The Raven (HD)
By vNovel Interactive
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Experience "The Raven", as it comes to life, like you've never seen it before: an innovative double play mode interactive book, featuring a world-class audio performance of Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem.
Go back to the place where it all began, in the midst of a dreary night - the kind, the ghosts of our past (that come back to haunt us) find irresistible. Relive this poetic, frightening and sad tale of love and soul forever lost, in a charming new light.
With a powerful original musical score, that resonates deep within, and contemporary original art, that rivals some of the most expressive illustrations of the past - this is an experience you will never forget.
A must have for the literary highlights of your iPad.
"It's a scrumptiously dark visual treat and a worthy purchase for any fan of this classic poem. Poe would spin in his grave and give it a thumbs up." ~ AppCheese.com
"Be sure to keep an eye out for hidden faces that appear and disappear among the illustrations." ~ GiggleApps.com
"This is a great accompaniment to a unit on poems or Edgar Allan Poe." ~ MobileiEducator.com
• Masterful illustrative art by Vladimir Rikowski
• Breathtaking audio performance by Domien de Groot
• Stirring original musical score composed by Zoltan Csordas
• Brand new illustrated audio book mode
• vNovel's trademark interactive visual novel mode, with sound effects
• Truly brings the poem to life
• Excellent aid for study
Tip: Shake the iPad device at any point, to return to the main menu.
✒ Reader Reviews:
✭✭✭✭✭ by Mr. J
"Great narration and illustrations. The voice is perfect ... Did the poem great justice. Mr. Poe would be pleased."
✭✭✭✭✭ by Kioco
"The art work is beautiful and interesting to find all the faces hidden within ... five stars is not enough for something so well planned."
✭✭✭✭✭ by Kate11602
"I am TWELVE. And yet I am truly moved."
✭✭✭✭✭ by Roybusto
"Never have I heard Poe spoken [so] well. Amazing!!"
✭✭✭✭✭ by Self employed new home owner
"It was beautifully excited, [the] vocal tone was spot on and the artwork made it come to life. Well done!"
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What's New in Version 1.1
Increased text size in Read mode.
Awesome poem and app does it justice
To sum it up, this app reads the famous Edgar Allen Poe poem to you while moving artwork portrays the poem. You can also read the poem yourself as the artwork is displayed. The narrator reads the poem with passion and a worthy voice. The artwork is quite nice as well. I really look forward to future poems and stories done by the developer. A side note: my two year old son loves this poem and the artwork too!
Some criticism: I wish there was a page turning feature so you could skip pages. This way it is more like reading a book and less like watching a movie. Also, there is no buttons on the main screen of the app other than 'Read' and 'Listen'. I would like a button for 'Credits'.
Overall: great job and worth the buck.
Bravo vNovel! This app is like enjoying a fine wine when giving a toast to a time honored classic.
To those who have given complaints about this app will, I hope, realize that this is not a book... It is in fact, a poem. There are no chapters, or a large amount of pages in a poem. The thought of adding a skip button to a poem that takes five minutes in the telling is completely absurd! Poetry should be compared to as music rather than as novels, and if you have time to listen to music you should have time to enjoy a well told poem.
Brilliant illustrations and voice
I would rather not try to "convince" one to download this piece of art, as it can only be appreciated and not critiqued. No words to express how beautiful this app is visually and otherwise.