COMPLETE Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 044 - rap

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » September 18th, 2020, 6:46 am

Ghost and Horror Short Story Collection Vol. 044

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-044-by-various/
  1. How to submit a story, and 'how it all works' here
    Please select and record any short ghost or horror story in the public domain. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording, as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. If you have any doubts, feel free to ask. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

    A ghost or horror story should have something of an otherworldly or gruesome nature at its core. Take a look at the various collections in this forum and decide which collection your story would work best in.
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  2. New to recording?
    Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.
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  3. Is there a deadline?
    No. This collection will be open until it is full (20 stories have been submitted), at which point another one may be started.
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  4. Where can I find horror and ghost stories?
    A good source for ghost and horror stories is https://web.archive.org/web/20141105215835/http://www.classichorrorstories.com/. Of course there will also be bunches on Gutenberg.

    You can also find suggestions in this forum post.

    Please note that a lot of Lovecraft's work is still under copyright - there's a thread here that has an up-to-date list of confirmed PD stories.

    Previous Short Ghost and Horror Collections can be found here - duplicate versions are fine, though not in the same volume.
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  5. BEFORE recording:

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
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  6. DURING recording:
    Leave no more than 0.5-1 second of silence at the beginning of your file.
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "[Story title] by [Author name]. - 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]"
    • Say:
      "[Story title] by [Author name]."
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Story Title]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording!
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  7. AFTER recording:
    • Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit (optional). Audacity (Mac/Win) offers a much improved noise-cleaning function. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
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    • Save files as 128 kbps MP3
      File Name: (lower case, separated by underscores):
      ghohor044_shorttitleinoneword-noarticles_authorslastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor044_roomintower_benson_ce_128kb.mp3
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    • ID3 tags
      Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)
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  8. Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
      http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
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    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there, including the following information:
      • The title and author of the work.
      • A link to the text that you used.
      • The length of your recording in minutes and seconds mm:ss
      • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). We can also link to a personal web site/blog.
Any questions?
Please post below or PM me.

Please don't download files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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Post by algarner » September 22nd, 2020, 4:37 pm

-- Anamika

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 23rd, 2020, 6:27 am

Thank you, Mike and Anamika! Both stories are PL OK and excellently narrated!
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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 24th, 2020, 9:31 am

Hello Rapunzelina,

I would like to submit the following:

'The Return' by Robert Murray Gilchrist (1867-1917)
E-text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433081580510&view=1up&seq=143
Duration: 19.22
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor044_return_gilchrist_el_128kb.mp3

Robert Murray Gilchrist was a British author who wrote novels, short stories, including Decadent and horror stories, a play and regional works.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Murray_Gilchrist

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Post by grant007love » September 24th, 2020, 12:31 pm

Well I was able to read about my favorite horror genre - Vampires!

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor044_soldierandvampire_ralston_gl_128kb.mp3

The Soldier and the Vampire
-W.R.S.Ralston

7m32s

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/22373/22373-0.txt

Thank you for the opportunity!

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 24th, 2020, 1:42 pm

Hi Cavaet! The Raven has been quite popular lately! I have been forwarding these recordings to the Poetry collection, but the thing is, since we don't include the same work twice in a collection, and I already have one waiting for next month's collection, yours would go into November's collections, being published around 1st December. Would that be OK with you?

Nevertheless, a fine reading of the poem! :9:
Newgatenovelist wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 9:31 am
Hello Rapunzelina,

I would like to submit the following:

'The Return' by Robert Murray Gilchrist (1867-1917)
E-text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433081580510&view=1up&seq=143
Duration: 19.22
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor044_return_gilchrist_el_128kb.mp3

Robert Murray Gilchrist was a British author who wrote novels, short stories, including Decadent and horror stories, a play and regional works.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Murray_Gilchrist

Erin
Thank you, Erin! I have just listened, an eerie story! It's PL OK (but I will have to update the Magic Window later)

grant007love wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Well I was able to read about my favorite horror genre - Vampires!

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor044_soldierandvampire_ralston_gl_128kb.mp3

The Soldier and the Vampire
-W.R.S.Ralston

7m32s

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/22373/22373-0.txt

Thank you for the opportunity!
Thank you, Grant! It's a cool story! :thumbs: (and PL OK, with MW updating coming soon! :mrgreen: )
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Post by cavaet » September 24th, 2020, 5:07 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 1:42 pm
cavaet wrote: ↑
Yesterday, 7:57 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor044_raven_poe_mdl_128kb.mp3

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17192/17192-h/17192-h.htm

Length: 7:42


The Raven, by Edgar Allen Poe

Hi Cavaet! The Raven has been quite popular lately! I have been forwarding these recordings to the Poetry collection, but the thing is, since we don't include the same work twice in a collection, and I already have one waiting for next month's collection, yours would go into November's collections, being published around 1st December. Would that be OK with you?

Nevertheless, a fine reading of the poem!

Certainly happy about that. Got to get as much Poe into the catalogue as possible. I'll put up Cask of Amontilado next then. hopefully you won't have to put that into the next collection!

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Post by JachinandBoaz » September 24th, 2020, 6:19 pm

Good evening -

I just uploaded the following:

Title: The Triumph of Night by Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/50543/50543-h/50543-h.htm#Page_373
Duration: 1:03:32
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor044_triumphnight_wharton_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel

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Post by Clardeth » September 26th, 2020, 12:03 am

My name is Clardeth and I am farely new to the forum but totally interested in reading.

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Post by manyanemones » September 26th, 2020, 2:39 am

Hi! I'm a new reader and would like to contribute something to this collection. I'm thinking of reading either The Masque of the Red Death by Poe, The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen, or The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley. Please let me know if there's one here you'd prefer me to read!

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 26th, 2020, 5:53 am

Clardeth wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 12:03 am
My name is Clardeth and I am farely new to the forum but totally interested in reading.
Hello Clardeth! Welcome to Librivox! Of course you are totally interested in reading! I'm sure that's what brought you here :D
Do you have an interest in Ghost and Horror stories? For this collection you choose the text yourself! As long as it is in the public domain, which essentially means published before 1925. http://www.gutenberg.org/ is a rich source of public domain works!
Before recording anything, either for this or another project, it is advisable to do a sound check, following this guide: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test to make sure your recording setup has all the correct tech specs! :thumbs:
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Post by Rapunzelina » September 26th, 2020, 6:04 am

manyanemones wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 2:39 am
Hi! I'm a new reader and would like to contribute something to this collection. I'm thinking of reading either The Masque of the Red Death by Poe, The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen, or The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley. Please let me know if there's one here you'd prefer me to read!
Welcome to Librivox and to the Ghost and Horror Collection! All three are wonderful choices! I would start from the shortest, which is the Masque of the Red Death, then the Mortal Immortal, and if you are still enjoying recording, you could make The Great God Pan your first solo reading, since it's a bit longer and divided in chapters!

Here are the gutenberg.org links to the texts

The Masque of the Red Death by Poe https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1064
The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/389
The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley, can be found in this collection: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56665
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Post by Rapunzelina » September 26th, 2020, 9:56 am

JachinandBoaz wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Good evening -

I just uploaded the following:

Title: The Triumph of Night by Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/50543/50543-h/50543-h.htm#Page_373
Duration: 1:03:32
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor044_triumphnight_wharton_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel
Thank you, Daniel!

An optional edit that I think would clear up the meaning in the line "It’s possible I’ve a dozen. I believe I’m extremely usual-looking", in the recording I hear "unusual" at around 39:44.

I might cook myself some petite marmite, but definitely not terrapin! :shock:
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