In The Dark (by Brian Freeman)
iOS Universal Books
IN THE DARK by Brian Freeman (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
“Freeman builds a suspenseful tale of terror and secrets kept too long.” (School Library Journal)
Thirty years after Lieutenant Jonathan Stride’s sister-in-law, Laura, was murdered in a horrific crime, her best friend, Tish, shows up to write a book about the unsolved murder. The investigation suddenly leaves Stride questioning his relationship with his first wife and his entire past.
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 narrators, Carrington MacDuffie and Earphones®-winner Joe Barrett. 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 well-written, very interesting novel, blending past and present in a very believable, integrated manner. Jonathan is a very realistic character, and a very likable one.” (Mystery News)
•EXPERIENCE. About 12.5 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 adults who enjoy thrilling crime novels, or who are fans of Brian Freeman’s “Jonathan Stride” series.
This is one case that has haunted Jonathan Stride for thirty years. When he was a teenager, Jonathan Stride fell in love with Cindy Starr, the girl who would become his wife. But that same year, Cindy’s sister, Laura, was brutally murdered on the Fourth of July. The police suspected a vagrant of committing the crime, but Stride and Cindy were both convinced that the killer was someone close to Laura.
Now, years after Cindy’s death from cancer, the past is opened up again when Laura’s best friend, Tish, shows up to write a book about the unsolved murder. Her investigation suddenly leaves Stride questioning his relationship with Cindy—and his entire past.
• Added compatibility for iOS 5
• Miscellaneous bug fixes
• Updated user interface and experience