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A Confederacy of Dunces (by John Kennedy Toole) (UNABRIDGED AUDIOBOOK) : Blackstone Audio Apps : Folium Edition

A Confederacy of Dunces (by John Kennedy Toole) (UNABRIDGED AUDIOBOOK) : Blackstone Audio Apps : Folium Edition
  • #: 103352
  • Price: $9.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2010-09-21
  • Current Version: 1.5
  • 1.5
  • Size: 315.00 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Blackstone Audio, Inc
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
  • Copyright © 2009-2010 Blackstone Audio. Portions copyright 2010 by Folium Partners, LLC.
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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (unabridged) was produced by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see below for features list).

A KLIATT Editor’s Choice Audiobook for 2007

A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at once. Full, pursed lips protruded beneath the bushy black moustache and, at their corners, sank into little folds filled with disapproval and potato chip crumbs. So enters one of the most memorable characters in recent American fiction.

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. 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 same 5-star recording that is available through other retailers for higher prices. It is unabridged and professionally recorded at Blackstone Audio by six-time Earphone Award winner Barrett Whitener. 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.

“His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans’ lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures… What a delight, what a roaring, rollicking, foot stomping wonder this book is! I laughed until my sides ached, and then I laughed on.” —Chicago Sun-Times

• EXPERIENCE. About 13.5 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.

RATING: 9+ For some crude humor.

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The hero of John Kennedy Toole’s incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, an obese, self-absorbed, hapless Don Quixote of the French Quarter, whose half-hearted attempts at employment lead to a series of wacky adventures among the lower denizens of New Orleans.

What's New in Version 1.5

Now with support for iPad, background audio and remote control!

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One of the best and funniest books for locals in New Orleans. You can truly appreciate the local humor if you grew up there like I did in the '50s and '60s. If you did not grow up there you will enjoy a locals view and it is just too funny.

The only disappointment is the accent the narrator uses. It is so off from New Orleans people that it was almost sad. It would have really made the book to have a local narrate it.

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