COMPLETE [GROUP - Short Stories]Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 9-mas

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Post by LCaulkins » April 19th, 2021, 5:19 pm

Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 9, by Various

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/myths-and-legends-around-the-world-09/

This collection is dedicated to recordings of short mythical or legendary works which are in the Public Domain. The stories tell of legends, heroes, myths, and ancient lore from many different cultures. (Summary by Lynette Caulkins)
Please choose and record any short myth or legend that is a short story in the public domain. It may be from a stand-alone book or a single chapter from a book. For clarification of what it means for a work to be "in the public domain," see this section of the LibriVox Wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain. Try to stay with works that run less than 60 minutes. You may read up to 2 selections per volume in this collection. You may use 2 sections for one myth/legend if the story is too long for one section. Multiple versions of the same story are welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your topic already; we're happy to hear the version you found, too. :) Please note that in this collection we do not do reservations on sections, as is typically done with LibriVox group projects. If you wonder about the suitability or public domain status of a story you want to record, feel free to ask questions in the discussion before you do the work of a recording. If this collection fills before you are able to do that recording - No Worries! - the next collection will be open for you. :)

After 12 sections are submitted and approved, we will catalog the collection and make it available to the public.

Here is a list of sources that still have chapters available: Potential Sources for Myths and Legends Around the World *Please note that you are absolutely welcome to use other public domain sources. (In fact, bonus points for finding a new source, particularly if it contains cultures not yet represented on the list!)

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"[Story Name] in Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 9. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "[Story Name], by [Author]. Section Title."
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Filename: mythsandlegendsaroundtheworldcollection09_shorttitle_author_yourinitials_128kb.mp3 (e.g. mythsandlegendsaroundtheworldcollection09_daughterofsun_frary_lcc_128kb.mp3)

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Last edited by LCaulkins on June 16th, 2021, 7:04 am, edited 7 times in total.
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Post by LCaulkins » April 19th, 2021, 5:21 pm

We are filling the last of Collection 8 right now. (I need to edit the main post before this gets moved into Readers Wanted.)

I will be DPL, as well.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 19th, 2021, 7:43 pm

And I would be happy to continue MCing these for you Lynette! I'll get your MW set up.
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Post by TheBanjo » April 20th, 2021, 1:06 am

Is it too early to say I would like to read "The Squire's Bride" from Fairy Tales From the Far North: https://archive.org/details/fairytalesfarnorth00asbj/page/n12/mode/1up?view=theater
Peter Dann
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Post by LCaulkins » April 20th, 2021, 6:59 am

Thank you, MaryAnn! I edited the main info, so this is ready now for Short Stories Readers Wanted :)
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Post by LCaulkins » April 20th, 2021, 7:01 am

TheBanjo wrote:
April 20th, 2021, 1:06 am
Is it too early to say I would like to read "The Squire's Bride" from Fairy Tales From the Far North: https://archive.org/details/fairytalesfarnorth00asbj/page/n12/mode/1up?view=theater
Hello, Peter! We'd love your Squire's Bride story - go right ahead :)

And bonus points for finding a new source 8-)
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Post by LCaulkins » April 27th, 2021, 5:43 pm

AyeChanMay8 wrote:
April 24th, 2021, 6:50 am
Hi, I read another short story!

Title: A Fable
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/cu31924079574350/page/n7/mode/2up (pages 28-40)
Date of publication: 1895
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw009_afable_mimosa_acm_128kb_(online-audio-converter_com).mp3
Duration(mm:ss) - 11:00
Keywords: Burmese short story, Burma, Myanmar, Historical Archive
Just moving your information over here to Collection 9 :) I'll get this loaded and PL'd soon!
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Wives and Daughters alternating with Little Men
Belinda alternating with The Bat
Hearts of Three

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Post by Ebeltran » April 27th, 2021, 9:24 pm

Hello! I hope my contribution is useful :)

Title: Gods and Fighting Men.
Part One: The Gods
Book One: The Coming of Tuatha De Danaan
Chapter I. The Fight With The Firbolgs

Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14465/14465-h/14465-h.htm
Date of publication: 1905
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw009_comofduadanaan_gregory_eb_128kb.mp3
Duration(minutes:seconds) - 19:12

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Post by TheBanjo » May 4th, 2021, 4:00 am

I have uploaded the following:

Title of tale: The Squire's Bride
Text title: Fairy Tales from the Far North
Author: P.C. Asbjornsen
Translator: H.L. Braekstad
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/fairytalesfarnorth00asbj
Date of publication: 1897
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw009_squiresbride_asbjornsen_pd_128kb.mp3
Duration: 6:13
Peter Dann
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Post by Cathy64 » May 11th, 2021, 10:28 am

I have uploaded the following:

Text title: The Bird of Paradise
Author: Marie H. Frary and Charles Maurice Stebbens

mlaw009_birdofparadise_frary_ch_128kb

duration 10:42


I am a newbie and not at all sure I did this right. Please advise, thanks!!

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Post by ColleenMc » May 13th, 2021, 12:00 pm

Here's one:

The Story of Panch Mar Khan by Alice Elizabeth Dracott (?? - 1939) (via findagrave.com)

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw009_panchmarkhan_dracott_cm_128kb.mp3

03:36

Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58816

Let me know if the quality is okay -- there's kind of an echo where I'm recording, which I tried to limit by lowering my voice and getting closer to microphone; also my voice is rougher than usual today and I'm not sure why! It's short enough to be easy to re-record if necessary and I'll be back at my home base tomorrow so I'll be happy to redo if you think it needs it.

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Post by Katharina21 » May 14th, 2021, 12:14 pm

Here is "Boots who made the Princess say "That's a Story" from Junior Collections Vol.1 by Sir George Webb Dasent, 4 min 21 sec

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw009_bootsprincess_dasent_kl_128kb.mp3

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Post by LCaulkins » May 18th, 2021, 6:18 pm

Hello, folks! I am so sorry for being slow as molasses here lately. I got hit by a surprise announcement from our daughter of a short-order wedding, and then my second Covid shot kicked my butt. I had to get Real Life sorted and caught back up, and now I'm here to process your submissions.
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Post by LCaulkins » May 19th, 2021, 8:37 am

Cathy64 wrote:
May 11th, 2021, 10:28 am
I have uploaded the following:

Text title: The Bird of Paradise
Author: Marie H. Frary and Charles Maurice Stebbens

mlaw009_birdofparadise_frary_ch_128kb

duration 10:42


I am a newbie and not at all sure I did this right. Please advise, thanks!!

Hi, Cathy! Welcome to Librivox! It's very nice to have you with us. I remember very well how confusing everything was when I first got here. It all sorts out, though, and things get much smoother for you!

When you upload a file to LV, you'll need to post the link of the upload which appears when the file is finished, and it will look like this:

https://mc@librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw009_birdofparadise_frary_ch_128kb.mp3

(What you've posted is just the name of the file, which doesn't actually give me the file, as I can't see the upload folder at all.) Never fear this time! Our wonderful MC was able to dig up the file that was yours, so I do have it now for the Magic Window.


**BUT - I can't formally assign your section for you until we've made you a Catalog Reader Page. I need to know what name you want us to use for that? (Some of us use our real names, others use their forum posting name, and others make up a different psuedonym.)

If you reply with what name you want used, I'll get your page made and finish assigning the section for your story. :)

Again, welcome to LibriVox!
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
My Sections
Post-Covid catch-up focus follows this order:
Wives and Daughters alternating with Little Men
Belinda alternating with The Bat
Hearts of Three

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Post by LCaulkins » May 19th, 2021, 9:59 am

Ebeltran wrote:
April 27th, 2021, 9:24 pm
Hello! I hope my contribution is useful :)

Title: Gods and Fighting Men.
Part One: The Gods
Book One: The Coming of Tuatha De Danaan
Chapter I. The Fight With The Firbolgs

Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14465/14465-h/14465-h.htm
Date of publication: 1905
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw009_comofduadanaan_gregory_eb_128kb.mp3
Duration(minutes:seconds) - 19:12
Alessandro, this is a great contribution! Thank you for your reading. :)

Everything is good with your file's specs and volume.

The only edit I would recommend is in your outro: You sign it off as the end of Book 1, The Coming of the Tuatha de Danaan, but the reading doesn't include chapter 2 of Book 1, so the outro should say the end of Book 1, Chapter 1, The Fight with the Firbolgs.

If you enjoyed recording this story, feel free to submit subsequent chapters in the Myths and Legends Around the World project - each reader may have 2 sections in a given collection. (But there is zero obligation to do any more.) :)
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
My Sections
Post-Covid catch-up focus follows this order:
Wives and Daughters alternating with Little Men
Belinda alternating with The Bat
Hearts of Three

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