Enter text (100 characters or less) into the input box, hit the Listen button and the computer will speak your words in naturally-sounding female voice.
Listen converts your words into an MP3 file that you can play in the browser or download for offline use. The website follows the Responsive Design approach while the embedded MP3 player uses HTML5 and therefore should work on mobile devices and iPads that don't support the Flash player.
Text to Speech - Common Issues
Listen uses Google Translate's Text To Speech API to play back the written text into spoken voice.
Google's Text to Speech system can only convert strings that have less than 100 characters and the same limitation is applicable to Listen as well. Listen cannot convert large blocks of text - like web pages, documents or lengthy emails - but there are other file conversion services for you.
Created by Amit Agarwal on June 24, 2012. Updated on February 23, 2014