wohooo, congrats to your first official section. And you chose quite a long recording, so kudos for that. I really really enjoyed your narration (even though, the story was heavy on the emotions
), you have a good diction and agreeable voice and you put in the needed emphasis to make it all interesting.
Already I hope that you enjoyed the whole process and that I'll be hearing you in another Rover issue soon.
There are a few small things to correct still before I can mark this section ok though. No worries, you do not have to re-record it all
from scratch. Please don't (I say that to every new reader). It's too much double work for you as reader and for me as listener Spot editing is what we highly recommend
at LV. It's very easy once you get the hang of it, so learning it from the start is quite handy. If you need any help on how to edit, please let me know and I can give you details.
This is what needs doing:
> your volume
is too low (only 84.5 dB) – we accept between 86 and 92 dB. Please amplify with +5
, to get as close to a good average of 89 as possible.
> at the beginning
, you need to speak the full LV disclaimer
intro, which you can always read in the very first post.
Here it should run like this:
Section 5 of The Rover Volume 1 Number 4.
This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain.
For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org
The Rover Volume 1 Number 4, edited by Seba Smith and Lawrence Labree
Section 5: Count Julian and his Family, by Washington Irving
> at 8:06
: (p. 59) part of sentence missing: "preparatory to an attempt
, by force of arms, to subvert the Moslem domination
. In his fury..." – underlined part is missing. Also you say "attack
" instead of "attempt"
> at 22:40
: (p. 61) stumble: "or bestowed upon it a maledict
ion" – I think you say "maledictat
> from 22:55-22:57
: over 2 seconds of silence always feels too long for a listener. I recommend staying under 2 seconds, even between paragraphs, usually 1-1.5 seconds is enough
> at 22:57
: end disclaimer is also detailed in the first post, please say "End of Section 5
". You can cut the public domain reference
at this point, since you already spoke it in the intro disclaimer
> at the end
: we need a standard of 5 seconds
of silence, you barely have one. Please add 4 seconds
> and since you have to reupload anyway, please note the example of how to correctly name the finished files
in the first post.
Yours should be named: rover0104_5_smith_128kb
> oh and please always mention the length of the recording
when you post the link, so I can update the Magic Window accordingly
thank you, a really wonderful reading as starters.