THE LOTUS EATERS by Tatjana Soli (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
“If you have wondered what it’s like to be a combat photographer and what kind of toll such brutal work exacts on the soul, you must read ‘The Lotus Eaters’…” (Richard Russo)
“The Lotus Eaters” is a sweeping novel following the story of Helen Adams, an American combat photographer covering the Vietnam War, as she captures the chaos of the conflict on film, breaks into the man's world of war photojournalism, and finds herself torn between the love of two men.
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 three of Blackstone Audio’s Earphones®-winning narrator Kirsten Potter. 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 very steam from Vietnam's jungles seems to rise from the pages of Tatjana Soli's tremendously evocative debut…” (Janice Y. K. Lee)
•EXPERIENCE. About 15 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 adults who enjoy compelling stories of love and betrayal, even when immersed in war-torn Vietnam.
In 1975, the North Vietnamese army is poised to roll into Saigon. Two lovers attempt to escape to a new life. Helen Adams, an American photojournalist, must take leave of not only a war she is addicted to but also a country she has come to love. Nguyen Pran Linh must deal with his own conflicted loyalties, both of heart and homeland. As they race through the streets, they play out a drama of love and betrayal that began twelve years before in the splendor of Angkor Wat and struggle with the wrenching horrors of war, the dangerous narcotic of obsession, and the redemptive power of love.
- iPod Touch