The problem with text reading apps

I spend a lot of time in the car.  Something I have found rather helpful with my studies is an application called NaturalReader.  The application allows you to read documents as you follow on-screen, or to save them as an audio file to listen to later.  I find the latter process is good for me because I can read the text first and then listen to it in my car during the week while I am driving.  Having read the study guide document first, listening to the audio file is an excellent way to reinforce what I have recently read.

NaturalReader comes with a selection of voices, and you can adjust the speed to best suit your preferences.  Here is a paragraph from the study guide spoken in six different voices. I would love some feedback from you about your opinion of the best voice.  The picture at the beginning of this post is the mental image I have when listening to Martin in my car as he reads the study guide to me from his unit in Yeppoon.

Introducing Will:

And this is Lee:

Say hello to Karen:

Give it up for Heather:

Now Fiona:

And finally Daniel:

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  1. Is that the same “Karen” that constantly tells me to “perform a U-turn where possible” in my car?? Urgh, so annoying! For some reason I most associated “Lee” with Martin. This is a great idea, I could use. We are studying the same degree, looking forward to reading more of your blog 🙂

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