[COMPLETE] Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 040 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 26th, 2020, 8:55 am

Ghost and Horror Short Story Collection Vol. 040

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-040/
  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):
      ghohor040_shorttitleinoneword-noarticles_authorslastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor040_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 Lector1 » June 27th, 2020, 5:46 pm

I think I may have a short story, but I'm not entirely sure that it's PD. I have two, actually. One is "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs. The other is "Dagon" by H.P. Lovecraft. Here's the link to the site I found the stories on:
https://unholyterrors.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/10-creepy-short-stories-available-to-read-in-the-public-domain/
There are eight other stories on here, if we can use them.

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Post by Lector1 » June 27th, 2020, 5:50 pm

I just realized we already have "Dagon" but we still have at least one story on here we can use, assuming it's PD, and that's "The Monkey's Paw". Assuming it's PD, I would like to record this one.

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 28th, 2020, 1:29 am

Hello! Both of these stories are in the catalogue, but that shouldn't stop you from doing your own rendition, if you'd like to do them. :D

From the list you posted, all stories are in the catalogue except the petting zoo, which is not in the public domain, and the murdered cousin, which probably is pd according to the wiki source, although another text source would be preferred

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Post by shreyasethi » June 28th, 2020, 3:37 am

Hi again!
May I record The Signal Man by Charles Dickens?
Thanks
-SS

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 28th, 2020, 4:31 am

Hi Shreya! Yes, of course! You don't even have to ask :D Except if you are looking for a PD text source. For this story, I would suggest this gutenberg ebook: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1289 It's the third story in the book. Thank you!

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Post by rafeball » June 29th, 2020, 3:46 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 1:29 am
Hello! Both of these stories are in the catalogue, but that shouldn't stop you from doing your own rendition, if you'd like to do them. :D

From the list you posted, all stories are in the catalogue except the petting zoo, which is not in the public domain, and the murdered cousin, which probably is pd according to the wiki source, although another text source would be preferred
Archive.org have The Murdered Cousin in a scan of Ghost Stories and Tales of Mystery (1851):

https://archive.org/details/ghoststoriesand00fanugoog

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 29th, 2020, 5:59 am

Thank you, Rafe!

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Post by JachinandBoaz » June 29th, 2020, 6:08 pm

Rapunzelina -

I uploaded the Gogol short story "St. John's Eve". Let me know if you think it would be more appropriate for the short story collection. The tale starts out chatty, folkloric and rather innocuous, but about halfway through turns into a gruesome danse macabre that's vintage Gogol and a kind of horror that is uniquely 19th century Ukrainian/Russian.

Title: St. John’s Eve
Author: Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1197/1197-h/1197-h.htm#link2H_4_0016
Duration: 42:54
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_stjohnseve_gogol_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 30th, 2020, 5:27 am

Oh, I think it is great for the collection! Thank you, Daniel! PL OK and in the MW.

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Post by Timothy Ferguson » July 1st, 2020, 1:32 am

Hi

"Levanna and Our Ladies of Sorrow" by Thomas de Quincey
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/levanna_our_ladies_sorrow.mp3
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/confessionsanen01quingoog/page/n242/mode/2up?q=levana
18:59

It's not gruesome, but I think it's existential horror. It's an opium vision in which the author dreams of three tormentor goddesses he is doomed to face.. It was the partial source for the "Three Mothers" horror movie trilogy. If you think it's not horrible enough, just say and I'll move it to the Short Fiction collection.
My occasional blog is Games from Folktales

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 1st, 2020, 7:37 am

I feel it will blend nicely in the collection! Thank you, Timothy! :9:
I will take care of the filename at cataloguing, to match this project's format.
MW update with PL OK!

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Post by Grothmann » July 2nd, 2020, 5:18 pm

Hi:

Although this is nt officially a ghost story, it really is...

An Eye For An Eye
By William A. McGarry
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time -- 8:44

Audio at --
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_eyeforaneye_mcgarry_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at--
https://www.pulpmags.org/collections/pdf/bre19160300.pdf

Breezy Stories March 1916.

Thanks -- and enjoy.
Dale

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Post by JachinandBoaz » July 2nd, 2020, 7:03 pm

Good evening -

I just uploaded the following ghost story:

Title: Story of the Vanishing Patient by Elia Wilkinson Peattie (1862 – 1935)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1876/1876-h/1876-h.htm#link2H_4_0008
Duration: 07:57
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor040_vanishingpatient_peattie_128kb.mp3

Daniel

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Post by Naakomle » July 2nd, 2020, 7:45 pm

Hi! May I read, "The Murdered Cousin". I can start tomorrow!

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