IF YOU DO NOT CARE ABOUT TEXT TO SPEECH>
the app is absolute perfection.
...you own a Kindle by AMAZON w text to speech capacity.
It is the omission of these BASIC ELEMENTS OF KINDLE ESPECIALLY FOR STROKE, ANEURYSM SURVIVORS, THOSE JUST TRY ING TO LEARN ENGLISH ESPECIALLY MEN (men learn 30% better by listening also, women 20%)!!!
I am recovering from a mystery aneurysm suffered during the Obama [administration]. It takes a long time to recover. Sharon Stone, the American actor, had a similar hemorrhage and it took her two years to speak.
When text to speech is available, we learn TWICE AS MUCH by both listening and reading. Oh, you can do that now? Sure, if you pay separately for AUDIBLE professional version. Amazon at least did not do what Apple wanted to do in re TTS, which was a Jobs plan so vile, greedy and to my *shock*, as the censorship of the internet now, no one paid attention when president Obama gave controls to everyone and no one aka, the UN, where my most lived family members work, (I am very much a UN believer). If the late Mr Jobs had his way, NO ELECTRONIC BOOK WOULD BE LEGALLY PERMITTED TO BE SOLD for under the Apple price, audio or kindle. By contrast, Mr Bezos is a righteous man insofar as this issue. The Amazon marketing exploits the uneducated and unread, a cruel joke looking at this app.
If Amazon would be up front w what has TTS and expose that the iPads only "flaw" (intentional omission imho) is the dishonesty in *marketing through lies of omission* the Kindle could take its rightful place. Though if you have read this much ya knew that.
Peace and respect to the customer would be a graceful gesture by Apple: bring back TTS. Are you colluding? That is not legal. Thus your denial isnt necessary. An apology and a TTS feature would NOT wipe Kindle/Amazon/authors out.
Those wiped out are the *musicians* by Spotify and Pandora. Books have never been better. Music composition is stuck in a loud ugly rut. I use apples streaming and amazon streaming, I do not use the "free" music because "free" has given us what free usually buys: zero.