[COMPLETE] Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 038 - rap

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Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 18th, 2020, 12:51 pm

Newgatenovelist wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 9:47 am
Hello Rapunzelina,

I thought you needed a sexy vampire lady in your life, so here she is!

The Tomb of Sarah by F. G. Loring (?-?)
Text: https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_wa8RAAAAYAAJ/page/n501/mode/2up
Duration: 41.05
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor038_tombsarah_loring_el_128kb.mp3

Erin

The author is new to the catalogue. I don't know that there's a wikipedia page, but perhaps just the bare bones from the story itself would work:
F. G. Loring was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy.
Thank you, Erin! Nice to think of me when dealing with a sexy vampire lady 8-)
Well, I enjoyed it! It's PL OK and in the MW :thumbs:

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 18th, 2020, 12:52 pm

rafeball wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Wikipedia has you covered, Erin!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._G._Loring
Great! :thumbs:

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 19th, 2020, 2:25 am

Oooh, that's exciting, and thanks! When I first started prepping this story I didn't spot the author's wiki page. I don't know how I missed it, but at least it's there now!

And thank you Rapunzelina. That was very fast. Of course I thought of you - after all, you're the only person who I know for certain will listen!

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Post by helenmiddlerasen » May 19th, 2020, 4:24 am

Hello!

Here is HP Lovecraft's the Shunned House - text from the Gutenberg project

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor038_shunnedhouse_taylor_ht_128kb.mp3

It is 107.31 long, and has 5 seconds silence on the end. Let me know if I've messed anything up! :)

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Post by ColleenMc » May 19th, 2020, 7:39 am

Here's one:

"The Hound" by H.P. Lovecraft

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor038_hound_lovecraft_cm_128kb.mp3

18:00

Source: https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV03N02192402/page/n49/mode/2up (p.50)

Note: the above text has poor print quality, and I used this (unauthorized) text to confirm some of the words I could not make out: https://archive.org/details/TheCompleteWorksOfHPLovecraft_201412/page/n145/mode/2up -- if prooflistener likes to read along, this version is much easier to read!

Colleen

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Post by InArcadia » May 19th, 2020, 3:58 pm

In Arcadia
[/quote]Thank you, In Arcadia! I felt that this last part, The Tomb Legions had the most ghoulish thrills in all the series!
[/quote]

Oh wonderful! It was a pleasure and a privilege to the end :9:

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 20th, 2020, 3:32 am

helenmiddlerasen wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 4:24 am
Hello!

Here is HP Lovecraft's the Shunned House - text from the Gutenberg project

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor038_shunnedhouse_taylor_ht_128kb.mp3

It is 107.31 long, and has 5 seconds silence on the end. Let me know if I've messed anything up! :)
Hi Helen! That was a great reading! You would have made Lovecraft proud! :D Thank you for your recording! Now marked PL OK in the Magic Window.

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 20th, 2020, 3:36 am

ColleenMc wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 7:39 am
Here's one:

"The Hound" by H.P. Lovecraft

Thank you, Colleen! A collection very rich in Lovecraft, this one! :clap:

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Post by helenmiddlerasen » May 20th, 2020, 3:52 am

[/quote]

Hi Helen! That was a great reading! You would have made Lovecraft proud! :D Thank you for your recording! Now marked PL OK in the Magic Window.
[/quote]

Thank you!! :P

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Post by ColleenMc » May 20th, 2020, 5:44 am

Thanks!

I was excited to find a story that hadn't been read before. Since the copyright expirations are coinciding with some peak years for Lovecraft story publications, I think a lot of the upcoming Ghost/Horror compilations are going to have Lovecraft in them! The 20s was a great period for spooky stories.

I gotta say, I read some Lovecraft as a kid/teen when I'd read all the horror I could get my hands on and had no notion yet of "time periods" when it came to stuff, and a lot of the anthologies were a weird mix of very old (public domain) stories and new stuff so I would read his stories in the mix with Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Manly Wade Wellman and the like and not really realize that he was influencing the newer writers. It's easier to see now.

Then the 70s and 80s were another great period for contemporary horror so there was plenty to read and more appearing all the time, and it was easy to get snobbish about the "hokey old stuff" -- then all of the unpleasant stuff about Lovecraft was getting publicized (racism, anti semitism etc) and made it feel more distasteful to bother with him...and then I read this story and was like, oh yeah, this is why he is fun ... so over the top, the melodramatic vocabulary, I mean, I hit the line about the "star winds" and was like, yeah, gotta record this, it's too fun not to.

I discovered King as an early teen and devoured his early books, especially the short story collection "Night Shift" -- read and re-read til my paperback copy was falling to pieces, and I have some of those stories practically memorized, so as I was reading this I was definitely seeing how those early stories were heavily influenced by Lovecraft, especially in his love of using Lovecraftian words like eldritch and miasma and gangrenous, lol.

Colleen

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Post by aeheckett » May 20th, 2020, 2:51 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 6:20 am
aeheckett wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Hi there!

I'm brand new to LibriVox, and I'm very excited to start recording. I would absolutely love to contribute to your Spooky Collection! Would it be alright if I recorded Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart? It's one of my favorites, and I would love for it to be my very first contribution. In full disclosure, I just posted my test recording in Listeners Wanted, so I don't know yet if my equipment is up to snuff, but once it passes I would love to contribute :thumbs:
Welcome to Librivox, Ash! :clap: And thank you for joining us in this Collection! Whenever you're ready, the collection will accept your recording of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart with open arms :D
Fantastic! I just got a new mic and re-recorded my 1-minute test. As soon as my equips are cleared, I'll be recording Tell-Tale Heart! :thumbs:

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Post by JachinandBoaz » May 21st, 2020, 6:31 am

Good morning -

There is a short story called "The Were-Wolf" by H. B. Marryatt (which I think is a either a mistake or pseudonym for Frederick Marryat) at this link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/41170/41170-h/41170-h.htm#THE_WERE-WOLF

The story seems to be a retelling and more finished version of "The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains," which has been anthologized several times but is itself lifted from a longer novel that Capt. Marryat wrote called "The Phantom Ship".

"The Were-Wolf" is just over 6K words and I think I could have it read within the next day or two, if it's not too late for this collection. I can also hold off, if this collection is about done.

Regards,
Daniel

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 21st, 2020, 6:40 am

Good morning, Daniel! No reason to hold off or speed up. Just record whenever you feel like it and if, by the time you're ready, another collection is open, it's just a matter of filenaming :) Thank you!

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Post by JachinandBoaz » May 22nd, 2020, 10:25 am

Good morning -

I uploaded the following contribution to the share drive:

Title: The Were-Wolf
Author: H. B. Marryatt, possibly Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/41170/41170-h/41170-h.htm#THE_WERE-WOLF
Duration: 38:07
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor038_werewolf_maryatt_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 22nd, 2020, 10:38 am

Thank you, Daniel! :9: I got it and I'll listen later.

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