I used Windows Movie Maker. I recorded it first with plain old Sound Recorder and my plug in mic, then added some stock pictures to it and aligned the timelines between audio and visual. The Movie Maker lets you set the speed of the frames and insert different transitional effects between each of them like page curl, dissolve, fade in/out, etc. You just match the pictures with the narration. It's getting the speed right for both that's tricky. That was my first attempt and it's a bit amateurish because of that. It took a good afternoon's worth of time just for that short piece to be put together because I wasn't familiar with the program. There's definitely quite a learning curve there and timing it all right is hard but I've done another one since on a different theme which I think was a lot smoother. With the second one the audio was reflected in the slides more that I made to go with it and it flows much better. Second time around, it was done in about half the time even though I did have to backtrack a bit to remember how I'd done certain things. If you were using it regularly, I think you could rattle off the composition of quite a few in a relatively short space of time. I really enjoyed doing it and it's another one of those things on the to-do list for when I have time to go back and do more. It's a pretty fun little program and I'm sure it's capable of more than my wee snippets show but I like giving things a try.