[GROUP - Short Stories]Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 9-mas

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Post by LCaulkins » April 19th, 2021, 5:19 pm

Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 9, by Various
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, folk 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. (Summary by Lynette Caulkins)
Please choose and record any short myth or legend that is a short story in the public domain. It may be from a stand-alone book or a single chapter from a book. 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 the story is too long for one section. Multiple versions of the same story are welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your topic already; we're happy to hear the version you found, too. :) Please note that in this collection we do not do reservations on sections, as is typically done with LibriVox group projects. If you wonder about the suitability or public domain status of a story you want to record, feel free to ask questions in the discussion before you do the work of a recording. If this collection fills before you are able to do that recording - No Worries! - the next collection will be open for you. :)

After 12 sections 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!)

New to recording? Please see our Newbie Guide to Recording for further instructions. A quick guide to our required technical settings can be found here. When you post your file, please tell the BC what name you would like to use in our catalog.


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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

Say:
"[Title of Story], in [Name of Book] 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.org. (You may also say: "Recorded by [Your Name].") Repeat the [Title of Story].
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Say:
"End of [Title of Story], by [Author Name]." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: mlaw009_titlestory_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (Keep the title portion of the file name short, e.g.: for The Daughter of the Sun, the file might be named mlaw009_daughtersun_fraser_lc_128kb.mp3)

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MC to select: maryannspiegel

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into a new post in this thread along with the file duration (mm:ss). Watch this thread for prooflistening notes.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Just post in this thread.
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Post by LCaulkins » April 19th, 2021, 5:21 pm

We are filling the last of Collection 8 right now. (I need to edit the main post before this gets moved into Readers Wanted.)

I will be DPL, as well.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 19th, 2021, 7:43 pm

And I would be happy to continue MCing these for you Lynette! I'll get your MW set up.
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Post by TheBanjo » April 20th, 2021, 1:06 am

Is it too early to say I would like to read "The Squire's Bride" from Fairy Tales From the Far North: https://archive.org/details/fairytalesfarnorth00asbj/page/n12/mode/1up?view=theater
Peter Dann
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Post by LCaulkins » April 20th, 2021, 6:59 am

Thank you, MaryAnn! I edited the main info, so this is ready now for Short Stories Readers Wanted :)
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Post by LCaulkins » April 20th, 2021, 7:01 am

TheBanjo wrote:
April 20th, 2021, 1:06 am
Is it too early to say I would like to read "The Squire's Bride" from Fairy Tales From the Far North: https://archive.org/details/fairytalesfarnorth00asbj/page/n12/mode/1up?view=theater
Hello, Peter! We'd love your Squire's Bride story - go right ahead :)

And bonus points for finding a new source 8-)
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Belinda alternating with The Bat
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Post by LCaulkins » April 27th, 2021, 5:43 pm

AyeChanMay8 wrote:
April 24th, 2021, 6:50 am
Hi, I read another short story!

Title: A Fable
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/cu31924079574350/page/n7/mode/2up (pages 28-40)
Date of publication: 1895
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw009_afable_mimosa_acm_128kb_(online-audio-converter_com).mp3
Duration(mm:ss) - 11:00
Keywords: Burmese short story, Burma, Myanmar, Historical Archive
Just moving your information over here to Collection 9 :) I'll get this loaded and PL'd soon!
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
My Sections
Post-Covid catch-up focus follows this order:
Wives and Daughters alternating with Little Men
Belinda alternating with The Bat
Hearts of Three

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Post by Ebeltran » April 27th, 2021, 9:24 pm

Hello! I hope my contribution is useful :)

Title: Gods and Fighting Men.
Part One: The Gods
Book One: The Coming of Tuatha De Danaan
Chapter I. The Fight With The Firbolgs

Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14465/14465-h/14465-h.htm
Date of publication: 1905
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw009_comofduadanaan_gregory_eb_128kb.mp3
Duration(minutes:seconds) - 19:12

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Post by TheBanjo » May 4th, 2021, 4:00 am

I have uploaded the following:

Title of tale: The Squire's Bride
Text title: Fairy Tales from the Far North
Author: P.C. Asbjornsen
Translator: H.L. Braekstad
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/fairytalesfarnorth00asbj
Date of publication: 1897
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw009_squiresbride_asbjornsen_pd_128kb.mp3
Duration: 6:13
Peter Dann
But to wallow in your own phrases, to be rejoiced by the savour of your own shrewd pawkiness, to feel your rhythm balanced and yet sober — that is a pleasure beyond most  — Ford Madox Ford, "Some Do Not..."

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