Hi, Roberta--I listened to your story late yesterday evening. Very nice!
You have a beautiful, expressive voice, and I loved the story!
Your technical specs are just fine, but we do have a few things to fix.
Section 13 (Shambleau):
--From ~5:17 to 6:35 there are repeated attempts to record "...stared for a moment with a strange expression of incredulity on his face..." And there is also some quite offensive language in there (not from the text).
Could you please get that portion of the track straightened up for me?
--At ~18:42 there is about an 8-second silence that should be shortened. (Lengthy silences in the middle of a recording can often be confusing for listeners, like "What happened? Is that the end?") And then immediately following the silence, the portion in red has been omitted from the recording "She pattered along a pace or two behind him, making no effort to keep up with his long strides
, and though Smith..."
--At ~19:16 there is a repeat "For the few pedestrians--For the few pedestrians he met..."
--At ~1:05:35 there is a repeated sentence "He lay still for a few minutes while the warmth of the whisky went through him, and memory sluggishly began to permeate his brain with the spread of the segir
Make the corrections above and upload using the same file name, post the link here again along with the new track length--and I will spot-check your edits. Let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance. I look forward to hearing lots more from you around LibriVox, Roberta!
I might mention for your future recordings: It seemed that you might have pasted some silence in at various places in the recording? If you want to do that, it is often better to use some ambient room silence (mic on but no talking) rather than using generated dead silence. But it is also perfectly fine to leave breath sounds in the recording--listeners do expect to hear breathing. If you listen to commercially recorded audiobooks, you will notice the breath intakes there.
Great job on a lengthy first recording!!