From Gordon's Freeware:
The Talking Book causes the PC to either speak any text entered from the keyboard or read from any TXT file. In conjunction with Recorder provided by Richard Russell of http://www.rtrussell.co.uk/ you can save the sounds as a WAV file such as a Talking Book for the Blind. Although modern hard drives can have such a massive storage space it is not likely to be a major problem, the wav files such as created this way are ten times larger then similar MP3 files. So you could to use a Sound Editor such as Galaxy to convert the wav file to an MP3.The Recorder can of course also be used on its own to record sounds from any source shown.