[COMPLETE] Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 042 - rap

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Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 11th, 2020, 2:32 am

Ghost and Horror Short Story Collection Vol. 042

This project is complete and all audio files can be found at https://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-042-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):
      ghohor042_shorttitleinoneword-noarticles_authorslastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor042_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 text 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.
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maxgal
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Post by maxgal » August 12th, 2020, 3:45 pm

OOO, I'm in earlier this time!

Here is "The Werewolf" by Eugene Field:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor042_werewolf_field_ljb_128kb.mp3
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21809/21809-h/21809-h.htm#chap16
Duration 26:24

...LJB
(p.s.: The archaic language reminded me of doing "Wake Not the Dead"; there's even an evil witch named Brunehilde!)
Louise
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 13th, 2020, 11:11 am

Aah, memories! :9:

"The Werewolf" is PL OK! Thank you, Louise!
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Post by maxgal » August 13th, 2020, 11:30 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 11:11 am
Aah, memories! :9:

"The Werewolf" is PL OK! Thank you, Louise!
:9:
Louise
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Post by JachinandBoaz » August 13th, 2020, 7:07 pm

Rapunzelina -

I just uploaded Part 1 or a Nikolai Gogol horror story called The Viy (which was made into a surprisingly entertaining and well-done Russian film back in the late 60s). Would it be possible for me to reserve a total of 4 slots in this collection, with each part being estimated to run approximately 30 minutes? I should be able to finish the othr 3 parts by Sunday. Regrettably, it takes awhile for the story to really get going. It's one of Gogol's earlier works.

Title: The Viy - Part 1
Author: Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/36238/36238-h/36238-h.htm#Page_187
Duration: 27:27
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor42_viy-part1_gogol_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel

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Post by maxgal » August 14th, 2020, 1:11 pm

Here is Part One (of 2) of "Was It An Illusion?" by Amelia B. Edwards:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor042_wasitillusionpartone_edwards_ljb_128kb.mp3
Text source from Hathitrust: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015026504913&view=1up&seq=473
Duration 36:05

I should be able to post Part Two within the next few days.

...LJB 8-)
Louise
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Post by grant007love » August 14th, 2020, 4:58 pm

Newbie Grant Love here. This is my first short story recording.
The Screaming Skull by F.Marion Crawford
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/40386/40386-h/40386-h.htm#Page_41

69m42s
Thank you.

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor042_screamingskull_crawford_gl_128kb.mp3

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Post by JachinandBoaz » August 14th, 2020, 6:28 pm

Good evening -

Title: The Viy - Part 2 (of 4)
Author: Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/36238/36238-h/36238-h.htm#Page_187
Duration: 26:36
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor42_viy-part2_gogol_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel

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Post by JachinandBoaz » August 15th, 2020, 7:01 pm

Good evening -

I just uploaded the following:

Title: The Viy - Part 3 (of 4)
Author: Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/36238/36238-h/36238-h.htm#Page_187
Duration: 25:43
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor42_viy-part3_gogol_dwd_128kb.mp3

I'll upload the conclusion tomorrow.

Daniel

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 16th, 2020, 12:15 pm

Thank you, Daniel and Louise,
and a Welcome to the Ghost and Horror Collection, to our newbie Grant Love! :clap:

All perfectly read (parts of) stories! :D

The first part of the Gogol story makes me think "a philosopher, a theologian and a rhetorician walk into a bar" :lol:
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Post by JachinandBoaz » August 16th, 2020, 2:25 pm

Thank you, Rapunzelina!

Here's the last part of "The Viy":

Title: The Viy - Part 4 (of 4)
Author: Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/36238/36238-h/36238-h.htm#Page_187
Duration: 22:43
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor42_viy-part4_gogol_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel

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Post by ArtemisBee » August 16th, 2020, 2:42 pm

Hello!

I have here:

Staley Fleming's Hallucination by Ambrose Bierce
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4366/4366-h/4366-h.htm#page169
06:17
Read by EJ Lavery

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor042_staleyflemingshallucination_bierce_ejl_128kb.mp3

Let me know if there's anything to correct.

Thanks a million!
Best,

EJ

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 18th, 2020, 3:56 am

JachinandBoaz wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Here's the last part of "The Viy":

Title: The Viy - Part 4 (of 4)
Author: Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/36238/36238-h/36238-h.htm#Page_187
Duration: 22:43
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor42_viy-part4_gogol_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel
Thank you, Daniel! Poor Thomas! Awesomely expressive reading! PL OK and MW updated!
ArtemisBee wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Hello!

I have here:

Staley Fleming's Hallucination by Ambrose Bierce
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4366/4366-h/4366-h.htm#page169
06:17
Read by EJ Lavery

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor042_staleyflemingshallucination_bierce_ejl_128kb.mp3

Let me know if there's anything to correct.

Thanks a million!
Best,

EJ
Hi EJ! Thank you for your recording! Nothing to correct, it's a perfect read! :thumbs: Bierce is always a great choice for this collection!
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Post by JachinandBoaz » August 18th, 2020, 7:42 am

Rapunzelina -

Thank you for DPLing the last part of the Gogol story! I just uploaded this story, which is much shorter.

Title: Charon by Lord Dunsany
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/7838/pg7838-images.html
Duration: 3:18
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor42_charon_dunsany_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel

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Post by jaxsonconnor » August 18th, 2020, 4:22 pm

This is my very first submission on LibriVox!

Title: The Beast of Averoigne
Author: Clark Ashton Smith
Text: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/11/the-beast-of-averoigne
Duration: 36:44
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor042_beastofaveroigne_smith_ch_128kb.mp3

Connor

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