COMPLETE Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 039 - rap

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Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 24th, 2020, 5:13 am

Ghost and Horror Short Story Collection Vol. 039

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-039/
  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. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording, as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. If you have any doubts, feel free to ask. 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. Take a look at the various collections in this forum and decide which collection your story would work best in.
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  2. New to recording?
    Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.
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  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.
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  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.

    You can also find suggestions in this forum post.

    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.

    Previous Short Ghost and Horror Collections can be found here - duplicate versions are fine, though not in the same volume.
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  5. BEFORE recording:

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
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  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). Audacity (Mac/Win) offers a much improved noise-cleaning function. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
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    • Save files as 128 kbps MP3
      File Name: (lower case, separated by underscores):
      ghohor039_shorttitleinoneword-noarticles_author_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor039_roomintower_benson_ce_128kb.mp3
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    • ID3 tags
      Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)
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  8. Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
      http://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: Rapunzelina
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    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there, including the following information:
      • The title and author of the work.
      • A link to the text that you used.
      • The length of your recording in minutes and seconds mm:ss
      • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). We can also link to a personal web site/blog.

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Post by aeheckett » May 25th, 2020, 8:42 am

Alright, here's my first contribution! Feedback is more than welcome! :thumbs:

The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

Link to text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2148/2148-h/2148-h.htm#link2H_4_0019

Recording Length: 15:46

Link to Recording:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_telltaleheart_poe_aeh_128kb.mp3

In the catalogue, I'd like to be referred to as A.E. Heckett, please.

Thank you!

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 26th, 2020, 3:01 am

Thank you AE! It's a brilliant reading, expressive of Poe's darkness! Or maybe a dark reading, expressive of Poe's brilliance! :mrgreen: Either way, it's a great rendition! Thank you for offering your recording!

Here's your Reader Page https://librivox.org/reader/14391 It lists all projects you're involved in, and you can keep track of your sections under the Reader section details link.

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Post by aeheckett » May 26th, 2020, 8:44 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 3:01 am
Thank you AE! It's a brilliant reading, expressive of Poe's darkness! Or maybe a dark reading, expressive of Poe's brilliance! :mrgreen: Either way, it's a great rendition! Thank you for offering your recording!

Here's your Reader Page https://librivox.org/reader/14391 It lists all projects you're involved in, and you can keep track of your sections under the Reader section details link.
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! It was so much fun to record, and I'm so pleased to share it. :thumbs:
I can't wait to record something else to share!

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Post by JachinandBoaz » May 26th, 2020, 11:49 am

Rapunzelina -

I was going to do a reading of a story called "The Man-Eating Tree" by Phil Robinson in his collection Under the Punkah. I can't find this book on gutenberg, but I found a copy here: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t43r0rq98&view=1up&seq=12

However, there is a problem with this version. It is missing "Page 1" of its scan. The same book is scanned and available and has "Page 1" scanned on Google Books, but I wasn't sure whether we can use the Google Books version: https://books.google.com/books?id=gW5UmdQgAmsC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Daniel

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 26th, 2020, 12:20 pm

Hi Daniel! Yes you can use Google books, because it's a scan with visible publication information. I also found the story in this book https://archive.org/details/undersun00robiiala/page/295/mode/1up

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 26th, 2020, 2:49 pm

I'm forwarding here this recording from the last collection:
nboulos wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 8:58 am
Four Weird Tales: The Insanity of Jones (Part I)
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor038_FourWeirdTalesJones1_Blackwood_nab_128kb.mp3 (18:45)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16726/16726-h/16726-h.htm

Hope everything is OK!
Hello Natalie! Welcome to Librivox and the Ghost and Horror collection!! Interesting story! Very nicely read, with the intensity in just the right places! Are you planning to read more of the story?

I have just one note regarding the text: There is a repeat around 03:49 : "For something in this way it was -- For something in this way it was that his mind worked." It should be easy to remove, but let me know if you need any hints on editing.

And one note on the filename: it's best to avoid capital letters, so we do all lower-case in filenames.

This collection has just been filled, with a couple of contributions before your post, so I have now opened the next collection #039. Would you upload your edited recording in the new thread here: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=80305 using the correct filename (ghohor039 ...and all lower case)? Thank you! Let me know if there's any difficulty.
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Post by nboulos » May 26th, 2020, 3:26 pm

Four Weird Tales: The Insanity of Jones (Part I)
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor038_fourweirdtalesinsanityofjones1_blackwood_nab_128kb.mp3 (18:41)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16726/16726-h/16726-h.htm

Sorry I didn't catch that repeat, and thanks for letting me know about the file name! I hope everything is ok now? And yes- I would like to continue through the rest of the '"Four Weird Tales"!

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 26th, 2020, 3:48 pm

That's great now! Thank you, Natalie! I'm looking forward to the next part! :D

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Post by JachinandBoaz » May 29th, 2020, 4:50 pm

Good evening -

I just uploaded the following horror story to the shared drive:

Author: Phil Robinson (1847–1902)
Wikipedia Article on Author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Stewart_Robinson
Title: The Man-Eating Tree
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/undersun00robiiala/page/295/mode/1up
Time: 21:50
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_maneatingtree_robinson_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 30th, 2020, 6:17 am

Hi Daniel!
This uncle has a tendency towards long sentences! But very descriptive sentences! And you did a wonderful job reading the story! Thank you for offering it to the collection! MW updated with PL OK!

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Post by Scarbo » May 31st, 2020, 5:20 pm

Hello Rapunzelina,

Here you go:

Recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor39_inthemirror_bryusov_s_128kb.mp3
Title: In the Mirror
Author: Valery Bryusov
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53380/53380-h/53380-h.htm#IN_THE_MIRROR
Recording length: 25:24

Thank you!

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 2nd, 2020, 1:29 am

Oooh, interesting story!

Thank you, Scarbo! It's PL OK and in the Magic Window!

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Post by Grothmann » June 2nd, 2020, 8:22 pm

Hi:

The Black Dog
By Stephen Crane
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 13:45

Audio at --https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_theblackdog_crane_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at --http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7239

This is probably from an oral history originally.

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 3rd, 2020, 3:26 am

I can't find the story in the gutenberg book you linked to. Maybe it's in another one?

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