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Post by Carolin » April 5th, 2017, 2:17 am

The Spook Ballads by William Theodore Parkes (1864 - 1908).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project http://librivox.org/the-spook-ballads-by-william-theodore-parkes/
This is a volume of ghost stories in verse by William Theodore Parkes. The poems in this volume are often humorous, and written in a parody of ye olde style of poetry.

"Dealing largely with ghosts and legends embracing a dash of diablerie such as would have been dear to the heart of Ingoldsby. There is a rugged force in 'The Girl of Castlebar' that will always make it tell in recitation; and even greater success in this direction has attended 'The Fairy Queen,' a story unveiling the seamy side, with quaint humour and stern realism. It is specially worthy of note that Mr. Parkes's skill in versification has received the warmest acknowledgment from those best qualified to appreciate the bright local coloring as well as the blending of fancy and fun."— Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper. ( Carolin)
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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      • At the beginning of the recording, read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
      "[Poem title], by William Theodore Parkes, read for LibriVox.org" by [your name] or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
      • Then read the poem.
      • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
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Post by Carolin » April 7th, 2017, 1:53 am

maybe it isnt quite the season for this, but here are some ghost story poems :D

all readers and a dpl are most welcome!
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Post by silverquill » April 7th, 2017, 11:51 am

May I have 38 and 61 for now?

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Post by NemoR » April 7th, 2017, 12:09 pm

I would like to claim the following please:

4 Madame Stiffin's Ghost
12 The Devil in Richmond Park
41 A Horror of London Town

:twisted:

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Post by Carolin » April 8th, 2017, 12:36 am

Thank you both :D
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Post by DianaS » April 8th, 2017, 6:08 am

Hi, may I read Section 2 - The Ghosts of Hampton Court?
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Post by Carolin » April 8th, 2017, 11:51 pm

Thank you diana :thumbs:
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Post by NemoR » April 13th, 2017, 8:51 pm

Nemo

‘By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

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Post by Carolin » April 14th, 2017, 10:43 am

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by bluechien » April 14th, 2017, 11:32 am

NemoR wrote:Ready for PL

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/spookballads_04_parkes_128kb.mp3

Length is 10.34

Nemo
Carolin, while awaiting a DPL, I PL'd this and it is PL OK :thumbs:

word-perfect and very nice reading Nemo!
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And they were behind us, reflected in the pool.
Then a cloud passed, and the pool was empty.
Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind
Cannot bear very much reality.

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Post by Carolin » April 15th, 2017, 1:36 am

Thank you so much eva :thumbs:
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Post by NemoR » April 15th, 2017, 8:14 am

Nemo

‘By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

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Post by Carolin » April 15th, 2017, 8:37 am

Thank you Nemo!
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Post by bluechien » April 15th, 2017, 4:50 pm

Both of these are PL OK! :thumbs: (Unlike the suppliant of London town.)
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And they were behind us, reflected in the pool.
Then a cloud passed, and the pool was empty.
Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind
Cannot bear very much reality.

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Post by Carolin » April 16th, 2017, 2:32 am

Thank you Eva :9:
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