One problem I'm finding, though, is that most books aren't meant to be read out loud. You can do it, but with if every single word is actually spoken, it creates a rather clunky experience. As I read through the King Arthur stories, I found myself getting confused inside sentences, and getting bored by my own words and own voice. The brain is actually able to read much faster than you can physically read/speak which makes reading out loud seem ridiculous. I'm starting to doubt it my experiment is worth it. When you think about it, this is probably the reason books on tape never really caught on. Despite decades of audiobooks, they're rarely listened to unless you're taking a long car ride...likely because the aesthetics just don't fit correctly. There's a part of you that thinks "I shouldn't be doing that".
So will I finish my experiment to make audio files of all of these reading materials? I don't know yet. While I may be able to get all of the words into audio form, I don't think it's going to solve the problem. Reading is as much about processing meaning as it is about recognizing symbols. Simply converting visual symbols into audio symbols likely won't save the day.