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When used with AT&T Natural Voices (Mike and Crystal) - a separate purchase - this program rocks! Unlike every other computer engine and voice I have tried, Crystal sounds like a real person, not like computer-generated speech. I have used this program for almost 2 years and love it! The accuracy of pronunciation is very high. Errors are quite rare, and only occur with 1) words whose pronunciation vary depending on the context, and 2) words that are seldom used. Nextup/TextAloud gives a discount if you buy AT&T's (or other) voices at the same time you buy the TextAloud program.
The basic speech engine in TextAloud sounds like a computer-generated voice. If you expect TextAloud to sound like a real human without buying advanced voices, you'll be disappointed.