Google Home TTS - trimming off parts of the text

I use the Google Home TTS for a few automations, to notify the house that something has happened. They generally work ok, but I’ve noticed that, quite often now, they are trimming bits of the speech out - most often at the start.

Typically, I use this action:

  - service: tts.google_translate_say
    entity_id: media_player.downstairs_broadcast
      message: The Tumble Dryer has finished

Combined with this TTS configuration:

  - platform: google_translate
    service_name: google_translate_say
    base_url: https://<myurl>:8123

Question for other people doing similar things with Google Homes - how are you finding it, and what configs / hacks / workarounds are you using to make it reliable?

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