COMPLETE Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 041 - rap

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » July 21st, 2020, 3:24 pm

Ghost and Horror Short Story Collection Vol. 041

This project is complete! All audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-041/
  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):
      ghohor041_shorttitleinoneword-noarticles_authorslastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor041_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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Please post below or PM me.

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Post by SarahJ05 » July 22nd, 2020, 1:29 pm

Can I make my own version of the "THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Edgar Allen Poe? Thank You.

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 22nd, 2020, 5:29 pm

Yes of course! Have fun recording! :D

I would suggest the Gutenberg.org text from this collection http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2148

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Post by Grothmann » July 24th, 2020, 10:56 am

Good morning:

Tug of War
By Jonas Lie
from Weird tales from Northern seas (1893 ed.)
translated by R. Nisbet Bain
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 4:07

Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor041_tugofwar_lie_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13508

This is one of two Draug stories. I may do the other one later.
Thanks
Dale

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Post by Grothmann » July 24th, 2020, 3:53 pm

Hi again:

A Wireless Message
By
Ambrose Bierce
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 6:28

Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor041_wirelessmessage_bierce_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4387

The guy wrote great ghost stories.
Enjoy
Dale

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 25th, 2020, 10:58 am

Thank you, Dale! I agree about Bierce!

Tug of War: PL OK!

A Wireless Message: one stumble - repeat, about 4:35 in the recording, "then by insensible degrees"

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Post by Grothmann » July 25th, 2020, 12:19 pm

Good Morning:

Made the correction and reloaded

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor041_wirelessmessage_bierce_dg_128kb.mp3

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 25th, 2020, 12:42 pm

Thank you, Dale! Now PL OK!

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Post by Dlk272 » July 28th, 2020, 11:44 am

Hello,

Going to record A diagnosis of death by Ambrose Bierce.

-Dont’e

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Post by Grothmann » July 28th, 2020, 12:31 pm

Hi:

At Old Man Eckert’s
By Ambrose Bierce
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 6:27

Audio at--
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor041_oldmaneckerts_bierce_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at--
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4387

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 28th, 2020, 2:23 pm

Dlk272 wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 11:44 am
Hello,

Going to record A diagnosis of death by Ambrose Bierce.

-Dont’e
You're very welcome to! Thank you!

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Post by Owlivia » July 28th, 2020, 6:57 pm

The Owl's Ear by Erckmann-Chatrain
(from the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, ed. Julian Hawthorne, pub 1907)

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor041_owlear_erckmannchatrain_dbg_128kb.mp3

run time: 20:45

Owlivia / Deborah

(Interesting what one can discover when doing a search for "owl" in mystery stories.)
:D

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 29th, 2020, 1:11 am

Grothmann wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 12:31 pm
At Old Man Eckert’s
By Ambrose Bierce
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 6:27
Hi Dale! Thank you! Now in the Magic Window marked PL OK! Your readings of Bierce always leave me with goosebumps!
Owlivia wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 6:57 pm
The Owl's Ear by Erckmann-Chatrain
(from the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, ed. Julian Hawthorne, pub 1907)
Thank you, Deborah! Now in the Magic Window marked PL OK! This made me consider opening another volume of the Mystery Collection to include this story, but we have time to decide :D

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Post by Owlivia » July 29th, 2020, 10:51 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 1:11 am
Owlivia wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 6:57 pm
The Owl's Ear by Erckmann-Chatrain
(from the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, ed. Julian Hawthorne, pub 1907)
Thank you, Deborah! Now in the Magic Window marked PL OK! This made me consider opening another volume of the Mystery Collection to include this story, but we have time to decide :D
Yes, it is more of a Mystery than a "ghost" or "horror" story, I guess. There's another one that I discovered in the same vein that has swept me off my feet. Will be a longer read; will keep you posted. :wink:

Owlivia/Deborah

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 29th, 2020, 11:12 am

Sounds exciting! Enjoy! :D

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