute-test, so there is nothing holding you bach from starting out here. I'll create your personal reader page in a minute and post back the link. Section 5 is assigned to you. Please read the first post carefully, you'll find all the necessary details for correct intro/outro and filenaming there.

If there are any more questions, don't hesitate to ask. Looking forward to your first recording :) Have fun

Sonia
Thank you for creating that reader page for me, Sonia. I'm excited to help with this project, The Black Cat is a super cool find.

Hulda
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Post by NemoR » December 17th, 2019, 7:06 pm

Nemo

Thoreau - “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."

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Post by Kitty » December 18th, 2019, 1:48 am

NemoR wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Section 3 for PL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/blackcat0101oct1895_3_various_128kb.mp3
8-) wooow, this is the very first story I hear from this magazine and already I am thrilled :9: what a cool and creepy story. The description of the picture and key already gave me the shivers, it was very Poe-esque in style, which is wonderful. My hunch was that the wife didn't die but was buried alive but it turns out the author was not as gruesome as me. :lol:

A wonderful narration, Nemo, thank you so much. This chapter is PL ok. A promising start. Hopefully I'll hear you in some of the next issues as well. 8-)

Sonia

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Post by NarratorJ » December 18th, 2019, 9:52 am

Hello,
I'd like to claim section 7.
Thanks,
J
feedback / constructive criticism appreciated

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Post by Kitty » December 18th, 2019, 10:30 am

NarratorJ wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 9:52 am
I'd like to claim section 7.
Hello J. :) welcome to this project. Section 7 is reserved for you, have fun. Looking forward to listening to it. :D

thank you for claiming

Sonia

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Post by NemoR » December 18th, 2019, 11:12 am

Kitty wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 1:48 am
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8-) wooow, this is the very first story I hear from this magazine and already I am thrilled :9: what a cool and creepy story. The description of the picture and key already gave me the shivers, it was very Poe-esque in style, which is wonderful. My hunch was that the wife didn't die but was buried alive but it turns out the author was not as gruesome as me. :lol:

A wonderful narration, Nemo, thank you so much. This chapter is PL ok. A promising start. Hopefully I'll hear you in some of the next issues as well. 8-)

Sonia
Thanks Sonia! .... yes, I thought the same about it being in the Poe style. I look forward to what might be in store in the next issues! :shock:
Nemo

Thoreau - “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."

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