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The Hero of Kendrickstone Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 17th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GRIPPING YARN
The Hero of Kendrickstone is a gripping and intriguing adventure gamebook app.
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Yeti's Parole Officer Review

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By Jennifer Allen on September 30th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar ::
Yeti's Parole Officer proves that looks aren't everything in this entertaining, if plain, piece of interactive fiction.
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80 Days Review

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By Jennifer Allen on July 31st, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EPIC ADVENTURE
A fantastic and fascinating re-envisioning of the classic novel by Jules Verne, 80 Days is a delightful piece of interactive fiction.
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Blood & Laurels Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 12th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CREATIVE STORYTELLING
Corruption, sex, and scandal, all in Ancient Rome, through the medium of this interesting piece of interactive fiction.
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Underground Kingdom Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 15th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DELIGHTFUL FICTION
Interactive fiction from the 1970s that is just as strong as it was before.
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Seven Poets Review

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By Jennifer Allen on August 22nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A UNIQUE READ
Seven Poets offers a form of real-time fiction we haven't seen before, plus it's serialized to keep you gripped for longer.
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Man Booker Prize Goes Digital with iPhone App

Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on September 2nd, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

If you love literature, you've probably heard of the Man Booker Prize (often, simply "The Booker"). Since 1968, the prize has been awarded annually to the "best" full-length, original, English novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations or Ireland. The winner generally goes on to become an international success—and usually for good reason. The Booker Prize Foundation strives to find the "finest fiction."

It's quite nice, then, to see the Man Booker Prize App.

In the spirit of promoting fine fiction, the app features a full chronological history the prize, including the longlist, shortlist, information about the judges, and (duh) winning authors and books. It also includes exclusive author interviews, video content and audio and text extracts from selected Man Booker Prize titles.

And, of course, you'll also be able to buy the books, either from an online retailer (Amazon) or using the app's location search to find the closest bookstore.

At least for the UK, the Man Booker Prize app is the first literary prize app to hit the App Store. It's not revolutionary—but I do love fine fiction, and having easy access to one more list of recommendations is always a nice thing.