Both audiobooks and text to speech have the ability to help kids with visual issues and learning disabilities like dyslexia. This technology helps kids listen to their favourite books being read out loud; some will look at the pictures and words while others simply listen. An audiobook is basically the recording of a book being read out loud while the text to speech speaks the digital texts in an article, book, magazine or basically any writing on your Smartphone and computer. The audiobook is basically a human voice while the TTS software is computer generated. Audio book recordings are made by people who have language and acting experience; this is because they need to grasp the concept of change in emotion and tone and create a more natural pause or ending of a sentence. Even though the TTS software sounded more robotic in the beginning, developers have started to make it sound more and more natural. Since this is a digital reading, you may experience wrong pronunciation, funny pauses and incorrect emotional tones in the sentences.
The technological format of an audiobook is basically a digital file while that of the TTS is a program of software. The digital file is in text to speech MP3 format to enable it to play on both the computer and mobile phone. The software may be built in on your device or you can download and install it to work on a wide variety of applications on your mobile phone. Both can be used with visual text. With the audiobook, you can listen while following on a printed book or on a Pdf copy on your phone. The same goes for the TTS. They also have a similarity where the words that are being spoken are highlighted so you can follow up. Even though you can move to different pages of the audiobook, it will be hard to find a specific sentence or paragraph. With TTS, it is easier to find the specific part.