Fools Die by Mario Puzo (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.
Played out in the worlds of gambling, publishing, and the film industry, Merlyn and his brother Artie obey their own code of honor in the ferment of contemporary America, where law and organized crime are one and the same. Set in New York, Hollywood, and Las Vegas, Mario Puzo considered Fools Die to be his personal favorite.
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 Audie Award winner KRISTOFFER TABORI. 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.
"Fools Die is my personal favorite. I thought I tried some new things in fiction, and
I was very happy when it was a success." —Mario Puzo
• EXPERIENCE. About 20 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: 17+ For mature themes including sex, violence, and gambling.
It is a novel that plunges you into the electric excitement of luxurious gambling casinos -- the heady arena for high rollers and big-time hustlers, scheming manipulators and fancy hookers -- a world of greed, lust, violence, and betrayal, where men ruthlessly use their power, where women ravenously use their sex, where only the strongest survive…
- iPod Touch