Lately, I've been revisiting a passion project of mine that holds immense potential for the visually impaired community. To celebrate the launch of the iPhone 15 lineup, I’m excited to announce the release of an audio adaptation of Michael Feirs' book, "Personal Power Second Edition."
First and foremost, I'd like to express profound gratitude to Michael Feir. His generosity in providing the book for free and granting permissions for alternative formats has been pivotal in making this project possible.
Upon the book's release in 2022, I was instantly struck by its potential. I made multiple attempts to launch initiatives that would facilitate a professional narration of the book. However, the financial burden of such an endeavor was dauntingly high.
Fast forward to 2023, and the landscape changed with the emergence of Eleven Labs—a pioneering company that crafts incredibly realistic audiobooks using advanced artificial intelligence-driven text-to-speech technology. This is a departure from the conventional text-to-speech tools commonly associated with screen readers. From the moment I encountered Eleven Labs' offerings, I was enamored and have been exploring its capabilities since.
I owe a significant debt of gratitude to the Apple Vis community. This vibrant group has been an unwavering pillar of support, guiding me in maximizing the potential of my iPhone and Mac. In appreciation, I'm offering this community the "Personal Power Second Edition" audiobook, realized through Eleven Labs' innovative technology. I genuinely believe that this version is superior to existing audio renditions, and if it aids even one individual in mastering their iPhone, my efforts will have been worthwhile.
I must acknowledge one limitation: pronunciation. There may be instances where words might not be articulated as intended. Perfecting this aspect is challenging. Nonetheless, I trust that listeners will focus on the broader quality and merit of this nearly professional-grade recording, and truly enjoy it.
Below is the link to the google drive where you can download it.
If you want to download it as one giant zip folder, here's the link for that.