Sayz Me is a text-to-speech application for Windows. Text can be typed in or read from clipboard. Words are highlighted when spoken. Select voice, adjust reading speed, voice pitch, font and color. Simple and easy to use.
Just installed in Windows 7. Works like a charm. I agree, voices are choppy and unnatural--but it's free and does what it's supposed to do. You MUST run the three setup exe files in the correct order for it to work: 1) spchapi.exe 2) msttsl.exe 3) sayzm051.exe.