APPETITE FOR LIFE by Noël Riley Fitch (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
“Moving from privileged youth to OSS operative to Eliza Doolitttle to her husband’s Henry Higgins to chef extraordinaire, the biography of Julie Child revels far more than the woman who brought haute cuisine to the burbs.” (Booklist)
Few know the richly varied private life that lies behind this icon Julia Child. Fitch takes us from her exuberant youth through her years in the service of the OSS elite corps during World War II, where she met the love of her life, who introduced her to the fine French cuisine that would become her calling.
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, Nadia May. 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.
“[Nadia May's] zest for her subject, as well as her subject's engaging life, keeps the listener engrossed and satisfied.” (AudioFile)
•EXPERIENCE. About 23.5 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 anyone interested in the culinary arts or the biographies of famous cultural figures.
Julia Child has entered the hearts of millions of Americans through their kitchens. Yet few know of her richly varied private life. Fitch takes us through her years at Smith College, where Julia was at the center of every prank and party, to when she volunteered with the OSS during World War II. There she met her future husband, who introduced her to the glories of fine French cuisine, art, and love. Julia invested ten years of learning and experimentation in what would become her bestselling classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Now her career is legend, spanning nearly forty years and still going strong.
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