Have Calibre read to you
If you’d like to have books read to you, you can use a third-party plug-in for the task. Download ‘TTS Ebook Viewer.zip’ from www.snipca. com/27294, but don’t click it. Instead, in Calibre click the arrow next to Preferences and select ‘Change Calibre behaviour’. In the window that opens, click Plug-ins under Advanced, then click ‘Load plug-in from file’.
Navigate to the saved ZIP file, select it and click Open. Click Yes to the warning, then OK. Restart Calibre, and open a book as if you were about to read it. On the bottom left you’ll see a Play/pause button, and a Select Mode option, which lets you highlight just a portion of text to read aloud. This plug-in uses the text-to-speech feature built into Windows, and doesn’t provide its own voices.