This Blackstone Audio unabridged edition of THE WILD THINGS by Dave Eggers (2009 Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation) was written to coincide with the film release of Where the Wild Things Are. It comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app you will ever own, powered by the Folium enhancedAudio™ engine.
"MANY WRITERS, HAVING WRITTEN A FIRST BEST-SELLER, MIGHT SEE IT AS A NICE WAY TO START A CAREER. HE STARTED A MOVEMENT INSTEAD." (Time Magazine)
“THE STORY IS CHOCK-A-BLOCK WITH THE AUTHOR'S PARTICULAR BRAND OF WHIMSY, OFTEN PRESENTED IN OLD-FASHIONED, SOMETIMES PRECIOUS LOCUTIONS.” (Thom Geier, for Entertainment Weekly)
NARRATOR: Dion Graham (The Wire, First 48, Law & Order)
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 at higher prices. It is unabridged and was professionally recorded at Blackstone Audio by award-winning narrator and veteran actor Dion Graham. 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.
o EXPERIENCE. Almost six hours of narration. Created as a Folium enhancedAudio™ premium edition, this book is packed with extra functions and features not found on lesser players. Easily skip back to rehear a missed bit, or zip through the chapters at lightning speed.
o SLEEP TIMER. Have you ever fallen asleep watching TV or listening to a book? If so, you'll love this feature. Once set-if you fall asleep-the book will stop, place a bookmark, and allow you to jump back to where you probably began dozing.
o CLEAR & ELEGANT DESIGN. Simple, clean, intuitive, and smarter than average.
o 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.
o OFFLINE LISTENING. This app is airplane-ready. Once downloaded, you can listen uninterrupted, with no threat from a lost network connection. Downloads are usually just 5-10 minutes, but depend upon your network speed.
o AUTO-BOOKMARKING. The player remembers where you stopped listening and returns to that exact spot when you open the book again.
o PLAYER CONTROLS. Includes listen (play), pause, multi-speed fast forward/rewind (2x, 10x, 60x faster), zap ahead/back, chapter skip, volume control, one-touch chapter- and bookmark browser. There is also a “scrub” bar that moves you to any point inside the chapter with just a tap.
Eggers's novel follows the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can't control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, and his sister is becoming a teenager. At the same time, he finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: he wears a wolf suit and he bites his mom. During a fight at home, Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, and lands on the island of the Wild Things-soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them.
RATING: We chose to rate this app 9+ due to the honest depiction of common family situations used to set the book.
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