Audacity may well be the most useful piece of editing software on my PC. It will cost you nothing and has a ton of great features. This is the audio editing tool of choice among many podcasters on the web.
- It allows you to record multiple tracks (voice narrative with sounds of nature or your favorite music in the background).
- Simple delete, cut, paste audio editing.
- Ability to export as a MP3, ready for your podcast or digital story.
- Tons of great effects (either standard or readilty avaialble add-ons). I am continually using the effects to lower the pitch and tempo of my voice 🙂