e-Reader with text to speech?Support

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  1. poluka2000

    poluka2000 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone used and e-reader with text to speech on the Esteem?

    I don't own any e-books yet and I know there are different formats from different e-tailers, when you read some of the older posts on the subject you find out people have problems finding compatible readers for their existing e-books.

    So I want to get of to a good start knowing what e-reader is good at speech and which e-book formats.

    I saw a lot of recommendation on e-readers and not a lot on those that do speech.

    This were all discussed by android users,
    Adliko, (Highly recommended reader, don't know if it can do speech)
    FBreader (Speech?)
    iReader (Speech ?)
    Laputa (Speech?)
    Moon+ Reader (Speech?)
    Book Speech Audio Books (does speech)
    WordPlayer (t2s CBZ, CBR, CBC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, LIT, MOBI, ODT, PDF, many PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, and TXT formats) (does Speech)

  2. jkbensen

    jkbensen New Member

    Testing if I can post.
  3. jkbensen

    jkbensen New Member

    I do not have an Esteem, so in that regard my answer may not be relevant. I have an HTC Thunderbolt.

    I have found that the eReader called FBReader will do text to speech if you also install FBReader TTS+ Plugin. With this combination I was able to access free or paid books, and have listened to several books during my commute. For an improvement over the default Pico TTS voice I installed INOVA Text to Speech and selected and downloaded the Kendra US English voice.

    However, I was not able to figure out how to open the adobe ePub format books from my library using FBReader. These are files with the extension .acsm.

    I have been using the Aldiko book reader to read the books from my library, and I do like the Aldiko reader very much. However, it does not do TTS. So I installed the premium version, because I read somewhere that the premium version would do TTS. But I have not been able to find the speech option in the menus of the Aldiko Premium version, so maybe the info I read was mistaken.

    I am still looking for an option to read aloud the .acsm books from my library.
  4. manhon

    manhon New Member

    I tried Tap2Speak Reader, the TTS worked well. It also allows you to use google online TTS engine, saved you much trouble to find a TTS engine in your language.

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