audio text reader

Asked by Lori

I'm looking for an audio book reader for Ubunto. Does anyone now of one the will work?

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jtniehof (jtniehof) said :

Are you looking for a text-to-speech screenreader, or something that will play back prerecorded audio books? Where are you getting the audio books?

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Lori (lowee01) said :

I;m looking for a text to speech reader and I'm getting the books from torrents

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Best Shane Fagan (shanepatrickfagan) said :

Use orca its already included in ubuntu-desktop.

Hope that helps

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Lori (lowee01) said :

This will work. Thank You

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Zachariah Callaway (xzcallaway) said :

The Ubuntu Text Reader can read any text that you paste into it and you can customize it with different voices.

You can download the latest version at:

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John Rose (johnaaronrose) said :

I installed text reader on a netbook using UNR karmic and a laptop using ubuntu karmic. IT works fine on the netbook but fails on the laptop. Running it from terminal on the laptop gives:
administrator@JohnLaptop:~$ python /usr/share/textreader/textreader
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/textreader/textreader", line 7, in <module>
    import wx.richtext as rt
ImportError: No module named richtext

Python version is 2.6.4 (found by running python in terminal). is in /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/wx-2.8-gtk2-unicode/wx but not /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/wx-2.6-gtk2-unicode/wx. Is this significant? BTW on the netbook, is in /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/wx-2.6-gtk2-unicode/wx but there is no /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/wx-2.8-gtk2-unicode/wx directory.

I have no knowledge of python. So any help needs to be clearly explained. Thank you.

PS /usr/share/textreader/textreader's first few lines are:

#Text Reader
import wx
import os
import tl
import wx.richtext as rt