The Expert (by Lee Gruenfeld)
iOS Universal Books
THE EXPERT by Lee Gruenfeld (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
Computer mogul James Perrein has been arrested on the charge of selling world-shattering encryption technology to the Chinese. For attorney Rebecca Verona, it’s an opportunity to advance her career, but it also means defending her former lover, for whom she once left David Zuckerman, the prosecuting attorney who has just been assigned to the case. Rebecca’s key witness claims he can prove that the computer chip cannot possibly yet exist, but then Zuckerman and the prosecution drop a bombshell: they have the actual chip. And it may be a major threat to America’s security.
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, Barrett Whitener. 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 21 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 interested in suspenseful legal procedures, or technological thrillers.
“This exciting story is filled with spies, high-tech computers, suspense, revenge, courtroom drama, and psychological musings….a satisfying performance.” (AudioFile)
“An adroit performance, with plenty of double-crosses mixed in with the cross-examinations.” (New York Times Book Review)
• Added compatibility for iOS 5
• Miscellaneous bug fixes
• Updated user interface and experience