I’ve read most of the books by David Weber. I started reading one of the Honor Harrington series and a friend in the science fiction community pointed out that if you buy the most recent hardback, it came with a DVD of prior books in digital format which I uploaded to my Kindle account. I wasn’t aware that he was a Draqon user though.
I’ve helped several people get started using Dragon Dictate / Dragon Naturally Speaking over the years. if you’re going to do voice dictation on the PC, the most important thing you can do is invest in a decent digital microphone to insure the quality of the audio being sent to Dragon. I’ve been satisfied with the Andrea Electronics NC-181VM USB headset which is less than $30 on Amazon. Currently I’m using a Blue Yeti desktop microphone so I don’t have to be bothered with taking the headset on and off. It’s also helpful to have a quick PC with additional memory.
If you are going to dictate a large amount of text without proofreading as you go, it’s a very good idea to purchase the premium edition (or above) of Dragon NaturallySpeaking so you can use the playback feature. Playback allows you to listen to recorded audio received by Dragon NaturallySpeaking in order to make corrections to the transcription at a later time within the same transcription session.
Voice dictation isn’t for everyone or every situation. One of my good friends is an author who says that typing is an important part of his “writing process”. For some things, such as coding, attempting to use voice dictation is more of a hindrance than a help to me. But for doing long stretches of documentation in the quiet of my office, I find that voice dictation is considerably faster than I can type.