Well... bravo for the courage to write and produce something. That's more than most of us can boast. Ultimately, I guess you get what you pay for and since this podcast was free, the only thing lost was my time. The narrative itself left much to be desired but the truly upsetting thing to experience was the delivery. While the democratization of media is wonderful, I think many podcasters undervalue the importance of using an actor/voice over artist. This fella's delivery was truly painful. When text is read out loud, it still needs to sound like a human is speaking. Nobody talks with the cadence and pronounciation with which so many of these podcasters read. I guess a good rule of thumb is to listen to what you just recorded and ask yourself, "Do I believe that I might have just heard a real live person talking and communicating?" and go from there. Sorry that Mr Burt is getting the brunt of this tirade as this frustration has been building for me with each author-read podcast I've heard... but it really needed to be said.