I’ve wanted to create audiobooks for a while now, but unless I narrated them myself (which wouldn’t work – I’m under no illusions as to what I sound like!), the cost has always put me off. But AI narration has come a long way over the last year or so, and I’ve been experimenting with Google’s AI narration tool.
The results? Honestly, they’re better than I expected. Admittedly, the computer-generated voice doesn’t have the nuance of a decent human narrator, and some passages are a little clunky, but there’s clear expression, and it sounds almost natural.
I’ve worked on some of my shorter books to start with, and they’re only available on Google at the moment (except for one that I’ve also put onto YouTube). Because this is an experiment, they’re short works, and they’re AI narration, I’ve currently set the audiobooks to free.
Give them a listen. I’d love to know what you think.
The Dominions Box Set (the first three novels plus a prologue short story) is included in the Kobo Pre-Black Friday sale for 99c. This promotion is only available to Kobo users in Canada and the US, and runs until Monday 21st November.