You’re always in a rush and don’t have time to read? You have difficulty straining over the small print of books and worry that your eyes are gradually getting damaged with the amount of reading you have to do? A solution is at hand – try Expressivo, a text-to-speech application by a Polish company, IVO Software, which allows users to download MP3 files of reading texts to be read aloud by a human voice.

Expressivo is currently offering 50 of the most popular literary texts for free for those who have purchased the software, including classic titles such as James Joyce’s Ulysses, the ever popular Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Seeing that fifty of these books may have cost you a bomb on hardback or paperback, the retail price of Expressivo at $49 is definitely a good deal. Those who speak Polish can get the software for the same price, or, in Romanian for a cheap $29.

Expressivo can read news, RSS feeds, e-mails, articles and books. The books can be downloaded as MP3 files and then imported to the MP3 player for your portable convenience. You can easily create your own audio books. The texts are read by a natural and friendly human-sounding voice called “Jennifer.” You can listen to the voice at IVONA. Type a few words at the top of the homepage and “Jennifer” will read aloud the text to you.

Have you ever wished that someone would read to you though you’re past the bedtime story age? Well, get hold of Expressotivo and let your MP3 player or iPod do the rest. You may increase your knowledge with ease and at little cost.

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