COMPLETE: Great Ghost Stories - Joseph Lewis French -jo

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PhyllisV
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Post by PhyllisV » January 3rd, 2021, 12:29 pm

Great Ghost Stories by Joseph Lewis French (1858 - 1936).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/great-ghost-stories-selected-by-joseph-lewis-french/

A great collection of 12 classic stories about ghosts and the supernatural. Included are stories by Thomas Hardy, Fitz-James O'Brien, and Margaret Oliphant. Recommended for fans of classic ghost stories of yesteryear. ( Phyllis Vincelli)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41170
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Genres for the project: Short Stories/Anthologies; Fantastic Fiction/Horror & Supernatural Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: ghost stories, supernatural, anthology

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Great Ghost Stories. 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], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Great Ghost Stories, by Joseph Lewis French. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Great Ghost Stories by Joseph Lewis French. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Great Ghost Stories, by Joseph Lewis French. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename greatghoststories_##_french_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. greatghoststories_01_french_128kb.mp3)

    ID3 tags will be added automatically during cataloging.


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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 3rd, 2021, 1:21 pm

Hi Phyllis,

I've set this up for you. Is Larry your DPL?
Jo
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PhyllisV
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Post by PhyllisV » January 3rd, 2021, 4:29 pm

Jo, I think so. I just PM'd him to confirm.

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Post by silverquill » January 3rd, 2021, 5:41 pm

DPL checking in. :)
~ Larry

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Post by PhyllisV » January 3rd, 2021, 6:55 pm

:clap:
silverquill wrote:
January 3rd, 2021, 5:41 pm
DPL checking in. :)

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Post by PhyllisV » January 7th, 2021, 10:44 am

Sections 0 - 3 now ready. I'll be uploading each story as it's completed.
Larry, I welcome any advice/suggestions/critiques as I try this new type of reading for me. Hopefully the voices are distinct enough. I also am trying a new windscreen on my mic, which is resulting in my recording levels being quite low and I'm having to amplify them quite a bit in Audacity. If it's making the audio muddy or distorted, let me know. Thanks so much - and Happy New Year.

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Post by silverquill » January 7th, 2021, 12:15 pm

Got started on these. They sound fine. :)
PL OK
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » January 7th, 2021, 10:37 pm

And, 2 & 3 are PL OK!
~ Larry

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Post by PhyllisV » January 10th, 2021, 10:39 am

4 and 5 now ready

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Post by silverquill » January 12th, 2021, 11:46 am

PhyllisV wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 10:39 am
4 and 5 now ready
These are both PL OK.

Just one suggestion, however.

When you record the first part of the stories, you do include the author's name for that particular story, but not in the subsequent parts. I would suggest that you do. Otherwise it sounds as if the story is by French. I wonder even if might not be better to say "edited by . . . French" to make it clear that he is not the actual author.
~ Larry

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Post by PhyllisV » January 12th, 2021, 11:56 am

I did ask Jo about this and she had suggested including the authors name in the intro of the first part and the outro of the last part of each story, which I think I now have done (I sent you a pm about correcting my outros). It does seem like I should say ‘selected’ or ‘edited’ by French, but I also ran that by Jo as this kind of format is all new to me.

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Post by silverquill » January 12th, 2021, 10:51 pm

PhyllisV wrote:
January 12th, 2021, 11:56 am
I did ask Jo about this and she had suggested including the authors name in the intro of the first part and the outro of the last part of each story, which I think I now have done (I sent you a pm about correcting my outros). It does seem like I should say ‘selected’ or ‘edited’ by French, but I also ran that by Jo as this kind of format is all new to me.
Certainly there are different approaches to this, and so my suggestion is just that and you're fine with what you have. So, no worries. :)
~ Larry

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Post by PhyllisV » January 15th, 2021, 12:33 pm

Sections 6 - 10 now ready

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Post by PhyllisV » January 18th, 2021, 9:56 am

Sections 11 - 12 now ready

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Post by silverquill » January 19th, 2021, 10:56 am

The Open Door is PL OK.
So, who was he??

Anyway, a very engrossing tale.

Here is a book I have on my list to put up as a group project, but thought it might interest you as a solo:

Original Stories from Real Life by Mary Wollstonecraft
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64275
~ Larry

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