(Complete) Coffee Break Collection #30 - Mythical Creatures - Lt

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Post by msfry » January 11th, 2021, 3:11 pm

Coffee Break Collection #30 -- Mythical Creatures, by Various Authors ( - ).

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This is the 30th Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select and read stories or poems, fiction or non-fiction pieces of fifteen minutes' duration or less, suitable for short commutes and coffee breaks. The subject for this collection is "MYTHICAL CREATURES"... leprechauns, unicorns, angels, demons, ghosts, fairies, gnomes, dragons, mermaids, centaurs, werewolves . . . the list goes on and on. There are 21 stories in this collection.
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Keywords that describe the book: myths, unicorn, dragon, fairies, phoenix, goblin, ogre, dwarf, little people, werewolf, Pan, leprechaun, merman, jabberwocky
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Last edited by msfry on March 21st, 2021, 9:07 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by Lynnet » January 12th, 2021, 8:08 am

All set

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Post by msfry » January 12th, 2021, 11:10 am

Whee! Now let me go claim the cover. Did you like the DOGS cover?
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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 13th, 2021, 2:53 pm

Hi Michele!

I saw the previous collection on the main LV page. What a nice cover, with a sweet little Rottweiler! I can't believe I missed that theme, though it looks like it was obviously filled by other dog lovers.

This is a good theme, and I hope it attracts lots of different and unexpected contributions. I've uploaded two poems - the first has a phoenix, the second is two for the price of one with a phoenix and a roc. The author of the second is, I think, not in the LV catalogue. I've taken her dates from HathiTrust (on the left side of the page, 'view full catalog record' goes to a page with her dates). There's a little bit of biographical information on a page at the Smithsonian:
https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/surveys/chicago/kenilworth-historical-society/anne-spicer-papers
if you click the middle tab a little way down the page that says 'biographical historical note', but I don't know that she has a wikipedia page as yet. I hope some of that helps!

The Phoenix by Lewis Spence (1874-1955)
Text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064718669&view=1up&seq=5
Duration: 3.03
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_phoenix_el_128kb.mp3

Unknown Birds by Anne Higginson Spicer (1871-1935)
Text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t9j39d96k&view=1up&seq=82
Duration: 2.12
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_unknownbirds_el_128kb.mp3


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Post by Piotrek81 » January 16th, 2021, 10:22 am

Hi there :)
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_dwarfpeople_pn81_128kb.mp3 duration 3:40
Heres a short piece called THE DWARF PEOPLE by CLARA K. BAYLISS taken from "A Treasury of Eskimo Tales"
PG link http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24569/24569-h/24569-h.htm#Page_82

The creatures described may not look like some fanciful monsters, but I hope this still qualifies :)
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Post by msfry » January 16th, 2021, 12:57 pm

Hello Erin and Piotr, I look forward to listening to your stories.
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Post by Piotrek81 » January 30th, 2021, 10:54 am

Hello again :) I may have something more for this collection depending on the answers to the following questions:

1. How strictly are you going to enforce the 15 mins limit?
2. Is it possible to use my remaining 2 slots by submitting a longer piece divided into 2?
3. Do you only accept pieces that present mythical creatures as clear figment of imagination?

I have recorded a piece 34 minutes in length, which I may break into 2 if need be, examining "independent evidence for fairies", in other words, 19th century folks claming, in a matter-of-fact way, to have seen "the little people".
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Post by msfry » January 30th, 2021, 5:10 pm

Piotrek81 wrote:
January 30th, 2021, 10:54 am
Hello again :) I may have something more for this collection depending on the answers to the following questions:

1. How strictly are you going to enforce the 15 mins limit?
2. Is it possible to use my remaining 2 slots by submitting a longer piece divided into 2?
3. Do you only accept pieces that present mythical creatures as clear figment of imagination?

I have recorded a piece 34 minutes in length, which I may break into 2 if need be, examining "independent evidence for fairies", in other words, 19th century folks claming, in a matter-of-fact way, to have seen "the little people".
Yes, divide the story into Part 1 and 2, wherever seems like a logical place to divide it, give or take a few minutes. Fairies are mythical creatures. They flit about in my glade some evenings, thus I believe in them wholeheartedly. :)
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Post by msfry » January 30th, 2021, 5:13 pm

msfry wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 12:57 pm
Hello Erin and Piotr, I look forward to listening to your stories.
Forgot to post that these stories are all 3 PL OK. We are off to a good start. Thank you.
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Post by Piotrek81 » January 31st, 2021, 2:37 am

Here comes Independent Evidence for Fairies by none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! It's one of the chapters from his "Coming of the Fairies", a book describing Doyle's defence of the Cottingley Fairies photos. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottingley_Fairies

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_fairies1_pn81_128kb.mp3 duration 16:18
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_fairies2_pn81_128kb.mp3 duration 18:12

Both parts (part 1 more so than part 2) have intermittent background noise. I decided to keep it in, because I would have to re-record the whole thing go get rid of it. If there's any stretch where you find it to be particularly problematic, let me know.
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Post by msfry » January 31st, 2021, 7:25 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
January 31st, 2021, 2:37 am
Here comes Independent Evidence for Fairies by none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! It's one of the chapters from his "Coming of the Fairies", a book describing Doyle's defence of the Cottingley Fairies photos. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottingley_Fairies

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_fairies1_pn81_128kb.mp3 duration 16:18
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_fairies2_pn81_128kb.mp3 duration 18:12

Both parts (part 1 more so than part 2) have intermittent background noise. I decided to keep it in, because I would have to re-record the whole thing go get rid of it. If there's any stretch where you find it to be particularly problematic, let me know.
May I have a text link.
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Post by Piotrek81 » January 31st, 2021, 7:32 am

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Post by CoyotesGrin » January 31st, 2021, 11:13 pm

Title: Tokgabi and His Pranks, from The Korean Fairy Tales
Author: William Elliot Griffis
Source: https://archive.org/details/koreanfairytales00grif/
Recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_tokgabiandhispranks_griffis_lw_128kb.mp3
Length: 07:17

A side note for the proof listener, the author translated 도깨비 to "Tokgabi" with a "t" at the beginning, but I tried to pronounce it closer to the Korean.

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Post by msfry » February 1st, 2021, 7:50 am

Independent Evidence for Fairies Parts 1 and 2, ,are both PL OK. This was a very interesting essay, well worthy of the extra few minutes. Thanks for contributing. I didn't find the wee bit of background noise in a wee few places disturbing :D
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Post by msfry » February 1st, 2021, 8:21 am

PL Notes: Tokgabi and His Pranks
Thank you Louis. Cute story, well recorded, clear audio, nice voice. I hope I spelled your name right. One note:
Intro is missing the underlined part: Title of story by author. Coffee Break Collection 30 - Mythical Creatures. This is a LibriVox recording.

Add that in and re-upload using the same file name, then post the link with its new time on this forum. Thanks
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