KING OF THE ROMANS by John Gorman (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, ...
KING OF THE ROMANS by John Gorman (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below). “Gorman has put a human face on a period of history which is usually covered in a few short paragraphs.” (Inscriptions) When Clovis moves to conquer Gaul in 486 A.D., only Syagrius, King of the Romans, has the courage to stand in his way; but he pays a fearful price for his defiance. Shattered by defeat, he finds refuge with a procurator broken by his past, a centurion haunted by betrayal, and a priestess desperate for love, all too proud and honorable to compromise with corruption. 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 narrator, Stuart Langton. 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 author gives Stuart Langton a mountain of fodder for the unique voices and inflections he creates as he brings the novel's characters to life.” (AudioFile) • EXPERIENCE. About 7 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 people who enjoy historical fiction, the Roman Empire, and early European history. ___________________ When Clovis moves to conquer Gaul in 486 A.D., only Syagrius, King of the Romans, has the courage to stand in his way—but he pays a fearful price for his defiance. Shattered by a defeat that cost him his wife, his son, his city and his army, Syagrius wanders through the collapsing world of a dying empire. He finds refuge with a procurator broken by his past, a centurion haunted by betrayal, and a priestess desperate for love—all too proud and too honorable to compromise with the corruption that threatens to destroy them.
Size: 160.94 MB
Price: $ 10.89
Developed by Blackstone Audio, Inc
Day of release: 2010-10-15
Recommended age: 12+