What are some alternatives?
When comparing Listle for Writers and Play (for Medium), you can also consider the following products
Medium Audio Stories - Listen to your favorite Medium stories
Pocket Listen - Reading is hard. Listen to articles instead.
Play for Web - Listen to articles from around the web
Medium Membership - $5/month for an ad-free experience with premium content
Play for Medium writers - Add audio to all your Medium Articles with one click
ReadCast - Convert your reading list into a personal podcast