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Post by sadclown » August 13th, 2019, 8:15 am

I finally got the magic window working for me, so I will catch up on all these stories to listen to!
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 14th, 2019, 2:42 am

christinabui wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Hello!

Here's a submission of my reading of "Over an Absinthe Bottle".

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor035_overanabsinthebottle_morrow_cb_128kb.mp3

Text Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21616/21616-h/21616-h.htm
Author: W. C. Morrow
Title: Over an Absinthe Bottle
File Duration: 24:48

Cheers,

- CB
Thank you for your contribution, CB! It's now finally in the Magic Window, marked Ready for PL. :9:

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 14th, 2019, 2:44 am

maxgal wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 11:17 am

Just checking... I don't see this in the MW yet.
Maybe it fell into my morass of stuff about "Lot No. 249" :mrgreen: -- which, BTW, I am working on like a demon. :twisted:
LN249 isn't an easy one! Lots of dialogue, lots of characters.
It's an interesting challenge, upon which I am determined to be a literary Wonder Woman... 8-)
I finally got down to updating the MW! Thank you for reposting, because, yes, I would have missed it :oops:

And thanks for the pronunciation info! Sounds good :thumbs:

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 14th, 2019, 2:49 am

Honnha wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Hello,

It's been a while since I've read for LibriVox, but I'm back and would like my first submission to be here.

I'd like to record "When I Was Dead" by Vincent O'Sullivan published in 1906.

The only online text version available at this time is on Project Gutenberg Australia, but given Mr. O'Sullivan died in 1940 his works are now in the public domain.
Text:http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0606241h.html

Thanks,
H. Newberry
In this case the text matches the one published in 1906. But Australian law is different from US law, and Gutenberg Australia may contain works or editions that are pd in Australia (author's death + 50 years) but not in the US (published 95 years ago and earlier).

We'll use this text source in the catalogue, please read from here: http://www.steve-calvert.co.uk/public-domain-texts/vincent-osullivan--when-i-was-dead.html

Welcome back! It's great to have you recording here again! Have fun! :clap: :9: :clap:

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 14th, 2019, 2:56 am

sadclown wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 8:15 am
I finally got the magic window working for me, so I will catch up on all these stories to listen to!
Cool! Welcome to the magic of the Magic Window! :mrgreen:

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Post by rafeball » August 14th, 2019, 8:41 am

Honnha wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 12:00 pm
I'd like to record "When I Was Dead" by Vincent O'Sullivan published in 1906.

The only online text version available at this time is on Project Gutenberg Australia, but given Mr. O'Sullivan died in 1940 his works are now in the public domain.
Text:http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0606241h.html
Archive.org and hathitrust.org both have it in O’Sullivan’s 1896 collection “A Book of Bargains” if that’s any help:

https://archive.org/details/ABookOfBargains-VincentJamesOsullivan1896
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Search/Home?lookfor=Vincent%20o’sullivan%20bargains&searchtype=all&ft=&setft=false


[Edit: Oops, my browser was obviously not giving me the latest version of this page, as after I posted this Rapunzelina’s replies from this morning appeared and I see a confirmed PD source was already located!]

Regards,

Rafe
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Post by Honnha » August 14th, 2019, 11:27 am

Many thanks... to both of you. I'll get right on it.
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I am allergic to perfection and
plastic makes me leery."

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Post by maxgal » August 15th, 2019, 6:32 pm

Here is my next one:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor035_lotno249partone_doyle_ljb_128kb.mp3
Text: https://archive.org/details/1892lotno249doyleharpersmagsept
Author: A. Conan Doyle
Title: "Part One of 'Lot No. 249' "
Duration: 51:35

N.B.: This is not officially "Part One" -- but since the story is a long one, this first part is a bit more than half of the story; it "ends" on p.535, top of column 2, with the words "in the future." ... so I guess I have a slot reserved for Part Two, which I hope to post in the next week or so.

N.B. also: The author is (not-yet-Sir) Arthur Conan Doyle; the name "A. Conan Doyle" is how it is listed in the magazine, both in the table of contents and at the beginning of the story.

...and... since this is my first one with a lot of voices (it could have been a DR!), any constructive criticism about the voices is appreciated. :D

Thank you...LJB
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Post by Honnha » August 17th, 2019, 7:43 am

"Give me your scars, your blemishes, your beauty marks and bruises.
I am allergic to perfection and
plastic makes me leery."

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 20th, 2019, 4:25 am

Thank you, Louise!
maxgal wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 6:32 pm
...and... since this is my first one with a lot of voices (it could have been a DR!), any constructive criticism about the voices is appreciated. :D
That must've been fun!!! I'll reserve a slot for Part 2 :wink:


Thank you Honnha!
Honnha wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 7:43 am
If this one is good to go, I would like to begin work on "Why Dr. Cray Left Southam" by J. H. (Charlotte) Riddell.
Technically your recording is great, that is, all tech specs correct, nice volume and clear sound, and lovely reading voice! Our DPL will proof-listen to the content later on, but feel free to work on your next selection :wink:

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Post by maxgal » August 20th, 2019, 7:37 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 4:25 am
Thank you, Louise!
maxgal wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 6:32 pm
...and... since this is my first one with a lot of voices (it could have been a DR!), any constructive criticism about the voices is appreciated. :D
That must've been fun!!! I'll reserve a slot for Part 2 :wink:

Fun, yes.
Slow, yes.
Exhausting, yes.
Entertaining for the listener, and not annoying? Maybe...
Thanks for the reservation. :mrgreen:
Louise
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Post by Ansam » August 22nd, 2019, 11:19 am

Hi Rapunzelina, I have a very short (just shy of 10 minutes), humorous story of the preternatural kind. It's by GK Chesterton, and it tells of an odd game of croquet (Titled "The Perfect game"). Would this be suitable for this edition, and if not can you think where it might fit in the LV catalogue? I am returning to LV having been away for a good many years, and I thought it would be best to start with something short.
Andy

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Post by Rapunzelina » Yesterday, 9:26 am

Hello, Andy! Welcome back to Librivox! :D
Yes, "The Perfect Game" will fit nicely in this collection! Looking forward to it! Have fun recording, and feel free to ask if any questions arise due to your absence.

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Post by Ansam » Yesterday, 9:45 am

Thanks Rapunzelina, I will post the tale soon. And if I manage to post it without too much bother, I may go on to look at "The Room in the Tower" , E.F. Benson, which is creepy and a bit vampish and vapire-ish.
Andy

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Post by Ansam » Yesterday, 11:23 am

Hi Rapunzelina, Here is the http for "The Perfect Game":https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor035_the_perfect_game_gkchesterton_as_128kb.mp3

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/8092/8092-h/8092-h.htm
G.K. Chesterton
From: “Tremendous Trifles”; IV “The Perfect Game”
9.55 minutes run-time

I hope I have ticked all the boxes (so to speak), but I'm sure you will let meknow if anything is amiss.
Andy

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