[COMPLETE] Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 040 - rap

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Post by dg73 » July 7th, 2020, 4:54 am

Would Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Horror in the Heights" be appropriate for this collection?
A little monster, a little super nature, etc...?

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 7th, 2020, 5:44 am

Yes, definitely! It's nice to have the diversity of different kinds of horror in the collection :D

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Post by OooThatsNifty » July 9th, 2020, 12:38 am

Hello!

Even though it's been done for Librivox in the past, here's one of my favourite Lovecraft stories:

The Terrible Old Man
by H.P. Lovecraft

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_terribleoldman_lovecraft_ag_128kb.mp3
Length: 8:48
Text Source: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Terrible_Old_Man *

This is my first (but certainly not last) submission for the Ghost & Horror Story Collection. Always happy to edit if need be :)

* - I'm still fairly new to this...but...I was advised on one submission to avoid Wikisource, but the last time I submitted a Lovecraft story the link I provided was corrected with a Wikisource link. Figured I'd err on that side for now as I didn't have any luck tracking this one down on Gutenberg.
- Andrew

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents." - H.P. Lovecraft

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 9th, 2020, 6:39 am

Welcome to the Ghost and Horror Collection, Andrew!

Thank you for your recording! It is PL OK!

We do try to avoid wikisource, but it may be the lesser of two evils sometimes.. The good thing about this particular wikisource page is that it includes the publication information. So we'll use this in lieu of the original scan of The Tryout.

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Post by Grothmann » July 9th, 2020, 11:02 am

H:

Here's one from Bob Holland

The Dead Woman’s Photograph
by W. Bob Holland
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 8:59

Audio at--
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_deadwomanphotograph_holland_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at--
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53419

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Grothmann » July 10th, 2020, 11:15 am

Hi again:

I thought this was fun... good ending.

In the Dark
By Ronal Kayser
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 17:29

Audio at--
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_inthedark_kayser_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at--
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/32638/32638-h/32638-h.htm

Enjoy
Dale

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 11th, 2020, 3:21 pm

Thank you, Dale! Both stories PL OK and in the Magic Window!

The Dead Woman’s Photograph is the same story as one we catalogued with the previous collection, though with a different title and author. Holland here is the one who edited and compiled the collection of ghost stories, so I was in a dilemma which author to use, but I put in Holland for this text source in the end. :)

The story in question is "Story of an Obstinate Corpse", by Elia Wilkinson Peattie in Collection 039 and here's the e-text https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1876/1876-h/1876-h.htm#link2H_4_0005

What a coincidence, right? :mrgreen:

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Post by shreyasethi » July 12th, 2020, 12:23 pm

Hi,
Here is the Signal Man by Charles dickens (35:19)
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_signalman_charlesdickens_ss_128kb.mp3
Sorry for the delay
Thanks

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Post by OooThatsNifty » July 13th, 2020, 2:42 pm

Thought this one would make a nice companion piece for The Terrible Old Man - here's yet another awful sea-captain!

The Parrot
By Guy de Maupassant

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_parrot_demaupassant_ag_128kb.mp3
Length: 12:39

Text Link: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3084/3084-h/3084-h.htm#link2H_4_0018

Let me know if anything needs an edit! My French pronunciation isn't the best, but I think I managed the handful of names / places...
- Andrew

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents." - H.P. Lovecraft

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 15th, 2020, 2:32 am

shreyasethi wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Hi,
Here is the Signal Man by Charles dickens (35:19)
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_signalman_charlesdickens_ss_128kb.mp3
Sorry for the delay
Thanks
Thank you, Shreya! No delay really, since there is no deadline and there's always a collection open to receive contributions!
Your narration is wonderful, I had goosebumps at the end of the story!
I wonder if you uploaded an unedited version by mistake. Here are my PL notes, missed repetitions (you can begin editing from the last one, working your way to the first, so that the time-stamps remain the same; otherwise, when you delete the repetition, the time stamps will be off by that many seconds, and so on)

2:28 and 2:32 a repetition of "he had shown while the train went by"

at 12:30 a slight stumple-repeat "he rejoined, in the low voi-- in the low voice"

at 14:10 repeat "Admit those were the very words."

27:26 a stumble-repeat "putting his dark hair"

30:29 repeat "we could hear of-- we could hear of in those parts"

31:48 repeat "to whom he seemed"
31:56 repeat "Against its shaft"
32:04 stumble-repeat "and tar-- and tarpaulin"
33:03 repeat "turning from one to another"
33:19 repeat "It was just at broad day"

If that was indeed an unedited file you uploaded by mistake, go ahead and upload your edited version, and I will check that, too :) Thank you!

OooThatsNifty wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Thought this one would make a nice companion piece for The Terrible Old Man - here's yet another awful sea-captain!

The Parrot
By Guy de Maupassant

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_parrot_demaupassant_ag_128kb.mp3
Length: 12:39

Text Link: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3084/3084-h/3084-h.htm#link2H_4_0018

Let me know if anything needs an edit! My French pronunciation isn't the best, but I think I managed the handful of names / places...
Thank you, Andrew! Your French pronunciation sounds quite natural to me, a non French speaker :mrgreen:
Just one edit needed, at around 6:10, after you say "2", there's a sentence missing "One night, when her husband was at sea, she was suddenly awakened by the wild roaring of the wind"

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Post by shreyasethi » July 16th, 2020, 11:41 am

HI
OMG I am so sorry. I had edited the file but it seems that the changes were not saved and I didn't bother to recheck it again before uploading it, I am so sorry you had to through all that trouble. Here is the edited version of the story (34:59)-
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_signalman_charlesdickens_ss_128kb.mp3

Thank you!!

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Post by Grothmann » July 17th, 2020, 9:06 pm

Good Evening:

The Last Throw
By Aluizio Azevedo
Translated from the Portuguese
By Joseph E. Agan
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 10:50

(published in World Fiction Magazine, Published November, 1922, Page 7 )


Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_thelastthrow_azevedo_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at
https://www.pulpmags.org/collections/pdf/wor19221100.pdf

The ending is great!

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 18th, 2020, 6:39 am

Thank you, Dale!

Well, I feel sorry for him ...

Just one stumble-repeat to fix around 06:32 "that imperturbable face"

shreyasethi wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 11:41 am
HI
OMG I am so sorry. I had edited the file but it seems that the changes were not saved and I didn't bother to recheck it again before uploading it, I am so sorry you had to through all that trouble. Here is the edited version of the story (34:59)-
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_signalman_charlesdickens_ss_128kb.mp3

Thank you!!
Now PL OK! and no worries, that is what the proof-listening is for, after all :D

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Post by Grothmann » July 18th, 2020, 8:44 am

Good morning:

The Last Throw

Corrected and reloaded.

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_thelastthrow_azevedo_dg_128kb.mp3

Thanks for catching that.

Another soon.
Dale

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Post by JachinandBoaz » July 18th, 2020, 10:11 am

Rapunzelina -

Are humorous ghost stories appropriate for this collection, or are they better placed in the short story collection?

Daniel

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