Fit reading back into your schedule.

Upload or paste any news article, chapter, or work document to RatherListen and instantly get a listenable version to absorb on the go. Start free now.

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How It Works

  1. Upload

    Paste or upload anything

    Add your content as text, URL, PDF, JPG, and more, from the web, iOS, or Android app.

  2. Microphone

    Human sounding audio

    We convert each paragraph into clear spoken audio, ready for you in about 30 seconds.

  3. Headphones

    Listen anywhere

    Play back your articles one at a time or in an autoplay queue. Pause and resume anytime, even on a different device.

Give it a whirl

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Who It’s For

  • Students

    Get through your reading assignments faster by listening at a quicker playback speed.

    Great for
    • Reading assignments
    • Research
    • Campus newspaper
  • Professionals

    Use your commuting time to digest long reports, reviews, or white papers uninterrupted.

    Great for
    • Quarterly reports
    • Lengthy emails
    • White papers
  • News Junkies

    Save news articles, wikipedia entries, and blog posts in one place to absorb on-the-go.

    Great for
    • Articles from any website
    • E-books
    • Blog posts


Only pay for the words you convert to audio. All features are available to all users.


40,000 Words
Add 50K Words for $9
That's about...
  • 5 Hours
  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald or
  • Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
Most Popular


100,000 Words
Add 50K Words for $8
That's about...
  • 13 Hours
  • To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee or
  • Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, J. K. Rowling


250,000 Words
Add 50K Words for $7
That's about...
  • 33 Hours
  • IT, Stephen King or
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Members on the Trial plan can purchase 50K word bundles for $17.99

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