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Read One Hundred Years of Solitude in 12 hours


hundredsoledad Imagine that you have a long trip of 12 hours, and that you want to read the García Márquez Nobel literature prize at this time.

The best way is to buy the book and read it in the old romance, $ 26 at a Duty Free, because a book is never left in a library and reading willingly is in good taste. You could also buy it on Amazon for $ 13 plus shipping, this type of work is not available for Kindle, but if it were I would go for $ 10.

Another alternative way is to listen to it in a continuous way, for this some basic tools and fourteen minutes at least are used. It is a very good way to take advantage of those trips or the hours while you wait for the one you love but who does not rush.

1 Download it from the Internet

I must clarify that there are many classic books whose copyright expired or were never registered, and these can be downloaded from the Internet without incurring illegality. In this case I will put the example of One Hundred Years of Solitude, because it is exactly what I have been reading again these days (but in the old way) to understand the next step of Mel Zelaya, now the capitulation of Neerlandia is about to begin (this is when he tells them: take them where the p ... I know what they want).

For educational purposes, this is a site where there are links to books available in txt, doc and pdf formats:

2 Convert it to txt

This just requires that you open the file with Adobe Reader 9, and tell it to save as txt. The 1.9 MB file becomes 808 kb.

3 Convert text to audio (txt to wav)

One hundred years of loneliness For this we use SodelsCot Standard, with the option to convert text to audio, we choose the text file, format, I prefer wav because mp3 has bad quality although the weight is lower, then as frequency 12 kHz and I keep it activated the option to ignore the xml tags.

Pressing the "convert" button starts the process and in just 11 minutes the file is converted. 494 pages in 8 ”x4” format in a 997 MB file with a duration of 12 hours and 57 minutes of reading with a clear respect for the punctuation.

One hundred years of loneliness

Then it is a matter of putting it in the memory of the Aigo and enjoy the trip.


Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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