Jane, tapes may end up being the easiest option !
I will look at Audacity, but I was thinking of maybe a dictaphone / straight
recording device rather than using the p.c. Certainly don't fancy scanning a
whole book !
John -- not sure about text to speech, my son will benefit from the
intonation & not sure how good they are at that.
Sue - we're using Listening books too but MP3 CDs only of which they have
fewer - but they're good for the set texts for English.
Emma - You should suggest textbooks on CD to the publishers, it would be
great wouldn't it ?