HOW TO READ A BOOK by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
It shows concretely how the serious work of proper reading may be accomplished and how much it may yield in the way of instruction and delight. (New Yorker)
In this newly revised edition of the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, you will learn various techniques for improving and measuring your progress in reading skill, comprehension, and speed.
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 Audios narrator, Edward Holland. 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 16 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 youve 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 interested in improving their critical reading skills.
Learn about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them, from elementary reading through systematic skimming and inspectional reading to speed reading. Learn how to pigeonhole a book, x-ray it, extract the authors message, and criticize. The authors offer different reading techniques for various types of books, and finally, a recommended reading list and reading tests for measuring your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.