The Kindle 2's text-to-speech option is controversial, but publishers can opt out of the function if they'd like. Now, Random House, a major publisher of writers like Stephen King, has flipped the kill switch on 40 of its ebooks on Amazon. Remember when Stephen King was pretty much the face of the Kindle? It's like a double cross in a really, really boring but ever so suspenseful thriller novella. [Electronista]