THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MICKEY SPILLANE’S MIKE HAMMER, VOL. 1 by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane (unabridged) was produced by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see below for features list).
A 2009 Audie Award Finalist
Everybody loves a mystery, and nobody solves them like Mike Hammer. While other detectives bend and manipulate the law, Hammer holds it in total contempt, seeing it as nothing more than an impediment to justice, the one virtue he holds in absolute esteem. Now, the no-holds-barred private eye returns, along with his gorgeous secretary, Velda, and a collection of New York City characters, in two fully dramatized “theater-of-the-mind” audio adventures: “Oil and Water” and “Dangerous Days.”
Starring Stacy Keach, the acclaimed actor who starred in the Mike Hammer television series, these new mysteries are written by M. J. Elliott and JoBe Cerny and produced by Carl Amari. These episodes are enhanced with a full supporting cast, sound effects, and music. Even the show’s jazzy theme song, “Harlem Nocturne,” is back to set the gritty tone.
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 acclaimed actor Stacy Keach, complete with a full supporting cast, sound effects, and music. 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 sound design and acting are top-notch, making for a diversion that's perfect for two ninety-minute commutes. Stacy Keach, who's already embraced his inner Hammer on TV, does a solid job in the lead, and a nice job composing and performing the background music, as well.” —AudioFile
•EXPERIENCE. About 3 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.
“Keach’s deep resonant voice and his perfect timing with a quip or a threat combine to keep the listener enthralled…”
- iPod Touch