COMPLETE Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 048 - rap

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by alixsquish » December 24th, 2020, 8:54 am

Tsinaymel wrote:
December 19th, 2020, 9:17 am
Greetings!
Title: The Ghosts of Red Creek
By: W. Bob Holland
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor048_ghostsofredcreek_holland_ig_128kb.mp3
Time: 08:08
Thanks again,
Pl ok!
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Post by Rapunzelina » December 24th, 2020, 4:28 pm

alixsquish wrote:
December 21st, 2020, 10:14 am
And it's set on Christmas Eve as well :)


Joseph: A Story by Katherine Rickford
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor048_josephstory_rickford_ag_128kb.mp3
21:42

Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/36712/36712-h/36712-h.htm#JOSEPH_A_STORY
Listened to it on Christmas Eve :D It's PL OK!

Thank you, Alix! Enjoy your Christmas Day!

grant007love wrote:
December 22nd, 2020, 3:33 pm
Hello again from a Scottish Tongue,
I present
The Phantom Regiment of Killiecrankie by Elliot O'Donnell
14m23s
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor048_phantomregiment_odonnell_gl_128kb.mp3
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/20034/20034-h/20034-h.htm#CASE_VI

Thank you for the opportunity.
Thank you, Grant! (marked Ready for PL in the Magic Window) Does Killiecrankie have an unexpected pronunciation? Have a Merry Christmas!
maxgal wrote:
December 22nd, 2020, 4:37 pm
Well!
Mayhap this the quickest GhoHor yet.
I have to catch up on my solos, so...
...y'all have to muddle through this collection without being graced by my presence. :lol:

:birthday: And here's to a much better New Year, one and all! :birthday:
I miss you already! :9: I hope you enjoy the seasonal festivities!

mycatmissesme wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 5:55 pm
Hi, Rapunzelina:

Here's a story by George Macdonald that isn't in the catalogue yet, Uncle Cornelius His Story:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor048_unclecornelius_macdoald_ae_128kb.mp3.mp3

Cheers,

Anne
Thank you so much, Anne! Nice to have some more MacDonald in the catalogue! (marked Ready for PL in the Magic Window)

Tsinaymel wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 8:10 pm
Greetings!
Title: The Old Mansion
By: W. Bob Holland
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor048_oldmansion_holland_ig_128kb.mp3
Time: 11:22
Hi, I.C.! Thank you for your recording! Marked Ready for PL in the Magic Window!


Alix, thank you for proof-listening! :9:

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Post by ColleenMc » December 26th, 2020, 1:00 pm

Here's mine for this collection:

Doctor DeBruce by Earl Leaston Bell (1895-1972)

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor048_doctordebruce_bell_cm_128kb.mp3

21:30

Source: https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV03N02192402/page/n71/mode/2up

Colleen
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Post by Tsinaymel » December 26th, 2020, 1:49 pm


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Post by Rapunzelina » December 26th, 2020, 1:53 pm

Thank you, Colleen and I.C.!

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Post by Tsinaymel » December 26th, 2020, 3:51 pm


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Post by Rapunzelina » December 27th, 2020, 8:43 am

Thank you, I.C.! I think that makes it another 8 to go from the book you're reading! :D

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Post by alixsquish » December 28th, 2020, 7:43 am

Tsinaymel wrote:
December 19th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Greetings!
Title: How He Caught the Ghost
By: W. Bob Holland
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor048_howhecaughtghost_holland_ig_128kb.mp3
Time: 13:48
Pl ok, thank you!

Thanks for PLing mine Rapunzelina.
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Post by alixsquish » December 29th, 2020, 8:04 am

MManolakes wrote:
December 19th, 2020, 5:44 pm
"Caterpillars" by E.F. Benson, found at http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0605171h.html#ch08
Duration 19:58

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor048_caterpillars_benson_mm_128kb.mp3

Mike
Thanks Mike, that's not one for people who don't like creepy crawlies!

I've marked this as PL ok but I do have one very minor note - I hear a slight stumble at 2.23 'through the V.. through the clear vault'
It's not major so only fix if you want to.
Tsinaymel wrote:
December 21st, 2020, 9:47 am
Greetings!
Title: Mrs. Davenport's Ghost
By: Frederick P. Schrader
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor048_mrsdavenportsghost_schrader_ig_128kb.mp3
Time: 12:41
Hi Tsinaymel - thanks for another tale!
Have marked this one as see PL notes.

There's quite a lot of instances where the first letters of the word have been cut off. I probably wouldn't have flagged if it had happened once or twice but it occurs throughout the recording so is very noticeable on listening. A few examples and where they occur:
3.33 - 'ontinued' for 'continued'
4.27 - 'onceal' for 'conceal'
5.46 - 'uring' for 'during'
10.00 - 'enjamin' for 'Benjamin'

I'd guess this might be something that's happening in the editing process but I'm not an expert... If you're not sure how to fix let us know!

As I say, that's not all of them, just pointing some out so you can see what I mean.
If you're revisiting the recording anyway, it might be worth seeing if you can look at the edit that's inserted from 7.59-8.02, as this is noticeably different to the rest of the recording and has quite a lot of buzzy background noise.

Thanks!
Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
Jake the dog

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Post by Tsinaymel » December 29th, 2020, 9:26 am

Tsinaymel wrote:
December 21st, 2020, 9:47 am
Greetings!
Title: Mrs. Davenport's Ghost
By: Frederick P. Schrader
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor048_mrsdavenportsghost_schrader_ig_128kb.mp3
Time: 12:41
Hi Tsinaymel - thanks for another tale!
Have marked this one as see PL notes.

There's quite a lot of instances where the first letters of the word have been cut off. I probably wouldn't have flagged if it had happened once or twice but it occurs throughout the recording so is very noticeable on listening. A few examples and where they occur:
3.33 - 'ontinued' for 'continued'
4.27 - 'onceal' for 'conceal'
5.46 - 'uring' for 'during'
10.00 - 'enjamin' for 'Benjamin'

I'd guess this might be something that's happening in the editing process but I'm not an expert... If you're not sure how to fix let us know!

As I say, that's not all of them, just pointing some out so you can see what I mean.
If you're revisiting the recording anyway, it might be worth seeing if you can look at the edit that's inserted from 7.59-8.02, as this is noticeably different to the rest of the recording and has quite a lot of buzzy background noise.

Thanks!
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I have reviewed the audacity file and understand how this happened. Since I started recording a few weeks ago, I was learning about audacity slowly. Somewhere around this time I activated the feature which automatically records when mike picks up sound. The vowels are probably cut because I was cutting away unwanted noise (e.g., breathing) mike picked up and cut away too much. At around this time, I also developed an annoying click and I was removing the clicks by sight mostly and may have mistaken an okay audio spike for an unwanted click.

Now that I've turned up the volume real high, the parts in question are slurred and I guess my brain is filling in the missing sound.

Sorry that you got caught in this mess. I value your time and feedback and have no choice but to repeat this recording since it's going to burn less time than trying to look for the holes to patch. It's better I re-record also because the gaps created by stop-starting the recording based on sound are annoying me.

I'm just afraid the rest of the recordings I posted for collection 48 might have been affected. SIGH and BIG SIGH...I'll need help to diagnose the remaining ones. I'll also try to listen to them, but it's harder for me to find them, because my brain is supplying the missing sounds. But if you feel early on they are major affected, please stop right away and I'll figure out what to do.

Thanks and sorry again. :(

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Post by alixsquish » December 29th, 2020, 9:39 am

Tsinaymel wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 9:26 am

I have reviewed the audacity file and understand how this happened. Since I started recording a few weeks ago, I was learning about audacity slowly. Somewhere around this time I activated the feature which automatically records when mike picks up sound. The vowels are probably cut because I was cutting away unwanted noise (e.g., breathing) mike picked up and cut away too much. At around this time, I also developed an annoying click and I was removing the clicks by sight mostly and may have mistaken an okay audio spike for an unwanted click.

Now that I've turned up the volume real high, the parts in question are slurred and I guess my brain is filling in the missing sound.

Sorry that you got caught in this mess. I value your time and feedback and have no choice but to repeat this recording since it's going to burn less time than trying to look for the holes to patch. It's better I re-record also because the gaps created by stop-starting the recording based on sound are annoying me.

I'm just afraid the rest of the recordings I posted for collection 48 might have been affected. SIGH and BIG SIGH...I'll need help to diagnose the remaining ones. I'll also try to listen to them, but it's harder for me to find them, because my brain is supplying the missing sounds. But if you feel early on they are major affected, please stop right away and I'll figure out what to do.

Thanks and sorry again. :(
Thanks I C and no need for apologies!

That makes sense! It definitely seems like something automated as it happens so consistently. I didn't even know that was an audacity feature!

Hold off rerecording for now - I think this is one to get Rapunzelina's opinion on as she's MC. I think I can sometimes be a little picky in my PL as I'm still quite new to it, and no one would want you to spend all that time if it's avoidable.

Let's wait and see, but I'd definitely consider turning that feature off or exploring it to see if there's a workaround for future recordings.

Thank you!
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Post by Rapunzelina » December 29th, 2020, 10:00 am

IC do you perhaps have the raw unedited recordings?
At the end, it is your decision as the reader. I agree that the mind completes the word, in most cases, if not all. So the recordings can be accepted in the collection like that without a problem. But as a reader you may want to produce an as near to perfection as possible recording, and would like to fix that, in which case I also think that recording the whole piece is easier than filling in the gaps. And probably proof-listening to a new recording would be easier than spot-checking the old one, too.

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Post by canthactheolive » December 29th, 2020, 12:46 pm

Hi there, I'm new here, but would love to do some recordings. Are there any stories by H.P Lovecraft that are lacking a voice in your collections? I have just about all of them.
Also, I need volunteer hours for my school, and they need an email address to confirm the hours. If I do a recording, is there an acceptable email I can give them that will sign off on them?

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 29th, 2020, 5:09 pm

Hello! Welcome to Librivox!

Here are a few yet unrecorded (I think) works by Lovecraft:

Rats in the Walls: https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV03n03192403/page/n25/mode/2up

Imprisoned with the Pharaohs: https://archive.org/details/WeirdTales1924050607ATLPM/page/n3/mode/2up (collaboration with Houdini)

The Invisible Monster: https://archive.org/details/Weird_Tales_v02n04_1923-11/page/n75/mode/2up (collaboration with Sonia H. Greene)

BUT Librivox can not sign off volunteering hours. Please show this to your school: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Misc_Q%26As#Can_volunteering_be_credited.3F

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Post by canthactheolive » December 29th, 2020, 5:14 pm

Thank you! Considering that I can send them audio with my name in it and the time included, I think it should be no issue. I'll plan on doing "The invisible Monster" and get to it ASAP

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