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Offline WilliamP

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Read a Kindle Book
« on: January 16, 2013, 10:39:15 AM »
How can I get the Nexus 7 to read the book to me?



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Re: Read a Kindle Book
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 02:33:47 PM »
I believe you are referring to an audiobook in which case I use PowerAmp. There are several audiobook apps available at the store as well. I don't think the Kindle app has a voice setting or a way to computer generate text into voice. 

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Re: Read a Kindle Book
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 12:32:37 AM »
How can I get the Nexus 7 to read the book to me?

If you are asking for the Kindle app on Android to convert book text to speech, I think you are out of luck as far as I know.

On the other hand, if you are willing to install other eReader apps available on Andoid, you have it made !

CoolReader, Mantano, FBreader, and MoonReader all support tts (text to speech)

of those, the most likely to read Kindle default formats would be dependent on which of the kindle formats you had in mind but probably one of those will work.

TTS for PDF is probably not going to work out well tho, so you might want to convert those to another ereader format.

let me know if you want more info....

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Re: Read a Kindle Book
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 07:35:21 AM »
Will the Nexus 7 read a Google Book aloud? I am going to try Cool Reader. Thank you.
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Re: Read a Kindle Book
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 10:15:52 AM »
I have 9 books downloaded to the Kindle App. I have downloaded Cool Reader. How do I get those books to Cool Reader?

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Re: Read a Kindle Book
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 11:47:05 AM »
depends on what formats they are and if cool reader supports those formats, we need a lil more info here ;)

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Re: Read a Kindle Book
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 12:04:05 PM »
The books are downloaded to the Kindle App. on my Nexus 7. How can I tell what the format is?

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Re: Read a Kindle Book
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 03:46:39 PM »
You can tell the format By the file extension name.

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Re: Read a Kindle Book
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 04:58:29 PM »
The books are downloaded to the Kindle App. on my Nexus 7. How can I tell what the format is?
If the books downloaded to the Kindle app, it is likely to be kindle format with an extension mobi or azw/ You can use Kindle apps to read it

« Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 08:27:54 PM by dominic »

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Re: Read a Kindle Book
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 05:16:14 PM »
Mine are azw ,pdf and mobi

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Re: Read a Kindle Book
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013, 09:29:59 PM »
I have 9 books downloaded to the Kindle App. I have downloaded Cool Reader. How do I get those books to Cool Reader?

nothing is easy is it ?  lol

depends on how you downloaded them.  If you DL using the kindle app itself, it generally places them in a weird place like

/sdcard/Android/data/com.amazon.kindle /files/

and splits the file into components like cover, text, etc with godawful names like B003ODIZ blah blah blah so you cant even use search to find the Title or Author.

hopeless (and incredibly stupid by Amazon - what jerks trying to force you to only use the Kindle app!)

the best solution is to download from Amazon directly to your desktop or lappy (where it uses the usual Title and author) and then transfer the file(s) to the N7 \Books folder and subfolderss just as a general practice.  I use the cable to transfer to the N7 but you can use a network share and wifi, or an APP like Airdroid as well or you can register your Nexus 7 with Amazon and direclly download into the N7 somehow (I think, not certain since I don't bother) .  Your choice.

In any case, I always put my books on the N7 \Books  and subfolders therein manually using the cable and WinExplorer and make the subfolders with X-plore or ES file manager.  Airdroid is a worthy app too.

Once you get the method down, it all seems simple but until then, baffling.  You can do it !

EDIT:
yeah, you will need to check the book formats. Fersure before you pick a eReader.  Nothing is easy.

Kindle uses azw, mobi, prc, pdf, txt, others that you wont see much, so check Coolreader - I know it will read prc, mobi pdf txt but i dunno about azw.
You can use a freeware desktop app like Hamster or Calibre to convert between formats.
let me know if you need more info....
« Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 09:36:38 PM by Bigtroutz »

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Re: Read a Kindle Book
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 11:37:58 PM »
I noticed this with the last update. Go to the Google play store and look up Google Play Books. Read under the the "what's new" section.

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Re: Read a Kindle Book
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 07:50:06 AM »
I want to thank everyone for the help. I have determined that books downloaded from Google Play will read aloud without jumping through hoops. So that is the plan. Again thank you.

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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 08:22:06 AM »
I want to thank everyone for the help. I have determined that books downloaded from Google Play will read aloud without jumping through hoops. So that is the plan. Again thank you.

you are welcome Will :)

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Re: Read a Kindle Book
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 12:46:49 PM »
Good call with Google Books. I just took mine out of the deepfreeze.

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