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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.

I'll Take You There Metabook®
The Silent History
Fashion Novel for iPhone

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Highest scored apps in the category

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

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 "Best App" award at the 2013 New Media Film Festival,...

War Horse
War Horse

War Horse

The Red Green & Blue Co Ltd

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.


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

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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...

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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.

American Civil War Interactive

American Civil War Interactive

Touchzing Media

** Rated 4.5/5 by
** 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. -, a leading reviews website.
** Awarded the Kirkus Star. "This is an extremely and satisfyingly meaty excursus through the American Civil War" - Kirkus Reviews
** I am a history teacher and this app is awesome. I am using this app for my entire Civil War Unit. Perfect for middle and high school students. - Review on App Store
** There is just so much information packed into this app, and the design is so well thought out, even we had a hard time putting it down! -

A very comprehensive app on the American Civil War made exclusively for the iPad. This app covers the deadliest conflict in American history in an innovative interface. Get a complete interactive experience with photos, audios, paintings, sketches, timelines, etc.

Read about the major battles and events of the Civil War in detail. Swipe through the detailed timelines for every month of the war. Listen to recordings of famous speeches of Abraham Lincoln. See stunning photographs and paintings. Learn about the people who led the Union and the Confederacy.

6 interactive timelines for the events leading to the war and in detail for every month of the war from 1861-1865.

Over 750 amazing photographs, paintings and sketches with an exclusive Photo Features section featuring memorials, navy, battles, people, Confederate states, etc.

8 audio clips including a Civil War summary, 3 battle songs and 4 recordings of Abraham Lincoln's speeches, letter, etc.

- Much better than reading a normal book.
- Ideal for students, adults and history enthusiasts alike.
- Gives you a complete overview of the American Civil War without overloading you with unnecessary info.
- Extremely easy to navigate, use, read and understand.
- Has a complete index making it easy to jump to any section at any time.
- Wonderfully designed with visuals and sounds.

Topics covered:
The app is divided into 7 periods: Events leading to the war, the 5 years of the war (1861-1865) and the Reconstruction era. All the major battles and events (from every theater of the war) are summarized in detail. Topics covered include Rise of Republicanism, Slavery, Lincoln's election, Fort Sumter, Hampton Roads, Shiloh, Antietam, Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Mobile Bay, March to the Sea, Petersburg, etc. and many more.

All the important leaders, generals, small events/battles, etc. have been covered.

Experience America's defining five years and witness the United States being reborn.

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 culture. Its linguistic verve, violent content and the moral questions it raises are as relevant now as they ever were. This new edition offers a unique reading experience, presenting the text of the novel as Anthony Burgess originally wrote it alongside a spectacular array of additional material.

Explore the world of the book in a unique way, with an easy-to-use interface, cog-mechanism menus and a fully tagged network of texts, video and audio – also arranged into key topics.

Read the restored edition of the text, freshly edited and introduced by Andrew Biswell, Anthony Burgess’s biographer, with a new foreword by Martin Amis, and a prologue and epilogue by Anthony Burgess.

Examine the previously unpublished full original 1961 typescript, replete with annotations, illustrations and musical scores, and delve into the world of A Clockwork Orange with extensive notes and a comprehensive Nadsat glossary.

Discover the inspiration and evolution of A Clockwork Orange, with exclusive material taken from the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and the Random House archives, helping to trace the novel’s development from manuscript to masterpiece.

Listen to audio clips of the author discussing his work and reading from the text, and enjoy a complete reading by Tom Hollander synchronised to the text.

Watch leading Anthony Burgess scholars and famous fans discuss A Clockwork Orange in a series of specially commissioned videos.

Learn everything there is to know about this seminal text, with interviews, articles and essays and other previously unpublished material in which the author and experts describe the origins and evolution of A Clockwork Orange. Pore over a wealth of in-depth commentary and analysis as you read – with commentary on every aspect of the book, from the famous final chapter to Stanley Kubrick’s controversial film.

A treat for adventurous readers, it will require small effort to reap enormous enjoyment. As Alex himself might put it, ‘It will make you smeck like bezoomny and bring tears to your glazzies. It’s real horrorshow.’

'The iPad app of Anthony Burgess's novel is a spectacular winner.'
The Observer

‘Burgess’s dystopian fantasy still fascinates as it clocks up 50 years.’
The Times

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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.