ANN: Story Talker

Gary Cramblitt
Fri, 03 Oct 2003 18:33:49 -0400

Story Talker is a free, open-source GUI frontend to the Festival
Text-to-speech Synthesis engine. It is designed for speaking long plain
text or HTML files, such as e-books and web articles. It is not intended
as a general-purpose screen reader and does not target the blind. Story
Talker enhances Festival by offering pause and resume of spoken text. It
will automatically bookmark the last sentence spoken so that you may later
restart speaking from the bookmark. Story Talker was developed for Linux,
but may run under any platform that can run Python, wxPython, and Festival
(not tested).

You can learn more about Story Talker at