As your best friends and colleagues (or at least the best that you can get) are obviously not telling you, it falls to us to point out that these sound-recordings of yours are AWFUL. Quite apart from the technical flaws (background noise and rubbish content), there are the in-built flaws of poor pronunciation, worse articulation and a total lack of elan; all topped-off by that speech-impediment masquerading as a ‘silurian’ accent. Have you heard the beautifully spoken and actorly Silurians on Dr Who? You could learn a thing or two! Failing that, have a tugboat-captain and pub-singer read it all out. We hear that he can be rented at very reasonable rates.
Richard Burton … Not