2. Any general tips for smoothing the end of one syllable into the beginning of the next? It sounds rather choppy, and while some of that's a given (being a digital voice) it seems like it could be improved upon.
3. Is there a way to tune down the amount of synthetic-sounding noise just a bit? If not, that's fine, but I've gotten a bit of critique from another guy (who admittedly doesn't know what he's talking about) and so I had to wonder. Granted, if I can fix the odd warping in #1, that'll probably be more than enough for this.