TooFar Media features the immersive story experiences of Rich Shapero, including Wild Animus, Arms from the Sea, The Hope We Seek and Too Far.
“A delirious fusion of fiction, music and art.” —The Village Voice

Wild Animus: The quest for a “bliss beyond fear” drives a young idealist to the Alaskan wilderness where, alone with his dangerous ideas, he transforms himself into a wild creature, prey to a strangely familiar pack of wolves.
“Powerful and complex.” —Library Journal

Arms from the Sea: A young sculptor from the State of Salt swallows a poison pill that transports him to a watery heaven, whose monstrous, seductive creator reveals to him what it might mean to redeem a desolate world.
“A tangible encounter with the creative spirit.” —Moses Hacmon

The Hope We Seek: Zachary Knox, "the Bull's-Eye Telepath," heads north in search of gold, arriving at a mining camp where arduous labor, sustained by belief in the cult of Hope, promises an unearthly reward.
“Rich Shapero is a spellbinding storyteller.” —Howard Frank Mosher

Too Far: An exhilarating and heart-breaking story of an end to innocence that follows two six-year-olds as they take refuge from their turbulent homes by exploring the mysterious woodland beyond.
“Shapero displays an impressive command of the unconscious.” —Kirkus Reviews

About the Author:
Rich Shapero's stories plunge readers into unseen worlds. His projects—all available inside this app—combine fiction, music and visual art. The Hope We Seek earned him a 2015 Digital Book World award for best adult fiction app. He lives with his wife and daughters in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Features include:
• Fully integrated music players in each book
• 74 original tracks written by Rich Shapero and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray), featuring vocals by Orenda Fink, Marissa Nadler, Maria Taylor (Azure Ray) and musical contributions from Andy LeMaster (Bright Eyes), Marc Ribot (John Zorn/Tom Waits), Son of Dave (Crash Test Dummies), Eric Drew Feldman (Captain Beefheart/PJ Harvey) and more
• Stunning high-res Visionary artwork by Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Donald Pass and François Burland
• Bonus audio feature, Wild Animus: 50 Years Later

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What's New

Version 1.4.0

Wild Animus has been updated and a bonus audio feature added—Wild Animus: 50 Years Later. In it, Rich recounts in words and music clips the remarkable evolution of his first project.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

41 Ratings

41 Ratings

The future of reading


I’ve actually always turned on certain music while reading certain books it was really exciting to put that in someone else’s hands. I got this book for free at the Texas book Festival and it was absolutely worth it I love all aspects of the app and book. And the person who thought it was going to be a choose your own adventure type of thing needs to go back to goosebumps...

Keep up the great work

Developer Response

Happy to hear you liked Rich Shapero's storytelling fusing fiction, music and art!

Essential for Art Lovers


The writing is gorgeous, the music is haunting, and the artwork is really something to behold. This app is an absolute must for any art lovers who are looking for a memorable experience. It also is beyond simple to navigate, making all of this truly stress-free. Download this app; You won't regret it.

Developer Response

Glad you enjoyed the app. Thanks for writing about it!

A for Effort


As a very well-read individual, my opinion is that this guy deserves an A for effort! He has certainly given his all in his search for unusual adjectives and dramatic phrasing. In the end, I found his story lines not worth the effort of wading through thigh-deep literary defecation. I love the concept of this app, but was hugely dissappointed by its actual execution.


Too Far LLC
493.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
© 2016 TooFar Media


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