[SS-GHOST STORIES]The Room in the Tower, by E.F. Benson - icequeen

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Post by icequeen » June 28th, 2020, 9:29 pm

The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories by E. F. Benson (1867 - 1940).

These stories have been written in the hopes of giving some pleasant qualms to their reader, if by chance, anyone be occupying in their perusal a leisure half-hour before he goes to bed when the night and the house are still, he may perchance cast an occasional glance into the corners and dark places of the room where he sits, to make sure that nothing unusual lurks in the shadow. For this is the avowed object of ghost stories and such tales as deal with the dim unseen forces which occasionally and perturbingly make themselves manifest. The author therefore fervently wishes his readers a few uncomfortable moments. (Preface) ( E.F. Benson)
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      [*] Project Code: q8BbQCJP

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (E. F. Benson) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._F._Benson
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Room_in_the_Tower
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 17
      [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1912
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    Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: Ghost Stories

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Post by rafeball » June 29th, 2020, 3:38 am

Can I claim "The Man Who Went Too Far" please? By strange coincidence, I was looking at doing that for the next Ghost & Horror Story collection!

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Post by icequeen » June 29th, 2020, 1:13 pm

rafeball wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 3:38 am
Can I claim "The Man Who Went Too Far" please? By strange coincidence, I was looking at doing that for the next Ghost & Horror Story collection!

I think that Benson would like that strange coincidence! If you decide to record this short story for the latest Ghost & Horror collection, you will have to record it a second time. I say that as a FYI.

Section 11 is yours, thank you!
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Post by rafeball » June 29th, 2020, 3:12 pm

No worries, I’ve got an alternative story lined up for that collection now :-)

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Post by icequeen » June 30th, 2020, 9:32 pm

Moving on to Short Works!
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Post by rafeball » July 1st, 2020, 6:36 am

Hi Ann,

I've uploaded Section 11:

The Man Who Went Too Far
58:03

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/roominthetower_11_benson_128kb.mp3

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Post by icequeen » July 1st, 2020, 1:06 pm

rafeball wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 6:36 am
Hi Ann,

I've uploaded Section 11:

The Man Who Went Too Far
58:03

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/roominthetower_11_benson_128kb.mp3

Thank you!
Ann

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Post by OooThatsNifty » July 1st, 2020, 10:29 pm

Might I claim the following?

#14 - The Terror by Night
#16 - The Thing in the Hall

Thanks!
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Post by icequeen » July 2nd, 2020, 11:59 am

OooThatsNifty wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 10:29 pm
Might I claim the following?

#14 - The Terror by Night
#16 - The Thing in the Hall

Thanks!

Of course! Thanks Andrew!
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Post by icequeen » July 3rd, 2020, 8:37 pm

Section 11 is PL OK!
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Post by helenathomas » July 4th, 2020, 3:41 am

May I claim section #1 please? Thanks!

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Post by icequeen » July 4th, 2020, 8:25 pm

helenathomas wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 3:41 am
May I claim section #1 please? Thanks!
Welcome to LibriVox!

You may, thank you! But, please make sure to do your one minute test before you record your section. It is how we can make sure your settings are where we need them to be, which will make your life much easier. What name would you like credited on your catalog page?
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Post by dfrakk » July 4th, 2020, 11:01 pm

I would like to claim section 2 The Dust Cloud.

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Post by helenathomas » July 5th, 2020, 4:24 am

icequeen wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 8:25 pm
helenathomas wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 3:41 am
May I claim section #1 please? Thanks!
Welcome to LibriVox!

You may, thank you! But, please make sure to do your one minute test before you record your section. It is how we can make sure your settings are where we need them to be, which will make your life much easier. What name would you like credited on your catalog page?
Thank you - glad to be here! Will pop a test up today. Actual name for catalog purposes is Gwendoline Fox. Cheers!

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Post by icequeen » July 5th, 2020, 5:12 pm

helenathomas wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 4:24 am
icequeen wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 8:25 pm
helenathomas wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 3:41 am
May I claim section #1 please? Thanks!
Welcome to LibriVox!

You may, thank you! But, please make sure to do your one minute test before you record your section. It is how we can make sure your settings are where we need them to be, which will make your life much easier. What name would you like credited on your catalog page?
Thank you - glad to be here! Will pop a test up today. Actual name for catalog purposes is Gwendoline Fox. Cheers!

Great! Here is your catalog page! https://librivox.org/reader/14611
Ann

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