Feb. 5th, 2016

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Someone on tumblr connected me with Capti Narrator for listening to fanfics that haven't been podcasted - and oh dear lord it's the best screen-reader software I've ever encountered. It's free with a few default voices, then you can buy other voices that are more developed/natural.  I bought a voice from Ivona - Joey (US), and I've been listening to it read Hands of Clay to me on my phone and wow technology is wonderful.

To listen to a fanfic, download a copy of the story in HTML (AO3 has this option) and open it into your playlist and go to town. Capti can also connect to your dropbox in case you store all your fave fics there. 

There's a browser plugin too but I haven't gotten that far yet. 

Just one word of note - purchased voices don't transfer between devices (like between PC and iPhone) - don't make my mistake.

But anyway: Apparently Hands of Clay to date is 22 hours long O_O (when read at 192 wpm). That sure puts a lot in perspective. Also, I apparently fail at proofreading because there's like 3 or 4 times a chapter where I used the wrong word of flat-out missed words and I only noticed when i'm hearing the story. Arg.

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