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Read One Hundred Years of Solitude in 12 hours

clip_image001[3]Imagine you have a long journey of 12 hours, and that you want to read you the Nobel Prize in literature García Márquez at this time.

The best way is to buy the book and read like the old romance, $ 26 in Duty Free, as a book is never enough for in a library and read in a good mood is tasteful. You could also buy it on Amazon for $ 13 plus shipping, it’s not available this type of work for Kindle, but if it would it would go for $ 10.

Another alternative is to hear it completely; this will take some basic tools and fourteen minutes at least. It is a very good way to use these trips or hours while waiting for the one you love but who don’t rushes.

1. Download from Internet

clip_image001[1]I should clarify that there are many classic books whose copyrights have expired or were never recorded, and these can be downloaded from the Internet without incurring unlawful. In this case put the example of One Hundred Years of Solitude, because it’s just what I’ve been reading back on these days (but in the old way) to understand Mel Zelaya next step, now to begin the surrender of Neerlandia (here is when he says: Take them where the w … I know what they want).

For educational purposes, this is a place where there are books links available in txt, doc and pdf formats:


2 Convert it to txt

This only requires that you open the file with Adobe Reader 9, and say save as txt. The 1.9 MB file goes to 808 kb.

3 Convert text to audio (txt to wav)

For this is used SodelsCot Standard, with the option to convert text to audio, choose the text file format, I prefer wav because mp3 has poor quality although the weight is less, then it’s set with 12 kHz frequency and keep active an option to ignore the xml tags.

Pressing the button “convert” starts the process and only 11 minutes later the file is converted. 494 pages in format 8 “x4” in a file of 997 MB with a duration of 12 hours and 57 minutes of reading with a clear respect for the punctuation.


Then it is about putting to the Aigo memory and to enjoy the journey.

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