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Old 11-19-2019, 12:55 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone. I am visually-impaired and require TTS for ebooks. I am taking a personal trainer cert course that requires a specific text book, ACSM Resources for the Personal Trainer. I was able to download a free PDF version of the book which was formatted by Calibre software, and a free PDF to Speech app on the Kindle. The PDF is over 1000 pages, and it gets hung up when opening in the app.

Is there a better solution to use TTS for the Calibre PDF of the text book on a Kindle?
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Hi Everyone. I am visually-impaired and require TTS for ebooks. I am taking a personal trainer cert course that requires a specific text book, ACSM Resources for the Personal Trainer. I was able to download a free PDF version of the book which was formatted by Calibre software, and a free PDF to Speech app on the Kindle. The PDF is over 1000 pages, and it gets hung up when opening in the app.

Is there a better solution to use TTS for the Calibre PDF of the text book on a Kindle?
I have to wonder if this a legitimate copy of the ebook? Last time I looked, the book was around $100 Cdn and was available in hardcover and epub3 ebook editions from the publisher and as a Kindle ebook from Amazon. A free version converted by calibre sounds suspiciously like a pirated edition.

Edit #2: I took a look at Amazon.ca's page for the Kindle edition. It gives the length as 36 pages which suggests the only direct download is a sample. The instructions on the page state:

After purchasing this product, Amazon will e-mail you an Access Code and redemption instructions for this online content. In some cases, you may also require a course code from your Instructor. Please consult the e-mail for additional details on redeeming your code and accessing the online content


The page also states that this is text to speech enabled.

Last edited by DNSB; 11-19-2019 at 12:38 PM. Reason: Edit: Double checked my memory of the price for the epub3 and it is around $106 Cdn.
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