well...I had tears in my eyes by the end of the story. Why oh why does it so often have to end with a death. Especially now he was looking forward to his holidays.
I prefer happy endings.
Nevertheless...congrats to your first official recording, Derek. It was wonderfully narrated, fluently, accurately, nice diction, easy to listen to and understand.
I really enjoyed the narrative (despite the sad ending). And I do hope to hear you in one of the next Black Cats again.
(in fact there is still ONE section left in Black Cat 12 which is currently running, in case you're interested, you have to be quick
Also please please please let me know if anything can be improved. I bet there's tons of stuff
yes in fact there are a few (wouldn't call them tons though
) and it's mainly formalities in the intro and outro, the text of the main story was flawlessly narrated.
However, please spot correct those few notes. No need to re-record, it's easy to cut out or to insert a part. If you are using Audacity I can give you a step-by-step if you need.
> at 0:11
: "for more information or to volunteer
" - you missed this important bit of advertising for our own cause
> from 11:54-11:58
: four seconds of silence are too long
for a listener. Even here, between the end of the story and the end disclaimer, I would try to stay under 2 seconds. Usually 1–1.5 seconds is fully enough
, even between paragraphs, so I would trim the silence quite a bit here
> at 11:59
: "End of Section 4
" – you say "section 1
> at 12:03
: you can cut the final end disclaimer "end of black cat...etc"
– this will only be read at the end of the final section of any project, to conclude the audiobook. It will not be mentioned in any of the middle sections. Yours will end with "End of Section 4" (optional: read by...)
> at the end of a file
, we always leave a standard of 5 seconds of silence
, you barely have one second here which is an abrupt ending. Could you add 4 seconds of silence here please ?
Simply reupload with the exact same filename
, then the old file will replace the new one. And since yours is the final section of the project, we can catalogue as soon as your edited version is in