But you did write "best". This means we can also consider custom readers at any price.
The Kindle's speech tool is so good that it has created a lot or ire from those that produce audio books.
These have really come down in price. My son (in his twenties) is retuning to college after a two year gap (medical issues). His current tech is old, we need to update his computer, but would also like to get him an e-reader.
From what I have read the Kindle 3 seems to be approved by the AFB (American Federation of the Blind).