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Initial post: Aug 27, 2013 5:30:07 PM PDT
My friend uses only text-to-speech on kindle fire (disabled person). Recently books seem to skip a couple of pages randomly here & there. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 6:37:09 PM PDT
Fud53 says:
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Posted on Aug 28, 2013 6:43:05 AM PDT
Great, a grammar cop. It skips two or three pages at a time at random intervals. Is that clear enough or do you still need your hand held junior?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2013 6:45:50 AM PDT
Dittie says:
If rebooting doesn't resolve it, my best guess is it's related to only particular files.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2013 7:01:08 AM PDT
I noticed a few times trying to listen in the car while I drive, that if I move the Fire so that the screen orientation turns at all, the TTS stops or skips.

Is someone *moving* the Fire around? Maybe try locking the screen orientation.

Posted on Aug 28, 2013 6:44:47 PM PDT
Antaris says:
I've also noticed the same problem with my Kindle Fire. Recently, it's beginning not to read certain pages, it hasn't paused but as it progresses to the next page, there is no speech. I can advance to the next page or so and it begins again. In the past, I thought the TTS stopping or skipping might have been due to formatting of the book but I'm now having problems with books that have already been read and I know is ok.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2013 7:00:39 PM PDT
dennis says:
I am having the same problem, James. It's driving me crazy as TTS is a feature I use ALL the time. If you find a solution, please share. Kind of glad to know it's not just mine so that maybe there will be a software fix soon!

Posted on Sep 7, 2013 5:17:11 PM PDT
Jan Tyson says:
I am having the same issue, skipping several pages on screen but text is still reading back a few pages. It will also not read some of the pages randomly. This has happened on several different books so it is not a file issue, it is a software issue on the Fire.

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 8:46:33 AM PDT
James R. says:
I have been looking into getting a kindle fire solely for the text to speech feature. if you would have know about this problem before purchasing it would it have turned any of you away from it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2013 3:30:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 3, 2013 3:41:21 PM PDT
Wish I'd found this site before I bought my Kindle Fire HD. I can read but its a drag due to eye surgery 3 years ago. Screen page skipping seems random but movement or vibration may be source. I get 1 - 4 pages skipped at a time. Kindle's touch screen is really sensitive, best I've ever used, maybe a little to good.

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 2:05:43 PM PST
So how do we fix it?

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 7:47:00 PM PST
Sometimes for me changing to a smaller font before turning on tts will make it work

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 7:47:59 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2013 7:48:48 PM PST
T. Tolbert says:
I think we all need to call into amazon and complain daily I have been having this problem since August and they are not fixing it even though I have called several times to see about a fix.

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 6:32:47 AM PST
Me to. Just posted in another thread.

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 6:50:37 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 8, 2013 7:03:35 AM PST
Mama T says:
My Fire HD does the same. One book in particular would read two pages and completely close the book, then had to search for last few words heard to restart the page where it stopped. It did this throughout the entire many pages book. Frustrating.

Other books would read but skip ahead pages so when you look at kindle, it is reading pages back but turned the pages ahead.

Other books, it would stop in the middle of chapter, no speech at all, until next chapter began.

Most books however text to speech beautifully.

I only use that feature though while doing households jobs, and I do not text to speech and manual read a book, unless it is one of the stoppers, then you have to.

Kindle Addict is correct though, sometimes lowering font is better for a book but not always. I set it at 4 for TTS and bigger for manual reading.

PS: All the books on our Kindles are either from Amazon or

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 8:32:05 AM PST
S. Kirby says:
I just got off the phone with kindle I have a kindle hg 3 gen. Support states they are working on the problem w the developer. However I found if I use a smaller lettering ie normal book size the problem is resolved for me - They also recommended removing the book form the devise to the cloud and re downloading and or trying a different book. Changing letter size was what worked for me. I hope his helps you.

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 8:10:13 AM PST
little woman says:
It happened to me lately, and I tried to lock a screen, changed a font size to smaller, but still having a problem. I contacted to customer service then engineer is supposed to call me later.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2014 11:47:37 AM PDT
Juliette says:
Did anyone find a resolution to this problem?

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 2:52:41 PM PDT
I am also having this problem - very frustrating.
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