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THE CASTLE by Franz Kafka (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).Kafkas final masterpiece tells the haunting tale of a mans relentless struggle with authority in order to gain entrance to the Castle. This meticulous translation conveys the authors vision with all its intended potency.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 Geoffrey Howard. 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. To read Kafka is always a surprising encounter. It shocks literary conventions and takes you with a jolt to the depths of the soul.The new translation by Harman restores Kafka to Kafka.Los Angeles Times Book ReviewEXPERIENCE. About 10.5 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: 12+ for some mature themes.___________________This new edition of Kafkas terrifying and comic masterpiece is the product of an international team of experts who used Kafkas original text and notes to render this story as close to the authors vision as possible. Kafkas final novel tells the haunting tale of a mans relentless struggle with authority in order to gain entrance to the Castle. The story of Kthe unwanted land surveyor who is never to be admitted to the Castle and yet cannot go homeseems to depict, like a dream from the deepest recesses of consciousness, an inexplicable truth about the nature of existence. A perpetual human condition lies at the heart of this labyrinthine world: dualities of certainty and doubt, hope and fear, reason and nonsense, harmony and disintegration. An unfinished novel that feels strangely complete, The Castle uses absurd fantasy to reveal a profound truth.
What's new in this version:
Added compatibility for iOS 5 Miscellaneous bug fixes Updated user interface and experience