Finally Text to Speech Voices That Don’t Suck!

March 1, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Posted in text to speech, Text2Go | 5 Comments

Text2Go, the popular Windows application for converting ebooks and web pages to speech now offers two premium quality text to speech voices that dramatically improve the listening experience. The new voices called ‘Amy’ and ‘Brian’, are developed by IVONA Software and have pleasant British accents. They offer incredibly lifelike speech and outstanding pronunciation accuracy.

“I have listened to just about every synthesized voice available and ‘Amy’ and ‘Brian’ are the best by a mile. Computerized voices have in the past suffered from robotic delivery, uneven pitch and laughable pronunciation errors. These new IVONA voices suffer none of these problems. I can’t believe how natural they sound. They have significantly raised the bar in text to speech quality.” – Mark Gladding, Founder, Tumbywood Software.

To judge for yourself have a listen to this press release as narrated by Amy or Brian.

With Text2Go and the new IVONA voices you can convert ebooks, news and articles on the web to speech and listen to them on your iPod, iPhone or MP3 player while on the go. The advantage of text to speech is you can listen at times when reading is impossible, such as when driving, running or working out. Now you can pack more reading time into your day without sacrificing other activities.

Text2Go and one IVONA voice costs $US55. There is a free 30-day trial of Text2Go and the IVONA voices. They can be downloaded from http://www.text2go.com.

Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think of the new voices.

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5 Comments

  1. [...] amazing – certainly the best I’ve ever heard. You can read the press release on the Text2Go blog or better still listen to┬áthe press release as narrated by Amy or [...]

  2. And I thought my mate “Lee” was easy on the ear. Impressive.

    I hope IVONA go on to develop Australian voices.

  3. Hi Vicki,

    Glad you like the new voices. I would love to have some Australian versions too.

  4. Loquendos simon is the better than amy and brian

  5. Joey from Ivona is easy on the ear also. Paul from neospeech is not bad either.


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