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Beautiful Boy by David Sheff (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).HONORS: Winner of Barnes & Nobles 2008 Discover Great New Writers Awardfor NonfictionWith haunting candor, David Sheff traces the shocking, heartbreaking descent of his son, Nic, an honor student and varsity athlete, into meth addiction and the familys gradual emergence back into hope and rehabilitation. 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 Audie Award-winning narrator Anthony Heald. 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. [A] powerful and sorrowful story.[Healds] narration is exciting and engaging.AudioFileEXPERIENCE. About 11.5 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 youve 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: 17+ for accounts of drug abuse.___________________David Sheffs story is a first: a teenagers addiction from the parents point of view, a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope.Before meth, Sheffs son, Nic, was a varsity athlete, honor student, and award-winning journalist. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who stole money from his eight-year-old brother and lived on the streets. With haunting candor, Sheff traces the first warning signs, the attempts at rehabilitation, and, at last, the way past addiction. He shows us that, whatever an addicts fate, the rest of the family must care for one another, too, lest they become addicted to addiction.
What's new in this version:
Added compatibility for iOS 5 Miscellaneous bug fixes Updated user interface and experience