COMPLETE Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 037 - rap

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 24th, 2020, 9:14 am

Ghost and Horror Short Story Collection Vol. 037

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-037-by-various/
  1. How to submit a story, and 'how it all works' here
    Please select and record any short ghost or horror story in the public domain. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording, as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. If you have any doubts, feel free to ask. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

    A ghost or horror story should have something of an otherworldly or gruesome nature at its core. Take a look at the various collections in this forum and decide which collection your story would work best in.
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  2. New to recording?
    Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording just to make sure that all your settings are OK. 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. Is there a deadline?
    No. This collection will be open until it is full (20 stories have been submitted), at which point another one may be started.
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  4. Where can I find horror and ghost stories?
    A good source for ghost and horror stories is https://web.archive.org/web/20141105215835/http://www.classichorrorstories.com/. Of course there will also be bunches on Gutenberg.

    You can also find suggestions in this forum post.

    Please note that a lot of Lovecraft's work is still under copyright - there's a thread here that has an up-to-date list of confirmed PD stories.

    Previous Short Ghost and Horror Collections can be found here - duplicate versions are fine, though not in the same volume.
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  5. BEFORE recording:

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
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  6. DURING recording:
    Leave no more than 0.5-1 second of silence at the beginning of your file.
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "[Story title] by [Author name]. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name]"
    • Say:
      "[Story title] by [Author name]."
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Story Title]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording!
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  7. AFTER recording:
    • Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit (optional). Audacity (Mac/Win) offers a much improved noise-cleaning function. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
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    • Save files as 128 kbps MP3
      File Name: (lower case, separated by underscores):
      ghohor037_shorttitleinoneword-noarticles_author_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor037_roomintower_benson_ce_128kb.mp3
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    • ID3 tags
      Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)
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  8. Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
      http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
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    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there, including the following information:
      • The title and author of the work.
      • A link to the test that you used.
      • The length of your recording in minutes and seconds mm:ss
      • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). We can also link to a personal web site/blog.

Any questions?
Please post below or PM me.

Please don't download files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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Post by Grothmann » March 26th, 2020, 4:19 pm


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Post by Grothmann » March 26th, 2020, 8:30 pm

Hi:

A Man With Two Lives
By Ambrose Bierce
Read by Dale Grothmann

Time 7:11

Audio at--
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor037_manwithtwolives_bierce_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at --
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4387

ALSO -- I believe your example of what to name the files says Vol. 036. I did a cut and paste with the last entry, and that's what I got. (File Name: (lower case, separated by underscores):
ghohor036_shorttitleinoneword-noarticles_author_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor036_roomintower_benson_ce_128kb.mp3)
.

Thanks
Dale
PS-- I can repair the last one if you need me to.

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 27th, 2020, 12:59 am

Grothmann wrote:
ALSO -- I believe your example of what to name the files says Vol. 036. I did a cut and paste with the last entry, and that's what I got. (File Name: (lower case, separated by underscores):
ghohor036_shorttitleinoneword-noarticles_author_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor036_roomintower_benson_ce_128kb.mp3)
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Thanks
Dale
PS-- I can repair the last one if you need me to.
Eeeeeeee! You're right! Thank you for noticing!
No worries about the filename, I'll fix it after the PL.

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 27th, 2020, 3:06 am

Grothmann wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Hi:

The Murderer
By Richard Middleton
Read by Dale Grothmann

Time 4:42

Audio at --
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor036_themurderer_middleton_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at --
https://ia802604.us.archive.org/16/items/short_ghohor_008_librivox/middleton_murderer.pdf

Thanks
Dale
There's a couple of things to fix in this, so you'll also be able to use the correct filename when re-uploading.
There's a repetition at 1:10-1:15, "The river was a sparkling tumult of gems"
and a repetition at the end, current 4:15 and 4:25, "There is no more to chronicle—they were his last recorded words."
Thanks!

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 27th, 2020, 3:08 am

Grothmann wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Hi:

A Man With Two Lives
By Ambrose Bierce
Read by Dale Grothmann

Time 7:11

Audio at--
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor037_manwithtwolives_bierce_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at --
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4387
PL OK! :thumbs: Thank you, Dale!

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Post by Grothmann » March 27th, 2020, 8:44 am

Hi again:

The Murderer
By Richard Middleton
Read by Dale Grothmann

Time 4:23

Audio at --
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor037_themurderer_middleton_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at --
https://ia802604.us.archive.org/16/items/short_ghohor_008_librivox/middleton_murderer.pdf

This "stay home" thing is making me stir crazy.


Thanks
Dale

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Post by Grothmann » March 27th, 2020, 9:09 pm

Hi:

This could have gone here or in Sci-fi, but the way it ends, I think this is a better fit.

An Incident On Route 12
By James H. Schmitz
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 14:07

Audio at
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor037_incidentonroute12_schmitz_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21897

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 28th, 2020, 4:32 am

I agree; it has a strong horror element! Thank you, Dale! Both recordings are PL OK!

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 28th, 2020, 4:34 am

Grothmann wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 8:44 am


This "stay home" thing is making me stir crazy.


Thanks
Dale
Makes you want to have a second self, that could roam around outside! Or an alien to wear you as a suit and take you outside! :shock:

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Post by Grothmann » March 28th, 2020, 5:21 pm

Hi:

An Arrest
By Ambrose Bierce
Read by Dale Grothmann

Time 5:54

Audio at --
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor037_anarrest_bierce_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at--
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4387

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 29th, 2020, 5:40 am

Thank you, Dale! "An Arrest" is PL OK!

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Post by Grothmann » March 29th, 2020, 4:03 pm

Hi again.

I don't mean to hog all the spots in this collection, but being confined makes me want to do something.


The Thing at Ghent
By
Honoré de Balzac
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 5:22

Audio at--
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor037_thingatghent_balzac_dg_128kb.mp3

Script at--
https://ia802701.us.archive.org/10/items/horror_002_librivox/balzac_thing_at_ghent.pdf

This is small excerpt from the introduction of Balzac's book The Physiology of Marriage. It's part of the Librivox Horror Story Collection 002. (Good Reads)

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 30th, 2020, 2:05 am

Hi Dale! Thank you! Don't feel like you're hogging the collection. Your contributions are most welcome!
"The Thing at Ghent" is PL OK!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » March 30th, 2020, 6:26 am

Hi Rapunzelina,

One more for the collection! I have another story of hers that I'd like to record, but as this one is ready (I hope) I thought I'd upload it.

'A Legend of Sonora' by Hildegarde Hawthorne (1871-1952)
Text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t1bk20018&view=1up&seq=373
Duration: 5.52
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor037_legendsonora_hawthorne_el_128kb.mp3

This lovely lady isn't in the catalogue, I don't think. Her wiki page is:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hildegarde_Hawthorne
Hildegarde Hawthorne was an American travel writer and author of ghost stories. She was the granddaughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne and the daughter of Julian Hawthorne.

Dale, you're not hogging the collection. If there's one thing the last few weeks have taught us, it's that people need books to read/listen to, films to watch and other things to have some enjoyment as they adjust to new circumstances or relax a little bit after a long essential shift. The sooner a project is catalogued, the sooner it becomes available for listeners to download.

Erin

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