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.
And this is Lee:
Say hello to Karen:
Give it up for Heather:
And finally Daniel: