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Books2burn

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From the name of the app, you’d think this was a list making tool for some coalition against reading. Rather Books2burn is a smart solution for Mac OS X users wanting to convert text-to-speech. The app converts any text file to uncompressed AIFF audio using the on-board Apple voices. After converting text, you can convert the AIFF files to MP3 or AAC using iTunes to reduce file size for more use on your iPod. For much better voice quality, I highly recommend trying out the Cepstral voices, which are also Mac compatible and offer much more human sounding voice translations in a variety of world accents. My one complaint with books to burn is lacking better ability to fine to voice pronunciation in the app, which makes perfecting pronunciation of obscure tech phrases and sci-fi names complicated. [Mac OS X $0.00]

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