[FULL] Myths and Legends Around the World (in English) - Collection 8-mas

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ConnorE53
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Post by ConnorE53 » March 25th, 2021, 11:31 am

Hello, here is my recording of The Barn Elves, from the W.W.Gibbings book, Folk-Lore And Legends – English :D

The Gutenberg link is http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47408 it is on page 186.

The link to my recording is https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_thebarnelves_gibbings_connore53_128kb.mp3

It is approximately 1:57 long :)

I hope this is alright, please let me know if any amendments need to be made :D

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Post by LCaulkins » March 25th, 2021, 5:02 pm

ConnorE53 wrote:
March 25th, 2021, 11:31 am
Hello, here is my recording of The Barn Elves, from the W.W.Gibbings book, Folk-Lore And Legends – English :D

The Gutenberg link is http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47408 it is on page 186.

The link to my recording is https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_thebarnelves_gibbings_connore53_128kb.mp3

It is approximately 1:57 long :)

I hope this is alright, please let me know if any amendments need to be made :D
Hi, Connor! Welcome to LibriVox!

And thank you very much for this terrific addition to our collection!

There is only one minor change I would recommend if you feel like doing it: I would recommend editing the tempo.

The human brain can't process auditory input of a reading as quickly as it does when we're also visually reading the material. The vast majority of us start out reading a little faster than is comfortable for the average listener. But it's EASY to fix a recording without redoing anything! :)

Are you using Audacity, by chance? If so, here's how you would do that:

  • Open the recording
  • Click Control-A to select the entire track
  • From the Effects drop-down menu, select Change Tempo (don't use Change Speed - that affects the pitch of your voice; Tempo does not)
  • Type -10 in the top box (ignore everything else)
  • Click OK
Notice that the audio waves expanded and the track got longer.

Now you can re-export the file to mp3 and upload the new file the same way you did the first time.

Don't forget to post again, noting the new time stamp of the file's length. :)


-- Or, if you don't want to try that effect out on your story, just let me know, and I'll mark your section OK 8-)
~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

ConnorE53
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Post by ConnorE53 » March 25th, 2021, 5:46 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
March 25th, 2021, 5:02 pm
ConnorE53 wrote:
March 25th, 2021, 11:31 am
Hello, here is my recording of The Barn Elves, from the W.W.Gibbings book, Folk-Lore And Legends – English :D

The Gutenberg link is http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47408 it is on page 186.

The link to my recording is https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_thebarnelves_gibbings_connore53_128kb.mp3

It is approximately 1:57 long :)

I hope this is alright, please let me know if any amendments need to be made :D
Hi, Connor! Welcome to LibriVox!

And thank you very much for this terrific addition to our collection!

There is only one minor change I would recommend if you feel like doing it: I would recommend editing the tempo.

The human brain can't process auditory input of a reading as quickly as it does when we're also visually reading the material. The vast majority of us start out reading a little faster than is comfortable for the average listener. But it's EASY to fix a recording without redoing anything! :)

Are you using Audacity, by chance? If so, here's how you would do that:

  • Open the recording
  • Click Control-A to select the entire track
  • From the Effects drop-down menu, select Change Tempo (don't use Change Speed - that affects the pitch of your voice; Tempo does not)
  • Type -10 in the top box (ignore everything else)
  • Click OK
Notice that the audio waves expanded and the track got longer.

Now you can re-export the file to mp3 and upload the new file the same way you did the first time.

Don't forget to post again, noting the new time stamp of the file's length. :)


-- Or, if you don't want to try that effect out on your story, just let me know, and I'll mark your section OK 8-)
Hello Lynette,

Thank you so much for the compliment and feedback on my recording, I am new to Librivox, this is only my third recording :D
I have applied the -10 tempo effect which you recommended and I agree it sounds much better, I will definitely try to watch my pacing on my next recordings :)

It is approximately 2:10 long now with the new tempo :D
This is the link to the new version - https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_thebarnelves_gibbings_connore53_128kb.mp3

Just in case I have the info again down here - The Barn Elves, from the W.W.Gibbings book, Folk-Lore And Legends – English.
The Gutenberg link is http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47408 it is on page 186.

Hope this is alright :D

Let me know if anything else needs to be changed, all the best :)

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Post by LCaulkins » March 26th, 2021, 8:15 am

ConnorE53 wrote:
March 25th, 2021, 5:46 pm

Hello Lynette,

Thank you so much for the compliment and feedback on my recording, I am new to Librivox, this is only my third recording :D
I have applied the -10 tempo effect which you recommended and I agree it sounds much better, I will definitely try to watch my pacing on my next recordings :)

It is approximately 2:10 long now with the new tempo :D
This is the link to the new version - https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_thebarnelves_gibbings_connore53_128kb.mp3

Just in case I have the info again down here - The Barn Elves, from the W.W.Gibbings book, Folk-Lore And Legends – English.
The Gutenberg link is http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47408 it is on page 186.

Hope this is alright :D

Let me know if anything else needs to be changed, all the best :)
Perfect! The Barn Elves section is PL OK :thumbs:

You did a fantastic job - hope to run into you again around LibriVox. Happy recording!
~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

ConnorE53
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Post by ConnorE53 » March 27th, 2021, 11:24 am

Hello again, thank you for the lovely feedback, I thought since you were so kind I would try another recording :D
I chose this one because it was a favourite Welsh story of mine from when I was young :)

Here is my recording of Beth Gellert, from the Celtic Fairy Tales book by Joseph Jacobs

The Gutenberg link is http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7885
It is story XXL, according to the book’s contents.

The link to my recording is https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_bethgellert_josephjacobs_connore53_128kb.mp3

It is approximately 3:28 long

I hope this is also alright, I made similar pacing adjustments as you asked last time, if anything else needs to be changed please let me know :D

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Post by LCaulkins » March 28th, 2021, 9:23 am

ConnorE53 wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 11:24 am
Hello again, thank you for the lovely feedback, I thought since you were so kind I would try another recording :D
I chose this one because it was a favourite Welsh story of mine from when I was young :)

Here is my recording of Beth Gellert, from the Celtic Fairy Tales book by Joseph Jacobs

The Gutenberg link is http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7885
It is story XXL, according to the book’s contents.

The link to my recording is https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_bethgellert_josephjacobs_connore53_128kb.mp3

It is approximately 3:28 long

I hope this is also alright, I made similar pacing adjustments as you asked last time, if anything else needs to be changed please let me know :D
Hello, Connor! Perfectly done - Beth Gellert is PL OK :thumbs:

Nice to see you again - you're always welcome to contribute to these collections. We open a new one each time these fill up, and anybody who wants can submit 2 stories per collection number.
~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

mariraz
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Post by mariraz » March 28th, 2021, 3:42 pm

Title: The Invisible Kingdom (from The Diamond Fairy Book)
Author: Richard Leander
Etext URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37995
Audio URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_invisiblekingdom_leander_mr_128kb.mp3
Length: 22:13

Thank you!
- mari

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Post by mariraz » March 28th, 2021, 4:53 pm

Title: Princess Crystal or The Hidden Treasure (from The Diamond Fairy Book)
Author: Isabel Bellerby
Etext URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37995
Audio URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw08_princesscrystal_bellerby_mr_128kb.mp3
Length: 13:33

Thank you!
- mari

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Post by LCaulkins » March 28th, 2021, 5:20 pm

mariraz wrote:
March 28th, 2021, 3:42 pm
Title: The Invisible Kingdom (from The Diamond Fairy Book)
Author: Richard Leander
Etext URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37995
Audio URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_invisiblekingdom_leander_mr_128kb.mp3
Length: 22:13

Thank you!
- mari
Hi, Mari - welcome to LibriVox!

I have both of your stories loaded into the Magic Window, and they're queued for prooflistening.

I can't officially assign them to your name until we have a reader page for you. This is the page that the public sees when they're looking at the Catalog of published audiobooks.

What name would you like us to enter for that? Some of us use our real names, others use their forum name (like your "mariraz"), and others make up a different pen name.

Just let me know what we should enter for yours, and I'll get it made. You can also give us a URL for a personal web page if you want that linked on your Catalog Reader Page. :)
~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

LKnight
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Post by LKnight » April 1st, 2021, 2:12 pm

Did a reading of an Australian myth since I didn't see any that were recorded.
Title: Dinewan the Emu, and Goomblegubbon the Bustard
Author: K. Langloh Parker
Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3833
Librivox Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_dinewan_parker_lk_128kb.mp3
Length: 08:20.

Took a while to edit down. Please let me know if I need to redo some parts or any other feedback. Many thanks.

-LKnight

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Post by LCaulkins » April 1st, 2021, 4:48 pm

LKnight wrote:
April 1st, 2021, 2:12 pm
Did a reading of an Australian myth since I didn't see any that were recorded.
Title: Dinewan the Emu, and Goomblegubbon the Bustard
Author: K. Langloh Parker
Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3833
Librivox Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_dinewan_parker_lk_128kb.mp3
Length: 08:20.

Took a while to edit down. Please let me know if I need to redo some parts or any other feedback. Many thanks.

-LKnight
Whoa! That's a pretty harsh cautionary tale! :lol: Folk lore and fairy tales are not for the faint of heart, eh?

Very nicely read, and this is PL OK off the bat. :thumbs:

Thanks so much for the contribution - it takes me a while to do the editing on my recordings, too. I still really enjoy doing it. My only feedback would be to perhaps use a little lower level of Noise Reduction on future files. A little too much of that, and our voices start sounding tinny (you have a wee bit of that happening here, but nothing that needs to be changed at all). Way too much Noise Reduction creates these really funky space monkeys that make crazy game noises on top of our reading. You definitely do not have any of that going on here.

Hope to see you around in LibriVox again! You're a great addition.
~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 » April 2nd, 2021, 7:42 am

JamesOinam wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 9:47 am
Hi Everyone,

I have uploaded a short story:

Chapter Title: Hyacinthus
Book: A Book of Myths
Author: Jean Lang
URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22693
Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_hyacinthus_jean_lang_oj_128kb.mp3
Length: 8:10

Please check if the submission can be included in this collection.

Thanks and regards,
James
James!!! I am profoundly sorry that I missed your post for this!! Sometimes when we're working on the boards, things get leap-frogged, and I must have forgotten to back track to make sure something hadn't come in while I was addressing the post before yours. :(

Maria contacted me when you re-submitted the file at the Children's collection. I think we're going to load it into this collection since the file is named for this one, and it's uploaded to this MC's folder. I'm just waiting for the final word.

I do sincerely apologize. I'm glad you persisted with your recording!

Edited later:
Yes, James, we are going to put your recording in for this project! I've just loaded it and will PL it immediately since you've been waiting so very long.
~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

LCaulkins
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Post by LCaulkins » April 2nd, 2021, 12:06 pm

JamesOinam wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 9:47 am
Hi Everyone,

I have uploaded a short story:

Chapter Title: Hyacinthus
Book: A Book of Myths
Author: Jean Lang
URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22693
Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_hyacinthus_jean_lang_oj_128kb.mp3
Length: 8:10

Please check if the submission can be included in this collection.

Thanks and regards,
James
And this story is PL OK :thumbs:

Thank you so much for contributing! You're welcome at any time to submit up to 2 recordings in each of these Myths and Legends collections.
~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

AyeChanMay8
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Post by AyeChanMay8 » April 17th, 2021, 2:12 am

Hi, I’m Aye Chan, and I’m new here!

I read one short Burmese story in English by Mimosa

Title: The Woman, The Man, and The Nāt
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/cu31924079574350/page/n7/mode/2up (pages 14-20)
Date of publication: 1895
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/msw029_thewomanthemanandthenat_mimosa_acm_128kb_(online-audio-converter_com).mp3
Duration(mm:ss) - 09:36
Keywords: Burmese short story, Burma, Myanmar, Historical Archive

Hopeforce1
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Post by Hopeforce1 » April 17th, 2021, 8:06 am

Hi, if the 12th spot is still available,
may I read Olafs Farm from Viking Tales by Jennie Hall which I found on gutenberg.org?

Best Wishes, Hopeforce1.

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