Easy pass. Top three readings and sentence 2/3 down.
That was one trip through Audiobook Mastering. No Noise Reduction or other processing. You sound exactly like the voice on those education films they used to show us in high school. “The Emperor Penguin lives on the antarctic continent near the south pole.”
Did you actually find something that was causing that russling paper or shifting bedsheets noise? It’s not unusual for people to greatly underestimate how quiet -60dB is.
I’d hate to start recording a book and have ACX reject it for the rustling noise.
Yes, that would not be good. We have had posters who did that. “I read the whole book. How can I fix it so it will pass?”
They allow you to submit a voice test before you plow into Chapter One of your volume. It used to be a minute or two with very particular room noise placements, but it got a lot harder recently. One of our posters copied the ACX requirements and any second now I’m going to find it. They also changed slightly the actual technical requirements, and posted a soundtester, but that isn’t easy, either. They make you plow through the entire submitting questionnaire before you get access to any of the good stuff.
They are a business and they don’t want thousands of people posting every fifteen minutes
You can get close here on the forum and when you get everything stable and reliable, then you post an ACX test.