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vBookz Free Audiobooks 30,000 Classics aloud

By Ashley Kemper, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Huge library of classic texts; terrible reading voice.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Paid Books
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As an e-reader, vBookz Free Audiobooks 30,000 Classics aloud is a solid option -- it provides a lot of wonderful classic texts in one location -- but as a read-aloud app, it falls short. The computerized voice reads every part of the page including symbols (saying "ampersand" instead of "and"), mistranslated words, and numbers. The majority of the texts offered on the app are complex in nature, and the sentence structure is not always accessible to younger readers. Having a computerized voice emphasizing awkward parts of words or phrases may only confuse kids. So, if you're just looking for mobile access to classic literature, there are better (and cheaper) choices. If you need a read-aloud feature, this is also not the best option.

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