COMPLETE Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 036 -rap

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by Rapunzelina » October 23rd, 2019, 5:21 am

Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 036

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue https://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-036-by-various/

NEW READERS: Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording before submitting here, just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Then please read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.
  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. Try to stick to works that run less than 60 minutes. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording... as long as the work is clearly in the public domain, just start recording. 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. (Preferably, it should be nominally fictional, but there are enough 'true' ghost stories that will be accepted into this collection as well.) Take a look at the various collections in this forum and decide which collection your story would work best in. You can find suggestions here.

    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.


    Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which story you are submitting to the collection. Please include all this information:

    • link to the text source
    • author name
    • title of the story
    • duration (runtime) of the file
    • if this is your first recording: how you would like to be listed in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal web site/blog.

    Read points 5. to 7. below for what to do before, during and after your recording, and how to send your file.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  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.
  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.

    Previous Short Ghost and Horror Collections can be found here - duplicate versions are fine, though not in the same volume.
  5. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  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).

    The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    File Name: (lower case, separated by underscores):

    ghohor036_shorttitleinoneword-noarticles_author_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor036_roomintower_benson_ce_128kb.mp3
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  8. ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)

    Please ignore tags for this project - they will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
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  9. Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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 Nesli » October 24th, 2019, 1:38 pm

Hello :)
Here is my contribution to the collection.
Thank you,
Nesli

Title: The Red Room
Author: H.G. Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946)
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/59774/59774-h/59774-h.htm#Page_125
Audio recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor036_redroom_wells_ns_128kb.mp3
Time: 27:15

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Post by Horner94 » October 24th, 2019, 5:19 pm

Hello!
Author: Holland, W. Bob (West Bob), 1868-1932
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm#page_114
I am sending you this recording (unfinished) to get your opinion on some of the colloquial words and my pronunciation of them:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor036_sandysghost_holland_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 16:18
I look forward to your feedback.
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by ColleenMc » October 24th, 2019, 8:13 pm

Here's one from me:

Devereux's Dream by J. Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873)

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor035_devereuxsdream_lefanu_ce_128kb.mp3

42:55

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26451

Colleen

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 26th, 2019, 1:42 pm

Nesli wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Hello :)
Here is my contribution to the collection.
Thank you,
Nesli

Title: The Red Room
Author: H.G. Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946)
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/59774/59774-h/59774-h.htm#Page_125
Audio recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor036_redroom_wells_ns_128kb.mp3
Time: 27:15
Hi Nesli! An admirable reading of this H.G.Wells story! Thank you! PL OK and in the Magic Window.

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 26th, 2019, 1:48 pm

Horner94 wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Hello!
Author: Holland, W. Bob (West Bob), 1868-1932
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm#page_114
I am sending you this recording (unfinished) to get your opinion on some of the colloquial words and my pronunciation of them:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor036_sandysghost_holland_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 16:18
I look forward to your feedback.
Kind regards,
Chad
Hi Chad! That is a difficult text to read! You did a splendid job! I am no expert in pronunciations, but I think the way you adjusted yours to the colloquial text works well.

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 26th, 2019, 1:55 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Here's one from me:

Devereux's Dream by J. Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873)

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor035_devereuxsdream_lefanu_ce_128kb.mp3

42:55

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26451

Colleen
Thank you Colleen! Captivating story! Stable for Nightmares indeed! Oh, I just realized, is that a play of words? Because there are mares, and then there are nightmares!

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Post by TonyPS214 » October 27th, 2019, 5:47 pm

Rapunzelina:

Hi again!

Since you thought "The Reconciliation" so creepy, I've got some more scary stories from Japan for this collection:

• link to the text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/55473/55473-h/55473-h.htm#In_a_Cup_of_Tea
• author name: Lafcadio Hearn
• title of the story: In A Cup of Tea
• duration of the file: 06:35
• upload link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor036_InACupOfTea_hearn_ts_128kb.mp3

• link to the text source: https://web.archive.org/web/20070311103204/http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~kilib/hearn/works/kwaidan/yuki-onna.html
• author name: Lafcadio Hearn
• title of the story: Yuki-Onna
• duration of the file: 09:23
• upload link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor036_YukiOnna_hearn_ts_128kb.mp3

• link to the text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1210/1210-h/1210-h.htm#secret
• author name: Lafcadio Hearn
• title of the story: A Dead Secret
• duration of the file: 06:09
• upload link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor036_ADeadSecret_hearn_ts_128kb.mp3

Enjoy!
Tony Scheinman
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web site: http://TonyScheinman.voice123.com

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Post by RobMarland » October 28th, 2019, 3:44 am

My submission:

In a Haunted House by Joseph. B Bowles (note that a different author is also listed at the start of the piece, but I suspect this is supposed to be the name of the fictitious narrator).
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87065501/1905-01-14/ed-1/seq-6/
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor036_hauntedhouse_bowles_rm_128kb._.mp3
17:54
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Post by Rapunzelina » October 28th, 2019, 3:50 am

Oh, those are great Tony! Thank you so much!

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 28th, 2019, 3:53 am

By the way, I thought I'd take the first two stories here that are PL OK and move them to the previous collection, where we have 2 stories waiting for edits, which I'll bring over to this collection, so that we'll have that one ready for the catalog! And in time for Halloween, too! :D

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 28th, 2019, 4:24 am

RobMarland wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 3:44 am
My submission:

In a Haunted House by Joseph. B Bowles (note that a different author is also listed at the start of the piece, but I suspect this is supposed to be the name of the fictitious narrator).
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87065501/1905-01-14/ed-1/seq-6/
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor036_hauntedhouse_bowles_rm_128kb._.mp3
17:54
Thank you, Rob!

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 28th, 2019, 4:30 am

JudasEscargot wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 12:33 am
Hey Repunzelina,

I uploaded a recording of Dagon by Lovecraft, at a length of 12:34.

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor035_dagon_lovecraft_gm_128kb.mp3

I hope it's up to snuff. Had fun making it.

Let me know if you need anything else!

Graham
I also moved Graham's recording of Dagon here!

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Post by EliHinze » October 30th, 2019, 12:24 pm

Hello!
I've finally finished my recording of The Empty House by Algernon Blackwood. (Just having one last issue trying to get the dB within the accepted range; can anyone help me with that?).
Is it alright to submit it to this collection? I was going to contribute to Vol 35, but ran behind.

EDIT: Fixed it! I've uploaded my recording now. :)

Title: The Empty House
Author: Algernon Blackwood
URL to Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14471/14471-h/14471-h.htm#chapter1
Audio Recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/the_empty_house_01_blackwood.mp3
Time: 44:01

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 30th, 2019, 2:45 pm

Thank you, Eli! Yes, a longish recording! I hope you enjoyed it! I'll listen tomorrow to get in the mood for Halloween!!! :D

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