CALAMITY TOWN by Ellery Queen (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
“This book should make every detective story reader an Ellery Queen fan. He has never written a better book and very few people have written as good a detective novel.” (Boston Globe)
No family in Wrightsville is more respected than the Wrights. Daddy Wright is the town banker; Momma Wright is the town's social lioness; daughter Patricia the town beauty, Nora the town recluse, Lola the town scandal. Ellery Queen must discover which of them is the town poisoner.
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 narrator, Scott Harrison. 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 10 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 fans of Ellery Queen novels or Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and other stories of mystery and suspense.
Wrightsville is a typical American town, buried in the great American heartland, up to its neck in good old American corn. Naturally enough, no family in town is more respected than the one named the Wrights. Daddy Wright is the town banker; Momma Wright is the town's social lioness; daughter Patricia the town beauty, Nora the town recluse, Lola the town scandal.
Ellery Queen likes sophistication, savoir faire, and all the swinging assets of Manhattan and its environs. So what is he doing in this unearthly place? It’s this famous detective's job to find out which of the Wrights is the town poisoner. Matching wits with a diabolically cunning and ruthless killer, he is eventually forced to defend himself against the murder charge.
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