Lion in the Valley (by Elizabeth Peters) app for iPhone and iPad


4.0 ( 4200 ratings )
Book
Developer: Blackstone Audio, Inc
9.99 USD
Current version: 2.4.2, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 06 Jul 2010
App size: 265.37 Mb

LION IN THE VALLEY by Elizabeth Peters (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).

“Peters really knows how to spin romance and adventure into a mystery.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

The 1895-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody and her archeological family. The coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid is theirs for the digging. But there is a great evil sweeping through Cairo: Amelia’s arch-nemesis, the Master Criminal, notorious looter of the living and the dead.

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®-nominated narrator Susan O’Malley. 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.

“Bursting with surprises, a sheer delight.” (Publishers Weekly)

•EXPERIENCE. About 11 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, youll 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 and young adults who enjoy a good mystery novel with an Egyptian flair, or who are already fans of Peters’ best-selling series.
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The much-coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid in Dahshoor is theirs for the digging, so the 1895-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her dashing Egyptologist husband, and their precocious eight-year-old son, Ramses. But there is a great evil in the wind that sweeps through the bustling streets and marketplaces of Cairo. The brazen moonlight abduction of Ramses, as well as an expedition subsequently cursed by misfortune and death, have alerted Amelia to the likely presence of her arch nemesis, the Master Criminal, notorious looter of the living and the dead.