In Bruce Richards's stories and the striking photos that accompany them, we find an artist who is wise, bright, deeply informed- and humble enough that the collection's considerable humor is more often directed at himself than at others. A delight to eye, ear, and mind from start to finish! - Sydney Lea, author of 23 books, Pulitzer finalist, and former Vermont Poet Laureate Jumping the Shark gives us the voice of a born story-teller, the testament of a life rich in the kind of memories that illuminate our times. Richards is one of those rare writers who can make me laugh out loud at his humor and marvel at his insights--often in the very same sentence. Cross Garrison Keillor with James Thurber, throw in a splash of Lenny Bruce, and you'll see what I mean. - W. D. Wetherell, multiple award-winning author of Chekhov's Sister and 25 other books From the Jersey shore to Hawaii's beaches and Vermont's green hills, from gunshot wounds and ganja tales to murder in the barnyard, Jumping the Shark supplies a vivid portrait of postwar America. It's all true, especially when outrageous, and Richards has the photos to prove it. A natural teacher, he always prefers wit to the wet cement called "pedagogy," and we are as fortunate as his students once were to receive this record of his trip, in every sense of that word, through our eventful times. - David Bosworth, prize-winning author of Conscientious Thinking and numerous other works; Head of Creative Writing Dept., University of Washington
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Playing a wide variety of audio formats
Works on all devices with iOS 13 and newer
Huge amount of features for a small price
Frequent updates to add new features and improve existing ones
Advanced playback controls
Live sound processing
Changing the timbre of the reader's voice and noise reduction
Translated into more than 20 languages
If you love listening to fiction audiobooks, ListenBook has features to make the process easier.
Edit book data: title, author, cover
Use equalizer to make the sound comfortable for you
Adjust the playback speed
Enjoy dark and light app themes
Supported formats: MP3, M4B, AWB, FLAC, OGG audio files and many more (must be DRM free)
Auto-Bookmarks make it easy to find your place
AirPlay support allows redirection of audio output.
Dark mode for night owls
Convenient bookmarking system helps you mark the most important places.
Unlimited bookmarks for each audiobook
Put your own cover on the wager
Share your audiobook with friends
Customise app with extensive options
Sleep timer with shake to reset, set custom notification sounds, and a few unique options
Auto rewind depending on paused time, customize rewind times to your liking
Removing background noise from recordings made in classrooms and meetings
Changing the timbre of the reader's voice for a better listening experience