Search Results: "Inspired Story Productions"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE by Carey Mills Federspiel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2013

"There's nothing wrong with simplicity, but Frankie's story and the app built around it are so spare they can't possibly wash anyone out. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A bare-bones, even emaciated retelling of and embellishment on "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A sure-handed narrative led by a hapless but resilient adventurer."
High jinks ensue in this picaresque novel when an author sets out 'round the world to shepherd his short story through several translations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORILLA BAND by Wasabi Productions
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Slick graphics, decent interaction, solid storytelling, flawed story. (iPad storybook app, 3-7)"
Two reluctant music students join forces with several jammin' jungle musicians to form a band. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN YOU KNOW by Rosalyn Story
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2004

"Romantic, deeply sentimental redemption story of smoky jazz clubs, beauty salons crackling with gossip, and the intricate, wide-ranging community that holds it all together."
Buried secrets divide an African-American couple in debut fiction from Fort Worth Symphony violinist Story (And so I Sing: African American Divas of Opera and Concert, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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MAYA'S STORY by Diana Story
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2017

"A lively and optimistic alarm bell regarding the fractured state of the globe today."
This debut YA fantasy sees a teen prepare to battle the ills of the world and the sinister force responsible. Read full book review >

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WADING HOME by Rosalyn Story
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The current oil-spill crisis only makes the hopefulness of this novel more moving, if heart-wrenching."
In this affective second novel from Story (More Than You Know, 2004), a Dallas-based violinist with the Fort Worth Symphony, New Orleans natives struggle to recover their lives as well as their property after Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAKING PRINCE by The Story Elves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"A grab bag of stories and storytelling-workshop elements, with lively, fluent prose and art that really deserves better plotlines. (iPad storybook/instructional app. 7-9, adult)"
Torrents of words and pictures, plus ingenious software design, propel a more-or-less-linked pair of clever but half-baked tales. Read full book review >

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THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS by The Story Mechanics
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 13, 2013

"Digital (in)activity slows down an already ponderous suspense yarn."
The often reworked World War I-era espionage classic re-emerges on a new, interactive media platform that somewhat dilutes its inherent drama and suspense. Read full book review >

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THINGS GRAK HATES by Peter J Story
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"An amusing, occasionally sobering look at how evil can spring from unexpected wells."
A humorous debut novel about the surprising consequences of one man's intense distaste for olives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOON MAN DAN by Pickled Pepper Productions
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2014

"Waxing gibbous, waning crescent—that can wait. Who isn't happier imagining the moon snuggling under a comforter? (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
The phases of the moon don't just happen. They are the work of Moon Man Dan (or so says Pickled Peppers' snug application). Read full book review >

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FOR THE TERM OF HIS NATURAL LIFE by NoHo Productions App Team
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A ham-fisted multimedia adaptation of an otherwise absorbing tale of human endurance."
Marcus Clarke's sprawling Victorian saga of an innocent man exiled to an Australian penal colony suffers from a multimedia experience that manages to dilute attention rather than enhancing the original source material. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINAL THESIS by William L. Story
Released: April 18, 1989

A medium-boiled debut for college professor Nich Toland—"a kind of a policeman"—who turns down student Darlene Abbott's request to find her missing chum Kristin, then changes his mind when one girl turns up dead in a Combat Zone alley, and the other in a wayside gulley. Read full book review >