CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER by Tom Franklin (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
Larry and Silas were unlikely boyhood friends, their worlds as different as night and day. Still, a special bond developed between them. Then tragedy struck. A girl who lived up the road from Larry went to the drive-in movie with him, and nobody saw her again. Her stepfather tried to have Larry arrested, but no body was found. The incident shook up the town, including Silas, and the bond the boys shared was irrevocably broken.
Almost thirty years later, Larry lives a solitary life, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas left home to play college baseball but is now a constable. The men have few reasons to cross paths—until fate intervenes again. Another girl has disappeared, causing rumors to swirl again. Now, two men who once called each other friend are finally forced to confront the painful past they’ve buried for too many years.
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 narrator, Kevin Kenerly. 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 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 adults who enjoy murder mysteries, psychological thrillers, and stories set in the American south.
“A masterful performance, deftly rendered and deeply satisfying. For days on end, I woke with this story on my mind.” (David Wroblewski, New York Times bestselling author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle)
“Do you know that kind of novel that you can’t stop reading…That is the kind of novel Tom Franklin has written.” (Ann Hood, bestselling author of The Knitting Circle)