I'm looking for free software to read text out-loud in different accents?
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If you are willing to experiment, there are several free text-to-speech synthesizers available, but you may find them hard to use. These are still fairly well supported:
Otherwise, try Natural Reader. It includes US & UK english, french, german & spanish male & female voices. However, only the stock microsoft voices are used in the free version. There is an online demo with all the voices at AT&T research. Windows only.
Cool Reader 2 is an eBook viewer for .txt, .doc, .html, .fb2 or .rtf, featuring text-to-speech and MP3 expport. however, CR2 does not change the 'accent' (i don't think there is aby software that will do this) but you can choose from any voice installed on your Windows system (Sam, Anna, etc.)
Cool Reader 2 is freeware and portable.