COMPLETE Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 045 - rap

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Grothmann
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Post by Grothmann » October 23rd, 2020, 11:21 pm

Good Late Evening:

Napoleon and the Spectre
By Charlotte Brontë
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 9:40

Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor045_napoleonandthespector_bronte_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at:
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0602171h.html

A question -- I can not seem to get into this collection except through the Forum, which is the long way. Am I doing something incorrectly??

Any way, Enjoy.
I didn't even know Charlotte Bronte had ever met Napoleon

Dale

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 24th, 2020, 7:18 am

Grothmann wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 11:21 pm
A question -- I can not seem to get into this collection except through the Forum, which is the long way. Am I doing something incorrectly??
Oh, that's my fault! I remember it has happened before, so just let me know if I do it again, and I will fix it!
For this collection, it's now fixed! Thank you!

And thank you for your recordings! I am updating the Magic Window!

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Post by alixsquish » October 24th, 2020, 1:14 pm

Grothmann wrote:
October 22nd, 2020, 10:46 pm
Good Evening


The Tap
By Arthur Edwards Chapman
From Weird Tales, February 1924
Read By Dale Grothmann
Time 17:21

Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor045_tap_chapman_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aiJ_jyQ5sT0CcVhQMc_LwanNQO1bji5c/view

A simple ghost story
Enjoy
Dale
Hi Dale,

I loved listening to this, thank you! Although think I'll avoid any taps in the evenings for a while :)

It's PL OK!

Rapunzelina - happy to take more PL if you want, just let me know!
Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
Jake the dog

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 25th, 2020, 6:34 am

alixsquish wrote:
October 24th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Rapunzelina - happy to take more PL if you want, just let me know!
Thank you for PLing! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Yes, please do :D Since you're up for more, I'm thinking, keep doing it, until you've had enough, or until you're hooked :mrgreen: in which case I'll sign you up as the DPL and give you access to the Magic Window to mark sections PL OK.

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Post by alixsquish » October 25th, 2020, 10:08 am

Hi - this was really well read, great dramatisation!

Only one PL note - a missed edit and repeat at 13:57
"He arose" (hand clap) " He arose"
Thank you Dale - another PL ok! I'll check Napoleon and the Spectre hopefully tomorrow (intrigued by that one!)
Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
Jake the dog

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Post by unhallowedarts » October 25th, 2020, 2:18 pm

Recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor045_shadow_poe_je_128kb.mp3
Title & Author: "Shadow -- A Parable," Edgar Allan Poe.
Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2150/2150-h/2150-h.htm#chap4.23
Time: 07:15

I'm new, please list me as Jordan Eagan!

I did do the one-minute test and got the ok on that, however I'm still working on getting the right volume level so just let me know if that or anything else needs fixed!
Last edited by unhallowedarts on October 25th, 2020, 4:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 25th, 2020, 2:41 pm

unhallowedarts wrote:
October 25th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/2873f1d5-3600-45b3-8a61-ee2917751339.mp3
Title & Author: "Shadow -- A Parable," Edgar Allan Poe.
Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2150/2150-h/2150-h.htm#chap4.23
Time: 07:15

I'm new, please list me as Jordan Eagan!

I did do the one-minute test and got the ok on that, however I'm still working on getting the right volume level so just let me know if that or anything else needs fixed!
Congratulations on completing your first Librivox Recording, Jordan! :clap:

Here's your Reader Page https://librivox.org/reader/15154 which you can also access from your name-link in the Magic Window. It lists the projects you read for, and can also help you keep track of your sections in ongoing projects, under the "Reader section details" link.

Thank you for your recording! It will be proof-listened within a week, probably by Alix, I think she's enjoying this :D

I did check the technical specs since it's your first recording, and I have a few comments on those.
First about the filename: each project has a specific filename format (instructions in the first post of each project).
Sampling rate is 48000 but it should be 44100Hz, and it should be in mono (it's currently in stereo).
And while spot listening to check volume and background noise (volume is a bit on the high end but still ok, no background noise :thumbs: ) I think it's a raw recording. Do you perhaps have an edited version of it? Maybe you accidentally uploaded the wrong file, and you still have an edited file with the correct tech specs and filename :D :?:

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Post by algarner » October 25th, 2020, 3:23 pm

alixsquish wrote:
October 25th, 2020, 10:08 am
Hi - this was really well read, great dramatisation!

Only one PL note - a missed edit and repeat at 13:57
"He arose" (hand clap) " He arose"
Thanks for pointing out the error, here's the adjusted recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor045_bloodstainedparasol_ravenscroft_alg_128kb.mp3 (14:18)
-- Anamika

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 25th, 2020, 3:26 pm

Thank you, Anamika!

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Post by unhallowedarts » October 25th, 2020, 4:27 pm

Congratulations on completing your first Librivox Recording, Jordan! :clap:

Here's your Reader Page https://librivox.org/reader/15154 which you can also access from your name-link in the Magic Window. It lists the projects you read for, and can also help you keep track of your sections in ongoing projects, under the "Reader section details" link.

Thank you for your recording! It will be proof-listened within a week, probably by Alix, I think she's enjoying this :D

I did check the technical specs since it's your first recording, and I have a few comments on those.
First about the filename: each project has a specific filename format (instructions in the first post of each project).
Sampling rate is 48000 but it should be 44100Hz, and it should be in mono (it's currently in stereo).
And while spot listening to check volume and background noise (volume is a bit on the high end but still ok, no background noise :thumbs: ) I think it's a raw recording. Do you perhaps have an edited version of it? Maybe you accidentally uploaded the wrong file, and you still have an edited file with the correct tech specs and filename :D :?:

Oh no, how embarassing, I definitely just uploaded the wrong file. Here's the right one, and I've edited the link in the original post as well. Thanks for the catch!
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor045_shadow_poe_je_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 26th, 2020, 1:42 am

unhallowedarts wrote:
October 25th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Oh no, how embarassing, I definitely just uploaded the wrong file. Here's the right one, and I've edited the link in the original post as well. Thanks for the catch!
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor045_shadow_poe_je_128kb.mp3
No worries! It happens! Chances are you'll do it again some time :mrgreen: Thank you for the new upload!

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Post by alixsquish » October 26th, 2020, 9:51 am

algarner wrote:
October 25th, 2020, 3:23 pm

Thanks for pointing out the error, here's the adjusted recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor045_bloodstainedparasol_ravenscroft_alg_128kb.mp3 (14:18)
Thanks Anamika - Bloodstained Parasol is now PL ok!
Grothmann wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 11:21 pm

Napoleon and the Spectre
By Charlotte Brontë
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 9:40

Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor045_napoleonandthespector_bronte_dg_128kb.mp3
Thanks for another great listen Dale - this one is also PL ok!
unhallowedarts wrote:
October 25th, 2020, 4:27 pm

Here's the right one, and I've edited the link in the original post as well. Thanks for the catch!
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor045_shadow_poe_je_128kb.mp3
Hi Jordan, congrats on your first recording! Really well read - I happened to have read this story over the weekend (it is nearly Halloween after all) so it was great to hear your interpretation.

A few PL notes.

The file's sample rate is still 48,000 Hz, it should be 44,100 Hz. You can set this in Audacity at the bottom left of the window.

It is a little loud - we aim for 89db, with a window of 87-91db, you're just over at 91.2. You might find changing the sample rate drops it a bit so if you run it through the checker after doing that you might find this is resolved.

I hear quite a noticeable click in the background at 00:27

There's some noise in the 5 mins of silence at the end of the recording - I hear movement at 07:12.

Still a great job for a first recording though, thanks so much for submitting!
Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
Jake the dog

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Post by grant007love » October 26th, 2020, 11:34 am

Time for another Scottish story.
Presenting The Veiled Nun of St. Leonards by W.T. Linskill.
8m3s
Thank you for the opportunity.
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor045_veilednun_linskill_gl_128kb.mp3

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/56411/56411-h/56411-h.htm#The_Veiled_Nun_of

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Post by grant007love » October 26th, 2020, 12:05 pm

Please review my submission.
Jane of George Street, Edinburgh by Elliott O'Donnell.
13m8s
Thank you for the opportunity.
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/20034/20034-h/20034-h.htm#CASE_IV

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor045_janeofgeorgestreet_odonnell_gl_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 26th, 2020, 12:07 pm

Thank you for proof-listening, Alix! :9:

Thank you, Grant! How spooky!

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