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does the kindle fire read books to you out loud and can you magnify the text

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Initial post: Dec 15, 2011 10:23:53 PM PST
C. Mullins says:
my father has a very hard time seeing but loves to read. im wondering if the kindle will read books or magazines to you out loud or if there is an app that will do so. im also wondering if it magnifies the text and if so by how much.
thanks basscase

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2011 10:32:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2011 10:33:08 PM PST
The Fire does not have text to speech. The kindle touch and kindle keyboard do that. All kindles allows you to increase the size of the font. The largest sizes is very large. There isn't a percentage or a x16 (for example) to say exactly how large the letters are.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 6:41:00 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 4, 2012 6:42:58 PM PST
And this device read the words for him but cant seem to find the app or right books any one can help would be great

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 9:11:05 PM PST
There are several children's book apps in the app store. These have several options of how to read to you I believe. Here is the link to Green Eggs and Ham. Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 9:11:31 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2012 8:26:57 AM PST
thank you so much

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 6:30:17 AM PST
m. babcock says:
I got an app that's supposed to read to you but I don't know how to do it. Can someone help?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2012 7:22:47 AM PST
A. Dietz says:
m.: More details would help. What app? What Kindle? What are you trying to do?

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 7:55:16 AM PST
I am attending a Bible study and we take turns reading scripture passages. My voice quality is poor. Will the Kindle Touch read a specific scripture passage?

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 8:13:31 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 25, 2012 8:14:36 AM PST
J.L.B. says:
I think you really will want to hear the text to speech function first. It's not on the Fire but it is on my Touch. I really don't care for the robotic sound. (It sounds good for a computer, though) If you get a Fire you can use Audible app or install overdrive to get mp3 books from the library. The text can be enlarged on either device.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2012 8:15:51 AM PST
J.L.B. says:
Yes, Mr. Roosevelt. That will work.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2012 8:19:46 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2012 11:10:26 AM PDT
Thank you so much Nathan. I just bought a Fire 3 days ago and was searching through the "book" category to find text to speech enabled books for my 2yr old. Then I saw that you said they are apps (the demo Fire in the store had One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish downloaded on it) not books!! That was soo helpful for me and it has been driving me crazy! I had no idea it was an App! Thanks again! Your a life saver!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2012 11:38:55 AM PDT
On my Kindle Touch, at the maximum zoom I see each letter about a half inch (one centimeter) tall. About the size of a medium newspaper headline.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2012 11:39:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 3, 2012 11:43:09 AM PDT
That was an app and there are tons of them geared to children for reading.

Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish - Dr. Seuss

Fox In Socks - Dr. Seuss

I Just Forgot - Little Critter

Just Me and My Mom - Little Critter

Posted on Apr 3, 2012 11:47:09 AM PDT
GreyDay says:
If your father has vision problems he might be eligible for this program. See this site

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2012 9:49:51 AM PDT
The You Version Bible App is free at and it allows you to have certain versions of the Bible read aloud.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 5:44:05 PM PDT
cajungurl says:
I bought the kindle fire for my son for his birthday to help him with his reading, because the sales person at the store told me it would help him just like the stories at the store. I have yet to find an app that has the books with the reading that he can use. He is 7 and this now sits on a table at my house. Only got it 2 weeks ago! I did ask the sales person about my older relatives being able to use it with poor sight etc..and same answer YES! well, no it doesn't. I'm here to tell you one mom to another not good for your child!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 8:39:16 PM PDT
King Al says:
Go back and read the post by Cyriacus dated 4/29/12.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 4:49:45 PM PDT
Although the rhythm, rimes, and words of Seuss are always fun, by age seven, many children are ready to more into more advanced reading.

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 4:51:30 PM PDT
I find it amazing that Amazon's TTS marketing decision has effectively forced many parents of children with disabilities to find other products for their children. What a missed marketing opportunity.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 11:34:44 AM PST
Mlamoreux says:
im looking at the kindles and was wondering which one can read the books outloud and not sound like a robot and not read to fast.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 11:06:16 PM PST
wich verson of kindle can read books out loud without having to buy the audio book of every book

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2013 11:08:09 PM PST
Artist says:
Mlamoreaux, ALL of the ones that read out loud sound like a robot because it's a computer program reading the words. If you want professional narration, you have to buy the audio book.
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