A GARLAND FOR GIRLS by Louisa May Alcott (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
“[Alcott] caters to all audiences, regardless of age and gender.” (Jennifer Michelle, Amazon.com customer review of Little Women)
Louisa May Alcott’s lively and heartwarming stories are favorites with young readers everywhere. This delightful collection is based on real live children whom the author knew. Rich girls, poor girls, haughty girls, timid girls, clever girls and silly girls—all the sorts of girls who make up a world float through these pages.
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 Blackstone Audio’s Earphones® Award-winning narrator, C.M. Hébert. 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 constant shifts of locale and situation present narrator Hébert with an excellent showcase for her range of talents. She dramatically presents many accents (her French is great) and the very different family members, as well as the various reactions to their shared fate.” (AudioFile, reviewing Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare)
• EXPERIENCE. About 7 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 people of all ages who love classic literature and children’s stories.
Louisa May Alcott’s lively and heartwarming stories are favorites with young readers everywhere. Her interesting plots, surprise endings, and deep understanding of people promise an always fascinating and enjoyable read.
In A Garland for Girls, Miss Alcott used real live girls and boys as models for her characters. Rich girls, poor girls, haughty girls, timid girls, clever girls and silly girls—all the sorts of girls who make up a world float through these pages. Before you have finished you will feel that you have known each one, almost as well as your own friends.
- iPod Touch