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Old 03-18-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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Turn iBooks into Audiobooks with Siri

Siri trick turns iBooks into audiobooks

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Have you ever purchased an iBook and then wished that you had an audiobook version of it? Macworld UK's Mark Hattersley wrote a wonderful posttoday on how to use Siri Dictation to speak either a portion or all of the text from an iBook.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:46 PM   #2
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IMO text-to-speech isn't anywhere close to the same as an audiobook.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:25 AM   #3
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IMO text-to-speech isn't anywhere close to the same as an audiobook.
I totally agree. Unfortunately, publishers believe otherwise and frequently disallow it.
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I have been using text-to-speech for a very long time now. I find it decent enough. It really depends on the voices really. This is a nice tip.
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I noticed the first comment listed after reading through the link you provided. It says just turn on "voice over" to have Siri read the whole book.
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If you want text to speech then I highly recommend downloading Voice Dream. This is an awesome app for reading just about all formatted ebooks except Kindle. The voices are very realistic and it has all the options of an ereader.
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