The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (by William L. Shirer) Book App Review (iOS, $9.99)

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Languages: English, German

Seller: Blackstone Audio, Inc

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

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
3 Ratings
All Versions:
6 Ratings
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Description

Expand your enjoyment of literature with THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH by William L. Shirer (unabridged). This interactive mash-up experience contains a multitude of features and content to help take you beyond the words, by providing a 5-star professional reading, background extras, and more.

NOTE: This app is fully accessible, and includes support for VoiceOver.

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the twentieth century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

Benefiting from his many years as a reporter, and thus a personal observer of the rise of Nazi Germany, and availing himself of some of the 485 tons of documents from the German Foreign Office, as well as countless other diaries, phone transcriptions, and other written records, meticulously kept at every level by the Germans, Shirer has put together a brutally objective account of how Hitler wrested political control of Germany, and planned and executed his six-year quest to dominate the world, only to see Germany go down in flames.

Self-contained, this app is perfect for your commute, on a trip, or while relaxing. This app was built especially for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, meaning it fits your device perfectly. 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.

This was professionally recorded at the Blackstone Audio studios by Audie® Award-winning narrator Grover Gardner.

• EXPERIENCE. About 56 hours of narration. Created on the Folium enhancedAudio™ framework, this app includes extra functions and features not found in either e-book readers or audiobook players.

• PLAY IT YOUR WAY. Listening at home or the office? Tap into remote speakers with AirPlay.

• CONTROL IT. The audio player offers multi-speed fast forward/reverse, jump ahead/back, chapter skip, volume control, plus a one-touch chapter browser. The ‘scrub’ bar let’s you point anywhere inside a chapter with just a tap, and now you can shake‘n’pause to temporarily halt playback instantly without looking at the screen.

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

• OFFLINE LISTENING. You are airline-approved! Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’re free from the threat of an interrupted connection. Downloads usually take just 5-10 minutes, but depend upon your network speed.

• CLEAR & ELEGANT DESIGN. Simple, clean, intuitive, and intelligent.

• 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 recording you’ve come.

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

• TELL-A-FRIEND. An easy way to recommend the book to your friends.

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

• GET MORE. Other titles that you might enjoy are updated over time, helping you find that next great experience to enjoy.



RATING: Suitable for adults who enjoy reading books on World War II, politics, or Nazi Germany.
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“One of the most important works of history of our time.” (New York Times)

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