02-10-2010 06:21 PM
I've heard the kindle's text-to-speech, and it's pretty sad. If you want to listen to books, try Audible.com where you can hear really talented (mostly) human readers.
02-10-2010 10:00 PM - edited 02-10-2010 10:01 PM
audio books is the only way I know of, to get the nook to read outloud. But as for text to speech, nook does not have it.
02-11-2010 08:18 AM
Keep in mind that text to speech is not the same as an audio book. The content is there but it sounds mechanical and unemotional. This can be useful for just getting through material but not really enjoyable for just reading a novel or something like that.
02-11-2010 09:26 AM
I am a very happy owner a Kindle ... and I absolutely don't agree with you about the text-to-speech quality. I'm really surprised how close it is to human speech.
02-11-2010 10:34 AM
I just used my friends Kindle, and on the book she was reading, it didn't sound too bad, but I wouldn't wan't to listen to it for long. There was also an occasional error. It will probably get better in time.
10-19-2012 01:32 PM
The Amazon Kindle reads to you through the Text-to-Speech option but the Nook does not have this option. I LOVE my Kindles Text-to-Speech option. I use it daily!!! But I do have to say that I have a Kindle keyboard 2nd Generation and the voice sounds much better then my Moms 3rd Generation Kindle. I'm not sure why they changed the voice in the Kindle 3rd Generation but if you are going to use the Text-to-Speech alot I would buy a Keyboard 2nd Gen. forsure. Plus the Kindle Text-to-Speech saves me tons of money each year from having to buy expensive Audio books. My Amazon Kindle Rocks!!!
10-19-2012 04:42 PM
To clarify for anyone reading this thread and thinking of running out and getting a kindle - note that the Paperwhite does NOT have this feature, just the older kindles.