A Fatal Grace (by Louise Penny) Book App Review (iOS, $9.99)

 

Languages: English, German

Seller: Blackstone Audio, Inc

• Added compatibility for iOS 5
• Miscellaneous bug fixes
• Updated user interface and experience

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Description

A FATAL GRACE by Louise Penny (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).

• A KLIATT Editor’s Choice Audiobook for 2007
• Winner of the AudioFile Earphones® Award
• Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel

Montreal’s kind, compassionate, whip-smart detective, Armand Gamache, must employ all his talents to identify the calculating killer lurking within the pastoral landscape of Three Pines.

Self-contained, this audiobook app is perfect for your commute, on a trip, or while relaxing. Based on a library-quality recording, this app was built especially for your iPhone and iPod Touch. No unreadable text, no endless scrolling on a tiny screen. The audio is of higher-than-normal quality, making for a great listening experience that will not tire your ears or grate on your nerves.

NOTICE: This app includes the exact same 5-star recording offered elsewhere at much higher prices. It was professionally recorded by Blackstone Audio’s Earphones® Award-winning narrator, Ralph Cosham. You are not buying yet another amateur or volunteer narration. No clicks, background noises, throat clearing, mispronunciations, tinny voices or monotones will be found here.

“Ralph Cosham captivates us with his beautiful rendering….Among the best narrations I've experienced.”—AudioFile


EXPERIENCE. About 10.5 hours of narration. Created as a Folium enhancedAudio™ edition, this book includes extra functions and features not found on lesser players.

PLAYER CONTROLS. Includes listen (play), pause, multi-speed fast forward/reverse, jump ahead/back, chapter skip, volume control, one-touch chapter- and bookmark browser. There is also a “scrub” bar that finds any point inside the chapter with just a tap.

SLEEP TIMER. Have you ever fallen asleep watching TV or listening to a book? If so, you'll love this feature. Once set, the book will stop, place a bookmark, and allow you to jump back to where you probably began dozing.

CLEAR & ELEGANT DESIGN. Simple, clean, intuitive, and smarter than average.

CHAPTER TIMINGS. Always know how much time it will take to finish a chapter. Plus, the progress bar at the top of the screen shows how far into the book you’ve come.

OFFLINE LISTENING. You are airplane-ready! Once downloaded, listen uninterrupted without threat from a lost network connection. Downloads are usually just 5-10 minutes, but depend upon your network speed.

AUTO-BOOKMARKING. The player remembers where you stopped listening and returns to that exact spot when you open the book again.

TELL-A-FRIEND. An easy way to recommend the book to your friends or Twitter feed.

FEEDBACK. Share your ideas for books, functions, and features. We are very responsive to our listeners and appreciate all feedback and ideas.


RATING: Suitable for adults who enjoy smart detective stories.

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No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet, ineffectual husband. Not the pallid, spineless photographer who was her lover. Not even her tremendously fat, eleven-year-old daughter Crie, dubbed "Brie" by her hateful classmates. And certainly none of the residents of the village of Three Pines, each of whom CC had managed to offend.

Therein lies the challenge for the Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec, called in once again from Montreal to investigate murder in this hamlet. CC has been killed in an apparent electrical accident, and everyone in town has a motive, even the inspector's good friends. The kind, compassionate, and whip-smart detective must employ all his talents, not least his ability to blend seamlessly into small-town life, to identify the calculating killer lurking within the pastoral landscape that is Three Pines.

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