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Interactive Stories That Will Really Pull You In

Reading on its own is awesome, but add interactive elements to a story and it gets even better. This collection of apps provides you with great adult novels that come to life with things like maps, audio, music and more. Reading has never been more engaging.

Jack Kerouac's On the Road (A Penguin Books Amplified Edition)
A Clockwork Orange
Watch Dogs Dark Clouds Interactive Ebook

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

War Horse
War Horse

War Horse

Touch Press Inc

The ultimate edition of the story that inspired an internationally successful stage play and celebrated film by Steven Spielberg

The ultimate edition of the story that inspired an internationally successful stage play and celebrated film by Steven Spielberg. War Horse, by children's author Michael Morpurgo, is now enriched for iPad by a musical performance, audiobook, interactive timeline and expert interviews.

THE STORY

At the beginning of the First World War, Albert sees his beloved horse, Joey, sold to the cavalry and shipped to...

Sherlock Holmes: Art Of Detection (Ink Spotters)
Sherlock Holmes: Art Of Detection (Ink Spotters)

Sherlock Holmes

Three Story House, LLC

A disappearing playboy

A disappearing playboy. Laudanum. An undertaker's mute. It's all in a day's work for Sherlock Holmes - until Watson is kidnapped.

"Ink Spotters is, by far, the best interactive story app I have ever encountered." -BakerStreetBabes.com

Sherlock Holmes: The Art of Detection is a brand new kind of interactive graphic novel - and an Apple Store "Games We Love" Selection!

Written...

Also Good

Apps with average score

The Book of Negroes Historical Guide
The Book of Negroes Historical Guide
The Book of Negroes Historical Guide

The Book of Negroes Historical Guide

BET Networks

This interactive companion outlines the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and how this is reflected and examined in Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel and BET Television mini-series, The Book of Negroes.

The six-part BET mini-series follows the life of Aminata Diallo, a young African girl kidnapped by slave traders and...

I'll Take You There Metabook™
I'll Take You There Metabook™
I'll Take You There Metabook™

I'll Take You There Metabook™

Metabook Inc.

#1 New York Times bestselling author and two-time Oprah's Book Club pick Wally Lamb delivers a new novel, I'll Take You There, in a breathtaking new digital format: Metabook.

I’ll Take You There tells a deeply affecting story of one man’s life—and of the remarkable women who impacted it. This stunning...

The Silent History
The Silent History
The Silent History

The Silent History

Sudden Oak

The groundbreaking digital novel, the story of a generation of unusual children — now updated and rebooted. One of Apple's Best Apps of the Year. “Entirely revolutionary.” —Wired. “Will change your reading experience forever.” —Buzzfeed.

The Silent History is a groundbreaking innovation in digital fiction, the story of a generation of...

Full Metal Jacket Diary
Full Metal Jacket Diary
Full Metal Jacket Diary

Full Metal Jacket Diary

Matthew Modine

FULL METAL JACKET DIARY (FMJD) has been called an "appumentary" by Entertainment Weekly, “something Stanley Kubrick would be proud of" by Wired Magazine, and named "iPad App of the Week” by Gizmodo. It was selected as one of the "Best Book Apps of 2012" by Kirkus Book Reviews, won the...

A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Random House

A Clockwork Orange for iPad is the definitive and fully interactive edition of one of the most influential books of the twentieth century.

First published by William Heinemann in 1962, A Clockwork Orange is Anthony Burgess’s most famous novel, and a work that forever changed our literary, musical and visual...

Civil War Interactive (Full Version)
Civil War Interactive (Full Version)
Civil War Interactive (Full Version)

Civil War Interactive (Full Version)

Touchzing Media

** Rated 4.5/5 by Bestappsforkids.com
** As a huge history buff myself, I can say that this is one of the best history education apps I’ve encountered for the iPad. - Tapscape.com, a leading reviews website.
** Awarded the Kirkus Star. "This is an extremely and satisfyingly meaty excursus through the American...

Watch Dogs Dark Clouds Interactive Ebook
Watch Dogs Dark Clouds Interactive Ebook
Watch Dogs Dark Clouds Interactive Ebook

Watch Dogs Dark Clouds Interactive Ebook

Ubisoft

The full app is available is English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Extend your Watch_Dogs experience with this digital novel which offers a new standalone story written by John Shirley, prolific author and pioneer of the cyberpunk movement.

John Shirley effortlessly combines the world of hacking, in the backdrop of a dysfunctional Chicago,...

Chopsticks Novel
Chopsticks Novel
Chopsticks Novel

Chopsticks Novel

Penguin Group USA

Glory is a piano prodigy. After her mother died, she retreated into her music. Her father raised her with the goal of playing sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall and across the globe. Brilliant and lonely, Glory is drawn to Frank, who moves in next door.

Musical notes reveal treasured mementos...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Fashion Novel for iPhone

Fashion Novel for iPhone

Ahn Graphics

A Fashion Novel:
Shaping Your Creativity

A journey to the world of fashion design, accompanied by the story's hero-YOU.

A fashion novel that offers readers a glimpse into the fashion design world through different shapes, including circles, triangle, and quadrangles.

Music for eBook version of this story was contributed by the Korean songwriter Hitchhiker.

In shaping Your Creativity, YOU - the hero of the story - go straight to the heart of the fashion design world. After taking in all of the different shapes presented (circles, triangles, quadrangles), YOU apply them to textiles and ultimately host YOUR own fashion show. the story can be looked at several different ways. It can be an Interactive handbook on fashion design, a growth story centered around YOU (the reader), or it can simply be viewed as a collection of fashion designer/illustrator Suwa's works


Music was contributed for the eBook version by Korean songwriter Hitchhiker, who has written several hit songs for popular Korean idol groups. The background music to the ending of this book, The Show, has been particularly popular with people, as it goes along beautifully with Suwa's illustrations.

Suwa graduated from New York's Parsons School of Design before entering the NewYork fashion world. She sees fashion as a means of expressing one's diversity and identity. Her peculiar style encompasses past and present fashion trends in a very sophisticated easy. Today, Suwa is expanding the scope of her activities beyond illustration and fashion design, as she works more as a lecturer, author and costume designer for movies.

Opoponax

Opoponax

Sande Zeig

Writer, gender theorist and lesbian activist, Monique Wittig, was controversial, brilliant, and fearless - and so is the Opoponax App celebrating the 50th Anniversary of her groundbreaking novel, The Opoponax. The App contains excepts from the book translated into eleven languages along with audio read by native speakers, and an interactive section. The Opoponax App provides free access to new essays about Wittig's novel, as well as original reviews, photos, exclusive videos, links and more.

Fashion Novel

Fashion Novel

Ahn Graphics

A Fashion Novel:
Shaping Your Creativity

A journey to the world of fashion design, accompanied by the story's hero-YOU.

A fashion novel that offers readers a glimpse into the fashion design world through different shapes, including circles, triangle, and quadrangles.

Music for eBook version of this story was contributed by the Korean songwriter Hitchhiker.

In shaping Your Creativity, YOU - the hero of the story - go straight to the heart of the fashion design world. After taking in all of the different shapes presented (circles, triangles, quadrangles), YOU apply them to textiles and ultimately host YOUR own fashion show. the story can be looked at several different ways. It can be an Interactive handbook on fashion design, a growth story centered around YOU (the reader), or it can simply be viewed as a collection of fashion designer/illustrator Suwa's works

Music was contributed for the eBook version by Korean songwriter Hitchhiker, who has written several hit songs for popular Korean idol groups. The background music to the ending of this book, The Show, has been particularly popular with people, as it goes along beautifully with Suwa's illustrations.


Suwa graduated from New York's Parsons School of Design before entering the NewYork fashion world. She sees fashion as a means of expressing one's diversity and identity. Her peculiar style encompasses past and present fashion trends in a very sophisticated easy. Today, Suwa is expanding the scope of her activities beyond illustration and fashion design, as she works more as a lecturer, author and costume designer for movies.