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Martian Time-Slip and The Golden Man (by Philip K. Dick) (UNABRIDGED AUDIOBOOK) : Blackstone Audio Apps : Folium Edition

  • #: 114360
  • Price: $9.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2010-10-15
  • Current Version: 1.5
  • 1.5 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • Size: 239.00 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Blackstone Audio, Inc
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
  • Copyright ©2009-2010 Blackstone Audio. Portions copyright ©2009-2010 by Folium Partners.
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MARTIAN TIME-SLIP and THE GOLDEN MAN by Philip K. Dick (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).

In Martian Time-Slip, a young schizophrenic boy who lives on Mars may be able to see into the future. In The Golden Man, Cris Johnson is so perfect a specimen of manhood that the government fears he might spawn a super-race.

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, Grover Gardner. 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.

“The fact that what Dick is entertaining us about is reality and madness, time and death, sin and salvation—this has escaped most critics. Nobody notices that we have our own homegrown Borges.”—Ursula K. LeGuin, New Republic

• EXPERIENCE. About 9.5 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 teens and adults who enjoy science fiction of the highest order.

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Blackstone Audio presents this collection of two stories by Philip K. Dick, the only science-fiction writer to be included in the Library of America.

In Martian Time-Slip, a ten-year-old schizophrenic boy named Manfred Steiner lives on the arid colony of Mars. Although the UN has slated such children for deportation and destruction, some suspect that Manfred’s disorder may be a window into the future.

In The Golden Man, as monstrous mutants roam freely in post-nuclear America, a government agency, the DCA, is formed to get rid of them. But also targeted is eighteen-year-old Cris Johnson. He is a perfect specimen of young manhood, an icon of masculine beauty. He is the golden man. The DCA’s fear that he might reproduce a new race of golden men with super-human survival skills makes his destruction paramount.

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