This is a question and an application request.
I searched and searched here for a free TTS ebook readers and only came up with 2 useful solutions, the DigitalFuture TextSpeech Pro for $50, or the free FLITE from this old thread:
TTS has come a long ways, but the free Flite sounds like a 1980's voice. Either I did not use the right keywords to search here, or there are really no viable free options, so here's my request:
Is there a simple way to use the excellent igo8 TTS engines (~40-80MB per voice) to read TXTs or DOCs ? If not igo8, are there any free useful TTS engines that can be used just to read text?