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Expand your enjoyment of literature with THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES by Tom Wolfe (unabridged). This interactive mash-up experience contains a multitude of features and content to help take you beyond the words, by providing a 5-star professional reading, background extras, and more.

NOTE: This app was previously available in two separate parts. This new version combines both parts into a single app. This app is also fully accessible, and includes support for VoiceOver.

When a hot young New York bond trader is involved in a car accident in the Bronx, prosecutors, politicians, the press, police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers close in on him, licking their chops. Through it, he discovers the black comedy of New York, a city boiling over with ethnic hostilities and burning with itchy palms. A classic novel about the height of wealth, power and corruption in the New York elite, Tom Wolfe’s exploration of the Wall Street culture became a bestseller after its publication in novel form.

Self-contained, this app is perfect for your commute, on a trip, or while relaxing. This app was built especially for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, meaning it fits your device perfectly. 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.

This was professionally recorded at the Blackstone Audio studios by professional narrator Joe Barrett.

• EXPERIENCE. About 27.5 hours of narration. Created on the Folium enhancedAudio™ framework, this app includes extra functions and features not found in either e-book readers or audiobook players.

• PLAY IT YOUR WAY. Listening at home or the office? Tap into remote speakers with AirPlay.

• CONTROL IT. The audio player offers multi-speed fast forward/reverse, jump ahead/back, chapter skip, volume control, plus a one-touch chapter browser. The ‘scrub’ bar lets you point anywhere inside a chapter with just a tap, and now you can shake‘n’pause to temporarily halt playback instantly without looking at the screen.

• SLEEP TIMER. Have you ever fallen asleep watching TV or listening to a book? If so, you’ll love this feature. Once set, the playback will stop, place a bookmark, and allow you to jump back to where you probably began dozing.

• OFFLINE LISTENING. You are airline-approved! Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’re free from the threat of an interrupted connection. Downloads usually take just 5-10 minutes, but depend upon your network speed.

• CLEAR & ELEGANT DESIGN. Simple, clean, intuitive, and intelligent.

• 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 recording you’ve come.

• AUTO-BOOKMARKING. The player remembers where you stopped listening and returns to that exact spot when you open the app again.

• TELL-A-FRIEND. An easy way to recommend the book to your friends.

• FEEDBACK. Share your ideas for functions, and features. We are very responsive to our listeners and appreciate all feedback and ideas.

• GET MORE. Other titles that you might enjoy are updated over time, helping you find that next great experience to enjoy.

RATING: Suitable for adults who enjoy modern literary classics or the writing style of Tom Wolfe.
“Narrator Joe Barrett sends shivers up the spine…. Wolfe’s Bonfire still burns bright with wit, mastery of plot and character, and an astonishing eye for detail.” (AudioFile)

“If you saw the movie and liked it, listen to this audiobook, which is a thousand times better.” (

“A big, bitter, funny, craftily plotted book that grabs you by the lapels and won’t let go.” (New York Times Book Review)

“Erupting from the first line with noise, color, tension and immediacy…. Brilliant….” (Publishers Weekly)


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