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Post Posted:: April 5th, 2017, 2:17 am 
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The Spook Ballads by William Theodore Parkes (1864 - 1908).

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This is a volume of ghost stories in verse by William Theodore Parkes. The poems in this volume are often humorous, and written in a parody of ye olde style of poetry.

"Dealing largely with ghosts and legends embracing a dash of diablerie such as would have been dear to the heart of Ingoldsby. There is a rugged force in 'The Girl of Castlebar' that will always make it tell in recitation; and even greater success in this direction has attended 'The Fairy Queen,' a story unveiling the seamy side, with quaint humour and stern realism. It is specially worthy of note that Mr. Parkes's skill in versification has received the warmest acknowledgment from those best qualified to appreciate the bright local coloring as well as the blending of fancy and fun."— Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper. ( Carolin)


    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
      Please note that we handle a one month deadline for poetry projects!
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42566
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard

      Please don't download or listen to 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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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      • At the beginning of the recording, read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
      "[Poem title], by William Theodore Parkes, read for LibriVox.org" by [your name] or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
      • Then read the poem.
      • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
    8. At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Spook Ballads by William Theodore Parkes.
      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    9. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      spookballads_##_parkes_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. spookballads_01_parkes_128kb.mp3)
    10. [b]Example ID3 V2 tags (just leave those blank!)

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      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.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Carolin
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

      Any questions?
      Please post below

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Post Posted:: April 7th, 2017, 1:53 am 
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maybe it isnt quite the season for this, but here are some ghost story poems :D

all readers and a dpl are most welcome!

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Post Posted:: April 7th, 2017, 11:51 am 

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May I have 38 and 61 for now?

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Post Posted:: April 7th, 2017, 12:09 pm 

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I would like to claim the following please:

4 Madame Stiffin's Ghost
12 The Devil in Richmond Park
41 A Horror of London Town

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Post Posted:: April 8th, 2017, 12:36 am 
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Thank you both :D

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Post Posted:: April 8th, 2017, 6:08 am 

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Hi, may I read Section 2 - The Ghosts of Hampton Court?

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Post Posted:: April 8th, 2017, 11:51 pm 
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Thank you diana :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: April 13th, 2017, 8:51 pm 

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Ready for PL

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/spookballads_04_parkes_128kb.mp3

Length is 10.34

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Post Posted:: April 14th, 2017, 10:43 am 
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Thank you :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: April 14th, 2017, 11:32 am 

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NemoR wrote:


Carolin, while awaiting a DPL, I PL'd this and it is PL OK :thumbs:

word-perfect and very nice reading Nemo!

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Post Posted:: April 15th, 2017, 1:36 am 
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Thank you so much eva :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: April 15th, 2017, 8:14 am 

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Last two for PL:

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/spookballads_12_parkes_128kb.mp3 6.00
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/spookballads_41_parkes_128kb.mp3 3.02

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Post Posted:: April 15th, 2017, 8:37 am 
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Thank you Nemo!

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Post Posted:: April 15th, 2017, 4:50 pm 

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NemoR wrote:


Both of these are PL OK! :thumbs: (Unlike the suppliant of London town.)

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Post Posted:: April 16th, 2017, 2:32 am 
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Thank you Eva :9:

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