yRead will read files to you out loud
Yread will load a plain text (txt) or html file and display it in a single-column, resizable window. Then it will read the file to you out loud, using human speech. You can even get voices for other languages. Use it to listen to ebooks, your own writing or any other piece of text.
Yread now includes a catalogue screen for the online gutenberg archive It will retrieve the latest catalogue, show you a sorted list of all titles and allow you to pick, download and listen to any of them. Yread includes a translation table (see the help file).
This enables you to build a series of phonetic spellings so that mis-pronounced words will come out correctly. This is a fairly dumb string replace, so if you replace e with x you ll havx to livx with the consxquxncxs. Free software from the author of the hal spacejock series.