Thank you, everyone. Nice job on your first recording, Nishtha. I didn't listen to the whole thing, but I did listen to parts of it, and as Helen said, your characterization is wonderful! I will add a little bit to the notes she gave you.
First, she is absolutely right about the level of background noise in this recording. You're not required to produce professional sound quality, but the amount of background noise here is noticeably higher than most LibriVox recordings. You can refer back to the instructions you were given when you were working on your one-minute test, or check out the wiki on noise cleaning here
. (Incidentally, leaving the required five seconds of silence at the end of the recording will help you with this as well. It allows you to tell Audacity what "pure noise", without any speaking, sounds like so that the program can reduce it.)
Also at the end of the recording, just say, "End of Chapter 14." You don't need to re-state the title of the book. Always refer to the first post of a project thread (just under the Magic Window) to find out exactly how your intro and outro should be read.
The first post also tells you how to name your file. We need to have uniform file names for each recording. In particular, capital letters and periods will mess things up. After editing, save your file like this: doublelifeofmralfredburton_##_oppenheim_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number
(So yours will be doublelifeofmralfredburton_14_oppenheim_128kb.mp3) You don't need to type the ".mp3". That will be added for you.
Lastly, please resist the urge to start from scratch and record the whole thing over again. Most of what you have is great! There are just those few spots that need to be shined up. If you haven't had a chance to experiment with editing yet, I highly recommend this basic how-to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9NuSuWYaWg&feature=youtu.be
This video was the single most helpful thing for me after getting my one minute test approved.
Again, great job for a first recording, and I look forward to hearing more from you! If you're enjoying the story, feel free to grab another chapter once these edits are made!
Edited to add: Oh yeah, one more thing! For every section you submit, remember to include the running time of your file!