THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE by Rebecca Miller (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
At age fifty, Pippa Lee is a devoted wife, proud mother, and adored friend and neighbor. But under the surface, Pippa’s past —a past of surprising grit, deceit, and betrayal—has begun to flood in and mingle with her present.
NOTICE: This app includes the exact same 5-star recording offered elsewhere at much higher prices. It was professionally recorded by Blackstone Audio’s Earphones® Award-winning narrator, Bernadette Dunne. 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.
•EXPERIENCE. About 7.5 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: Suitable for adults who enjoy clever and wise fiction.
At age fifty, Pippa Lee is the devoted wife of a brilliant and successful older publisher, the proud mother of successful twins, and an adored friend and neighbor. She and her husband have recently cast off Gramercy Park for Marigold Village in mature anticipation of oncoming old age and a serene new chapter of life.
But under the surface, Pippa’s past—a past of surprising grit, deceit, and betrayal—has begun to seep in and invade her present. In her reckless youth, she had an affair with a teacher, ran away from home, got heavily involved with drugs, and was set adrift in the wilds of New York before managing to find love and create a family of her own.
With quirky humor and intelligence, Rebecca Miller unfurls a life story of continuous revelations in this wise and acute portrait of the many lives behind a single name.
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