CARRY ME DOWN by M. J. Hyland (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, ...
CARRY ME DOWN by M. J. Hyland (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below). "Hyland demonstrates a mature sense of characterization and suspense in a thoroughly engaging narrative." (Kirkus Reviews) John Egan is a misfit, a twelve-year-old in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant. With his sensitivity to the changing vibrations within himself and his parents’ disheartening marital difficulties, this is already a trying year for the fragile boy, when a frightening family catastrophe threatens to ruin what little they have. 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 Audie®-winning narrator Gerard Doyle. 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. “A spare, piercing testimony to the bewilderment and resiliency of youth…[John is] among the year’s memorable characters.” (Publishers Weekly) •EXPERIENCE. About 9.5 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: 9+ Suitable for adults who enjoy emotionally touching novels. ___________________ John Egan is a misfit, a twelve-year-old in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant. He has been able to detect lies for as long as he can remember and diligently keeps track of them, large and small, in a log of lies. With an obsession for the Guinness Book of World Records, a keenly inquisitive mind, and a kind of faith, John is like a tuning fork, sensitive to the vibrations within himself and his family’s shifting dynamics. From his changing voice, body, and psyche to his parents’ disheartening marital difficulties, this is a trying year in a fragile young boy’s life, and when his sanity reaches near collapse, a frightening family catastrophe threatens to ruin what little they have.
Size: 236.69 MB
Price: $ 10.89
Developed by Blackstone Audio, Inc
Day of release: 2010-10-13
Recommended age: 9+