I like reading ebooks every day, but sometimes, I prefer listening to its audiobook version instead, since they are faster and more enjoyable, put less stress on the eyes; and more importantly, you can listen to audiobooks anywhere and anytime you want, like while driving, doing chores or commuting to work, etc. Besides this, converting PDF to MP3 audio format allows you to listen to the content from PDF files instead of reading on portable devices like iPod, iPhone, MP3 player, Kindle Fire, etc. And you can also save a lot of money by converting your own PDF file to audiobook. So it’s very useful to introduce ebook lovers some pragmatic PDF to MP3 converter.
1. Zamzar——Online PDF to MP3 Converter
Zamzar is a well-known website dedicated to helping you transform your songs, videos, images and documents into different formats. I will show the steps to you about how to convert PDF to MP3. All you need to do is upload your PDF file and then pick MP3 as the output format and the tools will convert it for you.
Step1. Open Zamzar.com website and select the file to be uploaded by clicking Choose File.
Step2. Choose MP3 as the output format from the available choices.
Step3. Enter your email address in the third step and then hit Convert.
Step4. You will receive the converted file in your mailbox.
SpokenText lets you easily convert text into speech. Record PDF, Word, text and web pages, and convert them to speech automatically. Download your reccordings as .mp3 or .m4b files of any text content on your computer or mobile phone. So that you can listen while you commute or exercise. It is also a great way to check your writing for grammar and spelling errors. It’s Firefox Extension or Chrome Extension let you grab any text you find while surfing the web and easily convert it to speech.
Here’s the vidoe tutoria about how to record and convert text to speech with SpokenText.
3. Convert PDF to MP3 with Adobe Reader and MP3 My MP3
Adobe Reader DC allows you to easily read, navigate, print, and enter information into Adobe PDF files. MP3 My MP3 Recorder is the best free recording software which can record from any source, streaming audio, CD and cassette and saves your recording directly to MP3 or WAV format in real time. Here’s the steps below:
Step 1: Open the PDF file with Adobe Reader. From the menu, click View Read Out, check Activate Read Out Loud. Select the text in your document you want to convert. This is the text you will be recording for conversion.
Step 2: Launch MP3 My MP3 software. Make sure there are no other sounds coming from your computer when you begin the recording process. Then click the record button to begin recording.
Step3: Switch to the Adobe Reader, go the the Read Out Loud option and click to begin reading. The MP3 My MP3 will record what Adobe Reader is reading.
4. PDF To MP3 Converter
PDF To MP3 Converter offers a solution to users who want to convert one or more PDF files into MP3 audio format. The user chooses the file or an entire folder to be processed before starting the conversion. There is a window to display a file in the list to show how it appears to the software. There is an option to convert each PDF to one MP3 or to convert all into one. Volume level and speech rate can be set using a slider and the voice to be used can be chosen from a drop down menu. Using this time saving software, even large numbers of files can be handled with one click.
Note: After installation, click here to watch Help/Demo Video For This Software
5. Audio Book Converter
Audio Book is a practical Mac application that enables you to covert various types (EPUB, PDF, HTML, RTF, TXT) of eBooks or iBooks to audiobooks in the MP3 and AIFF format and then listen from iPhone or MP3 player. It generates speech using natural and clear sound voices. Not only that, users can enjoy a variety of voices which includes 50 accents and 38 different languages.
Step 1: Choose your right language and book reader
First choose right language bylanguage pop-up menu, then choose the right book Reader by Genderpop-up menu and Reader pop-up menu. And you can also adjust the speed of the reader.
Tip: Click the Test reading button to listen the voice of your choice. If you are not satisfied with it, then replace a different reader, until you are satisfied.
Step 2: Convert books to audio book
After you selected the book, you can click Convert button to start. The demo version just free to convert part of the content.
Note: Audio Book only can overt various types of non-DRM eBooks or iBooks to audiobooks in the MP3 and AIFF format. If you ebooks has DRM protection, you can use Epubor Ultimate to revome its DRM. And if your ebook is in MOBI or AZW format which is not support by Audio Book, you can also use this powerful Epubor Ultimate to convert it to PDF/EPUB format. Here‘s the link below to download Epubor Ultimate.
Step 3: Listen and manage audio books
The list of resulting audio books will be displayed in a panel to the bottom of the main window. You can right mouse down on it and it will pop-up a menu. Choose several options: Show in Finder, Play (in iTunes), Adds items to iTunes library, Delete.
Step 4: Import books are not in iBook
Audio book also supports the ebooks which are not in iBooks. Click Import Books button to choose your books on the computer, then they will be added in Books section (under iBook Purchased).
There are also certain advantages of converting an ebook to Audiobook. For instance; ebook version of any book is way cheaper than its audiobook. Also, there is a PDF version of almost every book out there, but that’s not the case with their audiobook. And after a daily hectic schedule, you must need some relaxation. For me, listening to audio book is quite a good way to relax myself. And it’s true that convert PDF to MP3 software can never match the voice quality of a professional voice artist. But after a little usage, you ears will get used to the robotic voice. And if the books are interesting, you’ll forget about the sound in no time. And the above softwares are my personal favorite PDF to MP3 converter. Hope you can choose the one works perfect for you!