Section 31 is PL OK. Thank you for those excellent edits!
PL Notes Section 32
My general comment, David, is that a great many words (usually to and the) in your readings are dropped or word endings truncated (dropped es, ed, ly, ing), way too many to enumerate here. In some cases the text is still understandable (LV's criteria) but in other cases an omission misses the point being made or renders the phrase unintelligible. Perhaps in future you could read more slowly and deliberately, and use the Tempo effect to speed your file up later. (I use the Tempo effect liberally in my own recordings, so this is not unusual.)
I noticed as I progressed through the file that your pronunciation became clearer with fewer mistakes, as if you had limbered up your performance voice. Something to think about for future recordings.
Also, your files could benefit by a bit of Compression. You have many spikes that go beyond the +1 and -1 lines on the wave form. I use mild compression myself, and my settings are -12, -20, 2:1, bottom two sliders all the way left and nothing checked. It slightly mellows out the sharp sounds. There is also a lot of background noise, plus birds chirping, cars rumbling by, etc. A bit more noise reduction would be good.
Now as to the edits I think important enough to ask for on this file:
:30 "If I had not gone out, the service would have un-doubt-ed-ly failed", this is garbled and at least one word missing, so I can not understand this phrase. Please speak more slowly and include each word.
3:37 Then, there is another suspicious circumstance. Garbled, you should enunciate the syllables thus: an-oth-er sus-pi-cious cir-cum-stance.
3:40 contracts, you say contrasts
5:38 "That is the one subject on which he received any instructions", he is missing
8:45 "Perhaps I had better read (pronounce reed), you say "Perhaps I have better red" -- past tense, makes no sense.
11:13 the noose was around his neck, you say loose.
12:01 a man who was depend-ed upon, you say depend upon
13:02 blown by the wind, you say "blown by win"
14:09 Mr. Dorsey was the arch conspirator, please say "arch" (rhymes with starch), not ark.
14:11 and they ended the witness, you say "they ended weakness"
18:58 Read all I said there. Reed, not red. (present tense, not past)
23:23 "when every fact is as luminous in your mind as the sun at mid-day." (you say numerous, and add a few extraneous words) Please re-record this phrase.
Michele Fry, CC
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