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May 01, 2012
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
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Great Expectations (2 of 2) (by Charles Dickens) (UNABRIDGED AUD

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (unabridged) was produced by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see below for features list).

THIS BOOK IS DIVIDED AMONG MULTIPLE APPS to make downloading faster and to provide you more options for maintaining free space on your iPhone or other player. Each app must be purchased and downloaded separately, but pricing is the same as if it were all contained within one app.

One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming-of-age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict in a graveyard to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in Dickens’s dark tale of false illusions and thwarted desire.

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. 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 same 5-star recording that is available through other retailers for higher prices. It is unabridged and professionally recorded at Blackstone Audio by Grammy Nominee Frederick Davidson. 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.

“The Blackstone Audio version is marvelous. Frederick Davidson is a master of narration. The voice characterizations he takes on—funny when they need to be humorous, serious when that suits the tone—exactly catch the Dickens genius for moving up, down, and across the social scale and the emotional range.” —Audiobook Café

• EXPERIENCE. About 19 hours of narration, spread over two apps so you can control your device’s content. 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.

RATING: 9+ For some mature situations in the literary classics.

When Pip is informed that an unknown benefactor expects to make him his heir, he sets off to London to realize his "great expectations." But true gentleman stature, he will find, is a matter of character, not fortune.

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