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Old 08-06-2016, 10:35 PM   #1
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Smile Windows ebook reader with Text to Speech.

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On my android devices I have available excellent ebook readers with good library management tools, and which can use the wide variety of excellent android voices available from many sources.

On my windows devices, while Calibre does an absolutely freaking wonderful job of library management, no good, well featured READER app has text-to-speech capability.

Sure I can run Balaboka, and get TTS, but I can't use it as my usual reader, it just doesn't support the ability to read things the way I want to.

On Moon Reader, I can use the publisher's css, or I can set Moon to my favorite font and such and turn off most of the built in css. I get some of that with Calibre reader, some of it with Freda, but not all, and neither of them do TTS, so I can't switch back and forth between text mode and speech as I go through my day on the same device.

Of course, in an ideal world, the reader on my android device would sync with my windows reader so when I open a book, I'ld be at the same place no matter which device I was on.

Then, there's the derth of voices on Windows. Essentially all the decent ones are expensive, and all the free ones are of marginal quality, and none of them adjust pitch and speed as fluidly as the voices on android.
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Does anyone have offers of explanations, or suggestions about what to use?

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Old 08-07-2016, 06:05 PM   #2
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I get some of that with Calibre reader, some of it with Freda, but not all, and neither of them do TTS, so I can't switch back and forth between text mode and speech as I go through my day on the same device.
Freda does support TTS. Just select some text, and then choose 'read' from the menu, to begin read-aloud text-to-speech.
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Freda does support TTS. Just select some text, and then choose 'read' from the menu, to begin read-aloud text-to-speech.
Really??? Thank you very much. $$ on the way.
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Moon+ Pro also supports TTS. I used to use it with Ivona TTS on my Onyx T68 and it worked very well.
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Moon+ Pro also supports TTS. I used to use it with Ivona TTS on my Onyx T68 and it worked very well.
Does Moon+ run on Windows?

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Book Bazaar Reader is another option on Windows 8.1 & 10
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fbreader has a windows app; very old as in 2010; but claimed that a 0.99 version will be available in 2015 which hasn't been seen anywhere I could find. There is also icecream which doesn't have TTS in the free version & haven't seen any info what the paid version does & that it has TTS.

My problem with the various versions is that each app wanted the books to be in that app's own library; cannot use a common place for the books.
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