I found a video by Nilanjan Nag where he uses what seems to be his real voice. I’m guessing he’s Indian (continent, not Native American) and has an odd microphone technique. So I’m not shocked he decided to use Text to Speech. It was probably easier than anything else he was doing.
I was thinking about that. It might pass, not because of general shoddy QC, but from overwork. Every third person on earth is trying to read audiobooks (make a mint and retire to a seaside cottage on Mal de Mer, etc.)
I was a good way into the performance before I noticed anything odd. If I was having a really bad day and had just written rejection notices to forty readers all of whom submitted cellphone voices, I could welcome a computer voice as being an island of good quality in my sea of garbage.
“I finally got rid of my distortion by applying Noise Reduction three times…”