I am really irritated with Amazon and the Kindle,
As an extremely busy CEO who loves to read but has precious little down time, I use technology to help. Though a devout paper lover - the smell of a newly opened hard covered book is divine - I supplement with technology rather than read less. I therefore owned a Rocket Book - one of the first E readers - which allowed me to travel with numerous texts sans weight, and now I use a kindle, ipad and ipod to read everywhere.
In Los Angeles - this means the car! Hours of traffic and freeways available to a readaholic. To that end I listen to Audible.com books as well as Kindle books through the text to speech option. There is a difference - the former is a performance, sometimes with actors and music, the latter is a computer reading in a monotone. It is impossible to confuse the two. Yet - amazingly, Amazon is allowing publishers to disable the text to speech feature as they feel their Audible.com sales could be threatened.
Nonsense - by that logic I couldn't have the passenger in the car read a book to me, read to my kids or read to the visiually challenged. This is stupid, not legally necessary - yet - Amazon caved to this silly demand.
Really - Amazon needs to grow a pair and support the text to speech option it promised consumers.