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Old 07-16-2021, 05:29 PM   #16
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ok but all on IOS devices or are their other criteria.
e.g. on a standard i-phone, will alexa read your kindle books through the i-phone headphones/speaker ? or does it need to be a recent model....
That depends on when Amazon added the ability to read Kindle eBooks and what the minimum version of iOS that version of Amazon Alexa requires.
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If you're looking for text to speech instead of an audiobook player, I suggest a app called VoiceDream. I'm not sure about drm"ed books because I use bookshare with this app but you can buy many voices which gives you lots of listening options. I think there is an android version as well as ios and if you're not in a hurry it goes on sale for half price once or twice a year.

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i wanted the convenience and the almost-human quality of Alexa doing the reading
i got it to work " on this device" on my phone when I re-tried, but getting it to work on an alexa enabled Sonos is flaky
you have to use the alexa app, not the audible app, in order to choose a kindle book to be read.
Sonos is easily confused, esp. if it is holding a link to audible, still , as the " current book".
so, mostly - the sonos speaker just says " something went wrong", then shuts up.

alexa on sonos for actual audible books works ok, using the audible app.

i do have epub text to speech e.g. in moon reader, but it does not sound human - but alexa does. I got one working then asked the wife if she was hearing a machine or a person doing the reading . she said person.

alexa will only read books from amazon, there's no mechanism I can find to have her read anything else.
i do have lots of kindle books owned + I have Kindle unlimited for now, so it would be great if alexa could reliably read those, on amazon eco AND on sonos one. [ in different rooms]

i will check out the voicedream quality though - thanks for the suggestion
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