So I started using GotVoice, which checks my cellphone voicemail and sends the files to me in an MP3 files. I love GotVoice because I really find it a pain to dial my voicemail and navigate menus to hear my voicemails. Actually, I pretty much hate the phone in general. Converting voicemail to MP3 can be a dangerous tool in the hands of anyone who works for a talking avatar company. :)
Combine that with this really powerful free audio tool I just found, WavePad, and you have my mom the avatar... live on my blog. Wavepad is like SoundRecorder on steroids.
Here she is. Click the play button on the right side of the box to hear her speak. I'm so going to get in trouble for this. Love you mom!