SWEENEY TODD AND THE STRING OF PEARLS by Yuri Rasovsky (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
“The gruesome plot is played tongue in cheek and laced with comic and satiric elements. Performances are strong throughout…” (Audiofile)
According to legend, London barber Sweeney Todd robbed and murdered more than 150 customers and disposed of their remains at a bakery where they supplied stuffing for meat pies. The man you lunched with yesterday could be your lunch today!
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 a full cast of Blackstone Audio’s Audie®-winning narrators. 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.
“Yuri Rasovsky's Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls…truly is fantastic…” (Herald Tribune)
•EXPERIENCE. About 2.5 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: 9+ Suitable for adults who enjoy award-winning dramatic productions.
The insidious Fleet Street barber slit his first throat in an 1846 "penny dreadful," a gaudy serialized novel that gleefully offered thrills and gore to sensation-hungry Victorians. Titled The String of Pearls, it told of Sweeney Todd whose shop stood next to St. Dunstan's Church, just a few blocks from the Royal Courts of Justice. Here he robbed and murdered hundreds of customers. To dispose of their remains, he carried them to a nearby bakery where the cadavers became the stuffing for meat pies, the favorite mid-day repast of the lawyers who worked nearby and who got their shaves from Sweeney Todd.
Blackstone Audio has commissioned this first audio version of the tale from the Audie® award-winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear. With tongue in cheek, writer/producer/director Yuri Rasovsky has gone back to the original penny dreadful to imbue an old string of pearls with new luster—and fresh blood.
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