[GROUP - Short Stories] Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 5 (recorded in English)-mas

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Post by LCaulkins » October 28th, 2020, 11:00 am

Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 5 (recorded in English) by Various ( - 0).

You get to choose what you want to read! (All recordings in English) So long as the source is Public Domain for you, any short story or chapter that tells of legends, heroes, myths, or ancient lore, is welcome. We are looking for representations of many different cultures within each collection. If you have questions of whether a source is Public Domain for you (remember that if you live outside the U.S., public domain laws may be more strict for you), I recommend asking about that in this project's discussion before you begin recording. Simply post the question with a link to the source you've found. :) Limit of 2 sections per reader in a given Myths & Legends collection. ( Lynette Caulkins)
  • Please choose and record any short myth or legendary piece in the public domain. For clarification of what it means for a work to be "in the public domain," see this section of the LibriVox Wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain. Try to stay with works that run less than 60 minutes. You may read up to 2 selections per volume in this collection. You may use 2 sections for one myth/legend if that is needed. Multiple versions are welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your topic already; we're happy to hear the version you found, too. :)

    After 12 story recordings are submitted and approved, we will catalog the collection and make it available to the public.

    Here is a list of sources that still have chapters available: Potential Sources for Myths and Legends Around the World *Please note that you are absolutely welcome to use other public domain sources. (In fact, bonus points for finding a new source, particularly if it contains cultures not yet represented on the list!)

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  • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

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    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.

    4. POST the following information in this thread:
    • Title of the work.
    • Author of the work.
    • A URL link to the source from which you read (etext URL). NOTE: If posting from Gutenberg, please provide the link to the download page instead of the view of the book, e.g. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/# (where # is the Gutenberg project number for the book).
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    • Length in minutes. (mm:ss)
    • If this is your first Librivox recording, we will also need your name as you would like it to appear in the LibriVox catalog, and, if you have a web page and want it linked to your name in the catalog, the URL of the web page.
    5. PROOF LISTENING AND DEADLINE FOR EDITS on recordings you have submitted:
    • The level of proof listening for the nonfiction collection is "standard." We will only proof for technical specs, repeated words or passages that the reader likely intended to edit out, misreads that change the meaning of the text, and such. For a discussion of the levels of proof listening, please see this Wiki page: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guide_for_Proof-listeners#Levels_of_Proof-listening
    • We ask that you complete any editing requested by the Dedicated Proof Listener within two weeks of the request, or, if you need more time, that you post in this thread to request an extension. There’s absolutely no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen. Extensions are, however, at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. To be fair to the other readers, sections which cannot be edited in a timely manner may be deleted from the current volume of the Myths and Legends Around the World Collection, but they can always be included in a future volume when the edits are complete.

    Please don't download or listen to 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!

    Any questions?
    Please post below
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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5 wks so far of my own Covid. My father-in-law died from it after we contracted it at the funeral for my mother-in-law, who died in Oct of lung cancer discovered in Sep. Be well! recording on hold, PL/edit happening

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Post by LCaulkins » October 28th, 2020, 11:03 am

I will DPL this collection.

RomaSingh has call on a spot for Atalanta's Race.
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 1st, 2020, 9:29 am

Lynette,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn

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Post by MagAnna » November 4th, 2020, 9:34 pm

Hello, I would like to claim "The Ghost of Wahuala Temple" from Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology). Link is: https://archive.org/details/legendsofgodsgho00westrich/page/4/mode/2up

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Post by LCaulkins » November 13th, 2020, 8:34 am

MagAnna wrote:
November 4th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Hello, I would like to claim "The Ghost of Wahuala Temple" from Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology). Link is: https://archive.org/details/legendsofgodsgho00westrich/page/4/mode/2up
I apologize for the long wait you had! This has been entered into a section for you. :)
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
My Sections
5 wks so far of my own Covid. My father-in-law died from it after we contracted it at the funeral for my mother-in-law, who died in Oct of lung cancer discovered in Sep. Be well! recording on hold, PL/edit happening

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Post by tacowallie » November 13th, 2020, 5:12 pm

Hi Lynette. I'd like to claim "Little Red Riding Hood" from Old-time Stories, Fairy Tales and Myths Retold by Children. I'm recording audio books for my senior project and wanted to start off with a simple story. Your help and constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by MagAnna » November 15th, 2020, 7:05 pm

No worries, thank you!
LCaulkins wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 8:34 am
MagAnna wrote:
November 4th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Hello, I would like to claim "The Ghost of Wahuala Temple" from Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology). Link is: https://archive.org/details/legendsofgodsgho00westrich/page/4/mode/2up
I apologize for the long wait you had! This has been entered into a section for you. :)

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Post by LCaulkins » November 16th, 2020, 3:18 pm

tacowallie wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Hi Lynette. I'd like to claim "Little Red Riding Hood" from Old-time Stories, Fairy Tales and Myths Retold by Children. I'm recording audio books for my senior project and wanted to start off with a simple story. Your help and constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.
Hi, Tacowallie! Welcome to LibriVox. :D

Your are most welcome to read this story for Collection 5. I will very happily reserve a section for a week for you.

But before you do the recording, you'll need to do the 1-Minute Test mentioned in the Welcome email from LibriVox. Post the file to the Listeners & Editors Wanted board. It's not actually a test or audition of any kind, but is solely meant to make sure your system is set properly before you do all the work of a real section.

Here is the link: 1-Minute Test

That page contains a link for using Audacity, if that's the software you're recording with: Audacity 1-2-3

Each of these pages has specific step-by-step help for getting everything set up the way our files need to be done for the Archive. And if something is going whacky, Listeners & Editors is the board where folks will offer help. :)

Glad to have you with us!
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
My Sections
5 wks so far of my own Covid. My father-in-law died from it after we contracted it at the funeral for my mother-in-law, who died in Oct of lung cancer discovered in Sep. Be well! recording on hold, PL/edit happening

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Post by mlee06 » November 22nd, 2020, 12:00 am

Hi Lynette!

I was wondering if I could claim "The Apples of Idun" and "The Little Match Girl" from Old-time Stories, Fairy Tales and Myths Retold by Children. I feel like I could make some really interesting character choices!

Thanks,
Michelle

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Post by NoelBadrian » November 22nd, 2020, 7:55 am

Hi Lynette,

I would love to read the folowing two tales:

1. The Fairy Frog: A Swazi Tale from Fairy Tales from South Africa
and
2. A Bridegroom for Miss Mole from Korean Fairy Tales

Regards, Noel
Last edited by NoelBadrian on November 24th, 2020, 6:14 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by mmcclallen » November 23rd, 2020, 12:20 pm

Hi Lynette,

Would I be able to claim "Prometheus and Pandora" from A Book of Myths?

Thank you,

Matt

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Post by kidwellj » November 23rd, 2020, 12:34 pm

Hi there! I would like to claim Cunnie Rabbit, Mr. Spider and the Other Beef West African Folk Tales

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Post by simonettix » November 23rd, 2020, 3:39 pm

Hi
May I try to read a Russian folk tale about Baba Yaga? The text will be selected and read from "Russian Fairy Tales: A Choice Collection of Muscovite Folk-lore by Ralston" at
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22373

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Post by tacowallie » November 23rd, 2020, 9:00 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 3:18 pm
tacowallie wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Hi Lynette. I'd like to claim "Little Red Riding Hood" from Old-time Stories, Fairy Tales and Myths Retold by Children. I'm recording audio books for my senior project and wanted to start off with a simple story. Your help and constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.
Hi, Tacowallie! Welcome to LibriVox. :D

Your are most welcome to read this story for Collection 5. I will very happily reserve a section for a week for you.

But before you do the recording, you'll need to do the 1-Minute Test mentioned in the Welcome email from LibriVox. Post the file to the Listeners & Editors Wanted board. It's not actually a test or audition of any kind, but is solely meant to make sure your system is set properly before you do all the work of a real section.

Here is the link: 1-Minute Test

That page contains a link for using Audacity, if that's the software you're recording with: Audacity 1-2-3

Each of these pages has specific step-by-step help for getting everything set up the way our files need to be done for the Archive. And if something is going whacky, Listeners & Editors is the board where folks will offer help. :)

Glad to have you with us!
Hi Lynette. I apologize for not have a recording yet. I had some computer issues with submitting my one minute test. I just got a new computer and now I am able to record. I would appreciate it if you could extend the time for me to submit a recording. I understand if you are not able to but I appreciate your patience with me.
Sincerely,
Tacowallie

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Post by LCaulkins » November 24th, 2020, 7:15 am

mlee06 wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 12:00 am
Hi Lynette!

I was wondering if I could claim "The Apples of Idun" and "The Little Match Girl" from Old-time Stories, Fairy Tales and Myths Retold by Children. I feel like I could make some really interesting character choices!

Thanks,
Michelle
Hi, Michelle! Welcome to LibriVox!

These stories would be fantastic in the collection. Thank you!
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
My Sections
5 wks so far of my own Covid. My father-in-law died from it after we contracted it at the funeral for my mother-in-law, who died in Oct of lung cancer discovered in Sep. Be well! recording on hold, PL/edit happening

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