[COMPLETE][Short Stories]The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 06 March 1896 - kit

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Post by Kitty » May 18th, 2020, 1:04 am

The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 06 March 1896 by Various ( - ).
This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/black-cat-01-06-mar1896-by-various/
The Black Cat (1895-1922) was a monthly literary magazine, publishing original short stories, often about uncanny or fantastical topics. Many writers were largely unknown, but some famous authors also wrote original material for this magazine.<br>
This is the sixth issue, offering the following 5 stories:<br>
"Eleanor Stevens' will", by Isabel Scott Stone / ''To let.'', by Alice Turner Curtis / "Of course - Of course not", Harry M. Peck / "The Marchburn mystery", A. Maurice Low / "Their colonial villa", by Charles Barnard<br> ( Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » May 18th, 2020, 1:07 am

And a new Black Cat has started, only 5 stories this time, but I have a feeling they will be just as interesting as the previous ones. :9:

Just as a reminder, I want to keep this as a one-story-per-reader-project so we can have the maximum of voices in each magazine.

Nemo again asked me to choose for him, so I'll pen him down for Section 2 this time. Hope it was a good choice for you ;) And thanks for taking part again. 8-)

And now the project is open for claims !

Sonia

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Post by alanmapstone » May 18th, 2020, 2:49 am

Hi Sonia
Never tried reading short stories so can I claim section 1 (the will)?
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Post by Kitty » May 18th, 2020, 2:52 am

alanmapstone wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 2:49 am
Never tried reading short stories so can I claim section 1 (the will)?
oho, yes of course, Alan, welcome aboard :9: This is already the 6th issue of the magazine, I read all the stories so far (mostly as DPL) and I must say, they are really a great collection of unknown gems.

Happy to have you lend your voice to one of them. Thanks

Sonia

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Post by BettyB » May 18th, 2020, 5:37 am

When I click on the text link it does not go to the issue listed in the MW?

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Post by Kitty » May 18th, 2020, 5:45 am

BettyB wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 5:37 am
When I click on the text link it does not go to the issue listed in the MW?
:shock: the link was broken, sorry, now it should work :)

thanks for notifying me

Sonia

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Post by JulieB3 » May 18th, 2020, 7:35 am

Section 5, please.

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Post by Kitty » May 18th, 2020, 8:06 am

JulieB3 wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 7:35 am
Section 5, please.
glad to have you again in here, Julie 8-) thanks

time to move over to Readers Wanted...

Sonia

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Post by NemoR » May 18th, 2020, 8:47 am

Ooohhh ... cool story Sonia ... thanks!! :D :D :D
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Post by ALibrande001 » May 18th, 2020, 2:56 pm

Hello,

I'm new to recording, but have done all the prep work. I was hoping to do section 3 if its still available?

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Post by Kitty » May 18th, 2020, 11:07 pm

ALibrande001 wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 2:56 pm
I'm new to recording, but have done all the prep work. I was hoping to do section 3 if its still available?
hello Adam, welcome to the forum and this project in particular. Always thrilled to hear new voices :D

yes I can reserve you Section 3, and since you are a new reader, I would also need to open your personal reader page. Could you let me know under what reader name you want to go by ? (forum name, real name or pseudonym)

All the details for correct intro/outro and filenaming are listen in the first post, so please read carefully through that.

Also I saw that you still had some issues with your test: viewtopic.php?p=1720306#p1720306 the bitrate was wrong in the second test, although it was correct in the first one. :hmm: I hope you can find a way to tweak it back to LV standard ;) maybe you want to post another test there to check it out before you launch into a longer reading.

And then: have fun with your first section ! 8-)

Sonia

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Post by ALibrande001 » May 19th, 2020, 7:23 am

Definitely! I will get that fixed.

Adam Librande is great. Thanks!

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Post by ColleenMc » May 19th, 2020, 9:26 am

Could I do section 4 please?

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Post by Kitty » May 19th, 2020, 9:29 am

ColleenMc wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 9:26 am
Could I do section 4 please?
wohoo and that makes us fully claimed again, thank you Colleen. So cool to have you read in this issue :9:

Thanks, and we move over to readers found. I'm looking forward to hearing the 5 stories in the near future. 8-)

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » May 19th, 2020, 11:21 pm

ALibrande001 wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 7:23 am
Definitely! I will get that fixed.
Adam Librande is great. Thanks!
super, I see you got the correct bitrate back :thumbs: And so here is your personal reader page, where you will see all your projects listed: https://librivox.org/reader/14344 (hopefully it will up with more sections soon :mrgreen: )

You're officially assigned now. Have fun with your first section. Looking forward to hearing the story.

Sonia

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