Monthly Archives: June 2011

Audible app for the iPhone

This review is for version 1.6.1 of this application.

This app has been out for a while now, but I only started using it recently due to the fact my iPod died.

First the pros. I love the fact it has a 3X speed. The iPod app on the iPhone only does up to 2X speed. It also let’s you add bookmarks. Another nice nice feature is the sleep timer.

Now for the suck. Even though you can scroll though your all of your titles, you can not download them without wifi. There is also a nifty rank system that tracks your hours, but it only track the hours in the app and not the hours you have in your library.

If you have an Audible account and an iPhone, it’s a must have free app.

Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs

Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs is one of those books you can reread every year. The author is more known for his biographies, but this book is successful satire. It takes a unique look at the world behind the home shopping networks.

Burroughs does a great job with the character development. Though most, if not all, of the players are absurd caricatures of themselves. A book with this many characters can have problems if not done right, but Burroughs really carries it off – jumping from character to character at just the right moment to keep you wanting more.

The narration on this 7.5 hour book is done by Robin Miles. She has a great range in her voice and she has no problems with doing male or female voices. It is one of those performances that is so good you don’t even notice the narrator.

Story gets 9 out of 10
Narration gets 9.5 out of 10

This book is available at Amazon and Audible.
Happy Listening
My next book will be Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut