Lessac Technologies introduces LessacAudioBooks.com, offering audio books created using our patented Lessac Narrator™ automated narration system.
During our beta, over one hundred of our titles are free! Many other titles cost only $0.99 each. The books are delivered as downloadable MP3 audio files. Sample the complete first chapter of any of the classic audio books for free. If you like it, download the entire book in MP3 audio format. Listen to the book on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or MP3 player. Lend the files to your friends. Burn a CD to listen on your stereo or in your car.
Checkout is quick, easy, and secure via PayPal or credit card. No need to hassle with complicated and hard-to-cancel monthly subscriptions. No annoying "digital rights management" schemes. Our terms are super-reasonable. Just download the MP3 files; put them on any or all of your listening devices; and you're listening.
To get started, go to our online catalog by clicking the "Browse Books" link above. You can also enter the author's name or other search terms in the Search Box to find specific books..
We currently offer over 250 classic novels, with over 3000 hours of audio narration. More are coming. Click the "Add to Cart" buttons to add selections to your shopping cart. After making your choices, click the Checkout button to pay via PayPal or credit card, and receive your download links. Download the books. Start listening. It is that simple. We'll remember your purchases and if you need to download them again -- no problem.
We know our prices (or lack of prices) look crazy. Audio books usually sell for 20 to 40 times more than $0.99! The other publishers aren't gouging: it costs a lot to hire a qualified voice actor, a professional recording studio, a producer, a sound engineer -- a whole team, like the credits of a movie. It takes months and costs a fortune to make an audio book the conventional way.
But Lessac has found a much less expensive way to achieve highly acceptable voice quality for audio books, allowing us to bring them to you for a tiny fraction of the cost of other audio books.
Our Lessac Narrator™ system uses the highest-quality computer text-to-speech system which is commercially available, designed specifically by Lessac to come close to the expressiveness of human voice actors reading long texts. We use a "cloud" of hundreds of computers to create the audio, not an expensive sound recording studio and a whole production team. Our process takes hours, not months.
If you want a book read to you by a Hollywood actor, this isn't your solution. James Earl Jones' and Julia Roberts' audio book recording gigs are safe -- for now. But if you are interested in listening to classic novels read by a very comprehensible, expressive, and near-human voice, and you want to pay a lot less, we are here!Checkout