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Freebee Friday: The Reader

MacfreepicSometimes all a struggling reader needs is to have a passage read to him before he gives it a try on his own. That’s exactly what NaturalReader does by turning text on the screen into a natural sounding voice. It works with PCs and Macs and can has a handy tool bar for speeding it up or slowing it down. The software can read an entire book or just a paragraph or sentence and has the choice of different voices. The trial version is free.



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The current best text to speech software is Text Speaker. It has customizable pronunciation, reads anything on your screen, and it even has talking reminders. The bundled voices are well priced and sound very human. Voices are available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, and more. Easily converts blogs, email, e-books, and more to MP3 or for listening instantly.

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