[COMPLETE][Short Stories]The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 11 August 1896 - kit

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Post by Kitty » December 16th, 2020, 6:50 am

The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 11 August 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-01-11-aug1896-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>
The eleventh issue offers the following 5 stories:<br>
"The Mysterious Card Unveiled", by Cleveland Moffett: <br>
''Mrs. Bilger's Victory", by Emma S. Jones and Geik Turner: <br>
"A Defender of the Faith", by John D. Barry: <br>
"Tim's Vacation", by L. E. Shattuck: <br>
"Wet Horses", by Alice MacGowan: <br> ( Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » December 16th, 2020, 6:58 am

Here comes the 11th issue of the Black Cat. 8-) Five more stories waiting for interested readers.

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

I am so looking forward to finally hearing what was written on that mysterious card from the fifth issue. Kate volunteered to read the sequel as well, so both stories will have been narrated by the same reader. Thank you, Kate !

I'm equally curious about the other titles in the issue.

Claiming is now open. :)

Sonia

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Post by smithjeanb » December 16th, 2020, 7:41 am

Great! Can I claim section 3?

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Post by Kitty » December 16th, 2020, 7:50 am

smithjeanb wrote:
December 16th, 2020, 7:41 am
Great! Can I claim section 3?
yes, wonderful to have you in this Black Cat as well, thank you Jean :9: I moved your post from the old thread to the new one. Best keep all the discussions in the correct thread ;)

Sonia

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Post by JulieB3 » December 16th, 2020, 11:06 am

May I please have Section 3, please? :roll:

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Post by Kitty » December 16th, 2020, 11:34 am

JulieB3 wrote:
December 16th, 2020, 11:06 am
May I please have Section 3, please? :roll:
sorry, section 3 was claimed this afternoon already. Did you maybe mean another section ? :hmm:

glad to see you don't break your streak yet, Julie :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by queenk8 » December 16th, 2020, 2:30 pm

Kitty wrote:
December 16th, 2020, 6:58 am
Here comes the 11th issue of the Black Cat. 8-) Five more stories waiting for interested readers.

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

I am so looking forward to finally hearing what was written on that mysterious card from the fifth issue. Kate volunteered to read the sequel as well, so both stories will have been narrated by the same reader. Thank you, Kate !

I'm equally curious about the other titles in the issue.

Claiming is now open. :)

Sonia
Thanks, Sonia! Looking forward to part 2 since we were left so frustrated by the first story.
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Post by JulieB3 » December 16th, 2020, 2:54 pm

Yes, I meant Section 2. I hate it when my brain goes to the Bahamas and doesn't take me with it. :oops:

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Post by Kitty » December 16th, 2020, 11:58 pm

JulieB3 wrote:
December 16th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Yes, I meant Section 2. I hate it when my brain goes to the Bahamas and doesn't take me with it. :oops:
:lol: ok that happens, Section 2 is reserved for you now, thank you, Julie !

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » December 16th, 2020, 11:59 pm

queenk8 wrote:
December 16th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Looking forward to part 2 since we were left so frustrated by the first story.
wondering if it will be more rewarding this time :lol: maybe he's holding out for a 2nd sequel :help:

Sonia

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » December 17th, 2020, 2:09 am

Can I claim section 5?

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Post by Kitty » December 17th, 2020, 2:17 am

AngeliqueAnja wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 2:09 am
Can I claim section 5?
oh hey, Annie, welcome to the Black Cat :9: so cool to have you read for this magazine as well. Of course you can have section 5, I'm already looking forward to your narration.

Thanks

Sonia

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » December 17th, 2020, 3:59 pm


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Post by MrTurttle » December 17th, 2020, 8:38 pm

Hello! This will be my first recording with Librivox if I'm able to record for you. If section 4 isn't claimed yet, I'd like to give it a shot. I read the story just now and just :( , but it's very good!

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Post by Kitty » December 18th, 2020, 1:26 am

MrTurttle wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Hello! This will be my first recording with Librivox if I'm able to record for you. If section 4 isn't claimed yet, I'd like to give it a shot. I read the story just now and just :( , but it's very good!
Hi Derek and welcome to the Black Cat :D and thank you for claiming.

I see you already did your one-minute-test and checked the bitrate, which is ok now :thumbs: BTW it's best not to edit old posts, but rather make a new post, otherwise the volunteer who is giving you feedback will not receive a "new-post alert" and she will not know that you changed anything. I would suggest making another post and then you'll get feedback from her.

What I also noticed is that the background noise is quite pronounced. For the test it doesn't matter so much, but I would suggest using a round of noise-cleaning in Audacity for your "official" recordings, to give them a cleaner sound. If you need help on how to do that, let me know when you finished your story and I'll walk you through it :)

Meanwhile, I assigned you Section 4 and here is your brand new personal reader page: https://librivox.org/reader/15452. If you want anything else as Reader Name (for example your real name) let me know and I can still change it.

Please read carefully through the first post, beneath the Magic Window you can find all the details for correct filenaming and how to say the intro/outro and title of the story.

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask.

And with that this project is now fully claimed and I'll move us over to Readers Found. :9:

Sonia

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