How to Build a Tin Canoe (by Robb White)

How to Build a Tin Canoe (by Robb White)

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HOW TO BUILD A TIN CANOE by Robb White (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).

“Overflows with down-home charm….Endlessly enjoyable, especially for those who like to mess about in boats.” (Booklist)

While still a young boy, Robb White hewed his first boat from the tin roof of an abandoned chicken coop. Today, without any formal training, White constructs some of the most sought-after wooden boats around. His memoir is a wryly humorous journey through a life lived on the water and the lessons learned along the way.

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, Robb White. 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.

“White does his own narrating and he is superb with his mellow voice, Southern-flavored speech, timing, storytelling way, and good humor…Absolutely delightful.” (Kliatt)

•EXPERIENCE. About 6 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 anyone who enjoys fishing, boating, and storytelling in the vein of Garrison Keillor.

For more than forty years, and without any formal training, Robb White constructed some of the most sought-after wooden boats around.
In How to Build a Tin Canoe, this Southern raconteur and self-taught, expert wooden-boat builder recounts tall tales of a life lived on the water, from his childhood exploring the Gulf of Mexico to growing up—or not really growing up—to share his accrued wisdom with others. With wry humor, he offers such life lessons as how to survive rampaging monkeys and how to stop a turtle from eating your boat. Both wise and entertaining, How to Build a Tin Canoe will find a place on the shelves of all readers who love fishing, boating, and great storytelling.

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• Added compatibility for iOS 5
• Miscellaneous bug fixes
• Updated user interface and experience

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