"A free program to read a selected text out loud."
ClipSpeak is a light program of open code created in C# (using Visual Studio 2008) that can read and play text copied to the clipboard. Its use is very simple: just select the text fragment you want and the program will read it out loud. When you want to stop the reading, just press the CTRL key.
The ClipSpeak interface is as minimalist as you can imagine. It is designed as a portable tool you can take in a pendrive.
The authors say that future versions will be able to save text in MP3 format.