A Murder on the Appian Way (by Steven Saylor)
iOS Universal Books
MURDER ON THE APPIAN WAY by Steven Saylor (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
"In Steven Saylor's lively imagination, Rome—both glorious and grimy—is revived." (Seattle Times)
Ancient Rome is in a state of turmoil as two rival gangs for political leaders fight to control the consular elections. When one politician is murdered and his rival is accused of the crime, it’s up to Gordianus the Finder, whose famed investigative skills and integrity make him sought after on all sides, to discover what really happened.
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 17.5 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 fans of historical fiction, ancient Rome, and other novels featuring Gordianus the Finder.
Ancient Rome is in a state of turmoil as the rival gangs of enemy politicians Publius Clodius Titus Milo fight to control the consular elections. When Clodius is murdered and Milo is accused of the crime, the city explodes with riots and arson and the Senate House is burned to the ground. Gordianus the Finder, whose famed investigative skills and integrity make him sought after by all sides in the escalating conflict, is charged with discovering what really happened. Who is really responsible for Clodius’ death? And should the murderer be despised as a villain or hailed as a savior of the Republic?
• Added compatibility for iOS 5
• Miscellaneous bug fixes
• Updated user interface and experience