[Complete] Children's Short Works, Vol. 037 - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » July 13th, 2020, 11:57 am

Children's Short Works Vol. 037.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/childrens-short-works-vol-037-by-various/
Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 037: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.
NEW READERS: Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording before submitting here, just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Then please read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.

This collection is for any children's short work in the English Language in the public domain, preferably less than 60 minutes. You are welcome to contribute up to four selections per volume, and there is no need to "sign-up" before recording as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. Please post here if you are unsure about public domain status.
Please submit poetry to: LibriVox Short Poetry Collection

Where can I find short works for children?
Try http://www.gutenberg.org/
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/loccs/pz
or any other place you can find some - but they must be Public Domain - many children's things on the internet are not.

You may read a limit of 4 selections per volume.

Multiple versions are always welcome, so you can record a story that has been recorded before. (If the same stories are submitted twice in the same collection, we will carry the second version over to the next collection) .

You may prefer to submit your recording to one of the other more specialised short story collections.

After 15 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

1. RECORD
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  • Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording or 10 seconds if longer than 30 minutes.
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    • File Name: Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles i.e. the, a, an, and NO SPACES): csw037_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials_128kb.mp3,
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4. POST the following information in this thread:
  • • The link you copied from the uploader to your file
    • Name of your story
    • Author (birth year - death year)
    • Translator if applicable (birth year - death year)
    • Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url)
    • Length in minutes
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Post by OooThatsNifty » July 14th, 2020, 11:52 pm

Hello!

Happy to kick off this iteration of the collection - here's my take on The Little Pine Tree:

The Little Pine Tree
by E. Louise Smythe

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw037_littlepinetree_ag_128kb.mp3
Length: 3:02

Text Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7841/7841-h/7841-h.htm#ii

Thanks!!
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Post by m8b1 » July 15th, 2020, 8:44 am

Thank you, Andrew ~ it is PL OK!

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Post by Bookworm360 » July 17th, 2020, 7:42 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw037_boyandwolves_sbw_128kb.mp3
Here is The Boy and the Wolves, from the same Gutenberg link as Fairer-than-a-Fairy (and hopefully, unlike that historic work, I will not be so troublesome in this collection. :oops: )
P.S: In this recording, I added some wolf howls at appropriate parts of the story. Please let me know if that is acceptable.
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Post by Bookworm360 » July 17th, 2020, 9:27 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw037_laidlyworm_sbw_128kb.mp3
And here is The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh, from the same link as Molly Whuppie. It is also ready for PL. :D
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Post by Hamzah » July 18th, 2020, 11:04 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw037_storythreelittlepigs_ha.mp3
"The Story of the Three Little Pigs"
Author unknown
Story can be found here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18155/18155-h/18155-h.htm
Length of audiobook: 5 minutes and 31 seconds
My name is Hamzah

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Post by m8b1 » July 18th, 2020, 12:01 pm

Bookworm360 wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 7:42 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw037_boyandwolves_sbw_128kb.mp3
Here is The Boy and the Wolves, from the same Gutenberg link as Fairer-than-a-Fairy (and hopefully, unlike that historic work, I will not be so troublesome in this collection. :oops: )
P.S: In this recording, I added some wolf howls at appropriate parts of the story. Please let me know if that is acceptable.
Thank you ~ it is PL OK!

I'm okay with the howls since it does say that the wolf howls. Otherwise, we don't allow sound effects ~ unless the text calls for it. This was you doing the howls, correct? If not, and they are something you found online, they will need to be removed, as we wouldn't know the copyright status.

Also, please provide the running time, author, and the text link with each file you submit. I need the text link each time even if it was provided with another story in the project, but especially if it was in another project all together.

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Post by m8b1 » July 18th, 2020, 12:02 pm

Bookworm360 wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 9:27 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw037_laidlyworm_sbw_128kb.mp3
And here is The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh, from the same link as Molly Whuppie. It is also ready for PL. :D
Thank you ~ it is PL OK!

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Post by m8b1 » July 18th, 2020, 12:22 pm

Hamzah wrote:
July 18th, 2020, 11:04 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw037_storythreelittlepigs_ha.mp3
"The Story of the Three Little Pigs"
Author unknown
Story can be found here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18155/18155-h/18155-h.htm
Length of audiobook: 5 minutes and 31 seconds
My name is Hamzah
HI Hamzah,

Welcome to Librivox!

You did a nice job! :thumbs:

There are a few things that need to be fixed. First the volume is a tad on the low side. If you could amplify it by about 6DB, that would be great. If you are using Audacity, here is a short video on how to amplify: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_z607awyLw

Also, the bit rate needs to be 128kbs. Again, if you are using Audacity, here is a video on how to set the techinical specs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqmCOxOs_pM

In the intro you left off "This is a Librivox recording." before "All librivox recordings...."etc.
Also, at the very end you need to say. "End of The Story of the Three Little Pigs by Unknown", and leave five seconds of silence after that.

And one last thing, please name the file csw037_storythreelittlepigs_ha_128kb (You left off the _128kb :-))

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Post by Bookworm360 » July 18th, 2020, 6:51 pm

Here is the Gutenberg Link:http://www.gutenberg.org/files/640/640-h/640-h.htm
And yes, it was me doing the howling, and the recording lasts 4:16.
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Post by OooThatsNifty » July 18th, 2020, 11:17 pm

Hello again!

I'd like to submit another for this collection, if that's alright :)

The Straw, The Coal, and The Bean
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw037_strawcoalbean_ag_128kb.mp3
Length: 3:26

Text Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2591/2591-h/2591-h.htm#link2H_4_0007

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Post by m8b1 » July 19th, 2020, 5:27 pm

Thank you! I will listen to it tomorrow. :-)

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Post by m8b1 » July 20th, 2020, 5:53 am

The Straw, The Coal and The Bean is PL OK!

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Post by RitaBoutros » July 22nd, 2020, 6:36 am

Here's a tale about a crow, Silverspot:

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw037_silverspotstoryofacrow_rb_128kb.mp3
24:36


Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3031/3031-h/3031-h.htm#link2H_4_0002

Silverspot, The Story of a Crow, from Wild Animals I Have Known
by Ernest Thompson Seton
1860-1946

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Post by m8b1 » July 22nd, 2020, 7:05 am

Thank you, Rita ~ I will PL it shortly. :-)

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